Officials pass out free cue cards to help bridge gap between police, deaf

BY: - September 19, 2023

Advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing are working to prevent tragic police encounters by offering free cue cards to help bridge the communication gap. In observance of International Deaf Awareness Week, which runs through Sunday, drivers who are deaf and hard of hearing can receive free visual aids through the employment program Services to […]

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Oklahoma DHS plans 80 new offices. Some rural counties won’t benefit.

BY: - September 1, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will move much of its staff out of large, dilapidated office buildings into smaller, more centrally located facilities. Once the transition is complete within the next year, many DHS offices will feel less like government buildings and more like Apple stores, one agency official said. But […]

A person demonstrates a cutting board made for people with hand mobility impairments.

Agency unveils ‘Smart Home’ technology for people with disabilities

BY: - August 29, 2023

Oklahomans with limitations in their daily lives may qualify for free equipment to help them live more independently. The enabling Smart Home technologies include voice-activated devices, remote-controlled appliances and mechanisms to increase mobility. Additional supports include gadgets to dispense medications and detect seizures. Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials unveiled two model demonstration sites on […]