Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

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(Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission)

Address: 8050 Beckett Center Dr. Suite 216, West Chester, OH 45069
Or: 400 E. Campus View Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235-4604
Phone: 1-800-282-4536 or 614-438-1470
Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired: 513-942-8909
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitations: 513-942-8909
Bureau of Disability Determination: 614-438-1501
Website: www.rsc.ohio.gov

Mission & Purpose

The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission partners with individuals with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and disability determination outcomes.


Basic services may include counseling and planning; personal and work adjustment training; vocational training; physical and mental restoration; placement; and follow-up on the job. Some of the affiliated programs are: Community Centers for the Deaf, Supported Employment, Independent Living, Business Enterprise, Brain Injury Program, Rehabilitation Technology and Transition Services.


Eligibility is based on three factors: (1) whether a person has a physical or mental ailment which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment (2) if a person can benefit from services in terms of an employment outcome and (3) if a person requires vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.

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