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NextStop Theater Company presents Shakespeare Richard the III,

February 9, 2014 in Community News, Uncategorized

Shakespeare’s Richard III

Buy Tickets Today!

January 30-February 23, 2014

NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, VA is currently producing a unique production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” that stard Ethan Sinnott (Program Director for Theatre at Gallaudet University) as one of the most brilliant and devilish villains in all of theatre.

This production will feature three deaf actors (among a cast of 13) and utilize ASL as an important tool in the storytelling. We are re-imagining Richard as a Deaf man rising to supreme power in a unsympathetic hearing world. For more information about this production, I encourage you to go to our website at www.NextStopTheatre.org.

NextStop Theatre Company

269 Sunset Park Drive

Herndon, VA 20170

 

Box Office:  (703) 481- 5930

Download PDF Flyer

NAD and PepsiCo Bring ASL to Super Bowl

January 22, 2014 in Community News, Uncategorized

NAD and PepsiCo Tap Amber Zion to Bring ASL to Super Bowl XLVIII

From National Association of the Deaf, 1/21/2014

Actress Amber Zion selected to perform National Anthem
during pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium

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To learn more, see videos at: http://bit.ly/1eB1FmA

 

Can Attending an NFL Game Be Hazardous to Your Hearing?

January 3, 2014 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, Uncategorized

Can Attending An NFL Game Be Hazardous To Your Hearing?
Salus University College of Audiology Offers Fan-friendly Advice as Eagles-Saints Clash Nears

From Gnomes National News Service, 1/2/2014

This NFL season has seen unprecedented competition among fan bases vying for the crown of loudest stadium venue. Dr. Victor H. Bray, Dean of the Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology, and his colleagues, are concerned about potential hearing damage amid the increasingly deafening drumbeat to rock the house on the road to the Super Bowl.  ”The decibel levels at most football stadiums are beginning to resemble NASCAR races, so it makes good sense for fans to bring and use hearing protection. As a general rule, if a fan has to shout to be heard by the person next to them, that’s a sure sign that it’s loud enough to warrant the use of earplugs or headphones,” he suggests.  “Use of foam earplugs, especially early in life, is easy and relatively inexpensive compared to the reliance on hearing aids later in life.”

Read more . . . →

Salisbury Movie Premiere to benefit local charities “CINEMABILITY” Oct. 12th

October 5, 2013 in Community Events, Uncategorized

CINEMABILITY Salisbury Movie Premiere to benefit local charitiesflyer_movie

Lower Shore Enterprises, MAC, Inc and Somerset Wellness Center

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

CINEMABILITY: THE SYNOPSIS

From the early days of silent films to present day, from Chaplin to X-Men, disability portrayals are ever changing. This dynamic documentary takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment by going behind the scenes to interview Filmmakers, Studio Executives, Film Historians, and Celebrities, and by utilizing vivid clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to focus attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society.

Do disability portrayals in the media impact society or does the media simply reflect our ever-changing attitudes?  This important documentary aims to find out if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of the disabled and determine if an enlightened understanding of disability can have a positive impact on the world.

GOLD PICTURES Presents A JENNI GOLD Film “CINEMABILITY”
Cinematography by D. SCOTT DOBBIE Editor CHRIS LORUSSO Original Score by ERIK LUNDMARK
Co-Producers JANE SEYMOUR SEAN MICHAEL ARTHUR TRACIE FISS Executive Producers DAVID F. ALFONSO
JEFF MAYNARD D. SCOTT DOBBIE JAMES WALCHLE Produced by JENNI GOLD and JEFF MAYNARD
Written by JENNI GOLD and SAMUEL W. REED Directed by JENNI GOLD

www.filmratings.com   PG13_rating_Wai   www.mpaa.org

 

 


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How (British) Deaf People Could Win the 2015 General Election

September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

 

From The Limping Chicken, “The UK’s independent deaf news and blogs website” 9/26/2013british-flag

Last week at the Liberal  Democrat conference, David Buxton, the British Deaf Association Chief Executive, took centre stage and successfully convinced delegates to support British Sign Language. It was good to see. Not only because of what he had to say, but because it’s very rare that deaf issues take centre stage in political debate. In fact, I don’t remember that they ever have.

For those who want to see deaf people better represented by our political parties or government, the next general election could be a golden opportunity to advance the cause further than ever before. An opportunity for deaf issues to, at least locally, take centre stage but at the same time, potentially make a huge difference nationally.

The 2015 election is tipped to be very close and in close elections, relatively small groups of people can become crucial to the outcome by wielding a disproportionate level of influence over the result. Just as the Liberal Democrats became kingmakers 2010, deaf people could play a similar role in some key marginal constituencies in the run-up to the 2015 vote and politically punch above their weight.

More time, money and effort will be spent by political parties on marginal constituencies than in others. In these constituencies Cameron, Clegg and Miliband know that a few hundred votes going one way or another could decide, not only who gets to be the local MP, but essentially, who occupies Number 10. These are the places where deaf people could influence the election result and use that influence to bargain for better rights.

