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About DVI

The Division for the Visually Impaired is the State’s oldest agency with a history dating from 1909.

That year the State Legislature made a $1500 appropriation and passed a bill establishing the Delaware Commission for the Blind.  Two “Divisions” were established for the care and training of the blind.  One Division was for the northern part of the State and the other for the southern part of the State.  Our total budget for this statewide program is now over $9 million.

Our Division is now organized into three primary programs, which include Education Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Independent Living Services.

Additionally there are two direct employment units: Delaware Industries for the Blind and the Business Enterprise Program.

Finally, there are support services including: Instructional Materials and Resource Center, Volunteer Services, Orientation and Mobility, Low Vision Services, Assistive Technology and Training Services Program, Fiscal Operations, and Information Systems Support.

We are very pleased to be working with the many fine people in the visually impaired community.  In addition we work with other State agencies and many other organizations and groups to insure the maximum services possible are provided.  The demands on staff are challenging but this resourceful team is well educated, motivated, and confident in their ability to improve the lives of those with whom they work.

We at DVI will do our very best to offer critical services in a timely and professional manner.  Please use our website to help understand who we are, how we might help, and how to communicate with us.

We are here to support your efforts.

Last Updated: Friday July 09 2010
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