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Ohio i /o?'ha?.o?/ is a Midwestern state in the United States. The 34th largest state by area in the U.S., it is the 7th-most populous with nearly 11.5 million residents. The state's capital is Columbus. The Anglicized name 'Ohio' comes from the Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning 'great river'. The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803.Although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname, Ohio is historically known as the 'Buckeye State' (relating to the Ohio buckeye tree) and Ohioans are also known as 'Buckeyes.'

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Ohio Ophthalmological Society
3401 Mill Run Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: (614) 527-6799

Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
936 Eastwind Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 785-1163

Assistive Technology of Ohio
445 East Dublin Granville Road
Building L
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 293-9132

Unit A
Southeast Ohio Sight Center
358 Lincoln Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 687-4785

Southeast Ohio Sight Center
358 Lincoln Avenue
Unit A
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 687-4785

Vision & Vocational Services
1393 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 294-5571

Ohio State University: College of Optometry, Vision Rehabilitation Service
338 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-1104

Ohio State University: School of Teaching and Learning
333 Arps Hall
1945 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-2437

Ohio State School for the Blind
5220 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 752-1152

Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials
5220 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 644-8465

Universal Low Vision Aids, Inc.
8 East Long Street, Suite 210
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 224-6465

Ohio Department of Education: Office for Exceptional Children
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2650

Wood County Educational Service Center
639 South Dunbridge
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: (419) 354-9010 173

University of Toledo: Early Childhood, Physical, and Special Education
2801 West Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 530-7733

Sight Center of Northwest Ohio: Toledo Society for the Blind
1002 Garden Lake Parkway
Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: (419) 720-3937

Vocational Guidance Services
2239 East 55th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103
Phone: (216) 431-7800

Cleveland Sight Center
1909 East 101st Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: (216) 791-8118

National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Visual Impairment
7017 Pearl Road
Middleburg, OH 44130
Phone: (440) 545-1601

Written Communications Radio Service for the Print Handicapped
1615 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44305
Phone: (330) 784-3393

BSC Games
PO Box 145
East Palestine, OH 44413
Phone: (559) 224-2436

Philomatheon Society of the Blind
2701 W. Tuscarawas Street
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 453-9157

Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati
2045 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 221-8558

Cincinnati Public Schools: Visually Handicapped Materials Center
2355 Iowa Street
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone: (513) 369-4617

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries: Rehabilitation Center
10600 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 771-4800

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Main Campus
7000 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Phone: (513) 522-3860

3775 Muddy Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238
Phone: (513) 241-0720

Dayton Public Schools: Special Education Resource and Braille Library
115 S. Ludlow Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 542-3284

Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley
1511 Kuntz Road
Dayton, OH 45404
Phone: (937) 461-4800

Scioto Radio Reading Service
602 Chillicothe Street, Suite M104
Portsmounth, OH 45662
Phone: (740) 354-3909

State Library of Ohio: Talking Book Program
274 East First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-3673
Phone: (614) 644-6897

VOICEcorps Reading Service (formerly Central Ohio Radio Reading Service)
2955 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43204-2647
Phone: (614) 274-7650

Ohio Department of Aging
50 West Broad Street
9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3363
Phone: (614) 466-5500

625 West Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4496
Phone: (614) 221-6367

Prevent Blindness Ohio
1500 West Third Avenue
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43212-2874
Phone: (614) 464-2020

Ohio Bureau of Early Intervention Services
Department of Health
246 North High, Fifth Floor
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
Phone: (614) 644-8389

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired and Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
400 East Campus View Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
Phone: (614) 438-1250

Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled in Cleveland
17121 Lake Shore Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44110-4006
Phone: (216) 623-2911

UDS Low Vision Services
388 South Main Street
Suite 302
Akron, OH 44311-1064
Phone: (330) 996-4080

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2045 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1490
Phone: (513) 221-8558