The mission of the Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) is to provide individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired.
Next Board of SBVI Meeting on December 6, 2013 at the Americinn in Ft. Pierre
South Dakota National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)
The National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) is a program established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to distribute a wide array of assistive technology to people who are deaf-blind and require special equipment to make a phone call, send an email or access the Internet. Additional information
Each year SBVI submits an Annual Report to the Governor of South Dakota and the Commissioner for the Rehabilitation Services Administration. To access the 2012 Annual Report, please click on 2012 SBVI Annual Report.
To access a text-only version, click on Text-Only 2012 Annual Report
When life offers challenges BURNNIE learns there are choices to be made. Trevor teaches BURNNIE that only a positive attitude will help him conquer the obstacles of his newfound blindness. To watch an excerpt from Better or Bitter filmed at the SD Rehabilitation Center for the Blind: Click Here
Eric, Levada and Will, who are seen in this 30 Second Public Service Announcement, are just three examples of people who have benefitted from SBVI's services.
If you or someone you know has vision loss and could benefit from our services, click on this
Referral Form. Complete and send to SBVI via postal service, fax, or submit via email.
Over the years, the Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) has received donations from individuals in memory of loved ones. SBVI is extremely grateful for the generosity. If you wish to make a donation or memorial to SBVI, please contact the Director at 605.773.5478 or toll free at 1.800.265.9684. To view a list of the donors, follow this link SBVI Memorial List.
To view a tribute to Clara Acker, click on Clara Acker Memorial