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Services for North Dakota Residents Experiencing Vision Loss

In North Dakota two state agencies provide a wide variety of services to individuals experiencing vision loss.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation employs Vision Rehabilitation Specialist who work out of eight regional offices  in Williston, Minot, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck and Dickinson. These employees have specialized training to assist persons who are visually impaired or blind.

The populations served include adults 55 and older who live independently, transition aged students and adults who are interested in seeking employment or wishing to maintain their current employment are eligible to receive services.

For more information about the services for adults 55 and older click here.

For information about transition services for students click here.

For individuals seeking employment click here.

To contact a regional office click here.


North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind is a state agency whose staff provide a broad scope of services to individuals of all ages who are impacted by impaired vision. NDVS/SB staff provide specialized training in the community and intensive center-based training weeks at their facility located in Grand Forks. The agency also hosts a not for profit store stocked with specialized products for people who have a visual impairment.

For more information about the programs and services mentioned and to find out about additional services offered click here.

For more information about programs and services click here.

For information about the store at NDVS/SB click here.

To contact a staff member at NDVS/SB click here.