Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
The mission of the Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired is to promote independence, employment and full inclusion for all citizens who are blind or visually impaired.
The Board of SBVI is a 15 member advisory council appointed by the Governor to advise and guide SBVI in policy and program development. The board meets four times per year and the majority of members must be persons who are blind or visually impaired. All board meetings are open to the public and the purpose of the board is to be representative of the constituency on matters impacting blindness.
2013 Governor's Awards Nominations
The Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired is working with the Boards of Vocational Rehabilitation and Statewide Independent Living Council in seeking nominations for the 2013 Governor's Awards. Detailed information on the nomination process and forms can be found at http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/2013_Gov_Awards/2013_Gov_awards_main.aspx
Next Board Meeting in Pierre, June 21, 2013
2012 Annual Report of the Board of SBVI
Board Member Eligibility Requirements:
Members are appointed by the Governor. The Board of SBVI submits names for consideration after nominations are received from constituency groups. Board make-up must be over 50% individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Board members represent the constituency, prepare an annual report, serve on sub-committees of interest, and
represent the division at various functions.
SBVI Current Board Members: For current list of board members call the Board Administrator at (605) 773-4644.
The Assistive Technology Advisory Committee has compiled information on assistive technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This information can be found under Resources.
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Board Chairperson: Linda Biffert
Volga, SD 57071
Phone: (605) 627-5608
E-Mail: Board Chairperson
For more information on the board of SBVI, contact: Becky Blume, Board Administrator
Address: Hillsview Plaza
3800 East Highway 34,
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone/Fax: (605) 773-4644 / (605) 773-5483
Toll Free: 1-800-265-9684