Increased access to special computer software and hardware for people who are blind or visually impaired enables Vocational Rehabilitation Service counselors to provide greater career options and choices for their consumers.

Blind and Low-Vision Services also assists Alabama employers in maximizing their resources by hiring qualified blind and visually impaired job applicants. Vocational Rehabilitation counselors visit work sites to assess job tasks and perform job analyses to determine positions that can be performed by qualified blind workers.

ADRS consults with employers about concerns regarding hiring persons who are blind or visually impaired, and provides disability awareness and sensitivity training to other employees. Rehabilitation teachers for the Blind assist with job readiness and independent living skills to ensure success in employment. Orientation-and-mobility specialists assist Blind Services consumers in gaining independent travel skills and orientation to the work environment.

Services:

  • vocational guidance and counseling
  • vocational evaluation to determine skills, abilities and potential to work
  • vocational training
  • transition services
  • adaptive equipment
  • rehabilitation teaching
  • orientation and mobility
  • job placement assistance
  • rehabilitation technology services

For more information about services for the blind or visually impaired, call 1-800-441-7607 (or TTY 1-800-499-1816).

 

Blind and Low-Vision Services