We're #1: Oklahoma Library for the Blind wins national library of the year award

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The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) at the Library of Congress announced today that it will honor two of its cooperating libraries for their outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically disabled.

The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, received the Regional Library of the Year Award. The Talking Books and Braille Center at the San Francisco Public Library in San Francisco, California, received the Sub-regional Library/Advisory and Outreach Center of the Year Award.

Newest Rehabilitation Services commissioner advocates for underserved jobseekers

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Kevin Stitt recently appointed Theresa Flannery from Mustang to serve as the newest member of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services.

The commission is the governing board for Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

In 2019, DRS served 82,787 Oklahomans with disabilities with career preparation, employment, residential and outreach education, independent living programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits. The agency also assists employers in finding qualified workers with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 30 Years

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Oklahoma City – Supporters of the Americans with Disabilities Act are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark civil rights law, which toppled barriers to employment, education and access to buildings for people with disabilities.

The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.