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BSBP provides DeafBlind services statewide to all BSBP Program eligible participants.
Legally Blind: Central acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrections, or the field of vision is restricted to 20 degrees or less
Exception to Legal Blindness: A visual acuity with best correction 20/100 or worse in the better eye with a prognosis of rapid deterioration or visual fields that subtend an angle of less than 40 degrees in each eye with a prognosis of rapid deterioration.
Moderate Hearing Loss: An individual with chronic hearing impairment so severe that most speech cannot be understood with optimum amplification or a progressive hearing loss with a prognosis leading to this condition.
Profound Hearing Loss: An individual who has a moderate hearing impairment as defined above that causes extreme difficulty in attaining independence in daily life activities, achieving psychosocial adjustment, or obtaining a vocation.
Services that may be provided include:
Job placement services
Transition services and college accommodations
In-service presentations to groups