Illinois Bureau of Blind Services – BBS
Office of Rehabilitation Services – Illinois Department of Human Services
"DHS-DRS Empowering People with Disabilities through Specialized Services for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired
The Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS) is the state's lead agency serving persons with disabilities. Our staff work one-on-one with individuals who have disabilities and their families to empower them to reach their employment, education, and independent living goals.
We recognize that individuals who are blind or lose their vision later in life often need assistance adjusting to their disability.
The DHS/DRS' Bureau of Blind Services (BBS) operates four programs for adults with vision impairments. These programs are designed to help individuals participate more independently in their family and community life.
BBS teams deliver ""World Class Customer Service"" to individuals across Illinois. Each year, thousands of Illinois residents rediscover their independence and freedom through participation in BBS programs."