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.
- Referral to SBVI Form
- Board of SBVI 2017 Annual Report - PDF - Text Only version
The Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired currently has a job opening in the Pierre offier for a Program Specialist. For more information or to apply, please visit bhr.sd.gov/workforus. Feel free to share this announcement with others who may be interested in applying for this job.
The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (SDRC) would like to invite any South Dakota residents, who have low vision or are blind, to participate in the upcoming June â€œFirst Fridayâ€ event to be held on June 1, 2018, and feature the following:
- 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A.T. walk-in clinic
Have questions about technology? Experienced staff can help answer those questions at the Walk-in Clinic .
- 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Must Register to Attend)
Whatâ€™s New in Home Management
Come see whatâ€™s new in home management. Prepare an easy meal on the induction stove, make something in the air fryer, and more!
Please register prior to the event by calling 1-800-658-5441 or 605-367-5260 or email: JoMarie.Laughlin@state.sd.us
2018 Governor's Award Nominations
The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Governorâ€™s Awards.
The nomination categories are:
- Outstanding Employee with a Disability
- Outstanding Citizen with a Disability
- Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer)
- Outstanding Private Employer (Large Employer)
- Outstanding Employer (Other)
- Outstanding Transition Services Award
- Distinguished Service Award
Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination. Nomination forms can be found online at http://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/governorsawards.aspx.
For assistance, please contact 605-947-2207 or 1-800-210-0143.
The deadline for submitting names for consideration is Friday, May 25.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities during a ceremony later this year.
"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.
To request documents or information on this website in an alternative format, please contact SBVI:
Toll-free: 800-265-9684 or
Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
3800 E. Highway 34
c/o 500 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501