South Carolina Commission for the Blind

General Information

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia South Carolina 1 29201
(803) 898 8764
http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

Staff

James Kirby, Commissioner, jkirby@sccb.sc.gov

Rhonda Thompson, Director of Older Blind & Children Services, rthompson@sccb.sc.gov

Kyle Walker, Director, Consumer Affairs, kwalker@sccb.sc.gov

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Provides diagnostic and developmental assessments.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Outreach units provide independent living and mobility training in localities where 8-12 persons need and are eligible for such services.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides information and technical assistance to preschools, private, and public schools and agencies and organizations that work with blind individuals.

  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling and guidance.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Introduces adaptive methods of performing activities of daily living. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and over.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Develops and promotes opportunities for independence and employment. Trains, licenses, and places qualified blind vendors in food service facilities located in public and private buildings. Assists with transition from school to work.

  • Health
    • Offers free eye screenings to prevent vision loss due to diabetes and glaucoma. Assists clients with medical services that help restore sight and maintain visual functioning.

  • Health Services
    • Offers free eye screenings to prevent vision loss due to diabetes and glaucoma. Assists clients with medical services that help restore sight and maintain visual functioning.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to services in the community.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Maintains clinics in Columbia, Charleston, Florence, Spartanburg, and Waterloo offices. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Services for Seniors