About HKSB


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Helping people with vision loss to live more independently since 1893.

Who We Are

One of the oldest, continuously operated not-for-profit rehabilitation agencies in the United States, HKSB provides unparalleled resources for blind, visually impaired and developmentally disabled people, giving them the tools to achieve their goals during every phase of their lives.

We offer a wide variety of services, including training in orientation and mobility, assistive technology and daily living skills; low vision eye care; employment/placement services; and programs designed specifically for children and senior citizens.

Our work doesn’t stop at the doors to our Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk training facilities—our students’ neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. HKSB instructors are regularly out in the field, making a difference in home, work, educational and community settings throughout the New York City/Long Island area.

HKSB is a division of Helen Keller Services, which also includes the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, which serves people with combined vision and hearing loss across the United States.


Serving the New York City/Long Island area, we operate training facilities in Brooklyn, Hempstead and Ronkonkoma, and offer low vision eye service in Sands Point. Our field services expand our reach, bringing HKSB resources to your neighborhood.

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Our leaders are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.

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