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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.
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.
2014 Board of SBVI Annual Report
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.
Referral to SBVI Form
SD Rehabilitation Center for the Blind Assistive Technology Training
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.
March 14, 2015: VoiceOver, speech program for the iPhone and iPad
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)