Press Releases 2017

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY –Twenty-six thousand audio books, textbooks and periodicals are currently available for loan to patrons of the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The books and digital playback equipment are free to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired and...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind’s running club will sponsor a Fall Panther Prowl road race beginning at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15.

The event is open to the public. There is no entry fee and all student participants will receive ribbons. Pre-registration is...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A record-breaking 32 contestants are signed up to participate in Oklahoma School for the Blind fifth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Thursday, November 16.

The unique Cane Quest competition challenges students to use proper travel techniques and cane skills to complete...

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Monday, October 23, 2017

SULPHUR, Okla. – Everyone in the community is invited to Fall Festival at Oklahoma School for the Deaf on Tuesday, October 31, featuring free trick-or-treating and hayrides. School organizations will charge reasonable fees for a Spookhouse, carnival games and concessions.

All activities...

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Oklahoma City –The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services hired Michael Spencer from Tulsa on October 2 to lead the agency’s statewide Business Enterprise Program as operations coordinator.

Spencer and his wife Janet previously owned M & J Snack Bar, which successfully...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma School for the Blind Jazz Band traveled from Muskogee to attend a concert on Oct. 18 at Tower Theatre in OKC featuring the musical traditions of New Orleans.

The show was a triple treat with the Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas;” six-time Grammy® award-...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

QUAPAW, Okla. – Two jobs are not enough for Tulsa Native Norman “Buddy” Thomas. Someday, he hopes to add a third job helping others who are deaf “chase their own passions and dreams.”

Thomas is shop manager at Metal Fab Trophy and Screen Printing in Miami. He also owns Tree of Liberty...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY ― The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Federal Aviation Administration will host the second annual career fair and hiring event from 9 am to 1 pm, Oct. 25 at DRS’ Career Planning Center, 5813 S. Robinson in Oklahoma City.

“This event is...

People with canes, dogs and White Cane Safety Day signs walk in an indoor mall.

Friday, October 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY ─ Public awareness is the point of National White Cane Safety Day, an event celebrated in mid-October every year by people who are blind or visually impaired.

In Oklahoma City, Heartland Council of the Blind advocates and Visual Services staff and clients are teaming up...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TULSA, OKLA. – For the first time, Oklahoma School for the Blind students and faculty – even the Jazz Band -- are traveling to Tulsa to celebrate National White Cane Safety Day on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

OSB organizers will display free educational exhibits and present demonstrations throughout...

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