Our Vocational Rehabilitation division works with eligible blind and visually impaired South Carolina residents to help them reach their employment goals.
These services help our consumers obtain skills to become economically and socially independent. Services range from adjustment to blindness to job placement assistance.
Services are provided to individuals whose vision is causing problems obtaining and/or maintaining employment.
Each consumer works with a counselor in their area who can assist them in:
- Determining eligibility
- Setting an employment goal
- Developing a program for Vocational Rehabilitation services to achieve that goal
- Learning to navigate the job-placement and job-retention process
Eligibility for services is based on the following:
- Seeking services to prepare for, enter in or retain gainful employment
- 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 (legal blindness)
- Having a progressive visual disability that will result in legal blindness
- Requiring and benefiting from Vocational Rehabilitation services
- Living in South Carolina
The Vocational Rehabilitation division may also provide the following services based on eligibility:
- Counseling and guidance
- Educational assistance
- Coordination of community resources
- Vocational evaluation
- Comprehensive assessment