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.

Law enforcement communication cards for Deaf and hard of hearing drivers

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DRS Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Oklahoma School for the Deaf are celebrating Deaf Awareness Week, September 23-29. Check out this free card that Deaf and hard of hearing drivers can use to communicate with law enforcement officers if they get pulled over in traffic. Watch a short video about the card starring DRS Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Rehabilitation Technician B. B. Briones with voice interpretation by Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Jill Oliver. The video was filmed and edited by DRS Communications Officer Brett Jones.

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