Services For The Blind And Visually Impaired (SBVI)


Blind man walking down street with guide dog


The purpose of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to provide eligible individuals with visual impairments the opportunities and support that will enable them to become independent, active, self-sustaining members of their community.


To be eligible for services, you must be visually impaired, with acuity of 20/60 or less in the better eye with correction, or a field loss of twenty degrees or less in the better eye.


Vocational Rehabilitation /Blind

Business Enterprises Program (BEP)

Independent Living and Social Services Program

NEWSLINE for the Blind

As of July, 2005, individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print handicapped can utilize this comprehensive newspaper reading service that is accessible through the use of any touch-tone phone. For an application, contact INTAKE at 401-462-7908 or by email at or fill out a copy and return it to address on form.

Related Links

Governor's Advisory Council for the Blind 

National Federation of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind


Perkins School for the Blind

The Carroll Center

The Hadley School

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

American Council for the Blind

American Printing House for the Blind

Guide to Braille Resources

Library of Congress National Library Services for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

National Braille Press

Talking Books Library


Referral Form - Report of Eye Examination