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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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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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Consumer comment

The following comment was recently received from a consumer who received services from SCCB: I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me. SC Commission for the Blind is a blessing from God. When you have struggled all your life and can’t afford insurance and other things, it’s a terrible feeling. You all...

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SCCB instructors present at national conference

Anastasia DeGuzman, Braille Instructor, and Derrick Strick, Training and Employment Instructor, (pictured above, left to right) were selected to present at the Dare to be Remarkable virtual conference that was held on December 15-17, 2020. During their presentation, titled “Blindness, Literacy and Employment in the 21st Century,” they discussed the causes of blindness and provided...

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Graduates cross the BRIDGE

Four consumers who completed the BRIDGE pre-apprenticeship training program were recently recognized in an online graduation ceremony hosted by the SCCB Training and Employment division. Jessica Bynum, Janice Crosby, Courtney Rone, and Ryan Szymanski shared with attendees how the BRIDGE program had made a difference in their lives. “I really appreciated learning the different approaches...

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SCCB featured in National Showcase

The Commission for the Blind was invited, along with the general Vocational Rehabilitation Department, to participate in a National Showcase hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and Mark Schultz, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Commissioner and acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Commissioner Darline Graham provided an overview of...

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