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Resources

Assistive Technology Advisory Committee Resources

SD National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program

The National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) is a program established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to distribute a wide array of assistive technology to people who are deaf-blind and require special equipment to make a phone call, send an email or access the Internet. Read more.

Links Related to Blindness and Vision Impairment

This page contains several links that are related to blindness and visual impairment. This is not an exclusive list, nor does the Division endorse these businesses and organizations.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURORS AND RESOURCES:

CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS:

EYE HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS:

GOVERNMENT ENTITIES RELATED TO BLINDNESS:

OTHER NON-PROFIT AGENCIES RELATED TO PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED:

Disability Related Internet Links

Transition Services Liaison Project

The SBVI Vocational Rehabilitation Program partners with the Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP) to create job opportunities and other activities designed to assist youth with disabilities to move from high school into the world of work or post secondary school. The Youth Leadership Forum has proven to be a unique career and leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors.

Below is a links to the TSLP website. Please feel free to contact your vocational rehabilitation counselor for more information.

TSLP website

Ticket to Work Program

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is the centerpiece of new legislation signed by into law on December 17, 1999 under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. The Ticket to Work program was amended effective July 21, 2008. It is a nationwide initiative designed to bring major positive change to the lives of individuals with disabilities. Learn more.