Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Do you have a vision problem that prevents you from getting a job or that may cause you to lose your job? If so, the services available from the Division for Blind Services Vocational Rehabilitation Program or Transition Program (for students 10 and older) may be able to help you get a job or help you keep the one you already have.

What are the steps of Vocational Rehabilitation?

Who is eligible?

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.

There are a variety of services available to the VR consumer, including:

Where can I 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, check the DBS Offices in Your Area feature on this web site or call the Division for Blind Services at 1-800-628-5115.

Offices can also be located by checking the government "blue pages" in your local phone book.

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