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The New York State Commission for the Blind Announces Opportunities for Public Comments on the State Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA places emphasis on competitive integrated employment, services to youth with disabilities, and improving services to employers and businesses.

The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) works closely with the New York State Department of Labor, State Education Department - Adult Education, State Education Department - Adult Career and Continuing Education-Vocational Rehabilitation, and other state and local agencies to build a workforce system that supports all individuals seeking employment.

The meetings are on:

August 7, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

August 24, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

To participate in one of the two meetings, please contact Timothy Durso at (518) 474-7812 or NYSCB.Publicinput@ocfs.ny.gov by Friday, August 4.
The Zoom link or phone number for the meeting you sign up for will be provided then.

Interpreters will be provided only upon request. To request an interpreter for a teleconference, contact Abigail Mason at Abigail.Mason@ocfs.ny.gov or (518) 473-0914 by July 21, 2023.

The NYSCB portion of the New York State Combined State Plan will be available for review on July 28, 2023, at https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cb/stateplan/

Please contact Abigail Mason if you would like a copy of the proposed State Plan modifications sent to you in print or in an alternative format, including braille, electronic large print, and/or audio.

If you prefer to provide written comments, please send them to the mailing address below by August 30, 2023.

NYS Commission for the Blind, Attn: Public Comments
52 Washington Street., South Building, Room 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144
or by August 30, 2023 to:

NYSCB.Publicinput@ocfs.ny.gov