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Rehabilitation Assistance for the Blind and Visually Impaired

This is a state and federally-funded program for NC residents who are blind or visually impaired.

Student must be a North Carolina resident enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at a North Carolina postsecondary institution. Student must be legally blind or have a progressive eye condition that may result in blindness, thereby creating an impediment to employment for the individual. It is presumed that an individual can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services, but it must be shown that an individual requires vocational rehabilitation services to remove the impediment to employment. The goal of assisting with postsecondary training is to enable the student to obtain employment.

The amount of the assistance is based on financial need. Assistance may cover tuition, books and supplies and reader service.

Application Procedure
Applicant should contact the Chief of Rehabilitation Services, Division of Services for the Blind, 2601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2601, (919) 733-9700. Their website is located at

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