New York State Commission for the Blind

Employer Services

Does your business need qualified, capable workers?

NYSCB's Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers a pool of talented, reliable people who are trained in a variety of different fields, including hospitality, manufacturing, and office management. Your business can also qualify for tax incentives when you hire workers with disabilities.

Is there an employee at your workplace who is losing their sight or is legally blind?

NYSCB's Vocational Rehabilitation Program can provide them with technical assistance to adapt to their new impairment without sacrificing their career. NYSCB counselors work with employees and employers to obtain the appropriate adaptive equipment, mobility training, or reader services that can assist blind employees in retaining their position and performing job duties efficiently.

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New York Employment-Based Tax Incentives

Contact Information for Employers

For more information on how NYSCB can help you improve your workforce, contact:

Mary Ann van Alstyne, M.S., C.R.C.
State Coordinator, Employment Partnerships

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Commission for the New York State Commission for the Blind
South Bldg., Room 201
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY  12144

Phone:  518-473-1774
FAX:     518-486-5819
or the nearest NYSCB district office:

Buffalo:  Len Hanel (716) 847-3526
Syracuse:  John Scott (315) 423-5420
Albany:   Craig Walton (518) 473-1093
White Plains: Wendy Buckler (914) 993-5389
Manhattan: Arnie Kramer (212) 825-5718
Hempstead: Richard Goldstein (516) 564-4315
Harlem: Jason Eckert (212) 961-5833

Employer Recognition

We want to take this opportunity to thank Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People for inviting the Metropolitan Placement Consortium to present its first annual Access Awards. Click to read more...

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