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Division of Services for the Blind

About Us

DSB Mission

To enhance the personal and economic independence of blind and severely visually impaired persons of all ages in Arkansas.

DSB Vision

Consumers are knowledgeable of their rights and resources and empowered to live independently throughout their lives.

DSB Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust

DSB Beliefs

  • Every person matters.
  • Empowered individuals help themselves.
  • Consumers deserve access to good rehabilitation.
  • We have responsibilities to provide knowledge and services that work.
  • Partnering with communities and families is essential to the success of the individuals we serve.

Philosophy and Goals

The Division of Services for the Blind is dedicated to the independence of Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired and is committed to the principle that these individuals have the right to make informed choices regarding where they live, where they work, how they participate in the community, and how they interact with others.
Our mission is to work in partnership with these Arkansans by assisting them in obtaining the information they need to make informed choices and by providing them with access to services that increase their opportunities to live as they choose.
Within the constraints of state and federal laws and based on available funds, the Division of Services for the Blind fulfills its mission through the following goals:

  1. Employment – To assist Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired to secure or maintain employment that is consistent with their skills, abilities, and interests.
  2. Rehabilitation Teaching – To assist Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired to live as independently as possible through the development of skills, accommodations, or adaptations that are necessary to perform all activities of daily living.
  3. Prevention of Blindness – To assist in preventing blindness by stabilizing vision and, where possible, restoring vision.


Dr. Cassondra Williams-StokesDSB Director501-682-0361
Fax: 501-682-0366
Dr. Megan LambDSB Assistant Director501-682-5730
Fax: 501-682-0366
VacantDSB Chief Fiscal Officer 501-682-4771
Fax: 501-682-0366
Gustavo ManzanalesDSB Administrator, Business & Technology501-603-3504
Fax: 501-683-1571
VacantField Administrator 501-682-
Fax: 501-682-0366
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ADWS provides interpretation and translation services, at no cost, for clients who need assistance in accessing and participating in available services and programs. To request an interpreter or translator, please contact your nearest local office. 

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ADWS proporciona servicios de interpretación y traducción, sin costo alguno, para clientes que necesitan asistencia accediendo y participando en servicios y programas disponibles. Para solicitar un intérprete o traductor, por favor póngase en contacto con su oficina local más cercana.

ADWS cung cấp dịch vụ thông dịch và phiên dịch miễn phí cho khách hàng cần trợ giúp trong việc tiếp cận và tham gia các dịch vụ và chương trình hiện có. Để yêu cầu thông dịch viên hoặc phiên dịch viên, yêu cầu liên lạc với văn phòng địa phương gần nhất.

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