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NVRC 2015 Annual Letter

November 25, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, NVRC

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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

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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.

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    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
    euro_cafe_v2 EuroCafe
    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
     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

    NVRC – Celebrate Communication 2015 Exhibitors

    May 13, 2015 in Community News, NVRC

    Celebrate Communication 2015 Exhibitorswhite_spacer

     advancedhearinghealthcare_logo Advanced Hearing Health Care
     white_spacer Art by Ohs
     cci_logo Canine Companions for Independence
     cfi-logo Center for Family Involvement
     white_spacer Close to my Heart & Quilts
     white_spacer DeafPagers.com

     ESDHH

    Employment Solutions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, LLC  (ESDHH)  provides employment and limited interpreting services for individuals that are Deaf, Hard or Hearing or Deaf Blind.  We are an Administrative Employment Network through the Ticket to Work program and provide post-employment supports to individuals that are on SSI or SSDI. If you are currently looking for employment please contact us and we can refer you to the appropriate service providers for your area. Go to www.esdhh.com for additional information.
     Seal_of_Fairfax_County,_Virginia Fairfax County Disability Services Board
     Seal_of_Fairfax_County,_Virginia Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
     Gallaudet Gallaudet University Peer Mentor Training Program
     Gallaudet Gallaudet University – Technology Access Program (TAP)
     white_spacer Grab a Gift Basket
     white_spacer Handmade by SB
     happyhand-logo-607x260 Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
     white_spacer Joan’s Knitted Dolls
    JR Health Education
    In collaboration with the American Red Cross, JR Health Education has developed and will offer Red Cross Certification training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid to members of the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened community. The course, which is offered in ASL (American Sign Language), was designed by JR Health Education based on the CPR/AED/First Aid Certification training offered to Hearing members of the community by the Red Cross.Now, Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened adults (ages 17 and over) can become certified by learning how to save lives. The ASL Licensed Training provides CPR/AED/First Aid certification training teaches how provide emergency resuscitation to someone experiencing a heart attack or cardiac arrest, what to do if someone is choking, how to treat emergencies like serious cuts and burns, and more. Prepare yourself and improve the safety and health of our community. Contact JR Health Education for information on CPR/AED/First Aid Certification training schedules and registration.Jennifer R. Fraser, M.Ed.
    Owner/Licensed Training Provider
    Email: Jennifer_201@comcast.net
     white_spacer Laurie Mitchell Empowerment Center
     white_spacer Legal Shield
     massa_associateslogo Massa and Associates, Doctors of Audiology, specialize in the identification and treatment of disorders that cause hearing loss and or vertigo. Our Doctors of Audiology use the latest digital and Bluetooth technology to treat different types of hearing loss. Bluetooth technology connects you to all of your electronic devices such as music, TV, computer, smart phone or/cell phone as well as induction loop systems found in theaters. For a live demonstration and special offers, stop by our exhibit. www.MassaAndAssociates.com
    6355 Walker Lane, Suite 411, Alexandria, VA 22310 (703)922-4262
    2616 Sherwood Hall Lane, Suite 408, Alexandria, VA 22306 (703)780-8929
     white_spacer National Gallery of Art
    Get to know the National Gallery of Art!  Stop by the NGA table to learn more about the monthly ASL at the NGA  tours.  The tours introduce the Gallery’s collections and constantly change, so visit and visit again!  The tours, which are given entirely in ASL and are voice interpreted into spoken English, meet on the second Sunday of each month in the Rotunda of the West Building and last about an hour.  For more information, please contact Lorena Baines at asl@nga.gov.
     white_spacer Northern Virginia Community College Disability Services

