State Services for the Blind

State Services for the Blind (SSB) is headquartered in St. Paul, with 11 satellite offices around the state.  If you have a significant vision loss that makes it hard for you to get and keep a job, we can help. 

We offer tools and training to help you achieve employment success and remain independent.  Our State Services for the Blind (SSB) counselors who know about vision loss and understand workplace demands, will help you choose the options that are best for you.

Our services are tailored to meet your specific needs.  They include, but are not limited to:

  • Offering one-on-one sessions with a specialist to develop a plan to help you reach your job goal
  • Assisting with training and assistive technology to help you live and work independently
  • Providing access to books, newspapers and other printed material in Braille, e-text or audio formats
  • Serving as a bridge from your high school education to college and career success
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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for any of our employment and career services is determined based on several criteria, the first of which is a significant vision loss. 

To discuss your eligibility and the programs or services that might be available to you or to request an application for services, you may contact the SSB counselor at the Downtown location at 218-333-8206 or 888-234-1257. 

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