[Ohio-talk] enquiring research

andrew edgcumbe rollercoasterman86 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 12:22:30 UTC 2018


Hi thanks is o and m under that unbrula of ohians agency or not like if
somebody needs o and m for getting them famial themselves familiar with
roots and stuff if need be to places if need be that is?

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 8:11 AM barbara.pierce9366--- via Ohio-Talk <
ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Dear Andrew,
>
> The NFB of Ohio does have a student division, but I would characterize it
> as inactive. They meet at convention in November, but I do not think they
> do much else. the Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users, on the other hand,
> has monthly meetings by phone. It is sponsoring sate legislation and is
> otherwise engaged in public life. the president is Deanna Lewis,
> deannakayy03 at gmail.com <mailto:deannakayy03 at gmail.com>.
>
> As for services, to hear the state agency tell it, we have wonderful
> services. Blind people would tell you a different story. We do have a
> Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired, which is under the umbrella
> of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). You can tell by the
> name OOD that rehabilitation is a dirty word in those circles these days.
> We are hoping for a change of heart after the coming election, which should
> bring a change in top leadership. But it is challenging to be declared
> eligible for services and then to get enough instruction after that.
>
> Ask if you need more information.
>
>
> Barbara Pierce
> President Emerita
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
> 440-774-8077
> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
> characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
> expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
> between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
> blindness is not what holds you back.
>
> > On Oct 24, 2018, at 10:48 PM, andrew edgcumbe via Ohio-Talk <
> ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all I am just doing bit of research nothing more. I see you have a
> > student devision and guide dog stuff going on. Anyway i am guessing there
> > is allot of services in ohio.  does o and m get offered if somebody needs
> > it for example and do they come out if you need them not saying i will
> move
> > there but wanted to know just wondering is all how what services each
> state
> > has. you could speak to ohio if you like.
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