To be eligible for free services and programs, you must meet the eligibility criteria from the Division of Blind Services:
“An adult must have a visual impairment in both eyes and require services to: improve or maintain their independence at their home and community, OR to obtain, maintain, or retain an employment outcome.”
For children, the eligibility criteria is:
“The child must have the presence of a bilateral visual impairment which, with best correction for that individual, constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to the child’s ability to learn, function independently, or to become employed; and a reasonable expectation that services may benefit the child and family in terms of education, independence, and transition.”