At State Services for the Blind (SSB), we assist people who are blind, visually impaired, DeafBlind or experiencing vision loss by providing:
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Losing your vision can seem overwhelming at first, but you are not alone. We'll assess your needs to help you meet your goals.
Books, newspapers, magazines and other materials in alternate formats. Services to keep you informed, in-touch, entertained, educated and employed.
If you have a vision loss, our Workforce Development Unit can help you prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible.
Our Senior Services Unit has tools, techniques and training to help seniors adjust to vision loss, stay active, and live as independently as possible.
We can match your workforce needs with qualified graduates from our SSB employment program and screen candidates at your work site or ours.
We work in partnership with the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind, which advises us and helps guide our priorities.
You've got questions about school, living independently, college, careers and work life. We've got answers and expertise to guide you.
Qualifications and requirements for program instructors, plus forums, policies and documents for our vendors.
Check here for notices on special events and programming, reports and publications and news from the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.
Each year, generous people donate their money and time to help us continue delivering vital information and services. Join us in our life-changing work.
Our main office is in St. Paul and we have several satellite offices located in key regions throughout the state. Find an office near you.