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.
- BSBP Excellence Awards Press Release
- List of Transition/Pre-ETS Programs 2021
- BSBP Townhall Meetings for Post Secondary Training Policy Review
BSBP held two townhall meetings to review changes in the Post Secondary Training Policy.
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Review the Post Secondary Fast Fact Sheet
Video PS Training Policy Review for Students and Student Representatives
Geared toward students and their representatives
BSBP staff clarified and answered questions posed related to updated customer responsibilities.
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Geared toward educators and TVCI's
BSBP staff will clarify and answer questions posed as they relate to resources and planning required by students prior to being eligible for post-secondary sponsorship.
- 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.
- Blind Persons Training Center will reopen effective March 15, 2021
Effective March 15, 2021, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Training Center (BSBPTC) will reopen for in-person classroom training and programmatic activities at a reduced capacity. Click here to go to the BSBP Training Center page