Blind Advisory Committee (BAC)

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Mandated by Section 19098.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the Blind Advisory Committee (BAC) provides advice to the Department of Rehabilitation on services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

The BAC focuses its efforts on the following topics for persons who are blind or visually impaired:

  • increasing possibilities for competitive employment

  • expanding economic opportunities

  • enhancing independence and self-sufficiency

  • improving services

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 BAC 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.

Composition:

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 DOR Director-appointed BAC consists of a diverse membership interested in, and 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. If interested, please see the instructions below and complete the attached application.

There are four (4) BAC Member vacancies. This recruitment is for membership representation of the following categories:

  • 2 Representatives of the National Federation of the Blind

  • 1 Service Provider for the Blind and Visually impaired

  • 1 Current DOR consumer

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

  1. Complete the application and provide your resume.

  2. E-mail the application and your resume to Kathleen Munyer at Kathleen.Munyer(at)dor.ca.gov.

  3. Sign and mail your application and resume to:
    Department of Rehabilitation
    Attn: BAC, Kathleen Munyer
    721 Capitol Mall
    Fourth Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

All applications should be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2017.

Questions? Please call Kathleen Munyer at 916-558-5489 or email Kathleen.Munyer(at)dor.ca.gov.

 


Upcoming Meetings


  • December 15, 2016 - Blind Advisory Committee (BAC) Meeting

    Group: Blind Advisory Committee (BAC)
    Location: 721 Capitol Mall, Conference Room 169

    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Teleconference line: (866) 707-6821

    Pass code: 7878511

    (Teleconference)

    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Contact: Kathleen Munyer

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