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

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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

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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.

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.

School for the Deaf principal named spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week September 23-29

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SULPHUR, Okla – Oklahoma School for the Deaf Director of Education Manda Chebultz is an official spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated worldwide from September 23 through 29.

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

Chebultz, who is deaf, ensures that directs educational programming to ensure that OSD students’ needs are met on the campus in Sulphur and at satellite pre-schools in Edmond and Chickasha.

Oklahoma School for the Blind students to experience Western Heritage Day Sept 25

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Oklahoma School for Blind students will saddle up again on September 25 for their annual Western Heritage Day.

Roy and Rose Anna Webb host the popular event, which features a rodeo arena, stage coach, hay wagon and fish pond, at their Silver Spur Western Lodge in Haskell.

“We love to do it and look forward to Western Heritage Day every year,” Rose Anna Webb, who taught elementary school for 24 years, said. “My husband Roy wants to make sure that every child has a chance to ride a horse and experience ranching and outdoor activities.”

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