Oklahoma School for the Deaf enjoys a bright game

OSD Homecoming Court

SULPHUR, OKLA. -- The Oklahoma School for the Deaf hosted the Arkansas School for the Deaf in the 2019 OSD Football and Volleyball Homecoming games on Oct. 6th..

For a historic first, the OSD football team played their first-ever night game on the OSD campus. The OSD team shined bright with a 67-19 win over ASD.

Looking to repeat the championship title win this year, the OSD football team is well on their way with record of 3-1.

Disability Employment Awareness Month spokesperson has Oklahoma Panhandle ties

Young man leans on fence in front of football field and stadium

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each October, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services chooses a spokesperson for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Linden Robertson, age 25, is a successful DRS Vocational Rehabilitation client with dyslexia. He is now in training for an inbound and outbound shipping lead at DHL in Fort Worth, Texas.

DHL is a logistics company specializing in international shipping, courier services and transportation.

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

Students play trombones and trumpets in front of a mall store

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.