Sarah Hansel: Tulsa World shows employment of low-vision and blind people works
March 26, 2018
By: Sarah E. Hansel
Recently, NewView Oklahoma and the Tulsa World joined forces to create new employment opportunities for three low-vision and blind Oklahomans. I’d like to share how that investment is paying off.
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. READ MORE