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What Is Tulsa Doing to Help the Disabled Rejoin the Workforce?

Tulsa World recently reported on a program designed to help disabled people in Tulsa receive the training they need to qualify for jobs. The program, which is called the Visual Service Assistive Technology Lab, was developed to help those who are visually impaired or blind acquire the skills they need to find work. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which is Oklahoma’s employment agency for persons with disabilities, is behind the program. How Does the Program Help Disabled People Rejoin the Workforce? Regardless of the disability level of a person, there is help available for them at the Assistive Technology Lab. The office provides blind and visually impaired individuals with assistive technology and trains them to use it. Assistive technology includes any system or piece of equipment that helps people with disabilities improve their functionality. In the case of the visually impaired and blind this includes items such as braille…
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Tulsa Ranked 129th in the Country for People with Disabilities

Oklahoma may have some work to do when it comes to being a destination for people with disabilities. According to the website Wallethub.com, the state only had two cities rank among the top 150 in the country when it comes to affordability, jobs, schools and attractions for the disabled. The website placed Oklahoma City 38th in the country in its rankings of the best cities for a person with disabilities to live in, while Tulsa ranked 129th. The rankings were based on three factors—economic environment, quality of life and health care—to determine cities with the “most suitable” living situations for individuals with disabilities. Among the criteria was the rate of employed people with disabilities to park accessibility. The top three cities included Overland Park, Kansas, and Peoria and Scottsdale, Arizona. According to the website Wallethub.com, Oklahoma City ranked third for its economic environment, 67th for its quality of life and…
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Do I Need a Tulsa Disability Lawyer?

Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma and the 46th largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly 400,000 people as of the 2012 US Census. The metropolitan area has nearly 952,000 residents who refer to themselves as “Tulsans.” For most of the last century, Tulsa was known as the “Oil Capital of the World”, as it was an important hub for the American oil industry, sitting along the world-famous U.S. Route 66. The city is also known for its unique Western Swing music scene. Tulsa is known as the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, with two art museums, a full-time opera and ballet company. It also has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture. In 2012, Tulsa ranked among BusinessWeek’s top 50 “Best Cities” in America. The city is home to the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, the Tulsa Oilers (CHL), the Tulsa…
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