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At HKSB, everything is designed with one purpose in mind: to help people with vision loss to achieve their goals.


At Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB), you’ll find the support and training that can help you to turn your aspirations into achievements.

The HKSB team will create a customized service plan tailored to your specific needs, goals and interests. You’ll work one-on-one with experts in the rehabilitation field, and everything you learn will have practical, real world applications. During your time with HKSB, you’ll develop invaluable skills and strategies to help you in every area of your daily life—from traveling safely to managing your home to succeeding in the workplace.

Train on site at our Brooklyn, Hempstead, Islandia or Sands Point locations, or take advantage of our community-based field services, which bring HKSB resources to your home or workplace.

Did You Know

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General Services

You’ll receive assessment, training and support in six core areas to provide you with the skills and resources necessary to pursue your goals and maintain an independent lifestyle.

Specialized Programs

Developed to meet the needs of specific groups of clients, these programs offer practical training, expand awareness, build skills and create opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers.

Services for Children and Young Adults

From preschool to camp to career prep, choose the program that’s right for your child.

Success Story

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Angelo’s Story: A Source of Pride

When Angelo lost his vision 20 years ago, he never could have imagined that today he’d be a professional business manager.

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