- Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan  must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:
 Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA
j. 1. E. Who are youth with disabilities and students with disabilities, including, as appropriate, their need for pre-employment transition services or other transition services.
The Needs of Youth and Students with Blindness or Visual Impairments in Transition
- All of the five required pre-employment transition services represent significant rehabilitation needs of students with blindness and visual impairments, with work-based learning experiences being the most significant and important need.
- Youth with blindness and visual impairments need to receive AT early and receive adequate training in its use to maximize the likelihood of their success in postsecondary education.
- Benefits counseling, self-advocacy, and peer mentoring are needs of youth with blindness and visual impairments.
- Soft skills training was cited repeatedly as a need for youth in transition.