Vision Rehabilitation Services

Our standards reflect leadership in the field internationally through the promotion and advancement of services designed to maximize function, independence, and community involvement for persons who are Blind or have low vision.

What we accredit

Standards for the following types of programs and services are in the Vision Rehabilitation Services (VRS) standards manual:

Clinical Blind and Vision Rehabilitation for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members in the Veterans Health Administration
  • Comprehensive Blind Rehabilitation Services
  • Outpatient Low Vision and Blind Rehabilitation Services
Vision Rehabilitation Services
  • Principle Standards for all Vision Rehabilitation Programs
  • Comprehensive Blind Rehabilitation Services
  • Orientation and Mobility Services
  • Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Low-Vision Therapy

Welcome video

Video introduction to accreditation and the standards for Vision Rehabilitation Services.

Get to know the standards

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Education and training

See the training calendar for details about our training opportunities and educational webinars.

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Purchase the standards

The standards are available for purchase through our online store.

Additional information

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CARF Connection blog

Learn about current trends, improving services, and the latest CARF news.

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Promising Practices

Read articles that spotlight innovative provider practices.

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Performance Management Workbook

Designed to walk providers through the process of designing a performance management system.

We are your partner for quality and success

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Value of accreditation

Our consultative peer-review process promotes active, dynamic planning focused on impact and outcomes. Learn how we can help your organization.

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Steps to accreditation

Accreditation takes time to prepare for and requires ongoing improvement efforts. We will be with you every step of the way.

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We’re here to help!

No matter where you are in your accreditation journey, we are here to answer your questions and provide assistance.

The Managing Director

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Chasity Chamberlin
Managing Director of Employment and Community Services

Chasity Chamberlin brings decades of experience in residential, employment, and community integration programs to her role.