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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.


S.D. Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired is offering free training on accessing mobile devices and personal computers for citizens with vision loss beginning October 2014. Assistive technology training available for South Dakotans who are blind, visually impaired

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is offering free training on accessing mobile devices and personal computers for citizens with vision loss beginning October 2014.

The Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI), will provide instruction to address built-in accessibility options in personal computing devices. Adults and high school students with low vision or who are blind are eligible for the free individualized training with up to five hours of instruction per program participant. 

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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

Referral to SBVI  Form

SD Rehabilitation Center for the Blind Assistive Technology Training

Press Release               

Seminars are held on the second Saturday of each month.  Call 1-800-658-5441 or 605-367-5260 for more information or to register.Upcoming Trainings:

  • November 15, class on ZoomText enlargement software

 

Board of SBVI  Next Meeting is December 5, 2014 in Pierre  Agenda  

Business Enterprise Program Vendor Operator Vacancy  Announcement

State Plan

South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired State Plan for Fiscal Year. Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Approved State Plan

South Dakota Employment Works Task Force Report

South Dakota National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)

2013 Annual Report

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