Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB)

Vision Loss Services

Provides direct support services to blind or deaf-blind people to help them live as independently as possible


Blind or visually impaired support services involve direct support to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or those with low vision. Program focuses on teaching Independent Living Skills (ILS) to people with a visual impairment.

Additional Information

Offers help to individuals who have new blindness. deaf-blindness or visual disabilities. Adjustment to Blindness Training refers to training opportunities which teach an individual with a vision loss the skills necessary to work competitively and live independently.

Training includes:

  • Skills to help you travel and get where you need to go
  • Learning to access printed materials with computer equipment and/or braille
  • Tools and techniques to take on all the challenges of daily life
  • Gaining confidence to live successfully and pursue personal and professional goals


  • Area Served by County
    • Beltrami County
    • Cass County
    • Clearwater County
    • Hubbard County
    • Kittson County
    • Koochiching County
    • Lake of the Woods County
    • Mahnomen County
    • Marshall County
    • Norman County
    • Pennington County
    • Polk County
    • Red Lake County
    • Roseau County
  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired


616 America Ave NW, Ste 230, Bemidji, MN, 56601

Area Served

Northwestern Minnesota

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-333-8206
  • Toll Free: 888-234-1257




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