The Ohio State School for the Blind, a publicly funded educational facility, is dedicated to the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth of students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Our mission is to work cooperatively with students, families, and the community to provide an effective, enjoyable educational experience through specialized, curriculum, equipment, materials, and individualized, disability-specific instruction to develop our students’ unique potential.
Ohio State School for the Blind
5220 North High Street
Columbus Ohio, 43214
The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio. With a service area of 1.2 million residents, COTA provides more than 19 million passenger trips annually.
Thanks to the support of the community, COTA now offers a more comprehensive bus service, with extra lines and longer hours of operation. Today, COTA operates throughout Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union Counties.
COTA is committed to excellence in serving our stakeholders – customers, employees and taxpayers. We will deliver quality transportation services and conduct business courteously, safely, ethically and reliably. We will demonstrate leadership that is fiscally responsible and environmentally conscientious.
If you are a senior or a rider with a disability we can help you get to libraries, grocery stores, shopping centers, service agencies and most hospitals within your community at a 50% discount. All you need is a COTA Reduced Fare Key ID Card. Travel on COTA is safe, affordable, and reliable.
Fixed-route buses lower to the curb to make boarding easier.
Vehicles have ramps that extend for wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
Bus stops are announced and displayed onboard fixed-route buses, so you know the next bus stop.
Service animals are welcome on all COTA vehicles.
Your Personal Care Attendant (PCA) boards free. Just show your valid COTA ID card marked “YES” for the PCA free ride.
ADA compliant website and materials available in alternative formats upon request. Please call (614) 275-5828 for assistance.
We honor the dignity and worth of each person.
We believe our first responsibility is to the patients we serve. We respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and find that compassion is essential to fostering healing and wholeness.
We believe our patients and their families deserve the best possible healthcare experience. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. Teaching and learning are fundamental in our efforts.
We believe we are accountable to our communities for our stewardship. We have a special concern for the poor, and are committed to making quality healthcare available to all. Our decisions will serve our communities in the present and preserve our mission into the future.
We believe our actions and decisions must reflect a faithful balance of our core values. We will act with absolute integrity and expect the same of those who work with us.
We believe our people are the source of our success. Our organization must reflect the rich diversity of our communities. We will respect, embrace and derive strength from our differences. We are committed to providing a work environment that enables our employees to fulfill their professional, family and community responsibilities.
The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM) is a statewide project serving students with print disabilities, including students who are blind and visually impaired. CISAM’s mission is to provide free quality accessible educational materials, professional development/learning opportunities, and technical assistance for Ohio's students with print disabilities including students with visual impairments and their families, educators, and collaborative partners.
CISAM’s vision is to improve the achievement outcomes of Ohio’s students through the timely provision of accessible educational materials and services.
CISAM’s goal is to assist school personnel in locating AEM in a timely manner in alternate formats for eligible Ohio students including: audio, braille, digital text, large print.
Columbus Local Resources
Sighted Guide Ohio created a section just for people who locally live in the surrounding areas of Columbus, OH and that are visually impaired or blind and are in need of resources and services to be independent, successful and responsible person. SGO is here is create awareness and help people understand more about people that are visually impaired or blind. If there is something you are looking for and can not find it on our website. Please feel free to let me know and I will find it
We are there for you for every generation:
We put your needs first and treat you the same way we would treat our own loved ones.
Patients who have been coming to us since childhood often return as adults and with children of their own. Our members stay with us because we know how to take care of their medical needs and have the tools and resources to help keep their family healthy today and always.
Did you know Molina Healthcare is led by a physician and Molina family members remain in leadership roles at the company? Today, J. Mario Molina, MD (a son of the founder C. David Molina, MD), who made his start sweeping Molina Medical Clinic floors as a child, now serves as company president and CEO.
Please check out the links below locally for Columbus