Resources for Blindness and Low Vision

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National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

The NFB of South Carolina is a non-profit, private organization of the blind working together to improve the quality of life for all blind people in South Carolina. In order for its influence to be felt on a national level, the NFB of SC is affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization open to all the blind.

The NFB of SC consists of affiliated organizations, of which many are local chapters located throughout the state. There is also a statewide Computer Science & Technology Division, a Parents of Blind Children Division, and a Senior Division.

The NFB of SC is an energetic organization dedicated to service and its continuing programs are always designed to improve the economic, social and spiritual lives of blind South Carolinians.

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SC State Library - Talking Book Services

Telephone:
Toll-free: 1-800-922-7818
Local: 803-734-4611

The South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services department provides informational and recreational reading materials in accessible formats free for qualified users. The program serves South Carolinians unable to use conventional print due to:

  • Physical disabilities so that the individual is unable to hold a book or turn pages
  • Visual impairment or blindness
  • Temporary disabilities due to injury, illness, or surgery
  • Physically-based learning disabilities

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SC Commission for the Blind - SCCB

Telephone:
888-335-5951
803-898-8731 

E-mailpublicinfo@sccb.sc.gov

The SC Commission for the Blind is a state agency created to provide quality individualized vocational rehabilitation services, independent living services and prevention-of-blindness services to blind and visually impaired consumers leading to competitive employment and social and economic independence.
The Commission for the Blind provides rehabilitation services, adjustment to blindness training, prevention of blindness, independent living services and various other services to blind and severely visually impaired South Carolinians. Eligibility for most services is contingent on meeting the legal definition of blindness. Individuals with a severe visual disability that will result in legal blindness also are eligible for services.

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SCCB Older Blind Program

Our Older Blind Program assists clients in maintaining independence within their home and community settings. Our counselors provide these services from several SCCB district offices throughout the state. Eligible SC clients must be at least 55 years old, be legally blind or have a progressive eye pathology, and require services to be independent.

After all the information is collected, we help our clients develop a plan of services, which could include:

  • Counseling and guidance
  • Training on how to manage personal care and daily tasks
  • Labeling and organizing items around the home
  • Safe cooking techniques
  • Adjustment to blindness
  • Referral to community resources
  • Low-vision evaluations
  • Orientation and mobility training
  • Instruction in the use of adaptive computer software

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National Federation of the Blind: Products and Technology

Preschool Education for Children with Visual Impairments

Bringing Blindness Awareness to the Sighted Classroom

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