2013 ORS § 346.250¹
Program of social and educational services

The Commission for the Blind may establish a program of social and educational services for the purpose of ameliorating the condition of persons with visual impairments by providing instruction that will assist them in making the best possible adjustment to conditions resulting from loss or impairment of sight, as the commission may deem advisable. Special courses of instruction and training may be established at training centers and workshops for persons with visual impairments that shall include home economics, household mechanics, orientation to better living and such other instruction as will contribute to the economic and social adjustment of persons with visual impairments. Persons with whom persons with visual impairments are living may, whenever the commission deems necessary, be given instruction that will assist them in caring for such persons with visual impairments. The commission through this program also shall cooperate with the Library of Congress and other agencies in the distribution of talking-book machines, sound-reproducing equipment and other devices designed for the use of persons who are blind, and from time to time may cause to be made and distributed to persons in this state who have visual impairments specially recorded subjects and Braille publications. [Amended by 1973 c.713 §6; 1989 c.224 §64; 2007 c.70 §128]