Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

General Information

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 951 3400


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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.

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

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