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Welcome to OSSB

Front of Ohio State School for the Blind building. Brick building and American and Ohio flags in front of building.

In 1837, the Ohio government established the Ohio Institution for the Education of the Blind. This institution was the predecessor of the Ohio State School for the Blind. It was the first public school for the blind in the United States. Today, more than 100 Ohio blind and visually impaired students receive their education each year at OSSB.