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Blind Service Program

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) assists individuals who are blind or visually impaired and their families.  DBS staff work in partnership with Texans who are blind or visually impaired to get high quality jobs, live independently, or help a child receive the training needed to be successful in school and beyond.  DBS envisions a Texas where people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to pursue independence and employment and to reach their goalsServices available to the VR consumer include:

  • Assessments
  • Rehabilitation Teaching
  • Counseling, Guidance, Referral
  • Services for Deaf/Blind Individuals
  • Orientation and Mobility Services
  • Physical and Mental Restoration
  • Reader Services
  • Transportation
  • Technological Aids and Devices
  • Vocational Training
  • Employment Assistance
Eligibility: You could be eligible for services if
  • you have a visual impairment that is a barrier to employment;
  • you can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of an employment outcome,
  • and you require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, get, or retain gainful employment.
Apply for services or get more information

For information on any Division for Blind Services program or to apply for services, contact any DBS office located throughout Texas. To find the nearest office, call the Division for Blind Services at (800) 628-5115.  Offices can also be located by checking the government "blue pages" in your local phone book.  Information for this page and additional information at:http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/index.shtml