VA - Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Blind Rehabilitation

Blind Rehabilitation

  • The Waco Blind Rehabilitation Center provides inpatient training to legally blind and otherwise severely visually impaired Veterans;
  • The outpatient Low Vision Clinic provides evaluation and training at a less comprehensive level suitable for those with less severe vision loss;
  • The Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialist provides evaluation and training outside the Blind Rehabilitation Center and outpatient Low Vision Clinic;
  • The range of service available to visually impaired and blind Veterans are managed by the Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator

The majority of Veterans attending the Center are enrolled in the regular blind rehabilitation program. This program offers training inVision Rehabilitation, Orientation/Mobility, Living Skills andManual Skills. Programs are tailored to each Veteran's specific needs. We also offer Computer Access training. In this program we teach blinded Veterans the basics of using adaptive computers so that they can keep in touch with family and friends with e-mail, gain access to news and other information on the internet, and gain satisfaction from using an adaptive computer for everyday personal business and enjoyment.

Blind Rehabilitation Staff Information (as of 2018-08-29)

Chief: Christopher Bosley, 254-297-3755
Supervisor: Barry Francis, 254-297-3642
Blind Rehab Outpatient Specialist: Cori Scruggs, 254-297-3620 
Secretary: LaTricia Smith, 254-297-3649 
VIST Coordinator: Tara Travland - 254-743-0199

Monday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm
Career Phase: 
Retired Military
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
Any Disability
100% Disabled Vet
90% Disabled Vet
80% Disabled Vet
70% Disabled Vet
60% Disabled Vet
50% Disabled Vet
40% Disabled Vet
30% Disabled Vet
20% Disabled Vet
10% Disabled Vet
Discharges Allowed: 
General Under Honorable
Other than Honorable