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We offer tools and training for employment and for helping seniors remain independent and active. As Minnesota’s accessible reading source we also transcribe books and other materials into alternative formats, including audio and braille. We assist Minnesotans who are blind, DeafBlind, losing vision, or who have another disability that makes it difficult to read print.

I hope you find what you need here. We've also created a Tips for Using Our New Website page.

If you’d like to apply for services, learn more, or have more questions, just give us a call. You’ll find contact information for all of our offices on our contact page, or you can call our main office at 651-539-2300.

Thanks for visiting.
Carol N. Pankow, Director

What's New

Meghan Kern - Staff Member

This article about staff member Meghan Kern highlights how we work with seniors experiencing vision loss to help them stay active and independent.

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.

New Blog Posts Showcase How to Thrive in College

Jessica Hodges, Podcast Aid at SSB reflects on her life as a blind college student. Read her thoughts on self-advocacy in "Putting the Sometimes Invisible. I, into Advocacy, Making Sure You’re in the Plans for Your Own Education" and discover the variety of tools and strategies Jessica draws on for reading in "A Day of Words: The Books, and EReaders, That Make Up One College Girl's Day."

Upcoming Events

State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind Meeting

Thursday, December 7
2200 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114

Our State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind (SRC-B) guides the work of State Services for the Blind. Meetings are open to the public. Visit the Council page to learn more.

Exploring Careers

Come explore paths to the future!

Tuesday, January 23 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
2200 University Ave W #240, St. Paul, MN  55114

High School and college students are invited to come and learn about careers in human services. You'll have a chance to talk with blind people working in these fields, hear from employers, and meet other students with similar interests..

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