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Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired

 

The Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) provides individuals, with low vision and blindness, services and supports necessary to help them attain and maintain employment.  Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are customized for each individual through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional VR counselors. VR services are available in all 88 counties and include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of an individual's disability;
  • Information and referral services;
  • Vocational counseling and training;
  • Job search and job placement assistance;
  • Educational guidance (tuition resources and other support);
  • Transportation services;
  • Occupational tools and equipment;
  • Personal attendant services (reader, interpreter, etc.)

Standard Print Application for BSVI Services

Large Print Application for VR Services

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired Regional Offices

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are available at OOD offices located throughout the state of Ohio to assist individuals with disabilities. Counselors at these local offices can assist individuals with disabilities determine if they qualify to receive services from OOD. Click on the link above to access a map to locate the office closest to your location.