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HOUSING RESOURCE SEMINAR – March 3rd

February 23, 2016 in Community Events, NVRC Calendar

 

Date: March 3, 2016 Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Location: ServiceSource Disability Resource Center, 3rd Floor
Address: 10467 White Granite Drive Oakton, VA 22124

(Parking lot entrance is across from Flagpole Ln)
Unable to join us in person, join us via webinar!

RSVPs appreciated if attending in person, but not required

*RSVP is required for webinar*

How to RSVP

  1. http://www.servicesource.org/fss-events

2. Phone: 703-461-1192
3. Email:  familysupportservices@servicesource.org

If you know of anyone who might benefit from this seminar, please invite them to attend.
Guests are always welcome!

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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
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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
     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 Annual Meeting Sat. – December 7th

    December 3, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

    Celebrate Communication 2013 – Latest Update

    April 12, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

     

    Celebrate Communication 2013 – Latest Update

    • Just 4 weeks until our big Spring Event

    • Our exhibitor list is growing!

    • New Feature: ASL Treasure Hunt for the Grand Prize

    • Face painting by Dee Vinchey for kids and the kids at heart

    • Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, coworkers!

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    Exhibitor List

    • American Red Cross
    • Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
    • Cochlear Americas
    • Duartek
    • Fairfax Host Lions Club
    • George Mason University Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)
    • Happy Hands
    • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
    • Hearing Technologies LLC
    • Helen A Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
    • Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
    • Lesner Hearing Center
    • MED-EL
    • Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf
    • Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
    • Purple
    • Verbatim (CART writing)
    • Virginia Association of the Deaf
    • Virginia Deaf-Blind Project, Partnership for People with Disabilities
    • Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
    • Virginia Relay
    • Virginia Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Arts/Crafts

    • 31 Gifts
    • Dee Vinchey Entertainment (face painting)
    • Joan’s Knitted Dolls

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    Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 AM to 3 PM

    George Mason University,
    4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

    Informational Exhibits • Technology Demonstrations • Children’s Activities  • Local Resources
    Free Hearing Screenings • Crafts • Prizes and More!
    info@nvrc.org  • 703-352-9055V  • 703-352-9056 TTY  •  www.nvrc.org

    Brought to you by: the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHD), Lions International and George Mason University. Publicity courtesy of Virginia Relay.

     

     

    Get Ready for Celebrate Communication on May 11!

    March 28, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Community News, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar, Technology, Uncategorized

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    Have You Marked Your Calendar Yet?
    Celebrate Communication 2013 is coming soon!!

    Celebrate Communication is now in the 11th year, bringing the newest technological advances, information and services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families, friends and co-workers.

    Over 50 exhibitors will be available to answer your questions and surprise you with services and information geared specifically to make life a little easier.

    • Have questions about hearing aids to discuss with an audiologist?
    • Want to know what a Cochlear Implant is and what new advances are available?
    • Looking for help for a newborn who has hearing loss?
    • Interested in programs that the public schools offer for students with hearing loss?
    • Eager to learn about apps for your smart phones and tablets to test your hearing?
    • Want to ask the FCC about captioning and relay issues?
    • Seeking information about services available in Virginia for deaf-blind individuals?
    • Excited about phones that show the text of what the person you’re talking to is saying?
    • Curious about clubs or support groups in the area?
    Don’t miss the opportunity

    Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 AM to 3 PM

    George Mason University,
    4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

    Informational Exhibits • Technology Demonstrations • Children’s Activities  • Local Resources
    Free Hearing Screenings • Crafts • Prizes and More!
    info@nvrc.org  • 703-352-9055V  • 703-352-9056 TTY  •  www.nvrc.org

     

    We can’t wait to see you again!

    (Stay tuned for regular updates about this event)

     

    Brought to you by: the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHD), Lions International and George Mason University. Publicity courtesy of Virginia Relay.

    Save The Date: Celebrate Communication – May 11 2013

    March 1, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 AM to 3 PM

    George Mason University,
    4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA

    Informational Exhibits • Technology Demonstrations • Children’s Activities  • Local ResourcesFree Hearing Screenings • Crafts • Prizes and More!
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    Now in Our 11th Year  – Free Admission

    info@nvrc.org  • 703-352-9055V  • 703-352-9056 TTY  •  www.nvrc.org

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    Brought to you by: the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHD), Lions International and George Mason University. Publicity courtesy of Virginia Relay.