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Oklahoma ABLE Tech is proud to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to provide training and technical assistance to Oklahoma's Workforce System.

 

 

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DRS delivers quality services to Oklahomans with disabilities, increasing opportunities to achieve productivity and independence. ABLE Tech connects Oklahomans with disabilities to assistive technology. Together, we invite you to "Think Accessibility" as you provide important programs and services to job seekers in Oklahoma.

Our shared goal as a Workforce System is to provide access to employment to everyone, ultimately increasing household wealth.

The partnership between DRS and ABLE Tech seeks to narrow some of the gaps in the state between individuals with disabilities and individuals without disabilities. Some facts to know…

  • Almost 15% of Oklahomans between the ages of 18 and 64 have a disability.
  • Only 34.8% of individuals with disabilities are employed in Oklahoma, compared with 76.1% of individuals without disabilities in the state.
  • Individuals without disabilities in Oklahoma have an annual median income of $30,081 while individuals with disabilities have a median income of $22,935.
  • The poverty rate among individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma is 27.8% compared to 13.5% among individuals without disabilities?

(All statistics come from the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium)

Oklahoma has gaps to fill when it comes to employment of individuals with disabilities. The Oklahoma Workforce System has a great opportunity to help to close those gaps.

You can read more about the ADA from Oklahoma ABLE Tech.

About the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services:

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.   DRS partners with numerous state groups, organizations and employers to provide Oklahomans with disabilities enhanced services. DRS is committed to Access for All in overcoming barriers to employment and services for consumers with disabilities statewide. Visit the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

About Oklahoma ABLE Tech:

ABLE Tech is a federally funded Assistive Technology Act Program serving Oklahoma. ABLE Tech provides training and technical assistance to Oklahoma state agencies, higher education, and CareerTech to help ensure that Oklahomans have full access to services, education, and employment opportunities.  ABLE Tech’s role includes collaboration with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to assist with the oversight and implementation of Oklahoma’s Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility law and standards.

Questions? Please call Oklahoma ABLE Tech at 800.257.1705 or email abletech@okstate.edu.