OHIO

The Bureau of Services for the Visually
Impaired
(BSVI) of Ohio

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired
William A. Casto, director
400 E. Campus View Blvd., SW3A
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
(800) 282-4536, ext.1438 (in Ohio only)
(614) 438-1438
http://www.rsc.state.oh.us/
bvrbvsi/default.aspx

 

The Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) of Ohio
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Bureau of Disability Determination
Kathleen M. Johnson, director
P.O. Box 359001
Columbus, OH 43235-9001
(614) 438-1200
http://www.rsc.state.oh.us/
bdd/default.aspx

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Keystone Blind Association
(Mercer and Crawford counties)
1230 Stambaugh Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146
(800) 837-4122
(724) 347-5501
http://www.keystoneblind.org


Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
(All counties in Pennsylvania )
90 East Shady Lane
Enola , PA 17025
(717) 234-3261
http://www.pablind.org


Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/

portal/server.pt/community/

blindness_and_visual_services/10367

Northwest Pennsylvania:
Erie District Office 3100
Lovell Place Erie , PA 16503
(866) 521-5073
(814) 871-4401  


Southwest Pennsylvania:
Pittsburgh District Office
1075 Kossman Building
Forbes and Stanwix Streets
Pittsburgh , PA 15222
(866) 565-2296
(412) 565-5240

NATIONAL

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
If you or your spouse are legally blind you may be eligible for tax breaks. For details see "IRS Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information" which can be found here:
IRS Forms
http://www.irs.gov/publications/index.html

 

Social Security disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program
Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd
(800) 772-1213
Baltimore, MD 21235
http://www.ssa.gov/d&s1.htm

 

The National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314
http://www.nfb.org

 

LOCAL

 

Your local telephone provider may have services that are available for persons with a visual disability. Specifically, check for use of information services (411) at no charge.

Your local post office provider may have specific services that are available in your area. Services may include no cost mailings for persons with a visual disability and the elimination of receiving third party mailing (junk mail).