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Upcoming ASL-Interpreted Performances for Every Age!

June 26, 2015 in Community Events

 

Double-Trouble

The ASL-Interpreted Performance of Double Trouble (AKA The Parent Trap) is July 12 at 4:00 p.m.

ASL Interpreters: Lindsey Snyder and Dionne Hart 

Lottie and Lisa are ten-year-old twins who are being raised separately by their divorced parents. When the girls meet unexpectedly at Camp Kästner Summer Camp they discover their true relationship, and the high stakes, madcap adventure begins. Having switched places, the girls discover that their deception is hard to sustain. Will their parents be convinced that the sisters belong together? Catch this world premiere musical!

Best for ages 5+

Additional performances run through August 14, 2015 


 

Aquarium

Aquarium is July 18 at 11:15 a.m.
Join us in The Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.

ASL Interpreter: Gerard Williams

With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a “let’s pretend” sky.

Best for ages 1-5

Additional performances run through July 26, 2015. 


 

To purchase tickets, please visit us online, or call our box office at 301-280-1660. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.

Imagination Stage offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call group sales at 301-280-1664.

4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Info: 301-961-6060
Box Office: 301-280-1660

 

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

June 25, 2015 in Community Events

 

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, July 12 at 1:00 pm. 

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information click here

All are welcome!

Other The National Gallery of Art Services –

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use 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.

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 www.nga.govand click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

Art Signs this weekend: Gallery talk in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum – June 28

June 23, 2015 in Community Events

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Sunday, June 28 at 1 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL.
Escape the summer heat and join us at the Museum, where the temperature is cool and so is the art!

When:                  Sunday, June 28 at 1 p.m.
Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Upcoming dates for Art Signs this summer:
Thursday, July 9 at 5:30pm
Thursday, August 13 at 5:30pm

Students , parents, and professionals. Save the Date for Future Quest 2015

June 9, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach

 

 

A message from FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Future Quest 2015 
SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday,  November 14, 2015
George Mason University in the Johnson Center (Fairfax campus)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Future Quest is a FREE College and Career Forum for students with disabilities, parents, and professionals.

Pre-registration will begin in the Fall of 2015.   What to know more?  Visit http://futurequest.gmu.edu

Participants will have the opportunity to spend time on Mason’s incredible Fairfax campus, select from a variety of workshops about Options After High School, Employment, Assistive Technology, and College and Career Planning.  The keynote speaker, Justin Graves will inspire participants to use their passion to help others by focusing on their abilities.  The Resource Fair will give participants the opportunity to browse community supports and services and better understand available resources as they transition to life.

What you can do to help advertise this event:

Contact us at futurequestnova@gmail.com

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – June 14

June 5, 2015 in Community Events, Interpreting & Transliterating

 

 

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, June 14 at 1:00 pm.

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information click here

All are welcome!

Other The National Gallery of Art Services –

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use 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.

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 www.nga.govand click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

 

Green Festival – Washington, D.C. 2015 – June 5-7th

June 3, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

This marks the 11th Green Festival at the D.C. Convention Center. Washington, D.C. earns top rankings for public involvement in environmental policies, and features some of the most advanced green building laws in the country. In its first year, the Sustainable D.C. Program planted 9,280 trees, organized 62 new community garden plots in 5 wards, and established 11 school composting pilot programs.

Interpreters are provided for this event

Learn More   . . .

2015 Science Camp FREE for D/HH 4th to 8th graders

May 28, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach

 

 

FREE SCIENCE CAMP sponsored by Jefferson Lab, Newport News!

We are happy to announce that we will have our Science Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids again this summer!  Last year’s camp was amazing and we are looking forward to another great year.

Science Camp will be held at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va., the week of August 10 – 14.

Science Camp is open to all deaf and hard of hearing rising 4th – 8th grade students.

This year, we are opening camp up to Children of Deaf Adults (CODA), as well as siblings of deaf children . . . again, rising 4th – 8th graders.

Monday and Tuesday will be ASL Only . . . No Voice.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be Voiced with ASL Interpreters.

Science Camp is FREE of charge.

Lodging is available on campus for out of town families.

Please see the attached flier for more information.

