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


Business Enterprise Program Goals

  • Provide food service businesses to people who are legally blind;
  • Establish employment for people who have a visual disability;
  • Publicly demonstrate the abilities, capabilities and competencies of individuals with disabilities;
  • Provide quality food and vending service programs

How OOD Supports the Business Enterprise Program

OOD's Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) administers this federally funded program. Specialists working for BSVI provide management consulting services to BEP managers to help their businesses succeed. BEP funds cover the costs of the equipment and initial inventory to establish a business, plus equipment repairs and other ongoing support. A monthly charge collected from facility managers partially pays for these investments.