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Minnesota State Services for the Blind (MNSSB)

Communication Center of State Services for the Blind

Bemidji Office

616 America Ave NW, Ste 230, Bemidji, MN, 56601-3861

Distance: 1005 Miles

(800) 722-0550


Travel Information: Located at the Beltrami County Community Service Building, 616 America Avenue.

Service Details


The Communication Center provides books, newspapers, magazines and other printed materials in alternate formats for people who are blind, visually impaired, DeafBlind or who have other disabilities that make it difficult for them to read print.

Services include:
* Braille and audio transcription of books and other printed materials
* News by phone or on the go
* Library services offering books in accessible formats
* Radio Talking Book offering free, closed-circuit news and information service broadcast 24 hours a day
* Career podcasts offering helpful advice and insights for job seekers and workers


  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 


Minnesotans with a qualifying visual, physical, or reading disability that makes reading print difficult.

Application Instructions

Request an application from your local State Services for the Blind office or download from website.


There is no fee for these services.

Area Served

Northwestern Minnesota


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 333-8206
FAX (218) 333-8259
Toll Free (888) 234-1257

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