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Accessible apartment-Courthouse Crossings!

April 7, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

 

Arlington County Government sent this bulletin at 04/07/2016 10:56

Courthouse Crossings Jr. 1-bedroom (efficiency) available soon!
Rent: $940.00
Min. Income: $29,298*
Utilities: Resident pays electricity and gas
Accessible features include direct entrance from street, no stairs required.

Contact the leasing office for information about this unit.

Jamie Burke, Leasing Consultant
SL Nusbaum1301
N. Queen Street
Arlington, VA 22209703-528-8151
*Income restrictions do not apply to persons receiving housing assistance.

Affordable Housing
Learn more about affordable housing in Arlington.

Rental Assistance
To apply for rental assistance, contact the Arlington Department of Human Services at 703-228-1350 or dhs@arlingtonva.us.

Arlington County Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 318
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-3929

Wilbur Cross High School’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ accessible to sight and hearing impaired

March 27, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

New Haven Register
By Shahid Abdul-Karim, New Haven Register
POSTED: 

NEW HAVEN >> Wilbur Cross High School senior Brianna Rigsbee has never experienced a viewing of a live theater performance.

That’s because she is legally blind.

But on Saturday, Rigsbee, 18, will have her chance to enjoy an audio description performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

“Youth with exceptional needs will no longer have feelings of isolation, they can create meaningful connections with their family, friends, and school community,” said Rigsbee’s mother, Angela Russell.

“And for the first time for most, they will able to follow a live performance and enjoy it for themselves,” said Russell.

The high school’s drama class is presenting the play at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Saturday’s performance will have a certified American Sign Language interpreter and audio descriptiopns for those with visual and hearing disabilities.

Creating Kids Connecticut Children’s Museum Director Sandra Malmquist said the inspiration for Saturday’s performance came from Rigsbee.

Read entire Article . . . . Fiddler

Update: Many Children’s Television Programs Now Accessible

March 25, 2015 in Community News

 

 

Disability.gov Update: Many Children’s Television Programs Now Accessible for Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities

Many Children’s Television Programs Now Accessible for Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has made dozens of children’s television programs available online for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing. The shows include closed captioning and video descriptions and can be viewed for free through the Department’s Accessible Television Portal project. Available shows include “Magic School Bus” and “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” This project is part of the Described and Captioned Media Program.

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InnoCaption technology for phone calls at NVRC – TODAY 7/15/14

July 15, 2014 in Captioning / Relay, Technology

 

 

Come to NVRC and Check Out the New InnoCaption Technology!
 
Chuck Owen will be in Washington, DC Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Chuck is the CEO of InnoCaption, which has recently launched an innovative captioning app for smartphones. InnoCaption is revolutionizing how deaf and hard of hearing persons communicate by making it possible to use the smartphone as it was intended – accessible, convenient, and mobile. Through the use of its patented technology in conjunction with live stenographers, InnoCaption provides fast, easy, and accurate real-time captioning for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and want to use their own voice to talk, but need assistance to understand what is being said by the hearing person they are calling or responding to.
 
If you would like to learn more about this free, innovative captioning service,
Chuck will be at NVRC TODAY 7/15/2014 at 3:30 pm.

TRIBES Coming to Studio Theatre

November 21, 2013 in Community Events, Community News

TRIBES

Website

By Nina Raine
Directed by David Muse

“The best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring—and funniest—new play in recent years.”
The Wall Street Journal 

Billy, a deaf man whose hearing family has never listened to him, comes to define his identity on his own terms in this sophisticated drama about family, belonging, and the limitations of language.

About The Play
Billy was born deaf into a garrulous academic family who raised him to lip read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia—who’s going deaf herself—Billy decides it’s time to speak on his own terms, sending shock waves through the family. Playing out in sign language, argument, music, and mesmerizing silence, this sophisticated drama examines family, belonging, and the limitations of language.  A moving and surprising play from a rising star of the British theatre, presented in cooperation with Gallaudet University.

Press
“A smart, lively and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech.” —The New York Times

“It’s the best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring – and funniest – new play in recent years.” —The Wall Street Journal

Support
Tribes is underwritten by Joan and David Maxwell.

Accessible Performances

Friday, January 10 at 8pm                                                                 Sign interpreted performance
Sunday, January 12 at 2pm                                                               Sign interpreted press opening
Sunday, January 12 at 7pm                                                                Sign interpreted donor opening
Thursday, January 16 at 8pm                                                            Captioned performance
Sunday, January 19 at 2pm                                                               Sign interpreted performance (After Show Discussion)
Saturday, January 25 at 2pm                                                            Sign interpreted performance
Saturday, February 1 at 2pm                                                             Sign interpreted performance (After Show Discussion)
Saturday, February 1 at 8pm                                                             Captioned performance
Tuesday, February 4 at 8pm                                                             Sign interpreted performance
Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm                                                     Captioned performance
Sunday, February 16 at 2pm                                                             Audio described performance
Sunday, February 23 at 7pm                                                             Sign interpreted performance

Box Office

202-332-3300
V/TTY 202-667-8436
Website

1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

The Cast
Christopher: Michael Tolaydo
Beth: Nancy Robinette
Ruth: Annie Funke
Daniel: Richard Gallagher
Billy: James Caverly
Sylvia: Helen Cespedes

