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Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired

 


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired is to promote independence, employment, and full inclusion for all citizens who are blind or visually impaired.

The Board of SBVI is a 15-member advisory council appointed by the Governor to advise and guide SBVI in policy and program development. The board meets four times per year and the majority of members must be persons who are blind or visually impaired. All board meetings are open to the public, and the purpose of the board is to be representative of the constituency on matters impacting blindness.

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Board Member Eligibility Requirements:

Members are appointed by the Governor. The Board of SBVI submits names for consideration after nominations are received from constituency groups. Board make-up must be over 50 percent individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Board members represent the constituency, prepare an annual report, serve on sub-committees of interest, and represent the division at various functions.

For current list of board members, call the Board Administrator at (605) 773-4644.


Board Chairperson: Dr. Lynda O' Connor-Ohayon
501 W Dome PI, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

For more information on the board of SBVI, contact:
Becky Blume, Board Administrator
Address: Hillsview Plaza
3800 East Highway 34,
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone/Fax: (605) 773-4644 Fax (605) 773-5483
Toll Free: 1-800-265-9684
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Assistive Technology Advisory Committee

 

The Assistive Technology Advisory Committee has compiled information on assistive technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This information can be found under resources.