Kentucky Amends Requirements For Blind Vending Program

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet/Office for the Blind recently amended its rules to establish additional operational requirements for the implementation of the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program, the National Automatic Merchandising Association reported.

The Kentucky Business Enterprises is one of the leading U.S. vending and food service programs operated by people who are blind. Administered by the Kentucky Office for the Blind, the program trains and certifies Kentuckians who are legally blind in food service and licenses them to operate vending and other food facilities.

The amendments, incorporated by KY 19842 2011, include but are not limited to: changes in standards for termination of vendor licenses, slight changes in criteria for vacancy appointments of vendors to manage vending facilities, and changes in "set-aside" percentages on net profits. For more information, contact Sheree Edwards at