SPOTLIGHT — NewView Oklahoma
NewView Oklahoma is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been helping empower those who are blind or have low vision since 1949. NewView helps individuals of all ages to achieve independence through low-vision rehabilitation services, employment opportunities and community programs.
Originally named Oklahoma League for the Blind (OLB), the organization changed its name to NewView Oklahoma in2009 for its 60th anniversary. With a mission of “It’s not what you can see, it’s what you can be,” NewView operates clinics in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with its headquarters located in Oklahoma City. Aside from assisting clients in all 77 Oklahoma counties, as a national service provider, NewView serves clients in 16 other states.
Among other services, NewView assists people in finding employment, providing nearly 150 jobs in the areas of administrative, manufacturing, management and rehabilitation specialists.
Besides helping individuals who are blind or have low vision, NewView also assists businesses and communities create more accessibility for those with significant vision loss.
To learn more about this organization and how to assist in its mission, visit NVOklahoma.org.