Press Releases 2015

A young girl walking with a white cane while woman walks behind her evaluating her techniques

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Twenty-two students participate in the Oklahoma School for the Blind’s third Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Dec. 10 in Muskogee.

The unique Cane Quest competition gives students who are blind and visually impaired an opportunity to test their white canes, usually used...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

TULSA, Okla. - The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will relocate one of the agency’s Vocational Rehabilitation offices in Tulsa from 125 N. Greenwood to a new location at 444 S. Houston, Suite 200.

Two Vocational Rehabilitation offices are currently located at that address...

Monday, November 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Public Hearings will be hosted by Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (ORC) on Dec. 7 in Lawton, Dec 8 in Oklahoma City and Dec 9 in Tulsa. Comments will be heard regarding updates to the DRS State Plan for programs that...

Young boy holds white cane with red tip

Thursday, November 19, 2015

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Twenty-six students are registered to participate in the School for the Blind’s third Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on December 10 in downtown Muskogee.

The unique Cane Quest competition gives students who are blind and visually impaired an opportunity to...

Young man wears helmet and rock climbing harness

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – From repelling a 50’ rock wall to SCUBA training that simulates weightlessness in space, Oklahoma School for the Blind senior Logan McCoy and junior Will Carney put their adventure skills to the test at Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students.

McCoy’s hometown...

Eight elementary-age children stand behind a wooden and pipe bench with the words "Buddy Bench"

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SULPHUR, Okla. – Elementary students at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf are fostering friendship during recess with a happy place for students who feel lonely or want a friend. They call that place the Buddy Bench.

OSD Director of Student Assessment Traci Prince was motivated to act...

Two boys look at equpiment

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Muskogee, Okla. — Oklahoma students who or blind or visually impaired from across the state are invited to join Oklahoma School for the Blind students at Future Shock career day on Thursday, November 5.

Future Shock is a unique educational experience featuring 20 potential employers and...

Woman standing behind a little grl

Thursday, October 22, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirty-seven percent of working-age Oklahomans with disabilities are employed, compared to 77.8 percent of the population without disabilities.

This data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey further reveals that 7.8 percent of...

Woman holding white ane speaks to crowd holding canes through a bullhorn

Monday, October 12, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY ─ National White Cane Safety Day activities focus on the importance of the white cane as a tool used to achieve independence and a symbol of people who are blind or visually impaired.

The event is traditionally celebrated October 15 in Oklahoma and the nation.

White...

2 small boys with a white cane

Friday, October 9, 2015

Muskogee, OKLA. –The public is invited to celebrate National White Cane Safety Day on October 13 with Oklahoma School for the Blind students and faculty during a free educational program at Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee.

Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. All activities will take place at...

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