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Blind & Visually Impaired Services

The Division of Rehabilitation Services offers several programs to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired. These services include:

Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation Services are available to help eligible adults who are visually impaired to successfully compete with others in entering, returning, or retaining employment. These services are coordinated by Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors who have been specially trained to work with clients who are blind or visually impaired. Services are customized to meet the needs of the client who plays an active role in developing an Individualized Plan for Employment and choosing services and service providers. Depending upon an individual's particular circumstances, the following services may be available:

* Guidance and Counseling
* Vocational Training
* Post Secondary Education
* Orientation and Mobility Training
* Independent Living Services
* Personal Adjustment Training
* Work Adjustment
* Technology Related Services
* Job Placement
* Medical, surgical, and hospital care needed to eliminate or reduce the effect of the visual disability; and,
* Information and Referral

Some of these services are based upon economic need and may require financial participation on the part of the client. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are located in all of our regional offices.

Independent Living Services

Deaf-Blind Services

Newsline for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Register for the Blind

Tennessee Business Enterprises

Links

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
DisabilityInfo.gov
Tennessee School for the Blind


Contact Information
Telephone: (615) 313-4914
Toll Free: 1-800-628-7818 (In-State Only)
TTY: (615) 313-6601 (Local)
TTY: 1-800-270-1349 (Long Distance)
Fax: (615) 313-6617