There are 28 marginal battleground constituencies where the sitting MP has a majority of less than 1,000 votes (plus Ed Balls’ constituency). The MPs and rival candidates are very keen to impress the voters – these are far from being safe seats.

In these constituencies, an alliance of only a few deaf hundred people and their supporters is all that’s needed to have the potential to sway the result and get the candidate’s full attention. What if the local deaf club, lip reading class, sign language class or deaf children’s society formed an alliance? Maybe that could be enough to make an impact and get the candidates and parties listening. It could be enough to get deaf people’s rights into a manifesto, if the alliances made their presence felt early enough.
Read the rest of the story with its Deaf Hit List 2015 at: http://tinyurl.com/ncjzaqc


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NVRC- Board Members Remember the Last 25 Years

September 25, 2013 in NVRC Announcements, Uncategorized

25 Years of NVRC Memories #1

NVRC News Readers:

As we celebrate NVRC’s 25th Anniversary, we thought it would be interesting to ask the remarkable, talented and generous individuals who have served on our Board of Directors to share something that stands out from their term on the board. This first article is by Joan Cassidy, who was elected to the board in 1991 and served two terms of three years each, completing her service in 1997. She is still serving NVRC as our contractor for outreach and education services in Loudoun County, Virginia.

“My time on the board started when we were still at the original Merrifield address and covered our move to Democracy Lane. At least twice NVRC was threatened with serious cuts in our funding from Fairfax County. In fact one time I think the county budget included zero funding for NVRC. The board, staff and many volunteers went into action. I remember us spending a lot of time making up posters and signs such as Save Our Center, and then taking the posters with us to County budget hearings. We really packed the room with NVRC supporters. I still have one of the bumper sticker sized signs. Obviously we were successful in stopping the cuts, since we’re here celebrating our 25th anniversary.”

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NAD Sues for Captioning of University of Maryland Sports Events

September 25, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Disability Law, Uncategorized

 

NAD Sues for Captioning of Sport Events at University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJLA) – An association that advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing has sued the University of Maryland for not captioning public address announcements during on-campus sporting events.

The Silver Spring-based National Association of the Deaf (NAD), along with a Baltimore law firm, filed suit against the school Tuesday on behalf of Sean Markel and fellow Terrapin fan Joseph Innes.

The lawsuit claims that Maryland is violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and states that the school needs to write whatever is being said on the public address system on the scoreboards and jumbotrons at Byrd Stadium and at the Comcast Center.

When Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs makes a great play, most fans hear the details on the public address system.

But hearing-impaired fans like Sean Markel don’t.

“Often, I’m left out — I don’t know what’s being announced,” he said.

NAD executives say that teams nationwide need to make sure they cater to the needs of the hearing impaired.

“All professional and collegiate sports teams need to recognize that many fans, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing, need captioning in sports stadiums and arenas to understand what is being announced,” NAD CEO Howard Rosenblum said in a statement.

For more information: http://tinyurl.com/kastp35

 

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Farewell to George Fellendorf

September 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

 

By Mardie Younglof, 9/21/2013fellendorf_agbell

George W. Fellendorf, Ed.D., of Keene, N.H., died on Thursday, September 12, of acute leukemia. Many people in the Washington, DC area, as well as internationally, knew him as the executive director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association from 1962 to 1978. During that time, he also served as the editor of the association’s publication The Volta Review.

Prior to that time, Dr. Fellendorf, who was born in 1925 in Glen Cove, NY, had been president of an engineering company in Easton, Pa., where their daughter Linda received speech and auditory training from Helen Beebe, one of the pioneers of the auditory verbal approach.

Dr. Fellendorf and his wife Hazel were the parents of two other daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

For more on Dr. Fellendorf, see:

http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Document.aspx?id=2101

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=George-Fellendorf&lc=6762&pid=167000416&mid=5667416

 

 


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Virginia to Receive $226,504 for Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

July 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Virginia to Receive $226,504 for iCanConnect;
Program Supports National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

The Federal Communication Commission has just announced that Virginia will receive $226,504 for 2013-2014 to assist low-income individuals who have both hearing and vision loss These funds were made possible through passage of the 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act. Individuals who meet income requirements can receive free communications technology as well as installation, training and technical support.

NVRC is one of the organizations which help to inform individuals about this program and how to obtain the equipment they need.  To be eligible, an individual must have combined vision and hearing loss, be able to be trained to use adaptive technology that makes it possible to use telephone, computer or other communication equipment, and meet the program’s low income guidelines.

To learn more about the program, its income guidelines, how ”deaf-blind” is defined, what kind of equipment is available and more contact Debbie Jones if you live in the Northern Virginia area atdjones@nvrc.org. If you live outside the area, visit http://www.icanconnect.org/faqs to find your state partners and read the FAQs.


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First Baptist Deaf Congregation of Alexandria COMMUNITY POTLUCK

May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

First Baptist Deaf Congregation of Alexandria

Community Potluck

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Saturday, May 4th

4-6pm in Room 326

We want to meet you in person and get to know you a bit.

