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What's it Like to be a Visually Impaired Teen?


November 23, 2018

Trinity Lewis is a gregarious, kind-hearted, confident 18-year-old entering her final year of high school. She loves to swim, dance and watch scary movies with younger sister, Tristain. Her mom describes her as someone who’s never met a stranger and her gift with words was recently highlighted in a speech at the State Capitol. Lewis dreams of pursuing a career in education.

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Oklahoma nonprofit for visually impaired helping put out fires in California with manufactured fire hoses


November 22, 2018

NewView Oklahoma is the sole producer of the hoses used by the U.S. Forest Service. A huge job to help battle those wildfires our west.

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Visually Impaired Oklahomans Making Fire Hoses Used In California Wildfires


November 21, 2018

The fire hoses being used on the front lines in California are actually assembled in Oklahoma City by visually impaired workers. It’s part of a government contract fulfilled by NewView Oklahoma, which provides work for people who are blind and visually impaired.

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Organization Provides Services for Oklahomans With Vision Loss


November 10, 2018

Nonprofit organization, NewView Oklahoma, is bringing awarness to National Disability Employment Awareness Month along with all the other services they offer.

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NewView Oklahoma to host acclaimed artist John Bramblitt in May


April 9, 2018

The evening will showcase a lecture with Bramblitt, who began to paint in 2001 when he lost his sight due to epilepsy. Bramblitt will discuss and demonstrate his unique painting techniques. Work completed during his presentation will then be auctioned.

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New View Oklahoma helps the visually impaired


April 4, 2018

New View Oklahoma is a nonprofit that provides specialized vision rehabilitation services to individuals with significant vision loss. I

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Sarah Hansel: Tulsa World shows employment of low-vision and blind people works


March 25, 2018

My affiliation with NewView Oklahoma as a board member has been quite an eye-opener. Did you know there are approximately 60,000 Oklahomans who are legally blind? Of that number, approximately 70 percent are unemployed. Unemployment creates a burden on public resources we all pay for, and until we remove the barriers to employment, that burden will continue.

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Journal Record Roundtable Discussion


February 7, 2018

The U.S. unemployment rate for visually impaired is more than 70 percent and many people live with visual impairments for years without treatment or services. NewView Oklahoma is the largest employer of blind people in the state. The non-profit organization provides services to those with needs, including vocational rehabilitation for adults and support services and socialization for children. NewView employees met with The Journal Record on Jan. 17, 2018 to explain how many people face visual impairment issues and the challenges they encounter.

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Lauren Branch, Journal Record Guest Columnist: A pathway for employment


October 16, 2017

This year I celebrated my 20th anniversary at NewView Oklahoma. When I was hired, I had never worked for a nonprofit agency nor did I have any knowledge of blindness.

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Lauren Branch Interview on Oklahoma Senior Journal Radio August 2017


August 25, 2017

Lauren Branch, president and CEO of NewView Oklahoma, was a guest on Robin Gunn's radio show, Rise & Thrive on August 19, 2017. Listen to the entire interview and find out what's new at NewView.

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