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ASL at the National Gallery, Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1:00pm

November 24, 2015 in Community Events, Community News


The National Gallery of Art

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection
The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, December 13  at 1:00 pm.  The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20565

All are welcome!


ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Open Captioned Screening – Dec 19

November 24, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events


“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be open captioned at Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Washington, DC
December 19th (Saturday) at 6:00 PM.

Tickets are available online right now to purchase in advance!
With the screening on opening weekend, it will likely sell out between now and then. It is highly recommended to get your tickets now and to get to the theater early on that day to get good seats.

Instructions follow:

  1. Go to the theater website:
  2. Change the date to 12/19/15
  3. Select the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 6:00 PM time that says “OC” (Open Captions) under Amenities next to it
  4. Buy your tickets!


Courtesy of –Erik Nordlof – Thanks

Open caption films at the Old Greenbelt Theatre MD – Nov 29

November 24, 2015 in Community Events, Community News


The Old Greenbelt Theatre in Greenbelt, Md., offers open captioned films on Sunday afternoons.

Brooklyn is playing on Sunday, November 29, at 1 p.m.

Check their website and get your name on their mailing list to be informed about upcoming films.  Look for the “OC” designation for the film on Sundays.
Check out thier website at    

There is also a farmer’s market next to the theatre on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 25 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Md.

Courtesy of Jackie Mann
Maryland Deaf Seniors –


November 24, 2015 in Community Events, Technology



There are countless free and low-cost applications that people with hearing loss can download and use in their daily lives. Everything from ordering a cab, to finding a health care provider, to finding that song people are singing on the radio and much more is just one click away. Come join us as we explore applications and websites that will make navigating the hearing world a better experience.

Our presenter, Mariella Paulino, has a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, and held a fellowship with Code for Progress where she learned to create software. She has a strong interest in building tools that combine resources for the hard of hearing, occasioned both by her own hearing loss and previous work at the Defense Department where she interacted with veterans, many of whom with hearing difficulties. She is currently in the process of building (which will launch in 2016) whose purpose is to create a consolidated database of tools, technology, and resources for the hard of hearing.

Date and Time: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Place: DC Public Library at Tenleytown (large meeting room), 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 (less than a block from the Tenleytown Station on Metro’s Red Line)

Real-time captioning and a looping system will be available for all attendees.

     All are welcome. There is no charge


NVAD Holiday Party – Dec. 12

November 24, 2015 in Community Events


Saturday, December 12, 2015
5:00 PM

Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC)
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030

Bring your camera for the holiday photo booth.

NVAD will provide Roast Beef and Ham.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a large covered dish for 10 people.
No Chips, Cookies, and Bread, PLEASE…
Without Dish…..$10.00
Family of 4…..$25.00

Chinese Gift Exchange Game ~ Up to $20.00 Gift or Gift Card
If you have any question, please contact
NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)

In the event that NVAD cancels the party due to bad weather,
watch for announcement via email, NVAD FB & website,

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Holiday Party 2015 Flyer

OC – AFI Silver Theatre – SUFFRAGETTE – Nov. 22 @ 7:20

November 19, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events


AFI Silver Theatre is happy to provide open captioning for select film(s) this Sunday, November 22: 


SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in this day and age. The stirring film, directed by BAFTA Award® winner Sarah Gavron and written by Emmy Award® winner Abi Morgan, is inspired by the early-20th-century campaign of the Suffragettes, who were activists for Women’s Suffrage – the right of women to vote. The cast includes Academy Award® nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, Golden Globe Award® nominee Brendan Gleeson, British Independent Film Award® winner Anne-Marie Duff, BAFTA Award® winner Ben Whishaw and three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep.

Check for future Open Caption Screenings.

AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Rd., near the intersection of Colesville Rd. and Georgia Ave.  For daily listings call 301-495-6700

(!)  Pass Restricted

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

McLean Bible Church – Tyson Christmas Party Dec. 5th

November 19, 2015 in Community Events


December 5, 2015
The Rock Gym Room 1700

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Bring Your Friends!

Contact: Dr. Love for information Email:

DOWNLOAD – MBC_ChristmasParty2015

ECNV Annual Holiday Party! Dec. 12

November 19, 2015 in Community Events


ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
Annual Holiday Party – A Season for Celebrations

Join us on
Saturday, December 12, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
4301 Wilson Blvd. #803, Arlington, VA 22203

RSVP to or (703) 525-3268. ASL interpreters will be provided. Please let us know of any other accommodation requests.

Meet James Garrett, ECNV’s new Executive Director!

Light Fare • Conversation • Music

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated!

Please consider making an online donation or send a check made payable to ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22201. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Please see the attached flyers for more information or go to our website at!

