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Service to the Blind and Visually Impared

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Mission Statement:

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.


Walk-in Tech Support & First Friday Class/Training

The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (SDRC)  would like to invite anyone who is a South Dakota resident, has a visual impairment and because of it can’t see to use technology, to participate in upcoming First Friday computer and assistive technology training. 

The next training will be held August 5 at SDRC. Additional information will be coming regarding the August class topic.  There is no cost to attend the class, but registration is required because class size is limited.  To register, please call JoMarie at 1-800-658-5441 or 605-367-5260.  You may also email:

A “Walk-in” tech support clinic will also be held that same day from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; come when you are available and have your assistive technology questions answered by experienced staff.  Calling is also recommended, as many times JoMarie can answer your questions over the telephone.

If clients have questions about assistive technology, they can also contact Jo Marie any weekday.



South Dakota Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified State Plan 

SBVI Portion of the WIOA State Unified State Plan

Referral to SBVI  Form

Board of SBVI 2015 Annual Report   Text only version


See What I Can Do Campaign

Eric, Levada and Will, seen in the 30 Second Public Service Announcement are examples of people who have benefitted from SBVI services. 

Campaign Materials

Memorial Donations