The Creative Team
Director: David Muse
Set Designer: Wilson Chin
Lighting Designer: Matthew Richards
Costume Designer: Kathleen Geldard
Sound Designer: Ryan Rumery
Projections Designer: Erik Trester
Director of Artistic Sign Language: Tyrone Giordano
Dramaturg: Lauren Halvorsen

Nina Raine
English playwright, author, and director Nina Raine began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court Theatre after graduating from Oxford. She dramaturged and directed Unprotected at the Liverpool Everyman (TMA Best Director Award, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award). Her debut play, Rabbit, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2006 and transferred to the West End before going to New York. Rabbitwon the Charles Wintour Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. Nina also directed her second play, Tiger Country, at Hampstead Theatre. She directed Jumpy at the Royal Court Theatre, later transferring to the West End, and Shades (Critics Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Most Promising Newcomer). Her commission for the Royal Court Theatre, Tribes, directed by Roger Michell, won an Offie award and was nominated for Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Play. Tribes in New York won the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. She directed Longing by William Boyd at Hampstead Theatre in January 2013.


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Hearing Accessible Music Concert & CD Launch Party

October 22, 2013 in Community News

Accessible music

 

 

 

 

Hearing Accessible Music Concert and CD Launch Party 

The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is pleased to announce that their first CD titled  “Hear This! Music from the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss” has been published.  This CD anthology contains 45 minutes of music beautifully performed by six musicians with hearing loss.   You can purchase this CD at: https://www.createspace.com/2170175

An article about the CD can be found here:

http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2013/10/02/association-adult-musicians-hearing-loss-cd/

A hearing-accessible concert and CD launch party will be held in Gaithersburg, Maryland on October 26 from 2:00-3:30 pm.    The two guitarists on the CD, Blue O’Connell and Charles Mokotoff, will both be performing at this concert.  An induction loop will be available at this concert.

The Association invites all music lovers in the area to come listen to some wonderful music To RSVP, send an email with your name and the number of people in your party to info@aamhl.org by October 23, 2013.


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Arlington Accessible Housing -The Larkspur Unit Available

August 9, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

 

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin

www.arlingtonva.us

Issue: #025

Date: August 5, 2013

The Larkspur has an accessible unit available now!The Larkspur has an accessible unit available for leasing. The apartment units are newly renovated and ready to go!

Access Board Webinar: (August 1)

July 30, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

Access Board Webinar: Accessible Transportation Facilities (August 1)

ADA AccessOnline_logoThe next webinar in the Board’s free monthly series will take place August 1 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for transportation facilities, including rail stations and bus stops and stations.  This session will cover requirements for boarding platforms and areas, bus shelters, signage, public address systems, and other elements and spaces of transportation facilities.

To register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Questions for the webinar can be submitted in advance through this website.


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Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin-The Madison @Ballston Station Now Leasing

June 29, 2013 in Community News

Arlington Accessible Housing Bulletin
www.arlingtonva.us

Issue: #024

Date: June 28, 2013

The Madison at Ballston Station has accessible units available now!

The Madison at Ballston Station has market-rate, accessible units available for leasing. There are four 1-bedroom apartments available. Check out the Jackson floorplan on thewebsite for more details.

Rents
One-Bedroom Rent $1,707.00 to $1,770

This is a special rent promotion, so act fast!

Income Limits* 

These are market-rate units, so there is no upper income limit, however there is a minimum income of $68, 250 to qualify. Contact the leasing office for more information. 

For more information on these units, contact:

THE MADISON AT BALLSTON STATION

4401 NORTH 4TH STREET ARLINGTON VA 22203

888-311-4598

http://www.madisonatballstonstation.com/

If you lease one of these units, or any unit advertised in this bulletin, please let us know by emailing us

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 703-228-1450.

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

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

    

Arlington Office of Human Rights, EEO and ADA
703.228.3929
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 318
Arlington, VA 22201

Section 718 Accessible Internet Browsers on Mobile Phones

April 30, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Technology

Section 718 Accessible Internet Browsers on Mobile Phones

On April 29, 2013, the FCC released a Report and Order to implement section 718 and part of section 716 of the Communications Act.  Both of these sections were added to the Communications Act by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).

The Report and Order does the following:

•  Section 718:  Requires Internet browsers installed on mobile phones to be accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment, unless doing so is not achievable.  This requirement applies when Internet browsers are used for any purpose.

•  Section 716:  Requires Internet browsers installed on equipment used for advanced communications services, such as computers, laptops, and tablets used for e-mail, to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, unless doing so is not achievable.  This requirement applies when Internet browsers are used for advanced communications services.

These requirements apply to Internet browsers installed on mobile phones and equipment used for advanced communications services that are manufactured on or after October 8, 2013.

For more information, please contact Eliot Greenwald, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-418-2235 or eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov, or Rosaline Crawford, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-418-2075 or rosaline.crawford@fcc.gov.

Links to the Report and Order:

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-13-57A1.pdf (PDF)

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-13-57A1.doc (Word)

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-13-57A1.txt (text)


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HLAA Convention Reports

June 15, 2011 in Education & Outreach

Plenary Sessions

 

Workshops

 

Exhibitors

 

2nd Annual Hearing Loop Conference