Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

General Information

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 1 73112
(405) 951 3400


Tracy Brigham, Visual Services Administrator, tbrigham@okdrs.gov, 405 951 3469

Melinda Freundt, OKDRS Interim Executive Director, mfruendt@okdrs.gov, 405 951 3547

Teresa McDermott, Visual Services Field Services Coordinator, tmcdermott@okdrs.gov, 580 310 5318

Renee Samson, OKDRS Transition Coordinator, rsansom@okdrs.gov, 405 951 3488

Michael Spencer, Oklahoma Business Enterprise Program Operations Coordinator, mspencer@okdrs.gov, 405 523 5800

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Provides assessment of independent living skills to develop individualized plans of instruction in activities of daily living, vocational evaluation, and low vision evaluation through contracted vendors.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Textbooks, nonfiction.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation services to organizations and service providers on vocational and independent living issues.

  • Counseling
    • Offers rehabilitation counseling through certified rehabilitation counselors. Refers to local resources where appropriate.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in skills of daily living, home and personal management, communication, travel, and various adaptive skills. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides career and skill counseling, vocational placement, vending facility training. Contracts for other employment-related services. Maintains job line. Post-secondary education may be provided to consumers as part of an approved individualized plan for employment.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides general information about blindness and visual impairment and referrals to other resources.

  • Library Services
    • Maintains a library for blind and physically handicapped.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/field work placement in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility training and holds workshops for interpreters for deaf-blind.

  • Reading Services
    • Daily Oklahoma, Tulsa World, USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal.

  • Services for Seniors

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.