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Jackie Roth: Broker for Clients with Disabilities

November 16, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

 

Jackie Roth, deaf since birth, an advocate and a broker

By Matt Chaban, New York Daily News 11/15/2013

When clients hear broker Jackie Roth speak, they assume — correctly — that English is her second language.

Some presume — incorrectly — that she’s from France.

“People ask where I’m from, and I say, ‘Brooklyn,’ ” and they say, ‘No, no, where are you from originally,’ and I say, ‘BROOKLYN,’ ” says Roth with a smile.

The star Douglas Elliman broker first communicated in sign language, and didn’t speak English until she was 5.

Deaf since birth, Roth is a rarity in New York’s real-estate world: a broker with a disability.

“I can’t think of any,” says Peter Slatin, the legendary real-estate writer who became a disability advocate when he lost his sight. “It’s remarkable what she’s doing.”

And she’s doing remarkably, too.

Since joining Douglas Elliman in 2006, Roth has become one of the brokerage’s Top Producers, a distinction placing her in the top 1% of the 4,000-strong agency.

Now Roth is launching a group within the company to help pair clients who have disabilities with brokers able to meet their needs.

“Because I hear differently, I see and experience the city differently, and I want to bring that experience to others to help them find a home,” Roth says.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/advocate-broker-disabled-article-1.1517474#ixzz2kkDoZqwW


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Advocate for Captioning in Air Travel

June 13, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News

CCAC_AirTravel

Advocate for

Captioning in

Air Travel

The Case For Captioning

The proven benefits of captioning should be available to all.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) mandates public accommodations must comply with basic nondiscrimination requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment. Now is the time to require equality for Air Travel.

The Department of Transportation (USA) should require all commercial airlines to improve customer service with captioning (subtitles) for all entertainment and announcements for air passengers. While the DOT requires captioning to be available on all safety and information related videos, it does not enforce the same accessibility standard for in-flight entertainment.

The failure to ensure captioning or video description for passengers with hearing, vision, and language differences is lost value on their tickets when they cannot enjoy the same entertainment. It is not right to pay the same fare and not receive the same service.


Contact the CCAC at: CCACaptioning@gmail.com
or visit our website: http://CCACaptioning.org


Join us to push for passage of Senate Bill 556. It will pertain to all domestic flights and airlines entering or leaving from the USA. CCAC volunteers are waiting to hear from you for your interest and support. CCAC is an official non-profit, all volunteer consumer advocacy organization. The mission is to educate and advocate for inclusion of quality captioning in all places needed. Captioning is the language of millions in the USA and internationally.

Join the Air Travel Access Campaign 

CCAC asks for passage of two Senate Bills, with a focus and special interest in Senate Bill 556 about Air Travel and  captioning.  All  communications  in  airports  and  on board need to be accessible with captioning.

Air Carrier Access Amendments Act
Email Congress: Support Senate Bill 556
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-s556/show

See Senate Bill 555 about the Cinema Act:
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-s555/show

Become a CCAC member for information, inspiration, and advocacy. Millions of USA citizens and mega-millions globally deserve equal rights with real time speech to text.
Join the CCAC http://CCACaptioning.org

Read about CaptionMatch, a CCAC service to ask for any kind of captioning you need, and for providers to find extra jobs. CaptionMatch extends the education and awareness needed for communications in our connected worlds.

Contact CaptionMatch at: info@CaptionMatch.com

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Free Workshop for Parents on Advocating for Their Child with a Disability: March 2, 2013

February 8, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Community News, Families

Providing Access to Healthcare

proudly presents

Me? An Advocate

Empowering Parents to successfully navigate advocating for their child with a disability

in medical, educational and community settings.

Presented by

Jillian Anderson

Jillian Anderson is a national certified interpreter and has parentworked in the field since August of 2000, when she graduated with an undergraduate degree in ASL. She has experience as an educational interpreter, a VRS interpreter and trainer, a freelance community Interpreter (medical, community events, religious ceremonies and services), teaching ASL in both formal and informal settings, leading sign choirs and doing private mentoring for new graduates in the interpreting field.

Jillian has 5 children and the oldest two are both deaf, she is passionate about teaching others how to communicate with them and how to advocate for their own children with unique needs. Her husband is an Active Duty Marine and they are currently living aboard Quantico.

When:            Saturday March 2, 2013

12:00pm-3:00pm

Cost:               FREE

Where:           Lorton Community Library

9520 Richmond Highway

Lorton, VA 22079-2124

PLEASE RSVP to shellyjobhelper@yahoo.com or on FACEBOOK

 

ASL and Spoken Spanish interpreters will be provided

PLEASE NOTE: Additional accommodations or specialized interpreting needs must be requested by 02/22/2013

 

Providing Access to Healthcare for the Deaf Community is funded by a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation.

 

Beth Klein, Owner
Employment Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, LLC
866-240-4573 voice
540-242-9177 fax


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. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.