    NVAD

    Northern Virginia  Association of the Deaf


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    Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association (NVCSA)
      SEACRET – Byron Hampton
    Seacret Agents will give a free party or one on one for people who signup for this exciting event. We also will give discounts and free items on SEACRET products.
    Email: shamptonb@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.seacretdirect.com/byron
    BBB: SEACRET Direct Accredited Business
     white_spacer Silent Meadow LLC
     TDI Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.  (TDI) is a consumer advocacy organization that provides leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for 48 million Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing. TDI publishes the TDI World quarterly magazine and the annual TDI National Directory & Resource Guide, also known as the Blue Book. In odd numbered years, TDI hosts a biennial conference where consumers, industry leaders and government officials gather to discuss accessibility trends in technology. For more information about TDI and to support its work, visit TDI’s website at www.tdiforaccess.org.
     vadlogoblue Virginia Association of the Deaf (VAD)
      The Virginia Association of the DeafBlind, Inc.
     white_spacer Virginia Deaf-Blind Project
     dbvi Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

     VSDB

    Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

    Spring2Action a 24-hour, on-line fundraiser for Non-Profits – April 22, 2015

    April 16, 2015 in Community Events, NVRC

     

    April 22 is the BIG day! 

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    Help us make an impact

    Spring2Action is a 24-hour, on-line fundraiser to show your support for non-profit organizations in our area.

    On Wednesday, April 22, NVRC will compete with other local non-profits for cash and prizes. Every donation you make helps us qualify to earn prize money, furthering the impact of your donation.

    Our goal is to raise $6,000 in just one day!

    Click here to find our donation page at Razoo.

    To keep the giving momentum going, we are offering a chance to win a $25 gift card for a donation of $50 or more to 20 lucky people.

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    If you want to jump on the donation wagon early, you can simply:

    • Select your donation amount
    • Click on Make This Donation Occur 
    • Choose On a Giving Day
    • Click on the green DONATE button to schedule
      your donation to happen automatically on April 22nd.

    Walk4Hearing Event Rocks!

    October 27, 2014 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC

    Washington,DC – Walk4Hearing
    By Cheryl Heppner
    Oct 27, 2014

    Watching the Opening of the Walk

    Watching the Opening of the Walk

    The Hearing Loss Association of America’s annual Walk4Hearing on Saturday, October 25 was definitely the best I’ve ever participated in.  The weather was great, the turnout was awesome, and the camaraderie was terrific. I walked from beginning to end in good company with Kay Ellis and Diane Preece, got to chat a bit with NVRC Board member Eileen McCartin, and relished having the super PAH!  team alongside Team NVRC for much of our walk.

    Team NVRC Walkers - Eileen McCartin, Kay Ellis, Cheryl Heppner with Galaxy, and Diane Preece

    Team NVRC Walkers – Eileen McCartin, Kay Ellis, Cheryl Heppner with Galaxy, and Diane Preece

    Katherine Pawlowski, who lives in Fairfax County is an ambassador for the Walk4Hearing. She also has a team “Friends of Fairfax County” which has raised money, some of which was is being shared with NVRC to provide services and events for children with hearing loss in the Fairfax County schools.

    Team NVRC is very thankful for the generous walk donors who helped us raise $825, some of which will go to support HLAA’s work and the rest to support NVRC’s programs and services.

    My hat is off to the walk chairs, Ronnie Adler and Tony Bartoli.  When setting up Team NVRC, they were quick to answer my questions about the walk and its website by email, and always helpful.

    Cheryl

     

     

    Loudoun County Programs- NVRC’s Joan Cassidy

    October 10, 2014 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC

     

    NVRC website page

    HEARING LOSS, TINNITUS AND MENIERE’S SYNDROME SUPPORT, 2 p.m. first Fridays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For all ages, including parents of children with hearing loss. 703-430-2906.

    NORTHERN VIRGINIA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, 18 and older, 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400.

    HEARING LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referrals. Walk-ins, 10 a.m.-noon fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County Workforce Center, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg; 10 a.m.-noon third Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For free one-on-one appointments, call 703-430-2906 or e-mail nvrcloudoun@aol.com.

    Washington Post  . . . .

    NVRC Spring Fling Video

    April 9, 2014 in NVRC

     

    Spring Fling Video, April 5,2014

    Please answer our post event survey.

    NVRC Closed December 23 to January 1,2014

    December 20, 2013 in NVRC, NVRC Announcements


    Happy Holidays!

