oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Services for People Who are Deaf-Blind

The Division of Visual Services provides advocacy, information and referral, evaluation, guidance and counseling services, and learning alternative skills for daily living for individuals who are deaf-blind and their families. Tactile, vibratory and other equipment which assists people in communicating and receiving environmental information is available.

Individuals may be referred for deaf-blind services who are legally blind or have progressive visual disabilities that will result in legal blindness and severe to profound hearing losses or significant difficulties communicating in home or community settings. There are no age requirements for services; however, this program primarily serves adults.

Deaf-blind services staff work closely with other DRS programs to ensure that Oklahomans with dual sensory loss have equal access to all services and programs.