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SSP Program

The SSP Program provides Support Service Providers to Deaf-Blind (combined vision/hearing loss) individuals in order to facilitate independence and access to the community.

SSPs provide a range of services including:
  • sighted guide
  • assistance reading and understanding paperwork
  • assistance at the grocery store
  • and much more
  • The SSP Program is for individuals age 60 and older who have qualifying combined vision/hearing loss and live in Franklin County, Ohio. The program is run in partnership with Franklin County Senior Options.

    For more information or to request SSP services, please contact Barbara Rathmell, SSP Manager, at or (614) 261-5794.