    NVRC will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Thursday, January 1, 2014
    We will reopen at 9 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014

    We wish you the very best during this wonderful holiday season
    and thank you for helping us celebrate our 25th Year

    To make a donation:
    http://www.nvrc.org/about/membership-donations/


     

    Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

    RSVP for Annual Meeting Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 AM – Noon

    December 3, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC

    Just Three More Days to RSVP! 

    NVRC - 25 Years

    NVRC Annual Meeting

    SAT. – December 7th, 10:00 AM – Noon

    Dear Friends,

    We invite you to join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 12 noon. Enjoy a light brunch, meet up with old friends, and greet new ones. Learn more about our new Communication Access Fund, what we’ve done this year and our goals for 2014 , and we will have the quilt drawing. Make sure to get your quilt tickets at the door before the drawing.

    If you are a member of NVRC, be sure your membership is current in order to vote at a short business meeting, after brunch. Contact Marla Dougherty at mdougherty@nvrc.org if you are unsure of your status. Members whose dues are paid will vote on the nomination of a new member of the NVRC Board of Directors as well as reappointment of others whose terms are expiring.

    A light (but special) celebration brunch will be provided; please RSVP to Bonnie O’Leary at boleary@nvrc.org, or 703-352-9055 Ext. 106 by December 5th.

    Hope to see you there!

    Cheryl Heppner
    Executive Director


    Northern Virginia Resource Center
    for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

    Office email : info@nvrc.org – Phone (Voice) : 703-352-9055
    Office Videophone : 571-350-8656 – TTY : 703-352-9056
    FAX : 703-352-9058
    3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
    www.nvrc.org

     

     

     

     

     

    NVRC OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION – 25 YEARS – Nov. 2

    September 17, 2013 in NVRC

    25Year-NVRC_logoNVRC OPEN HOUSE

    When:    November 2, 2013
    Time:     10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Where:  Northern Virginia Resource Center
    for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)
                    3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
                    Fairfax, VA 22030

                     DIRECTIONS to NVRC

    Come celebrate with us! 

    • Visit our Demo Room, learn about the Virginia Technology Assistance Program
    • Meet our staff to learn about our outreach, interpreter and technology programs and our advocacy successes
    • Tour NVRC’s offices with members of our Board of Directors and Ambassadors’ Club
    • Enjoy light refreshments and fun raffles
    • Register for an ASL class or schedule an educational program

    Come see why NVRC has been the area’s leading non-profit
    for people with hearing loss for 25 years!
    Interpreters and CART (live captions) will be available.

    2 Days to Celebrate Communication – Communications/Relay Services

    May 9, 2013 in Community News, NVRC, Technology

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 2 Days to Celebrate Communication…..

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Exhibits you won’t want to miss…

    Please visit our website for a full list of Exhibitors and Sponsors  Click Here

    Communication & Relay Services

     

    Communications/Relay Services

    • AT&T
    • Purple
    • Sorenson
    • Verizon Wireless
    • Virginia Relay/ Captel
    • ZVRS

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors

    please visit our website Exhibitor Page


    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013

    10 am – 3 pm

    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

     

    3 Days to Celebrate Communication – Govt/Edu & Professional Exhibitors

    May 7, 2013 in Community News, NVRC, NVRC Announcements

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 3 Days to Celebrate Communication…..

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Exhibits you won’t want to miss…

    Please visit our website for a full list of Exhibitors and Sponsors  Click Here

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    Government/Education

    • Fairfax County Disability Services Planning & Development
    • Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs
    • Fairfax County Public Schools
    • Gallaudet Peer Mentoring Program
    • Guide by Your Side
    • GMU/Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities/Virginia Family Special Education Connection
    • Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
    • Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
    • NVRC Outreach
    • Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
    • Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
    • NVRC Outreach
    • Washington Metro Area Transit (METRO)
    Note: To receive your reduced fare card at Celebrate Communication you will need to download the application http://www.wmata.com/accessibility/doc/Reduced_Fare_Application.pdf?
    and have your audiologist sign off on your hearing loss BEFORE coming to Celebrate Communication. 
    If you are a Senior (65 or older) you will need your government-issued ID
    For more information go to the METRO reduced fare website http://www.wmata.com/fares/reduced.cfm

    Professional Services

    • Canine Companions for Independence
    • PAH – Providing Access to Healthcare
    • Verbatim Captioning Services
    • Team Waldo Realty
    • Laurie Mitchell Empowerment & Career Center 

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors

    please visit our website Exhibitor Page


    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013

    10 am – 3 pm

    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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    4 Days to Celebrate Communication – Organizations

    May 7, 2013 in Community News, NVRC, NVRC Announcements

     

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 4 Days to Celebrate Communication…..

