Low Vision Support

Transportation Services 

Mahoning County

  • Western Reserve Transit Authority WRTA
    • (330) 744-8431
    • Provides transportation to clients whose disability affects mobility as well as clients 65 years of age or older
    • Curb to curb servies 
    • Call for application or further information 

Trumbull County

  • Trumbull Transit Servies TTS
    • (330) 369-2600
    • Curb to curb servies
    • If client is disabled, an individual transportation plan will be developed
  • Catholic Charities CC
    • (330) 393-4254
    • CC provides some transportation for grocery shopping and medical needs
    • CC also provides assistance for various other needs 
  • Jobs & Family Services JFS
    • (330) 675-2000
    • 2 programs available
      • Transportation for clients who are visually impaired or for medical need 
      • Person can call for specific guidelines 
      • NET- must have Ohio medicaid and no vehicle 
      • Title XX- do not need to be enrolled in Ohio Medicaid, based on income, must be 60 years old or older with a disability 

Columbiana County

  • Community Action Rural Transportation CART

Low Vision Exam and Evaluation 

  • Judith A Read Low Vision Services
    • (330) 762-9755
    • 701 S. main street Akron Ohio 44311 
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Office Hours: M-F 8 am- 4 pm
    • Low vision assessment for children and adults
    • Bioptic driving program in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic akron general rehab
    • Teacher of visual impaired providing braille instruction, low vision aid training and technology instruction 
    • Orientation and mobility assessment and training 
    • Assessment of desktop and portable video magnifier

Addition Resources: 

  • Cleveland Sight Center
    • (216) 791-8118
  • Keystone Blind Association KBA
    • (724) 347-5501
    • Talking Newspaper- Sharon Herald
    • Located in Hermitage PA
    • Serves northeast ohio with services for visually impaired 
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities OOD
    • (330) 797-9980
    • State agency that assist with vocational goals and independent living servies
    • Provides individuals with a visual disability over the age of 55 with assistance to teach them how to be independent and live in their own home 
  • In-Home Low Vision Occupational Therapy and Devices
    • Download Form
    • Print this form and take it to your medical or eye doctor for a referral for therapy.

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