School for the Blind Jazz Band to perform Oct 15 at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa

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TULSA, OKLA. – The award-winning Oklahoma School for the Blind Jazz Band will perform a free concert on Monday, October 15, at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa.

OSB’s Jazz Band earned 2-A state championships in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The Jazz Band will perform at 6:00 p.m. in front of Macy's on the lower level of the mall.

Woodland Hills Mall is located at 7021 S. Memorial Road.

Visual Services leads White Cane Safety Day walk in downtown OKC October 15

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OKLAHOMA CITY ─ White cane users with visual disabilities and sighted supporters will celebrate National White Cane Safety Awareness Day on October 15 with a stroll through downtown Oklahoma City.

Visual Services, the event host, invites the public to show support from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library located at 300 Park Avenue.

The division, which provides employment and independent living services, is part of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Tulsa apprentice electrician named spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week Sept. 23 to Sept. 29

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OKLAHOMA CITY – First Level Apprentice Electrician Jimmy Richardson from Tulsa is an official spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated worldwide from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29.

The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week is to increase public awareness of Deaf culture, heritage and American Sign Language, which are unique to deaf people.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff selected Richardson, age 28, to represent Tulsa and North East Oklahoma.

ICRC offers Interpreter for the Deaf Certification and Resources

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DRS Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing operates the Oklahoma Interpreter Certification and Resource Center. Watch a short video to find out about the services offered including interpreter testing and certification based on sign language proficiency.
The video stars SDHH Administrative Assistant Keri Nutt with voice interpretation by a contract interpreter for the Deaf. Communications Officer Brett Jones filmed and edited the video http://www.okrehab.org/vid-info/ICRCservices

Houston audiologist named spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week September 23-29

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Audiologist Dr. James Connor Sullivan is an official spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated worldwide from September 23 through 29.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff selected Sullivan, age 27, to represent central Oklahoma.

SDHH is an employment and independent living program in Vocational Rehabilitation, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

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