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Apply for basic training for severely visually or hearing-impaired people


In order for you to be able to find your way with a severe visual impairment or hearing impairment at work and in everyday life, you must have many special skills. The basic training required for disability provides you with the knowledge and skills you need for an independent and independent life – both professionally and privately.

The special basic training courses are aimed at people who generally aspire to vocational training or retraining, but whose knowledge and skills are not yet sufficient to successfully carry out this training or retraining due to a (occurred) severe visual impairment or hearing impairment.

If training or retraining is not possible due to reasons in your person, support can also be provided in advance of taking up employment.

Basic training for the blind

During a basic training for the blind, you will learn new techniques that are necessary for the exercise or further exercise of an activity due to your disability.

  • The teaching content includes, for example:
  • read and write Braille (Braille),
  • get to know and operate blind-specific computer aids,
  • working with electronic readers for the blind and notepads for the blind,
  • Orientation and mobility, so that you can move and orient yourself independently and safely in public space,
  • practical life skills, so that you can, for example, sign, recognize money, take care of your clothes and prepare small meals – in short, be able to run your own household.

The duration is 10 to 12 months.

Basic hearing technology training

During a basic hearing training, you will learn strategies to communicate as well as possible with hearing people. The aim is to find out the hearing tactics with which you can best communicate personally with hearing people both at the training place or workplace as well as during a professional qualification.

The teaching content includes, for example:

  • Training
  • Hearing training for hearing aid or cochlear implant wearers
  • Development and training of a hearing tactic,
  • use of written interpreters, speech accompanying gestures and technical aids,
  • audiotherapy,
  • Communication training,
  • Training to increase the ability to concentrate and exert

The duration is 3 to 6 months, depending on your needs.

The basic training required due to disability is funded by the Employment Agency, provided that the Federal Employment Agency is the responsible rehabilitation provider. You are entitled to either transitional allowance or training allowance and you are covered by social insurance.

These basic training courses usually take place in a vocational rehabilitation institution set up to meet the specific needs of people with disabilities.

In order to receive the basic training required due to your disability, you must contact your Employment Agency:

  • To do this, make an appointment with the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team of your Employment Agency.
    • If you do not yet have a personal contact person at the Employment Agency, make an appointment using the free telephone number.
  • In the consultation, it will be clarified whether the basic training is suitable for you.
  • If your consultant determines that the basic training is suitable for you, you will be immediately notified for it. Your consultant will also discuss with you the forms you need to fill out. It also states when and where the measure begins and what you need for it.
  • You will receive a written notification as soon as a participation place is available.
  • Your consultant will register you for the basic training.
  • You have a severe visual or hearing impairment or you are at risk of such a disability.
  • Its responsible rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Your prospects of participating in or re-participating in working life are permanently significantly reduced due to your disability.
  • They are prepared to undergo vocational training or other professional integration.

When contacting your consultant, please ask which documents you need.

Processing usually takes several weeks. Once the service has been approved, the aim is to ensure that the start of the measure takes place as soon as possible in coordination with the provider.

Objection to the Employment Agency which issued the decision. Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the respective notice.

Forms available: No
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: Yes
Online services available: No

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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