State Services for the Blind

State Services for the Blind is a great resource for Minnesotans with vision loss. It is a state agency and part of the Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Working Together

Vision Loss Resources and State Services for the Blind collaborate to serve working-age adults and seniors with vision loss, blindness, and deafblindness:

  • State Services for the Blind refers working-age adults to Vision Loss Resources for training, and they also refer older adults to Vision Loss Resources for one-on-one in-home assessment and training, and small-group classes like Independent Living Skills.
  • Vision Loss Resources refers individuals to State Services for the Blind for tools, training, employment services, and for access to books and other materials in audio, e-text, Braille and other formats.

Service Areas

State Services for the Blind serves the state of Minnesota.

Vision Loss Resources’ service area is the nine-county metro area: Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Washington, Carver, Scott, Chisago, and Wright Counties.

DeafBlind Services Minnesota, an LLC of Vision Loss Resources, serves the state of Minnesota.

Learn More

Call State Services for the Blind at (651) 539-2300 or visit their website.