NDVS/SB Responds to COVID-19 with Reinvented Services

Whether you’re a student, a family member of a student, or, a partner in service, know that the dedicated staff of North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind continues to work on your behalf. Many of our staff are working from home, but our core services continue without interruption. In fact, we have been working hard to connect with those we serve and new in exciting ways. We will continue in our mission by providing individualized services and resources to infants, children, and adults with visual impairment to empower them in achieving their goals. In the meantime, we are gladly reaching out and responding to the needs of North Dakotans.

Reinvented Services:

  • Consulting with our public-school partners
  • Collaborating with parents by phone calls, texts and video conferencing
  • Providing materials and equipment to support education
  • Attending IEP meetings via videoconferencing
  • Providing video lessons with students of all ages
  • Calling and checking on adult clients by providing a good listening ear and a supporting word
  • Conducting a weekly group “coffee chat” over the phone with adults in collaboration with the ND Association of the Blind
  • Our non-profit NDVS/SB Store is sending essential aids and appliances through the mail as usual
  • Please call our main number to inquire about services and request assistance. We will help you find what you are searching for!

    --  Paul Olson --  Superintendent



North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) provides statewide leadership, center based programming, and regionalized outreach services ensuring that the specialized needs of persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are met. NDVS/SB is a division of the Department of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent, and is located in Grand Forks, with regional offices in Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Bismarck.

NDVS/SB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Mission Statement

NDVS/SB provides individualized services and resources to infants, children and adults with visual impairment to empower them in achieving their goals.

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Dakotas AER Conference

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 08:00 am - Friday, October 22, 2021 at 05:00 pm

Categories: Special Event, Adults, Conferences

Save the Date for Dakotas AER Conference featuring presenters Sylvia Perez and Robbin Clark.

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AER Work It!- Dakotas AER 2021 Conference

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 at 03:00 pm

Categories: Special Event, Spotlight, Conferences

Join us virtually or in-person for Dakotas AER Work It! Conference and obtain world-class continuing education in the vision field. Please join us as we cover topics related to transition and employment and reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for those with vision loss. Please join us for this exciting conference and Work It! with friends and colleagues from across North and South Dakota.