DOWNLOAD – A Season for Celebrations flyer 2015

“Spring Awakening” NY Trip – with Frederick Deaf Seniors Dec. 19

November 19, 2015 in Community Events


Spring Awakening Broadway Show ,
December 19, 2015 

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Showtime: 2:00 PM
Cost: $160 including bus trip

Deadline: by Monday, November 23—this trip will depend on the number of people signing up before I could order tickets. We need 45 people before I can confirm the trip

Itineary: Wolf’s Bus Company will provide a comfortable 47 seats bus and will depart in Frederick Maryland at 6 am. We will arrive New York around 12 or earlier. We will have lunch on our own. We will depart after the show and will have our dinner at NY or on the way back. The price included bus ride, Mezzanine Broadway show ticket, tips for bus driver. Limit to first 45 people.

More about Spring Awakening – Check this link at

Write a check payable to Frederick Deaf Seniors and mail it to 4909 Teen Barnes Road, Frederick Maryland 21703. For more information: please contact Jackie Kanekuni at or call at 240-356-1160.

DOWNLOAD – SpringAwakeningDec19_Flyer

NVRC’s Annual Meeting & Pancake Breakfast • Dec. 5th

November 17, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, NVRC Announcements

NVRC Annual Meeting NVRC_pancake-breakfast
& Pancake Breakfast

December 5, 2015
9:30 AM to Noon

NVRC would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM for a complimentary pancake breakfast. Come and enjoy some great food and fun company.

At 11:00, we will have our annual business meeting where members will vote in our new Board members and can hear about the changes happening at NVRC and the road for the future.

Please be sure to RSVP and then join us for a morning of pancakes, business fun and friends!

NVRC – Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030


2015 MWADB & BADB Holiday Party

November 16, 2015 in Community Events


Last day to RSVP. 11/16/2015

Please  RSVP at

Welcome to MWADB & BADB Holiday Party
DATE: Nov 21, 2015
TIME: 3pm to 8:30pm

LOCATION: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia)
8169 Old Montgomery Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
Denton Building Multipurpose Room

Hello everyone from MWADB. The MWADB annual holiday party is just a week away. We would like to invite you to join this exciting event and get to know other people. It is a great opportunity to have so much fun with all the delicious food and interesting activities.

Spread the good news and let’s have a great celebration together.


THEME: This year we will have a theme! Come dressed up and show your holiday spirit whether its Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, and more!

Did you complete your membership registration on the MWADB website? *

DILA – Paint Night Fundraiser • Dec. 3rd

November 13, 2015 in Community Events



Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Is hosting a Paint Night Fundraiser
With Tickled Paint ARTworks

Join us for our Fun – Paint pARTy
No Experience Needed

Thursday, December 3rd
7 pm – 9 pm
806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD

Painting Snowflake Wishes Cost: $45 per seat

Purchase tickets @
Call us at (410) 713-2013

Cost includes Paint Supplies & Door Prize Ticket

Refreshments available

DOWNLOAD – DILA Paint Night Flyer


November 12, 2015 in Community Events


Saturday – November 14, 2015
General Meeting: 10:00AM to 12:00PM

AT: Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030

UPDATE: Breakfast is cancelled. Light refreshments will be served.  – 11/11/15

For more information, contact NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)


You may nominate a NVAD member or yourself. A candidate must be member of NVAD for one year.
For more information re: nominations, please contact Chairperson: Cheryl Rockburn ~

Nominations will be announced at the NVAD General Meeting / Election on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

DOWNLOAD – DOWNLOAD updated NVAD General Election Flyer UPDATED 11/11/15

Fundraising Paint Nite on Wed, Nov 11

November 10, 2015 in Community Events

Only 11 tickets left to go!

The event is still open until November 11, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm with free dinner and a lot of fun with Paint Nite. Please come and join us for free dinner and FUN!!!!

DEAFinitely Accessible partners with other nonprofits to make their resources and services accessible to the Deaf community.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015
5:00PM to 8:30PM
5:00PM ~ Dinner (Free)
6:30PM ~ Paint Nite

On The Border-Mexican Grill & Cantina 11880 Spectrum Ctr
Reston Town Center
Reston, VA 20190

$45.00 per person (Age: 18 and up)
Sign up now ~

Dinner: Steak and Chicken Fajitas (Purchase Your Own Drinks)

For more information, please contact Joan Corley,

DOWNLOAD – Fundraising Paint Nite Event Flyer

“Bridge of Spies” Open Captioned – Friday, Nov 6th

November 5, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events


There will be an open captioned screening of “Bridge of Spies” this Friday, November 6th at 7:20 PM!
It will be at Regal Gallery Place 14 in Washington, DC.

Tickets are now available to buy online. Deaf moviegoers can go to the theater website (, change the date to 11/6/15, and find “Bridge of Spies” with the row showing 7:20 PM and “OC” under Amenities.

If you do not know anything about Bridge of Spies, here are some links:

Trailer with English Subtitles:
Score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes:
Score of 81 out of 100 on Metacritic:

The main Facebook group for following OC screenings is DC Deaf Moviegoers (, and the Facebook event page for the “Bridge of Spies” OC screening can be seen here: