South Carolina Commission for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 898-8764 (Local)
(803) 898-8731 (Fax)
(888) 835-5951 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Staff description: 5 full-time; 80 volunteers.
Geographic area served: South Carolina.


108B Bypass 225 S
Greenwood, SC 29646

1321-C Third Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

855 York Street NE
Aiken, SC 29801

620 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

217 Dozier Blvd. Suite 101
Florence, SC 29501

Fairfield Office Park
1064 Gardner Road, Suite 109
Charleston, SC 29407

Walterboro District Office
2414 Jeffries Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488

Rock Hill District Office
454 S. Anderson Road, Suite 210
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Columbia Complex
District Office, Administration and Ellen Beach Mack Rehabilitation Center
1430 Confederate Ave.
P.O. Box 2467
Columbus, SC 29202


James Kirby, Commissioner,
Otis Stevenson, Director of Business Enterprise Program
Rhonda Thompson, Director of Older Blind & Children Services,
Kyle Walker, Director, Consumer Affairs,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides diagnostic and developmental assessments.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Outreach units provide independent living and mobility training in localities where 8-12 persons need and are eligible for such services.
  • Counseling
    • Provides counseling and guidance.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Introduces adaptive methods of performing activities of daily living. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and over.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Develops and promotes opportunities for independence and employment. Trains, licenses, and places qualified blind vendors in food service facilities located in public and private buildings. Assists with transition from school to work.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to services in the community.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Maintains clinics in Columbia, Charleston, Florence, Spartanburg, and Waterloo offices. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
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