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Blind State Services

Children and Youth Services - State Services for the Blind
Blind State Services  
State Services for the Blindís child information and referral page lists resources to serve as a starting point for answers to questions about child development, eye conditions, and adaptive skills.

Communication Center, State Services for the Blind
Blind State Services  
The Communication Center, part of State Services for the Blind, provides blind, visually impaired, learning disabled and physically disabled individuals with access to print materials to meet their educational, vocational, self-sufficiency and recreational needs.

Communication Center: Braille
Blind State Services  
The Braille Section of the Communication Center converts printed material to braille by request for students, adults, businesses and organizations throughout Minnesota. Textbooks and other educational materials are transcribed for students in kindergarten through graduate school. These include math, science, computer, foreign language and music books. Manuals, training materials and other items are transcribed for braille readers who are employed. Leisure materials, such as cookbooks, are also transcribed.

Employment for Blind, Visually Impaired or DeafBlind
Blind State Services  
These services ensure that persons who are blind, visually impaired or DeafBlind (including those who have additional physical and/or mental impairments) have the rehabilitation services they need to prepare for, seek, retain and regain employment.

Information About Vision Loss
Blind State Services  
Practical resources for seniors, their families, and senior service providers, designed to address the needs and questions of visually impaired seniors.

Radio Talking Book
Blind State Services  
The purpose of the Radio Talking Book is to provide current newspapers, magazines and the latest best selling books at the same time that they are available to the print reading public. Materials chosen reflect the broad spectrum of interests and information currently available to all consumers. The Radio Talking Book provides these materials in an unabridged form. Programs are heard on closed-circuit radio receivers loaned, free of charge, to eligible listeners.

Sources of Aids and Devices
Blind State Services  
A list of local and national sources of aids and devices for blind, low vision, and deafblind.

State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
Blind State Services  
The State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind gives advice and recommendation to State Services for the Blind (SSB) about its products and services.

State Services for the Blind
Blind State Services  
State Services for the Blind (SSB) is a branch within the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. SSB believes that blindness should never stop people from obtaining jobs, participating in training, or in any activities which reflect their potential and interests. SSB services is open to anyone of any age in Minnesota who has a vision loss that creates a barrier to their vocational or personal independence

Vision Loss Products
Blind State Services   Employment and Economic Development Department  
There are many resources and strategies that can help you make daily living easier and less frustrating.