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(OSSB)Ohio State School for The Blind

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Date: 1837 [unknown]
Location: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United Statesmap
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  • Ohio History of the Blind School

Ohio State School for the Blind for the Blind and visually impaired is a school located in Columbus, Ohio, United States ,It is run by the Ohio Department of Education for blind and visually impaired students across Ohio. It was established in 1837, making it the nation's first public school for the visually impaired. The Ohio Institution for the Education of the Blind building was constructed in 1874 in downtown Columbus on Parsons Ave. Later it became the headquarters for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and is now home to the Columbus Public Health offices. In the early 1900s, the Ohio Institution for the Education of the Blind became known as the Ohio State School for the Blind.In the mid-1950s the school moved to its current location at 5220 N. High St on the ground of a defaulted golf course. Over its history, the school has seen a vast change in its population and demographics, originally housing a majority of single disability student to now educating students with a variety of abilities. Ohio_State_School_for_the_Blind

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