Division of Blind Services

Documents & Files
DBS Accessibility Guide
DBS Accessibility Guide PDF
DBS Overview Flyer
DBS Overview Flyer PDF
DBS Pre-ETS Flyer

The Florida Division of Blind Services (DBS) is the state agency responsible for ensuring Floridians of all ages, who are blind or visually impaired, can live independently and achieve their life goals.

The mission of Florida DBS is to ensure blind and visually-impaired Floridians have the tools, support and opportunity to achieve success.

The vision of DBS in partnership with others, is to create a barrier free environment in the lives of Floridians with visual disabilities.

Who we Serve

Florida DBS serves statewide, with 10 District Offices, 5 Satellite Offices, a Braille and Talking Book Library, and a Rehabilitation Center for the Blind.

Programs and Services
Specialized programs provide valuable training to assist individuals who are blind, as well as those with diminished vision.

  • Blind Babies Program 
  • Children’s Program
  • Employment Programs (Pre-Employment Transition, Transition, Supported Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Services)
  • Business Enterprise Program
  • Independent Living Program
  • Older Blind Program
  • Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Braille and Talking Books Library Services 

Contact Information
Division of Blind Services
325 West Gaines Street Turlington Building, Suite 1114
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Main Number: (850) 245-0300
Toll Free: (800) 342-1828
Fax Number: (850) 245-0363 


Division of Blind Services (DBS) Overview
This document provides an overview of DBS services and contact information.

Division of Blind Services (DBS) Pre-Employment Transition Services Fact Sheet
This document provides information about how students can access Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). Pre-ETS are designed to help students identify career interest, explore career options and/or post-secondary education opportunities. (DBS)

Division of Blind Services (DBS) Management Information Systems (MIS) Accessibility Guide
This document is a guide to accessibility best practices and provides links to additional resources about how to create accessible documents.(DBS)