June 8, 2020 Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Conducted by Video-Conferencing
June 8, 2020

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Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:30am

Listen to KCCU's interview with James Gottman

Tuesday, June 2, marked the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation, the employment program for Americans and Oklahomans with disabilities.

In 2019, professional staff at DRS’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired offered career guidance, counseling, job placement and a range of related services for 15,225 jobseekers with physical or mental barriers to employment.

DRS also works closely with employers through the agency’s Business Services Program to recruit qualified employees with disabilities and advises on request about workplace accessibility, adaptive equipment and business tax credits.

KCCU Radio's Melissa Beck interviews DRS's Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist James Gottman about the services we provide.

Part One | Part One Transcript
Part Two | Part TwoTranscript

100th Vocational Rehabilitation anniversary celebrates job success for Oklahomans with disabilities

Three individual photos of two women and one man.

Oklahoma City ─ Tuesday, June 2, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation, the employment program for Americans and Oklahomans with disabilities.

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services leads this federal-state partnership, which earns $4 federal dollars for every state $1 invested.

Approximately, 16.6 percent or more than 643,400 Oklahomans have disabilities, according to the U.S. Census’ 2017 American Community Survey.

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