- Blind and Visually Impaired
Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
We assist Utah residents who are blind or visually impaired and their families.
Our dedicated staff is committed to create solutions that will help each client achieve their goals, whether through education, employment or living independently in their home.
With our community partners, we work to serve all Utahns who are blind and visually impaired through programs that teach skills such as reading braille, navigating on a computer and using equipment.
Other services include adjustment-to-blindness and low-vision screening, and providing magnification and other assistive aids.
Helping individuals prepare for competitive integrated employment.
Helping students achieve greater independence through a mastery of skills.
Providing devices, resources and services to help individuals learn how to use their remaining vision.
Offering training for individuals to operate their own businesses.
Providing services for blind or visually impaired individuals with hearing loss.
Performing vision screening tests for Utah children.
Latest News for Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
DSBVI Open House: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Join us at 250 N. 1950 W. Suite B, Salt Lake City to receive training, tour our adjustment classrooms and programs (tours start at 11:30 am. and 2 p.m.), and listen to a special guest speaker at 1 p.m.
Trainings are about magnifiers, braille and reading download (BARD) app, and other demos of useful apps.
RSVPs are required for the tours and training. Contact Marla Palmer at 801-323-4391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni featured in the Daily Herald
The Daily Herald featured a close-up story on Nick Rios, an alumni of DSBVI's Training and Adjustment Services. Rios now owns Blind Gorilla Business in Provo, a woodworking business where he makes finely-crafted pens, pen boxes and cutting boards.Read More
Deafblind Awareness Day on September 21, 2018
Save the Date: The Deafblind Advocacy of Utah will be hosting a "Deafblind Awareness Day" conference on September 21, 2018 at the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.Read More
Health Fair: October 20, 2018
The Utah Council of the Blind will host a health fair on Octover 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at DSBVI.
The event will showcase accessible medical products such as blood pressure cuffs, prescription readers and more. There will also be classes demonstrating balance exercises, health care and descriptive workout videos.
Discussions will include products such as smart watches, smart phones, Google Home and Echo and how they can help monitor daily activity and health concerns.