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SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf has chosen the Bison to replace Indians as the official school mascot, effective immediately.

OSD, a division of Oklahoma Rehabilitation Services, proposed the change to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services, which unanimously voted to approve on July 12.

Lawton - Mary Ann Pawless, like millions of Americans, wonders how Katie Thurston’s journey will end this season on “The Bachelorette.”

The dating show is one of several shows the Lawton woman looks forward to watching each week, but that hobby was at risk because of her struggles with macular degeneration, a common eye disorder among people over age 50 that causes blurred or reduced central vision.

Lawton resident Mary Ann Pawless

Library for the Blind AIM Center’s free products and technology help students succeed

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Living with COVID-19 has been a challenge in all walks of life, but especially for students, parents and educators across Oklahoma.

Imagine the added hardship if you are a student who is blind or visually impaired -- or a parent or Teacher of the Visually Impaired trying to make educational materials accessible in virtual classrooms for that child.

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DRS to host free in-person summer training for Services for the Blind clients

OKLAHOMA CITY – Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired will offer Transition VIBE 2021 in June and July at Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.

VIBE consists of two, one-week sessions focused on in-person career assessment and job exploration training for clients ages 16-21.

Dove Science Academy honors VR Assistive Technology staff

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Assistive Technology Unit in Vocational Rehabilitation recently hosted The Game Changers, a national award-winning robotics team from Dove Science Academy Middle School in Oklahoma City.

VR is a division of Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

DRS Transition to host free online summer STEM camps for students with disabilities

OKLAHOMA CITY – Free Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camps for students with disabilities will be “online and doing fine” again this summer.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, and Rick and Sherri DeRennaux from Tech-Now, Inc. will offer three-day online camps for students located anywhere in Oklahoma.

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