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State Services for the Blind Partnership Project

State Services for the Blind of Minnesota

Resources: SSB Services for Teens

PACER Center is partnering with State Services for the Blind (SSB) of Minnesota to improve outcomes for students who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind as they transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment. As part of this partnership, PACER is providing parent trainings, professional in-services, and developing new resources for families and youth.

PACER Resources for Families and Professionals



  • Meet Rachel Magario (2 min)

    Meet Rachel Magario, an assistive technology specialist at PACER Center and a person who is blind. In her series of videos, Rachel shares her story, including the impact of assistive technology, parental support, and maintaining a positive outlook for the future.

  • Rachel Magario on Assistive Technology (3 min)

    Rachel Magario shares how assistive technology has advanced her success.

  • Rachel Magario on the Role of Parents (2 min)

    Rachel Magario discusses the role of parents for transition-age youth.

  • Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) (4 min)

    The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials and PACER Center are pleased to announce the release of our new video explaining Accessible Instructional Materials in easy to understand language. This fully-captioned video is designed to increase awareness of AIM.

Archived Trainings

More information about transition for youth with all disabilities can be found on PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment website.