What is an SSP?

Support Service Provider (SSP)


Support Service Providers (SSPs) are specially trained professionals who enable people who have combined vision and hearing losses to access their environments and make informed decisions. SSPs provide them with visual and environmental information, sighted guide services, and communication accessibility.  SSPs make is possible for you to function as an independent person.

To request for an SSP, please email us at: info@shep-ok.org


Examples of SSP Duties:



Shopping and attend restaurants with you – Give environmental information, read prices and labels, read menu, give descriptions, help you put items away when you get home, etc.



Interpret phone calls for you – VP or voice calls



Attend recreational and social events with you –  Give environmental information and help facilitate communication and more!