OCB Event Transportation Assistance


The Oklahoma Council of the Blind is proud to offer you this opportunity to apply for assistance in meeting the cost of traveling from your home to such OCB functions as State Conventions, board meetings, or other events approved by the board as being a qualifying event.

This transportation assistance program was developed as a memorial to Judy Pool Hansen, who devoted her life to the advocacy for the well-being of blind people.  Judy always worried about the cost of transportation for those on fixed incomes, or those who earned lower wages at work.

So, with the help of numerous lifelong friends and other donors, this memorial tribute has been developed.  The Transportation Assistance Program will live on in Judy’s name for as long as there are funds available.

 How to Apply

Please contact us two weeks in advance to let us know that you will be applying for the Ground Transportation Assistance Scholarship.  You will need to specify what event you wish to obtain assistance to attend.  Moneys from the Judy Pool Hansen Transportation Scholarship will be sent to you in the form of a reimbursement upon receipt of your mileage claim.

Your reimbursement will be sent to you within thirty days following the event.  You may be asked to sign your name on an attendance form to verify that you are serious about attending the information systems.

 How to obtain an application

 To contact us via the telephone, please call the toll-free phone number for the Oklahoma Council of the Blind at 877-578-6212.  A live person will answer and have someone get in touch with you to help you orally complete the application for the Judy Pool Hansen Transportation Scholarship.

To contact via the web, the Oklahoma Council of the Blind has an information website where you can obtain a copy of the application and much more information by contacting the web address at www.okcb.org.  You can download the application for the scholarship from the web address.  If you do not have access to a computer, you may send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Oklahoma Council of the Blind:


Oklahoma Council of the Blind

PO Box 1476

Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Please answer the following questions.

Please provide the receipt from the third-party transportation provider which contains their mileage charges that you paid them. If a friend or relative drives you, they will need to supply you with one round mileage charge. Please know that any efforts to ride whare will be greatly appreciated. Please understand that if you ride with a friend or relative, you will be reimbursed for their fees in keeping with the federal allowable rate for mileage reimbursement. In keeping with Judy's greatest wish please use this opportunity to learn about the Oklahoma Council of the Blind.


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