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Disability News: Oklahoma

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-03-05 - Health and Disability news stories and articles from Oklahoma including medical related press releases news and coming events

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Information regarding the State of Oklahoma, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Disability Resources

Able Tech

Oklahoma ABLE Tech's mission is to improve access to assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive - www.ok.gov/abletech/

Tech-Tots

A program designed to introduce children with disabilities to the world of technology - www.ucpok.org/Techtots.htm

Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Provide free library service to Oklahomans that are blind, visually impaired, have a learning disability, or a physical limitation that makes it difficult to make use of standard printed material - www.state.ok.us/~library/

United Cerebral Palsy of Oklahoma

To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities - www.ucpok.org

Family Voices

Family Voices is a national grassroots clearing house for information and education about ways to assure and improve health care for children with disabilities and chronic conditions - okvoices.org

Oklahoma School for the Deaf

Our Vision; That Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the State of Oklahoma have the same opportunities as all children to be successful in a barrier-free environment - www.osd.k12.ok.us

Statistics: Oklahoma Disability

  • There are an estimated 633,000 people in Oklahoma over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 121,000 people, or 3.8% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 354,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 139,000 people with disabilities in Oklahoma who are employed.
  • Around 20,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 202,000 are currently not in the workforce.
Latest Oklahoma Publications
1 - Dismantling Oklahoma Scholarships for Students with Special Needs - AFC Condemns Ruling - American Federation for Children.
2 - Oklahoma to Vote on Opt Out of Obama Care - John Doak for Insurance Commissioner.
3 - Retailers Refusing to Honor Tax Break for Disabled Vets - Oklahoma State Senate.
4 - Strong Penalties for Those Refusing to Honor Tax Breaks for Disabled Vets - Oklahoma State Senate.
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