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The mission of the Commission for the Blind (OCB) is to empower Oregonians who are blind to fully engage in life. The commission was established in 1937 and has evolved to be a consumer driven organization with a citizen governing body, appointed by the governor, that represents consumer organizations, education, ophthalmology/optometry, businesses and individual citizens who are blind. The agency operates under its enabling statutes and through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The commission has 57 full-time equivalent staff who provide services throughout the state.
OCB’s major program objectives include helping Oregonians who are blind get and keep jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families; training Oregonians in alternative skills related to blindness such as adaptive technology, white cane travel, Braille and activities of daily living; helping seniors and individuals with vision loss who are unable to work live with high levels of independence and self-sufficiency so they can remain in their homes and stay active in their communities; and licensing and supporting business owners who operate food service and vending operations in public buildings and facilities throughout the state.
Mailing Address: 535 SE 12th, Portland 97214
Telephone: 971-673-1588, Toll-free: 1-888-202-5463
General Email: email@example.com
Contact: Dacia Johnson, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Dacia Johnson
Records Officer Email: Dacia Johnson
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