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Vocational Training for Persons with Blindness
or Visual Impairments

These agencies offer training specifically for the blind or visually impaired individual.

Donka, Inc.
Wheaton, IL

Donka is a program for adults with visual, physical and learning disabilities living in the Dupage Convalescent Center and all of Dupage county in IL. Donka teaches competitive skill-training and computer accessibility with a focus on the common business applications. 


Hadley School for the Blind
Winnetka, IL
Offers online and distance education programs in these areas: Adult Continuing Education, High School, Family Education, and Professional Education.


Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
Port Richey, FL
Has a vocational program (job readiness) which provides training and skills for competitive employment.


National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision
Business Enterprise Program
Mississippi State, MS
Teaches blind or low vision to manage and run vending operations, including snack bars and cafeterias in schools, offices, Federal and state facilities. Offers training in food management and accounting, and assists individuals in locating a business site.


National Industries for the Blind
Alexandria, VA,

Affiliated with 90 nonprofit agencies throughout the nation that employ people who are blind.  Has an employment search engine, Careers with Vision, for those seeking jobs with the affiliated nonprofits. Has a Wounded Warrior Program offering training, job placement, career opportunities and guidance with transition to civilian life. Has a Business Leader's program for blind workers. Has a Contract Management Support Program providing training in the field of contract management.


World Services for the Blind
Little Rock, Arkansas
Provides life skills training, career training, a summer college prep course for high school seniors, training and counseling for older adults losing their sight.