Public Hearing on Changes to Agency's Washington Administrative Code

The entrance to the DSB Seattle office. There are many trees and plants in front of the red brick building.  A sign with the organization's name and logo is on the retaining wall in front of the building.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.

In person:

Department of Serivces for the Blind - Seattle Office
3411 S. Alaska Street
Seattle, Washington

Conference call: 

+1-240-454-0887 (US Toll )
+1-855-929-3239  (US Toll Free)

Meeting Access code: 804 162 820


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Public Comment

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 . 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 or call the 1-800-552-7103. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful review and input!