Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

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Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

Address: 895 Central Ave. 7th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 800-686-3323 or 513-852-3260
Websites: www.ood.ohio.gov, www.oodworks.com

Mission & Purpose

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities partners with individuals with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and disability determination outcomes.


Services: Basic services may include vocational counseling and guidance, work adjustment, vocational training, job development, and on-the-job supports. Some affiliate programs are: Community Centers for the Deaf, Independent Living Older Blind, and the Business Enterprise Program.


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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