The Eggert Sisters Take on the Super Bowl
Jessica: Hello, my name is Jessica Eggert. I'm deafblind, raised in Minnesota. And I'm very excited to work for the Super Bowl soon, starting my first season this Saturday, Monday, and on Game day, Feb 4th. I'm looking forward to welcoming everyone to Minnesota.
Rachel: Hello, I'm Rachel Eggert, deafblind, I was raised in Minnesota. I work at the US Bank Stadium as a guest experience representative. And I volunteer for Crew 52. I'm motivated and looking forward to the Super Bowl. I will be volunteering for Crew 52 and also work at the Super Bowl game!
Read more about Rachel and Jessica on the website of the Commission for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
David Andrews Receives Minnesota's 2018 MLK Commitment to Service Award
David Andrews, Chief Technology Officer at State Services for the Blind, is a recipient of Minnesota’s 2018 MLK Commitment to Service award. Andrews was recognized for his contribution to diversity and inclusion through his advocacy for assistive technology, accessible web design, and access to information. Among his many other accomplishments, Andrews was a part of a working group whose efforts contributed to the adoption of accessibility standards as passed by the Minnesota legislature in 2009. Dave has been on staff at SSB for 23 years, and has worked in the field of accessibility for nearly four decades. "This award not only honors Dave’s dedication and tireless advocacy," said SSB Director, Carol Pankow, "But it also reflects the importance of accessibility and access to information in building a strong and diverse Minnesota. Along with the rest of the staff here at SSB, I congratulate Dave on this important award." James Burroughs, Chief Inclusion Officer for the Governor’s Office, presented Andrews with the award at the Ordway Center in St. Paul at the Martin Luther King JR. Day celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018.
SSB Serving Seniors
Senior Services Counselor Lee Ann Buysse was recently featured in the Redwood Falls Gazette. Lee Ann serves Southwestern Minnesota counties.
Help Guide the Work of State Services for the Blind
Apply to Serve on Our Council
The State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind advises SSB and makes recommendations for shaping our priorities and tailoring our services. The council meets at least six times a year, and council members are appointed by the governor for a three year term. The council is made up of members representing various constituencies. Learn more about the work of the council. See the list of positions and fill out an application on the Secretary of State website.