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NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

Description

The mission of the NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) is to enhance employability, to maximize independence, and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind. CBVH provides vocational rehabilitation and other direct services to legally blind New York State residents, including children, adults, and elderly persons.

One of CBVH's primary objectives is to assist consumers in achieving economic self-sufficiency and full integration into society. CBVH offers these services from seven district offices across the state. CBVH works closely with not-for-profit agencies for the blind throughout New York State to provide technical, educational and resource assistance to our consumers.

Additional Information

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Websites

Hotlines

  • 866-871-3000, Toll Free, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 518-474-7501, TTD/TTY

Categories

Alternative Employment OptionsAssistive TechnologyCommunity Living ProgramsEmploymentEmployment SupportsHygiene/Self CareIndependent LivingMobilityMotor/Physical DisabilitiesSelf-Directed CareTraining and Technical AssistanceTransportationVision Impairment/Blindness

Related Terms

disabilityservices for the blindvision impaired
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