South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
If you have a visual impairment, the South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (SDRC) may be able to help. Staff members are trained to teach skills that help people lead a full productive life--regardless of how much one does or does not see. Upon completion of training, individuals usually return to their community and use these new skills in their home, school or job.
Individuals who have a vision loss that is creating difficulty for them at home, school, or work are eligible for services at SDRC. The majority of individuals served are, referred by a rehabilitation counselor or rehabilitation teacher located at any of the SBVI Area Offices.
- Computer training with assistive technology (including speech and Braille output)
- Travel with the use of a white cane
- Communication methods including Braille
- Home Management (essential tasks of daily independent living that include cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, etc.)
- Manual Arts (use of hand and power tools to build confidence in using the skills of blindness)
- Low Vision Services (adaptive devices, exams, worksite assessments and low vision evaluations)
For more details on the programs and services available at SDRC, you can download and read the SDRC Handbook (PDF).
Any SBVI Office, or
Dawn Backer, Rehabilitation Manager
2900 West 11th Street, Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone/Fax: (605) 367-5260 or 1-800-658-5441 / (605) 367-5263