OBVS Independent Vendors

The Office for Blindness & Vision Services provides services for individuals who have low vision or blindness. Those services are obtained through a variety of means, including through independent contractors.

DORS is in need of skilled contractors in the following categories:

Independent Employment Specialist

This is an independent contracting position and is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering job placement services for blind, deaf blind and low vision consumers. This position works as part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure necessary services are provided for the consumer to obtain suitable employment, in accordance with their Individualized Plan for Employment.

Teacher for the Blind

$60/ hour or $90/hour for CVR
This position is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering rehabilitation teaching services for blind, deaf blind and low vision consumers. Rehabilitation Teachers provide instruction and guidance in adaptive independent living skills, enabling adults and youth who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind to confidently carryout their daily activities

Assistive Technology Professional

$90/hour for training, $120/hour for assessment
This position is responsible for providing Assistive Technology (AT) Assessments and Training to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  The AT Technologist must have knowledge of and experience working with AT equipment, hardware and software specific to blind access. The AT Technologist must own various AT Assessment equipment in order to facilitate an AT Assessment.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

This position is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering orientation and mobility services for blind, deaf blind and low vision consumers. These services enable the consumer to travel safely, efficiently, and independently in their home, school, community, and vocational environments. 

For more information, please see the attachments. If you would like more information about becoming a vendor or have specific questions, please contact the main OBVS office at 410-554-9277.


DORS Provider/Vendor Application
DORS Provider/Vendor Fact Sheet
DORS Assistive Technology Provider Certification Standards & Process
DORS Assistive Technology Provider Service Report Requirements
DORS Rehabilitation Teacher Job Description

Email or mail completed DORS vendor application and required materials to:

Muttasim Fadl, OBVS Employment Services Specialist
at elmuttasim.fadl@maryland.gov or ​410-554-9104

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