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Exhibits you won’t want to miss…

    Please visit our website for a full list of exhibitors Exhibitor Page

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    Fairfax Host Lions Club

    Fairfax Host Lions Club is a chapter of the world wide service organization dedicated to improving the lives of humanity, with emphasis on those individuals with sight and hearing losses. The Lions are involved in many other activities as well that include Diabetes awareness, youth activities and community environmental services.

    The Mobile Lions Van will be outside the Center for the Arts to perform free hearing and vision screenings.

    And… be sure to bring your old eyeglasses and/or hearing aids to the Lions Exhibit table for recycling.

    List of Organizations

    • AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • American Red Cross
    • Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
    • Fairfax Host Lions Club
    • Happy Hands
    • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
    • Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf
    • Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
    • NVRC Outreach
    • TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
    • Virginia Association of the Deaf

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors

    please visit our website Exhibitor Page


    Quilt Raffle

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    NVRC is fortunate to have wonderful members, supporters and friends. The Pratuch Family has once again donated a beautiful quilt in Fall colors for NVRC for the annual Quilt Raffle.

    The Quilt Raffle begins each year at Celebrate Communication then moves to the NVRC office. Tickets are sold throughout the summer and Fall and the winner is chosen at the NVRC Annual Meeting.

    Tickets are $2 for one or 3 for $5

    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013

    10 am – 3 pm

    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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    5 days to Celebrate Communication – Technology

    May 6, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, NVRC, Technology

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 5 Days to Celebrate Communication…..

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Exhibits you won’t want to miss…

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors
    please visit our website Exhibitor Page

    Celebrate Communication Technology

     

    Assistive Technology

    GMU/Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities/
    Training and Technical Assistance (TTAC)

    The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHD) is an interdisciplinary campus based organization that focuses on the mission statement,“improving the lives and productivity of persons with disabilities.” KIHd combines the resources of George Mason University (GMU) with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities. For more information, about KIHD, please visit: http://kihd.gmu.edu/ or call 800-333-7958. Several projects that are a part of KIHD:Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) http://ttac.gmu.edu/T/TAC

    Virginia Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    NVRC Technology Table

    Duartek

    Hearing Technologies

    deafpagers.com

     


    Hearing Instruments and Cochlear Implants

    Advanced Bionics

    Cochlear Americas

    MED-EL

    Lesner Hearing Center 


     

     

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors
    please visit our website Exhibitor Page

    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013
    10 am – 3 pm
    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

     

     

    6 days to Celebrate Communication 2013

    May 4, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, NVRC, NVRC Announcements

     

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 6 Days to Celebrate Communication….. 

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Fun for the Whole Family!

    Craft_-Exhibitors

    Visit our Craft Exhibitors 31 Gifts, Joan’s Knitted Dolls, and Silent Meadow LLC.

    FACE PAINTINGFace_Painting

    Carol Turman of Dee Vinchey Entertainment is back again this year to spark the imagination with professional face painting for all kids (big and small). It’s Free! Go ahead – you know you want to.

    YELLOW DOGYellow_Dog_Hug

    And of course, Yellow Dog will be making appearances throughout the day to give out toys, high fives and special hugs! He’s always happy to pose for pictures too. Be sure to say hello!

     

    ASL TREASURE HUNT

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    NEW An ASL Treasure Hunt – Are you ready to learn the alphabet in American Sign Language??


    Go on a Treasure Hunt for the letters by visiting the exhibitors at Celebrate Communication. Once you have collected all 26 letters you will be eligible to enter your name for the Grand Prize. Pick up your ASL Treasure Hunt Card at the front door on your way in. For an extra bonus you can learn to how to Cue the word Mom from the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association.

    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013
    10 am – 3 pm
    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.