The Department of Services for the Blind derives the authority to provide vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with visual disabilities through the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as most recently amended and reauthorized in 2014 under Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The federal regulations that interpret the WIOA legislation were finalized in 2016, and the agency’s policies have needed to be revised to reflect those changed regulations.
While the bulk of the proposed WAC changes reflect the policies of the vocational rehabilitation program for the agency, DSB has taken the opportunity to update and refresh language in the agency’s WAC chapters for policy on public records (67-10) and general administration (67-16).
Public Hearing Information
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Department of Serivces for the Blind - Seattle Office
3411 S. Alaska Street
+1-240-454-0887 (US Toll )
+1-855-929-3239 (US Toll Free)
Meeting Access code: 804 162 820
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OTS-9577.1 For Filing (pdf) - Changes to WAC 67-10 from the Washington Registrar's office.
- OTS-9578.2 For Filing (pdf) - Changes to WAC 67-16 from the Washington Registrar's office.
- OTS-9579.3 For Filing (pdf) - Chages to WAC 67-25 from the Washington Registrar's office.
- WSR 18-11-090 (pdf) - Proposed Rule Making Form submitted to Office of the Code Reviser.
- WAC revision – chapter crosswalk (.xlsx) - This list is also available online. It provides quick access to links to the old version of a specific WAC; a current proposed WAC number and title (or an indication that the old WAC chapter is proposed to be deleted); and a synopsis of changes made. Please note: if you are having problems accesssing this file try the following steps:
- Try the Excel link in different browsers. IE, Chrome, Firefox.
- Try right clicking on the Excel links and “downloading” the file, then opening it from the pc.
- This list is also available online.
Public comment period ends on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Your input is important and we encourage the public to participate in this process by:
- Reviewing proposed changes
- Sending in comments
- Attending hearings
An in person public comment forum will be held on Tuesday, June 26. If you prefer to provide your comment to the changes before then, please send them to email@example.com . The collected public comments and agency response will be posted to the DSB website shortly after the public comment event, hopefully as soon as within a week.
If you have questions or concerns beforehand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the 1-800-552-7103. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful review and input!