The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides services to Hawaii community members who experience barriers to employment due to a physical or cognitive disability. DVR is designed to assist job seekers with disabilities prepare, secure, and retain competitive employment in an integrated work setting.
Services for Persons who are Blind and Visually Impaired:
Services for the blind and visually impaired are provided at VR’s Services for the Blind Branch called Ho’opono. Ho’opono provides rehabilitation and related services for persons who are blind and visually impaired.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
VR provides services to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing statewide. The island of Oahu has a Deaf Services Section that provides services only to deaf and hard of hearing persons. Deaf and hard of hearing persons on the neighbor islands are served by counselors who have received specialized training.