Questions? Please contact Brita Hampton at hampton@jlab.org

DOWNLOAD – Science Camp Flyer 2015

Art of Aging – Life Begins @50 Event – June 10th 10-2:00PM

May 28, 2015 in Community Events, Families

 

 

ART of Aging     “Life Begins @ 50”
Education, Health and Recreational Activities for Senior Citizens

Come and learn at this great event we had 500 seniors last year.
Door prizes will be a available.

Sunday June 10, 2015
Fredericksburg Expo
2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
10:00 – 2:00 pm

Event is free and interpreters will be provided by VDDHH.

Come and learn about your community

 

 

NVAD sponsored – CUBA – Presentation by Steve & Dot Brenner • June 20th

May 26, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD) will have an amazing presentation:
Steve and Dot Brenner about their viewing our exciting trip to Cuba.

DATE: Saturday, June 20, 2015
TIME:  5:00PM for Dinner; 7:00PM for Presentation
LOCATION: Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
FREE ADMISSION
Spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad will be sold.
For more information, contact NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall ~ missgraffie@gmail.com (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)

NVRC – Celebrate Communication 2015, May 16th -INFO&Sponsors

May 13, 2015 in Community Events, NVRC, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

UPDATED 5/1/2015

What: Information FairYellow_Dog_Hug
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time:  10 am – 2 pm

Where: 
– NEW LOCATION –
Northern Virginia Community College,
Ernst Center Gymnasium, Annandale campus

DOWNLOAD – Celebrate Communication Campus Map for NVCC

Find out how you could win a $50 visa card here!
DOWNLOAD – NVRC_CelebrateCommunication_Flyer

Our List of 2015 –  Sponsors  &  Exhibitors

Countdown to:

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  • Celebrate Communication is an information Fair for Hard of Hearing and Deaf people and their families. Many Organizations, Businesses Educational Institutions and Community groups will share information to support better communication and understanding for people with hearing loss. All are welcome to learn, share, and meet other people with hearing loss.


    WMATA – METRO will be present to help obtaining Metro Reduced Fare SmarTrip card that offers discount rides to people with disabilities.  To automatically qualify, please bring proof of Medicare card, audiogram tested by an audiologist within the last 5 years, Veterans with 60% or greater VA disability letter.  If documentation is not available, applicants must submit application (See link below) signed by Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Audiologist (hearing loss only), Optometrist (visual disabilities only), Podiatrist (foot and ankle disabilities only), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (psychiatric disabilities only) or Certified School Psychologist. wmata.com/accessibility/doc/Reduced_Fare_Application.pdf


    Celebrate Communication 2015 Sponsors

    NVRC extends its appreciation to its sponsors
    for their generosity to make this event a success. 

    ( ** Not Exhibiting )

    vddhh_webVirginia Department for the
    Deaf and Hard of

    Hearing (VDDHH) 
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    Virginia Relay
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    CapTel
    The foundation of all programs at the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) is COMMUNICATION, both as a service through sign language interpreters and assistive technology, and as a means of sharing information through training and education by a team of qualified Outreach Specialists. VDDHH also serves as the oversight agency for Virginia Relay, the federally mandated telecommunications service for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech disabled. Contact or visit us to learn more about iCanConnect Virginia, a new program offering assistive technology to persons who are deaf-blind, and the TAP Veterans Program providing telecommunications equipment to veterans and returning servicemen and women who have a hearing loss. VDDHH is located at 1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203, Henrico, VA 23229 with local Outreach offices around the state. For more information, contact us at 1-800-552-7917 v/t or frontdsk@vddhh.virginia.gov, and visit us at  www.vddhh.org www.varelay.org, www.icanconnectvirginia.org or on our VDDHH and Virginia Relay Facebook pages.
    advanced bionics Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB offers the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market, the HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, with five times more sound resolution than its competitors, designed to help recipients hear in noisy settings and enjoy the full dimensions of music. Tolearn more about AB and its innovative cochlear implant technology, please visit www.advancedbionics.com.

