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Your Life. Your Goals. The Personalized Support You Need to Get There.

Blindness or vision loss may be part of who you are, but it doesn’t define you. That’s why we take a different approach to vocational rehabilitation, designed with your total humanity in mind. Our services are customized for your unique challenges and goals, so you can live life to the fullest and share your gifts with the world.

At Helen Keller Services for the Blind, our outstanding staff brings decades of experience in the field, and many of us have experienced vision loss ourselves. We understand that independence and employment satisfaction look different for everyone, regardless of ability. So whether you would like to travel with confidence, get a job you love or feel more comfortable navigating your home environment, we are here to provide the training and support you need.

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Participant graduating from our Foundations Program, a holistic work readiness training series.

HKSB Vocational Rehabilitation Services

What We Offer

From your day-to-day challenges to your long-term goals, our vocational rehabilitation services give you the tools and skills you need to live your best life.

Independent Living

Navigate your daily life with greater independence, from personal care to preparing food, managing your finances and more.

Employment Services

Prepare for a satisfying career with technology training, interview preparation, resume writing and other personalized skill development.

Low Vision Services

We offer low vision evaluations, along with adaptive tools and technologies to help you maximize your remaining vision.


Unlock Your Potential with HKSB Vocational Rehabilitation

If you are ready to change your life, our vocational rehabilitation services can help you get there. Here’s what many participants say they’ve gained from our unique approach.


Live your life with greater self-determination in matters large and small.

Career Satisfaction

Apply your skills, talents and interests to a job you enjoy.

Growth Mindset

Gain confidence with a mindset that helps you meet your challenges.

Community Integration

Connect to your community through fulfilling employment.

Our Impact

Building more inclusive communities and empowering participants to live fuller lives.

At Helen Keller Services, we know that everyone wins when communities are more diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all. We partner with corporations, technology innovators, service providers, funders and individuals to fulfill our mission of enabling our participants to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.

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Years of service

Empowering people who are blind, DeafBlind, have low vision or combined hearing and vision loss since 1893.


States providing HKNC services

The Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults (HKNC) serves people across the United States through a network of regional offices.


Participants served annually by HKSB

Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) serves people in the greater New York and Tri-state area.