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5.8. Training

Upon completion of the initial evaluation, a determination is made as to whether training should be initiated. Training needs to be conducted in the least restrictive environment available to the veteran based upon the availability of appropriate, quality local resources for the blind (i.e., BROS or community agencies). If the training cannot be provided locally or the veteran requests training at a specific program (VICTOR, VISOR, Continuum of Care or BRC), VIST is to refer the veteran to the program of jurisdiction for further evaluation and training. Training materials developed by the manufacturer are utilized by the training centers with appropriate additions, deletions, and/or modifications of training to meet the special needs of the veteran.


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