Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB)


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Giving people who have vision loss the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.

Experience HKSB

Live, work and thrive. It’s more than a tagline; it’s a mission. At HKSB, we are committed to helping people who have vision loss to live their best lives.

Whether you’re looking for services for yourself or a family member, you’ll find everything you need at HKSB—from early intervention for children to vocational training to senior citizen programs.

One-on-one training, cutting-edge technology, hands-on learning and the opportunity to interact with people who know firsthand the challenges of living with vision loss—it’s all part of the HKSB experience.

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What We Offer

  • Services

    Train with experts in orientation and mobility, daily living skills, low vision, assistive technology, employment/placement and more.

  • Vision Loss Resources

    Our experts have culled the best online resources to create a go-to guide for people with vision loss and their families. From information about career possibilities to tips about free services, we can help you find what you need.

Children's Learning Center Virtual Tour

While in-person tours are not possible, please take a moment and see our virtual tour of the HKSB Children's Learning Center.

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Children's Learning Center Virtual Tour

A virtual tour of the Children's Learning Center

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HKSB Locations

Serving the New York City/Long Island area, we operate training facilities in Brooklyn, Hempstead and Islandia, and a low vision eye service in Sands Point. HKSB also provides services in home, work and community settings throughout the region.

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HKSB Voices

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"HKSB gave me hope that I can live my life as normally as possible."

-Maria, Client

Boy in sunglasses outside

"I am learning that I’m not the only one with eye problems."

-Matthew, Client

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"I thank God for HKSB. I’m ready to tackle anything."

-Marshall, Client

Success Story

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Rose’s Story: Teaching by Example

Rose’s students learn a lot at HKSB’s Assistive Technology Center, but perhaps their greatest lesson comes from seeing their teacher in action. During her 51-year career, Rose has never let her vision loss stand in her way.

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