September 18, 2015

State Services for the Blind

OLR Report 2015-R-0155 provides a summary of the services Connecticut provides to blind individuals and how to apply for the services.

The Department of Rehabilitation Services' Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) provides a variety of services, including social and vocational services, orientation and mobility training, independency skills, and adaptive technology resources.  Additionally, among other things, BESB consultants may provide children with instruction on how to read and understand Braille letters and configurations and conduct progress and development evaluation services.  

Other services available include eligibility for parking passes, property tax exemptions, and reduced public transportation fares.

Read the full report for further details.