OKLAHOMA CITY – Douglas C. Boone, a consultant and state agency leader from Kalamazoo, Michigan with 30 years’ experience in serving people who are blind will soon lead Visual Services staff for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
“I am excited about coming to Oklahoma, and I look forward to working with the staff at the Division for Visual Services and Oklahoma DRS,” Boone said. “I believe that we can most effectively fulfill our mission, which is really a joint venture between the federal Vocational Rehabilitation system and the state of Oklahoma, by developing a partnership between the hardworking professionals within the agency and the customers who are eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation and independent living services.”
“Together we will work as a team that can implement the strategies needed to enable blind Oklahomans to reach their full potential," he said.
As president of D. Boone Consultants since 1993, he offered customized consultation to agencies, educational institutions, businesses and organizations serving people who are blind. The company served more than 1000 staff in 19 states and Europe with programs targeting vocational rehabilitation, independent living, program review and evaluation, strategic planning, reasonable accommodations, employer outreach, orientation and mobility, industrial education and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.