    **alda_logo

    ALDA (Association of Late-Deafened Adults) Potomac Chapter – ALDA was formed in Chicago in 1987 after a meeting where most of the attendees were total strangers who had never met or talked to another deafened person. They found themselves wonderfully comfortable with one another’s unspoken feeling of understanding and patience with communication difficulties. Their social and self-help gatherings evolved into an international organization working to meet the needs of late-deafened adults. The Potomac Chapter serves Virginia, Maryland and D.C., following the founders’ tradition of parties and social gatherings mixed with educational programs and advocacy activities. A warm welcome is extended to everyone, late-deafened or not, who supports ALDA’s goals. Anne Bryant, President annetbryant@comcast.netwww.alda.org

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    Boston Properties

    Boston Properties, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, acquirers and developers of office properties in the United States.  Founded in 1970, the firm owns and manages 151 properties containing more than 43.5 million square feet.  Its portfolio reflects a commitment to architectural excellence, innovative technologies and attention to the highest possible standards of service. Boston Properties maintains regional offices in Boston, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Contact: 202-585-0800 or www.bostonproperties.com.
    cochler_Logo Cochlear Americas
    Hear now. And always As the global leader in hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people all over the world. With our hearing solutions, Cochlear has reconnected over 250,000 people to their families, friends and communities in more than 100 countries.Along with the industry’s largest investment in research and development, we continue to partner with leading international researchers and hearing professionals, ensuring that we are at the forefront in the science of hearing.For the hearing impaired receiving any one of Cochlear’s hearing solutions, our commitment is that for the rest of their life they will Hear now. And always www.cochlear.com
    Duartek Logo Duartek, Inc. was founded in June 1987 by Joseph C. Duarte. For more than 20 years, Duartek has taken the lead in providing assistive technology solutions for deaf and hard of hearing people. Duartek specializes in custom engineered systems to provide communications access solutions for deaf and hard of hearing people using Hearing Loops and other assistive technology platforms. Our services include: consulting, engineering, design, and installations of audio systems, hearing assistance systems, home entertainment systems, security systems, and visual notification systems.http://www.duartek.com
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    Lions_International Lions International
    MEDELsq MED-EL – Since its founders developed the world’s first microelectronic, multichannel cochlear implant in 1977, MED-EL has set new standards in hearing implant technologies, developing and manufacturing technologically advanced hearing solutions for people with varying degrees of hearing loss. MED-EL hearing implant systems, currently used in over 100 countries, combines the latest scientific advances, engineering and manufacturing techniques for performance, safety and reliability. Products available in the United States include the MAESTRO cochlear implant system and the VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE®, the first FDA-approved implantable middle ear prosthesis. Contact us: implants-usa@medel.com ; www.medel.com
     www.NVRC.org NVRC Outreach
    www.NVRC.org NVRC Technology Assistive Devices 
     PAH_Logo PAH, Inc. – Providing Access to Healthcare and Community Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – PAH offers individualized advocacy services and community trainings to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind that live in Prince William County. These services include: assistance applying for community services including Medicaid, advocating for interpreters, and referrals to additional services. PAH also offers informational workshops to the community and training sessions for the medical community interested in improving services to the Deaf Community.  For more information please contact CW Tillman at  info@pahdeaf.org.
     Purple Logo PURPLE – At Purple, we’re dedicated to developing fast, easy and convenient communications solutions and services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and businesses using a variety of different platforms. As a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay services (VRS), and video remote interpreting (VRI), Purple has built an excellent reputation for developing products and services that open communications between all people, regardless of differences in abilities, languages and locations. http://www.purple.us
      Sorenson Communications  – Mission: Sorenson Communications is committed to providing the highest-quality communication products and services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. http://www.sorenson.com
    cart_reporter  Verbatim Captioning
    Beverly Early, CSR, is a proud sponsor of Celebrate Communication. Beverly Early, a licensed Certified Shorthand Reporter for 28 years, has been providing Verbatim Captioning Services across the United States since 2000.  Contact: 703-628-7789 or CAsomer@aol.com  for more information about closed-captioning, webcasting or CART services.

