Information for our Vendors

Instructor Requirements

Requirements for Qualified Rehabilitation Teachers, Braille Instructors and Orientation and Mobility Instructors

SSB has developed standards for Adjustment To Blindness instructors to ensure quality training to its customers.

Requirements for Assistive Technology Instructors

SSB has developed standards for Assistive Technology (AT) instructors to ensure that customers receive high quality training.

Vendor Forums

Vendor forums are designed to provide an opportunity for SSB and vendors to get together to discuss contract issues, vendor monitoring findings, provide training on topics and give vendors a chance to offer feedback on SSB. Our goal is to ensure good communication between SSB and our vendors in order to provide the best service to Minnesotans who are blind or visually impaired. Check the "Documents" tab for helpful resources and handouts from our vendor forums.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
State Services for the Blind
2200 University Ave. W, Suite 240
St. Paul, MN 55114


  • Background Checks 
  • Trends from Monitoring visits 
  • SSU position for AT trainer 
  • ATB Survey Redesign 
  • AT Pilot Project Update


Instructional Memos
Information on Master Contract Invoices, 2013-01       
Sample Invoice

Final Rate-Setting, Master Contract, and Monitoring Documents

SSB has developed new processes and documents regarding rehabilitation services rate-setting, master contracting, and monitoring. The corresponding documents identified below are effective 10/1/12.


Master Contracts


Resources from our Vendor Forums