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Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.



Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency responsible for providing services to Ohioans with disabilities to help them achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security determination outcomes.

OOD’s Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired and Division of Disability Determination, coordinate with partners across business, government, educational and non-profit sectors to:

  • Guide youth with disabilities regarding career preparation;
  • Work with individuals who acquire disabilities mid-career;
  • Advise companies about disability management and workplace solutions; and
  • Adjudicate claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).