Press Releases 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Douglas C. Boone, a consultant and state agency leader from Kalamazoo, Michigan with 30 years’ experience in serving people who are blind will soon lead Visual Services staff for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

“I am excited about coming to Oklahoma,...

Portrait of Jack Tucker

Thursday, December 26, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jack Tucker, a retired principal with 40 years’ experience at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, was appointed to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services, the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

The School for the Deaf, headquartered...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans with combined vision and hearing loss may now get the latest communications technology – including iPads and smart phones -- free of charge through a program called iCanConnect.

iCanConnect, also known as the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program,...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Muskogee, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind will pilot an orientation and mobility challenge for students with visual impairments who use a cane to navigate their surroundings. On Oct 28, 2013, from noon to 4 pm at OSB, 3300 Gibson St., Muskogee, OK 74403 teams of students will travel...

Price sits at his desk in his motorized wheelchair

Monday, October 14, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October with job preparation and employment services that last year helped 3,106 Oklahomans with disabilities become taxpaying employees.

“When this happens,...

A woman sits a table with students talking

Monday, October 7, 2013

Muskogee, Okla. — The Oklahoma School for the Blind Parent Teacher Organization and the Oklahoma School for the Blind will host the tenth annual Future Shock Career Day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., November 7, 2013 at the OSB campus, 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee, OK. Students who are blind or...

Two women talking

Thursday, September 19, 2013

SULPHUR, Okla. – Football fans, the disability community, rehabilitation professionals and the public are encouraged to wear green to support Oklahoma School for the Deaf at a football game on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Sulphur.

The game will kick off a free, two-day community outreach and...

Two women, alittle boy and a horse

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association is saddlin’ up again for the arrival of 130 Oklahoma School for the Blind students and staff during OSB’s Western Heritage Day 2013. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Silver Spur Western Lodge in...

Portrait of Steve Shelton

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – “Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services clients with disabilities repay $2.3 in taxes for each $1 invested in job preparation when they work 10 years, representing a 230% return on taxpayers’ investment,” Steve Shelton from Edmond said, quoting a report from The...

Portrait of Lynda Collins

Thursday, July 25, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – July 26 is the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by former President George H.W. Bush.

This landmark legislation guarantees civil rights protections to people with disabilities and equal opportunity in employment, public services...