BVRS - Uptown, Pittsburgh
BVRS - Public Education and Information and Referral Services
Our speaker's bureau conducts engagements with the corporate and business community, community and civic organizations, and schools and universities. Presentations are approximately one hour in length and are very informative.

We provide information and referral services to individuals who are blind or vision impaired. This program was established to help individuals secure the support and services they need.
1816 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Eligibility: Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is committed to the principle(s) of equal opportunity and does not discriminate in the composition of its Board of Directors, employment, or operations on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy & gender identity), disability, medical condition, military service or veteran status, age, marital/parental/family status, genetic information, sexual orientation, employment status, political affiliation, retaliation, other non-meritorious factor(s), or any status or information protected by applicable law(s).
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (412) 368-4400 Main
  • (412) 368-4080 Intake Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • (412) 368-4080 Intake Low Vision Rehabilitation Services
  • (412) 368-4080 Intake Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • (412) 368-4090 Fax
  • (800) 706-5050 Other
Email Address:
Intake Requirements: If you are in need our services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 412-368-4400 or email at We will be more than happy to assist and provide you with the intake requirements.
Intake Procedure: Please contact our Intake and Referral Specialist by phone at 412-368-4400 or email at
Helpful Tips: Visit or contact us by phone at 412-368-4400 to learn how we can help.
Fee Amounts: Our fee structure differs for each program. Please contact the Information and Referral Specialist at 412-368-4400 or email at to determine eligibility and fee amounts.
Wait List: N/A
Facility/ADA access: Our facility is fully accessible.
Languages Spoken: English,
Interpreting Services are available upon request
Service Contact: Barbara Peterson, Director of Client Services,
Public Transportation: Public Transportation is available within 2 blocks of our front door.
Capacity Limitations: N/A
Insurance Accepted: We accept all major insurances for Low Vision and Primary Vision Services.
  • Activities of Daily Living Assessment
  • Assistive Technology Information
  • Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs
  • Disability Awareness Training
  • Disability Related Transportation
  • Eye Screening
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • In Home Supportive Services Subsidies
  • Job Development
  • Life Skills Education
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Senior Ride Programs
  • Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
  • Specialized Information and Referral
  • Supported Employment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
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BVRS - Uptown, Pittsburgh
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