If you know other Deaf people in the Alexandria/Arlington area,
invite them as well.  Bring your favorite dish or dessert.

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At 6:30pm, we will show a featured movie 


“End of the Spear”
after the potluck.  

It is based on a true story. 

 

 

Please RSVP by Monday, April 29th, 2013
that you are coming and what your covered dish/dessert will be
at
deafministry@fbcalexandria.org

http://www.fbcalexandria.org/deafevents

NVAD 2013 VAD Conference fundraising

April 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 catilina

catina

Saturday, May 4, 2013

6:00 PM

13015 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr Fairfax, VA 22033

Uniquely different, Cantina D’Italia promises food enthusiasts a truly enjoyable dining experience. www.cantinaditalia.com

flagItalianitalyyellowYou will pay for your own meals and drinks plus tax and 18-20% gratuity
$10.00 will be collected for 2013 VAD Conference fundraising.

COME AND ENJOY!!!

Please RVSP: Donna Graff, missgraffie@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 1st.


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LCPS – Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program Services Presentation

April 5, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Technology, Uncategorized

Para leer esta publicación en español haga clic aquí.

Loudoun County Public Schools Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program

Assistive Devices and Local Program Services
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

Debbie Jones, NVRC Resource and Technology Specialist
Wednesday, April 10, 7 – 8:30 P.M.
Ashburn Library — Room A
43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 737-8100 

Debbie Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Jones provides technology training to individuals with hearing loss, as well as outreach training for busi- nesses, agencies and organizations who work with deaf and hard of hearing people. Debbie will provide information about services provided by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, as well as equipment available from the Technology Assistance Program.

An array of different kinds of assistive devices available to deaf and hard of hearing people will be displayed. Some examples of assistive devices are vibrating alarm clocks, flashing light alert systems, loop systems, video phones, amplified telephones, and captioned phones.

This will be an informal event. You may stop by at any time during the 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM time period to visit with Debbie and take a look at the items displayed.

All are welcome to attend!

Children and adults with hearing loss as well as their friends and family.

  • Demonstrations of devices Numerous handouts provided
  • ASL interpreter and Spanish language interpreter provided
  • No child care provided.Children must remain with parent/guardian at all times.

Please contact Eileen McCartin, D/HH Specialist Eileen.mccartin@lcps.org or Renéè Scott, Program Assistant at (571) 252-1011 with any questions or to request accommodations.

No RSVP required. Just come and stop by! 

Para leer esta publicación en español haga clic aquí.

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.

New DVD On Support Service Providers For Deaf-Blind Individuals

February 15, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Uncategorized

Support Service Providers – What Are They and Why Are They Necessary

Featuring the Deaf-Blind Explorers Cruise to Alaska with Support Service Providers

Written and Narrated by Diane Lane Chambers

DVD for Deaf -Blind
Diane Chambers has  announce a newly released DVD on Support Service Providers for Deaf-Blind Individuals.  An estimated to be 1.2 million Americans are both deaf and visually impaired.  Dealing with this dual sensory loss can be challenging at the very least and devastating at its worst, causing profound isolation and loneliness.  Support Service Providers can make a huge difference in improving the quality of lives for people who are Deaf-Blind.

The DVD is informative and engaging documentary which portrays SSPs at work with Deaf-Blind individuals on a cruise to Alaska.  Personal testimonials by Donna Ragland of Morrison, Colorado, and other Deaf-Blind travelers from all over the United States, describe the value of support service providers:  how their services enable them to access the world around them, participate in their communities, and maintain and enjoy an active life.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will benefit future trips of the Deaf-Blind Explorers. For more information on the DVD and other books:

http://www.ellexapress.com/support_service_providers_for_deafblind.html


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Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin-Ballston Park Unit Available

March 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin

www.arlingtonva.us

 

Issue: #008

Date: March 5, 2012

 

 

Ballston Park Apartments Now Leasing!

Ballston Park Apartments has an accessible unit available now. Contact the leasing office for more information and to apply.

 

The details

1 One Bedroom Unit

Rent: $1,105.00

Min Income: $34,278

Max Income: $45,180 (household size 1)

$51,600 (household size 2)

Appliation Fee: $50.00 per adult

Security Deposit: $250.00

 

*Residents pays for gas and utilities.

 

For more information on this unit, contact:

Ballston Park Apartments

351 N. Glebe Road

Arlington, VA

Tel. 703. 526. 9600

The landlord accepts Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and Housing Grants rental assistance. Income limits do not apply to persons receiving rental assistance. For more information on rental assistance, contact the Arlington County Department of Human Services at 703-228-1350.

The Accessible/Affordable Housing Bulletin is a service of the Arlington County Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA.

http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/CountyManager/HumanRights/page62885.aspx

 

Arlington Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA

703.228.3929

2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 318

Arlington, VA 22201

 

www.arlingtonva.us

For informationn about this list, contact Anna Maynard at amaynard@arlingtonva.us