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Twenty-eight students compete in 18th annual Oklahoma Braille Challenge

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Hosted by the Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB), the 19th annual Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge recently tested the Braille speed and accuracy of 28 contestants at the NewView Oklahoma Center for Low Vision and Blindness in Oklahoma City. Braille literacy is an essential part […]

Inaugural mobile People with Disabilities Awareness Day set for March 10

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma’s first mobile People with Disabilities Awareness Day is set for March 10, marking the first time Oklahomans with disabilities, their families and supporters can take part in the event from work, home or wherever they are. In previous years, Awareness Day brought […]

Inaugural DRS Career Opportunity Expo set for Feb 11

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma employers including OGE, FAA and Ditchwitch will participate in the first-ever Career Opportunity Expo 2020, themed “Ready, Set Hired!” on Tuesday February 11. Hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, a member of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the expo will be held […]

Visual Services will lead White Cane Safety Day walk in downtown OKC

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ─ White cane users with visual disabilities and sighted supporters will celebrate National White Cane Safety Awareness Day on Tuesday, October 15 with a walk through downtown Oklahoma City. The public is invited to show their support for this event, sponsored by Visual Services, which will be held […]

Bartlesville woman to be honored during People with Disabilities Awareness Day at State Capitol

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma resident Katie Wehmeyer will be honored as the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ (DRS) Client of the Year on Tuesday, March 12 at People with Disabilities Awareness Day (PDAD). The annual event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the state […]

OKC advocates celebrate National White Cane Safety Day on Oct 13

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 13, the Heartland Council of the Blind will celebrate its 10th annual National White Cane Safety Awareness Day in Oklahoma City. The event will focus on the importance of the white cane as a tool to achieve independence and a symbol of […]

Oklahomans urged to “Go All In” during People with Disabilities Awareness Day

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –The 24th annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day (PWDAD) will be held from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City.  The event is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) joined for the second year […]

OK DRS celebrates Deaf Awareness Week with multiple activities

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) programs for deaf or hard of hearing Oklahomans are honoring Deaf Awareness Week from September 24 through 30. The celebration aims to increase public awareness of deaf issues, people and culture. Activities held this week include educational events […]

OKC disability services coordinator named to DRS’ governing board

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin has recently appointed Emily Cheng of Oklahoma City to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). As a person with cerebral palsy, Commissioner Cheng was previously a DRS client and […]

Oklahoma disability groups to hold candidates’ forum

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, July 23 central Oklahoma residents with disabilities, their family members and friends will gather to hear the views of at least 15 candidates running for the State Legislature.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City from 10 […]

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