BAC Membership Application

The BAC Committee meets at least four times per year, and the public is encouraged to attend the meetings.

The Department of Rehabilitation is seeking nominations to serve on the Blind Advisory Committee.

About the Blind Advisory Committee:

The Blind Advisory Committee (BAC) is established pursuant to Section 19098.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

The BAC provides advice to the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) on means to increase competitive employment, enlarge economic opportunities, enhance independence and self-sufficiency, and in methods of improving services for persons who are blind or visually impaired.

The committee develops, in conjunction with stakeholders, an annual work plan to identify and address areas for improvement in services provided by the division to persons who are blind and visually impaired.


The BAC shall consist of no more than thirteen members who represent the wide and diverse interests of blind and visually impaired rehabilitation consumer constituencies. The majority of the members shall be blind or visually impaired. Members of the committee who are not blind or visually impaired shall have experience in services to the blind.

Would you like to serve?

The BAC consists of a diverse membership, comprised of individuals who are representative of, Californians who are blind or visually impaired. The DOR Director appoints representatives of specified entities to a four-year term. All qualified applicants are urged to apply.

How to apply for appointment by the DOR Director to serve on the BAC

  • Complete the BAC Application (DOC) and provide your resume.

  • E-mail the application and your resume to Joe Smith, Acting Advisory Body Liaison at 916-558-5489 or email

  • Send your signed application and resume to:

    Department of Rehabilitation
    Blind Advisory Committee
    721 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions? Please call Joe Smith at 916-558-5489 , or email


Contact Information

Blind Advisory Committee Office

(916) 558-5380
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814



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