NewView Oklahoma official: Blind, visually impaired offer much to employers

BY LAUREN BRANCH Published: October 6, 2012

A job is about more than income. A job gives you the satisfaction of providing for yourself and your family. Being a productive and contributing member of the community heightens one's sense of self-worth.

Too many disabled Americans are denied this opportunity. NewView Oklahoma works each day to create jobs for blind and visually impaired Oklahomans, but the need is great. Other employers throughout the community must be involved if we're to ever reduce the absurdly high unemployment rate among disabled individuals.

I'm privileged to work with the most dedicated and determined employees anywhere. Every day, I see capable employees who, after years of discouragement and depression, found hope and independence by finding a job. I invite you to come see it too.

Branch is president and CEO of NewView Oklahoma (www.newviewoklahoma.org). For more information about NewView or to arrange a tour, call (405) 232-4644.