BESB: History


The State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) is the only state agency that provides a comprehensive range of services to children who are legally blind or visually impaired and adults who are legally blind.  Established in 1893, BESB is the oldest continually-operating state agency in the United States that provides services to individuals with visual limitations.


BESB's mission is to enable its consumers to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school, and in employment settings.  It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of partial vision.  Therefore, it is crucial to connect with professionals at BESB who may offer individualized services.

Content Last Modified on 1/31/2007 4:37:12 PM