Press Releases 2018

Two smiling young men wear medals and hold while canes used for travel by people who are blind

Thursday, December 6, 2018

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Thirty Oklahoma students competed for awards at the sixth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest competition hosted recently in Muskogee by the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

OSB invited certified orientation and mobility specials and certified teachers of the visually impaired...

Logo: DRS with circle around the D, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Department of Rehabilitation Services has transferred 3,424 job seekers with significant disabilities from waiting lists to active caseloads since January 1.

DRS’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services staff began providing career planning and employments...

Young man followed by a woman uses white cane travels on sidewalk

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Blind expects 32 young white cane users to compete in their sixth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Thursday, November 15.

Cane Quest challenges students to use proper travel techniques and cane skills to complete routes in their communities.

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Smiling woman wearing glasses

Friday, November 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Commission for Rehabilitation Services appointed Melinda Fruendt as executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services on Monday (November 5).

Fruendt, who was briefly interim director, will lead more than 1,000 state employees who served 97,864...

Five ghoulish adults pose in Halloween costumes

Monday, October 29, 2018

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf has rescheduled their annual Fall Festival on Tuesday, November 6, due to the threat of rain on the original date. The community is invited to enjoy free trick-or-treating and some seasonal activities that may involve a fee, including hayrides, games...

Two women serve spahetti to young people at the front of a line.

Monday, October 22, 2018

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Spaghetti and meatballs will top the menu on Monday, November 5, when the Masons of Trinity Lodge #502 host their annual fundraiser to benefit Oklahoma School for the Blind.

OSB students will assist the Masons in serving dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at...

Man with white cane holds arm of woman with White Cane Day sign

Friday, October 12, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY ─ Saturday, October 13, will mark the 10th year the Heartland Council of the Blind has celebrated National White Cane Safety Awareness Day in Oklahoma City.

Activities focus on the importance of the white cane as a tool to achieve independence and a symbol of people with...

Five students play saxophones in a mall

Friday, October 12, 2018

TULSA, OKLA. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind will celebrate National White Cane Safety Awareness Day on Monday, October 15, at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa.

The free event is open to the public.

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

OSB faculty will...

Young students play sazaphones in a shopping mall.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

TULSA, OKLA. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind will celebrate National White Cane Safety Awareness Day on Monday, October 15, at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa.

The free event is open to the public.

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

OSB faculty will...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Department of Rehabilitation Services is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October by transferring approximately 1,800 job seekers with significant disabilities from waiting lists to active Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services caseloads...

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