Department of Rehabilitation Services
Our Vision Statement
Our vision is a society in which all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired are fully integrated into our schools, communities, and workplaces with equal opportunities and benefits.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide quality educational and rehabilitative services to all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired at no cost to our clients or their families.
The DORS Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) is responsible for the confidential registry of people who are blind in Connecticut and provides, within available resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired. The agency assists them in acquiring the skills and support services necessary to be independent.