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    wegmans-logo

    Wegmans
     header_NewMLogo Washington Metro Area Transit (WMATA)Metro Reduced Fare SmarTrip card offers discount rides to people with disabilities.  To automatically qualify, please bring proof of Medicare card, audiogram tested by an audiologist within the last 5 years, Veterans with 60% or greater VA disability letter.  If documentation is not available, applicants must submit application (See link below) signed by Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Audiologist (hearing loss only), Optometrist (visual disabilities only), Podiatrist (foot and ankle disabilities only), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (psychiatric disabilities only) or Certified SchoolPsychologist. wmata.com/accessibility/doc/Reduced_Fare_Application.pdf
      ZVRS – The Z® offers the best videophone technology, providing equipment and application options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not available through other VRS providers. Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of service excellence above and beyond Federal Communications Commission requirements. Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, The Z continues to set the standard as the nation’s premier VRS provider, particularly in the field of mobile VRS. For more information, go to www.zvrs.com. Don’t have a Z phone? You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

     

     Our List of 2015 –  Sponsors  &  Exhibitors

    Register today for VAD 2015 Biennial Conference! June 25-27

    May 7, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Interpreting & Transliterating

     

     

    Register today for VAD’s 59th Biennial Conference at Roanoke, VA June 25-27, 2015!
    The Conference will be held at Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke.

    • Read the attached Welcome Letter to know who worked hard to bring you this event!
    • Curious about the schedule? Read attached Tentative Program Agenda.
    • Order your ticket here! Combo Ticket Form
    • Need a place to stay? Hotel Reservation Form
    • Know some outstanding ASL performers? Invite them to VAD’s Got Talent Show! Attached flyer.

    Have questions? Contact Theresa Farmer, farmerta@aol.com

    DOWNLOAD – VAD Conference Welcome Letter

    DOWNLOAD – VAD Final Program Agenda

    DOWNLOAD – VAD Talent Flyer

    Happy Hands – Picnic at Algonkian Park – June 3

    May 7, 2015 in Community Events, Happy Hands

     

     

    Happy Hands  will host a picnic on June 3. For flyer, please see: http://www.nvrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015-Picnic-Form.pdf.

    See Happy Hands page here

    De’VIA Paint Event in Frederick, MD on Saturday, May 2nd

    April 30, 2015 in Community Events

    De’VIA Paint Event in Frederick , MD – Saturday, May 2nd

    DOWNLOAD _ De’VIA Paint Events Flyer

    Golf Scramble at Ft. Belvoir to Benefit Cue Camp VA, June 5th

    April 30, 2015 in Community Events

     

     

    The Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association is hosting a Golf Tournament on Friday, June 5th, at the scenic Ft. Belvoir Golf Course in Newington, VA. Proceeds will benefit Cue Camp Virginia, a family learning weekend for those who want to learn the Cued Speech System and much more.

    Bring your friends out on a spring Friday afternoon and play 18 holes in a scramble format. Shotgun start is at 2:00 p.m. Cost includes greens fees, shared cart, practice balls and post golf dinner on the patio with beautiful sunset views. Sign up now for Early Bird discount! Complete information and registration are on the NVCSA website: http://www.nvcsa.org/home/nvcsa-golf-tournament.

    To contact the organizers, email Ron Mochinski at info@nvcsa.org or Maureen Bellamy at nvcsa@yahoo.com. Cued Language transliteration will be provided for group activities. Please email 10 days prior to request other accommodations. Donations and sponsorships are gratefully accepted. Hole sponsorships (starting at $200) go directly to the scholarship fund for families of preschoolers with hearing loss or language delays. Learn more about Cued Speech and the NVCSA at http://www.nvcsa.org.

    Meet the Author of El Deafo – ASHBURN LIBRARY Saturday, May 2, 2:00 pm

    April 28, 2015 in Community Events, Community News

     

     

    ASHBURN LIBRARY
    Saturday, May 2, 2:00 pm

    43316 Hay Road
    Ashburn, VA 20147
    Directions

     

    Cece Bell is an author/illustrator of several books for children including the Sock Monkey series and Crankee Doodle (with Tom Angleberger). Her latest book, El Deafo, is a 2015 Newbery Honor Book. It is a graphic memoir which recounts her childhood experiences with hearing loss and hearing aids. An American Sign Language interpreter will be present. Following the author’s presentation there will be a Q & A and a book sale & signing. For all ages.

     Download-Cece Bell-flyer