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Survey for SCCB consumers

To Our Consumers: The South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB) is conducting a comprehensive statewide needs assessment of the employment needs of individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment in South Carolina. We are asking you to complete a short survey so that we can include the knowledge and experience of the...

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Survey for business partners

To Our Business Partners: The South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB) is conducting a comprehensive statewide needs assessment of the employment needs of individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment in South Carolina. As part of this assessment, we are surveying businesses to determine their needs related to recruiting, hiring, accommodating, and...

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Survey for community partners

To Our Community Partners: The South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB) is conducting a comprehensive statewide needs assessment of the employment needs of individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment in South Carolina. As part of this assessment, we are surveying our community partners to incorporate their knowledge and experience. Please take...

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Restoring vision restores independence

A smiling Kenneth Meredith with his dog, Chase. When Kenneth Meredith reached out to the South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB), he was at a very low point in his life due to his vision loss. He expressed a lot of frustration and described living as a “daily struggle.” He was no longer able...

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Assistive tech helps with education and confidence

Landon Bryson. Landon Bryson was referred to the South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB) by his school Vision Instructor, Susiene Rayson. At the time, Landon was in 5th grade and doing well academically, but falling behind on his braille assignments due to an improperly functioning Perkins Brailler, a type of mechanical braille typewriter. Tameka...

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A passion for fitness

Michael Cooper became a consumer with the South Carolina Commission for the Blind (SCCB) when he was eight years old. He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disorder that results in the breakdown of cells in the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. It causes the...

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Consumer comment

The following comment was recently received from a consumer who received SCCB’s Older Blind services: It was my lucky day when a friend gave me your telephone number. I called and [the counselor] made an appointment to come and meet me. She offered suggestions, making my house easy to move around in. She gave me...

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Children’s Summer Camp 2021

June 26 – July 1, 2021 The annual Children’s Summer Camp, hosted by NFB Successful Transitions, is for children who are legally blind, aged 12 and under. It will be held at Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind in Pickens County from June 26 to July 1, 2021. Activities will include canoeing...

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Summer Teen Program 2021

June 21 – July 31, 2021 The 2021 SCCB Summer Teen Program will feature two activity paths: the Independence Track, which will help students prepare for future internships, and the Worker Track, which will provide an internship experience for eligible students. The program will take place from June 21 through July 31. The first week...

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Virtual Spring Senior Camp 2021

May 21, 2021 The Virtual Spring Senior Camp will be held Friday, May 21, from 10am to 2pm. About 20 seniors are anticipated to attend, and will participate in networking opportunities, social time, and an interactive game. Helpful resources will be provided, with a focus on new offerings from the Hadley Institute for the Blind...

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Student Internship Program 2021

May 19 – August 6, 2021 The 2021 Student Internship Program (SIP) will provide an opportunity for six SCCB consumers who are post-secondary students (in 2 or 4 year degree programs) to participate in an internship related to their major. It will begin with a three-day virtual orientation from May 19 – 21, which will...

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Prevention services restore vision, independence

Juana Gomez began experiencing the effects of vision loss about four years ago, a situation that often presented her with a daily obstacles. Routine tasks, such as pouring a glass of water, dialing a telephone, or walking safely across a room, became extremely difficult. Much to her dismay, the condition continued to progress until she...

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