Welcome to the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
The Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) believes in the capacity of people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employment and independence. BSBP provides training and other services that empower people to achieve their individual goals.
If you live in Michigan and you're blind or visually impaired, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons will work with you to define your goals and identify appropriate training and other services. Funded by federal and state taxes, BSBP provides counseling and training in skills for daily living without vision. Depending upon your needs and eligibility for specific services, BSBP may also provide some types of adaptive equipment, computer software, and postsecondary education.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in accordance with the WIOA Sections 102(c)(3) and 20 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 376.130, 34 CFR 361.135, and 34 CFR 463.135, the State of Michigan is providing an opportunity for public comment on, and input into, the 2022 Michigan Unified State Plan Mid-cycle Modification. The plan must meet the requirements described in the WIOA and other published federal guidance for modifications at the end of the first two-year period of any four-year Unified State Plan, identifying changes in labor market and economic conditions, or in other factors affecting the implementation of the plan for all of the core program areas (Titles I-IV).
Comments are due to Voni Booyinga at email@example.com no later than 5:00pm ET on Monday, February 7th. The Unified State Plan Mid-cycle Modification will be submitted for final approval to the United States Department of Labor and the United States Department of Education after the public comment period has closed.
- BSBP Excellence Awards Press Release
- BSBP Townhall Meetings for Post Secondary Training Policy Review
BSBP held two townhall meetings to review changes in the Post Secondary Training Policy.
Review the policy!
Review the Post Secondary Fast Fact Sheet
Video PS Training Policy Review for Students and Student Representatives
This list of BSBP transition programs is available to students aged 14 - 26. Some programs fit specific age groups.
- Learning about Career & Technical Education during CTE Month (video of event)
Michigan’s Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist in recognition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month met virtually with CTE students and subject matter experts to help prospective students learn the value of pursuing career and technical education.