Officials pass out free cue cards to help bridge gap between police, deaf
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 […]
Oklahoma DHS plans 80 new offices. Some rural counties won’t benefit.
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 […]
Agency unveils ‘Smart Home’ technology for people with disabilities
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 […]