Oklahoma students earn top awards at School for the Blind’s Cane Quest

Four young students with white canes display medials

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Thirty-one students competed for awards at the fifth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest competition at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.

OSB invited certified orientation and mobility specialists and certified teachers of the visually impaired to serve as judges who scored each student’s orientation and mobility skills.

Older Cane Quest competitors navigated routes in downtown Muskogee by following verbal directions and paying attention to environmental clues to reach destinations.

School for the Deaf’s new Key Club School collects donations for kids with disabilities

12 young people and adults in two rows

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf students are kicking off their new Key Club organization with an exciting holiday service project that ties in with organization’s goals for student leadership, volunteering and service opportunities.

Members are gathering items for Blessing Baskets to be delivered to the Little Lighthouse in Tulsa.

The Little Lighthouse is a center for children with developmental disabilities, ages birth to age 6.

School for the Blind students to explore career interests Nov 30 at Future Shock

Young woman in business suit speaks into a microphone

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Preparing for careers after high school will be the focus of Oklahoma School for the Blind’s “Future Shock” career day on Thursday, November 30.
The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on the OSB campus, 3300 Gibson Street in Muskogee.
Prior to Future Shock, OSB middle school and high school students will complete career interest surveys and compare job descriptions with the education and experience required to qualify for those jobs.

Library for the Blind loans free audio books to Oklahomans

Two men hold a cartridge and audio player in front of a building

OKLAHOMA CITY –Twenty-six thousand audio books, textbooks and periodicals are currently available for loan to patrons of the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The books and digital playback equipment are free to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired and those with reading disabilities or physical limitations that make it difficult to use standard print.

Last year, staff served 4,884 patrons distributing an average 3,825 books to them each week.

School for the Blind to sponsor Fall Panther Prowl road race Nov 15

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind’s running club will sponsor a Fall Panther Prowl road race beginning at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15.

The event is open to the public. There is no entry fee and all student participants will receive ribbons. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be open until Tuesday, November 14.

Participants will walk or run on certified 1k, 3k and 5k courses marked and monitored on the service road and sidewalks on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson in Muskogee.

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