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Vocational Rehabilitation


* Offers guidance and counseling to assist consumers who are legally blind find or retain employment.  Services offered through the VR program may include access to the following:
  • Assessments to determine services needs
  • Deaf-blind services
  • Maintenance, transportation, interpreter services and reader services
  • Vocational assessment
  • Vocational training
  • Job training
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Rehabilitation teaching
  • Low vision exams and devices
  • Braille instruction
  • Assistive technology
  • Low-Tech solutions to accommodate employees who are legally blind

Eligibility: Legally blind.

Application Process: By appointment, walk-in or online.

Required Documentation: Call for information.

Fees: No fee for services.

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.

New York State Commission for the Blind

New York State Commission for the Blind strives to enhance employability, to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind.

100 S. Salina Street
Suite 105
Syracuse NY 13202

Website: visionloss.ny.gov

Hours: M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM


100 S Salina Street
Suite 105
Syracuse NY 13202

This program is offered at this site:

New York State Commission for the Blind

Main Address:

100 S Salina Street

Suite 105

Syracuse NY 13202

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