S.C. Commission for the Blind (SCCB)

Address: 1430 Confederate Avenue, P. O. Box 2467
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (888) 335-5951 Email: publicinfo@sccb.sc.gov Website: http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

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. These services are made available with state and federal funding. There is no charge to consumers for services.

Eligibility for most services is contingent on meeting the legal definition of blindness: having a central visual acuity of 20/200 in the better eye with best corrective lens or a visual field of 20 degrees or less. Individuals with a severe visual disability that will result in legal blindness also are eligible for services. Legal blindness must be verified by an acceptable eye examination.

Our orientation and mobility training will provide you with the skills needed to travel independently and safely throughout your home and community by using a long cane.

You are encouraged to gain a full understanding and appreciation of Braille. We conduct workshops and presentations for various community groups and schools to inform others about the importance of Braille to the visually impaired. We coordinate, transcribe and produce written documents in Braille for all our consumers during training.

Our home management training helps you with cooking, cleaning and basic household management after a loss of vision

Building confidence is one of our primary goals. Our woodshop program helps you gain confidence as you learn to work with your hands using various tools.

Remedial Education is designed to help you with deficiencies in reading, writing or mathematics.

Our communication class provides instruction in typing and basic computer skills.

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