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Blind or Visually Impaired

At State Services for the Blind we provide the tools, training and technology to help people who are blind, visually impaired, DeafBlind or experiencing vision loss to live independently and to prepare for, find and keep a job.

Living with Vision Loss

Losing your vision can seem overwhelming at first, but you are not alone. We'll assess your needs to help you meet your goals.

Braille, Radio, Talking Books, News

Books, newspapers, magazines and other materials in alternate formats. Services to keep you informed, in-touch, entertained, educated and employed.

Employment and Career Services

Our Workforce Development Unit can help you prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible.

Services for Seniors

Our Senior Services Unit has the tools, techniques, and training you’ll need to stay mentally and physically active and independent.

Services for Employers

We can match your workforce needs with qualified graduates from our SSB employment program and screen candidates at your work site or ours.

State Council for the Blind

We work in partnership with the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind, which advises us and helps guide our priorities.

Services for Teens

You've got questions about school, living independently, college, careers and work life. We've got answers and expertise to guide you.

Information for Our Vendors

Qualifications and requirements for program instructors, plus forums, policies and documents for our vendors.

What's New at SSB?

Check here for notices on special events and programming, reports and publications and news from the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.

Donate or Volunteer

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.

Contact SSB

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.

Community Partners

These are our vendor partners who provide services for seniors and for anyone seeking employment.

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