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“Bridge of Spies” Open Captioned – Friday, Nov 6th

November 5, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events

 

There will be an open captioned screening of “Bridge of Spies” this Friday, November 6th at 7:20 PM!
It will be at Regal Gallery Place 14 in Washington, DC.

Tickets are now available to buy online. Deaf moviegoers can go to the theater website (http://www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Theatre-Folder/Regal-Gallery-Place-Stadium-14-7719), change the date to 11/6/15, and find “Bridge of Spies” with the row showing 7:20 PM and “OC” under Amenities.

If you do not know anything about Bridge of Spies, here are some links:

Trailer with English Subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLmj9vnjgqg
Score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bridge_of_spies/
Score of 81 out of 100 on Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/bridge-of-spies

The main Facebook group for following OC screenings is DC Deaf Moviegoers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/dcdeafmoviegoers/), and the Facebook event page for the “Bridge of Spies” OC screening can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1514003808913807/

Captioned Telephone Services Usability Assessment

August 7, 2015 in Community News, Technology

 

 

We are seeking referrals of individuals to participate in an important study that The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization, is conducting to assess current Internet Protocol (IP) based Captioned Telephone Services (IP CTS) telecommunications. IP CTS is a combination of CTS and IP Relay that allows a person with hearing loss who can use their own voice and has some residual hearing to speak and listen to another party and simultaneously read captions of what the other party is saying.

We would greatly appreciate your contribution to this important research effort.  Here are three ways you can help:

  • identify potential participant(s)
  • share this request with your network, or
  • sign-up yourself.

This study will assess the IP CTS services and devices from the user’s perspective. Data on the performance of IP CTS and usability feedback from users will be collected to develop a baseline assessment of IP CTS equipment and usability. Follow on studies will test alternative technologies to IP CTS.  Please see the table download PDF for more details. DOWNLOAD – IP CTS Usability Assessment Information

MITRE operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).  MITRE partners with sponsors to provide innovative practical solutions for some of our nation’s most critical challenges in healthcare, defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, and cybersecurity.

Please feel free to forward this request to individuals who are hard of hearing, and support organizations who might propose qualified candidate(s) for this important assessment.

Thank you for your time, consideration, and support!

Becca Scollan
Human System Integration, Visualization & Decision Support
MITRE Corporation
rscollan@mitre.org

 

 

Sinbad: The Untold Tale – ASL interpreted performance at Imagination Stage!

March 19, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

April 26, 2015
By Charles Way; Directed by Janet Stanford
ASL  Interpreter: Gerard Williams

Date and time of interpreted/captioned/described event in this format:

Sunday April 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Assisted Listening Devices available upon request.

Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814) Lerner Family Theatre

To Purchase Tickets: Call the box office at  301-280 1660 or visit
http://tickets.imaginationstage.org/public/hall.asp

Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. He tries to keep his feisty daughter Ittifaq safe from the sorceress Jan Shah. But when a mysterious cloud descends upon Baghdad putting all of the adults to sleep, proud Ittifaq must enlist the help of Sinbad the Porter, a street orphan whom she despises. A quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets ensues! The two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life.
Best for Ages 5-12.

 

AFI Silver Theatre provides open captioning for select films – Sunday, Feb. 22

February 19, 2015 in Community Events, Community News

 

Open Captioned Screenings for Sunday, Feb. 22:

  • INHERENT VICE (OC) 4:00

  • BIRDMAN (OC) 7:05

  • THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (OC) 2:45

  • THE IMITATION GAME (OC) 7:30

Check AFI.com/Silver for upcoming Open Caption Screenings!

AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Rd.,
near the intersection of Colesville Rd. and Georgia Ave.
For daily listings call 301-495-6700

Key: (!)  Pass Restricted

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.495.6700 (for showtimes, press 2)
301.495.6720 (for reception, call M-F, 9AM-5:30PM)
silverinfo@AFI.com

Join ALDA at the Movie Captioning Webcast-Friday 11/21/14-10-11AM EST

November 20, 2014 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, Technology

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Groups and Movie Theater Owners
Joint Press Conference on Movie Captioning

National Press Club, Washington D.C.

November 21, 2014
10:00 – 11:00am ET

– WATCH Webcast –
View the live press conference Archive from Friday 11/21 from 10-11 AM EST

Read Press Conference Announcement

(Washington, D.C. – 21 November 2014) The Alexander Graham Bell Association (AG Bell), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today announced an agreement to file joint recommendations with the Department of Justice regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on captioning equipment in U.S. movie theaters.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADVOCACY GROUPS AND THEATER OWNERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE JOINT RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON ADA RULE FOR MOVIE THEATERS 

Commitments To Voluntary Actions To Improve Access Also Outlined

(Washington, D.C. – 21 November 2014) The Alexander Graham Bell Association (AG Bell), the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today announced an agreement to file joint recommendations with the Department of Justice regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on captioning equipment in U.S. movie theaters.

After several weeks of discussions, the five organizations agreed on a set of recommendations (attached) to the DOJ to improve access to movies for deaf and hard of hearing patrons.

Read entire Press Release – DOWNLOAD – Joint Press Release (PDF)

 

 

Job Opening Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

September 5, 2014 in Community News, Employment

Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for “Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator”.

For a full job description go to www.workforhamilton.com and complete an online application by September 15, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits.  For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary: This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote CapTel service and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay.  Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required
  • Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience in public relations activities
  • Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
  • Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
  • Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
  • Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:

o   Senior Community

o   Hard of Hearing Community

  • Able to travel alone
  • Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply
  • Ability to life up to 50 lbs.

 

Folger Theatre – Captioned Performances – 2014/15 Season

September 4, 2014 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events

 

Folger Theatre’s Website

2014/15 Theatre Brochure

Tickets and Subscriptions by email
or Call the box office at 202.544.7077 for details

Folger Theatre’s open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.

JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare
directed by Robert Richmond
Open-Captioned
Sunday, November 30, 2pm

MARY STUART
by Friedrich Schiller
in a new version by Peter Oswald
directed by Richard Clifford
Open-Captioned
Sunday, March 1, 2pm

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Tom Stoppard
directed by Aaron Posner
Open-Captioned
Sunday, June 14, 2pm

2014/15 Theatre Brochure

Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

August 28, 2014 in Community Events

Sign-Interpreted Theater Alert

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Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance

Millennium Stage
Sign-Interpreted and Captioned: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Interpreters: Paul Harrelson and Miako Rankin
Page-to-Stage: The winners of the 30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance competition and their winning scripts will be celebrated, and excerpts of a few scripts will be performed as staged readings. This year’s Page-to-Stage Festival is dedicated to works to be included in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival – an initiative by more than 40 D.C. area theaters to produce a world-premiere play by a female dramatist in the fall of 2015.
The performance is free and open to the public.

Info : VSA Playwright Discovery

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D.C. Metropolitan Area

Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004)
Open-Captioned: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30pm
A celebration in the art of storytelling, the STC presents The Winter’s Tale, one of Shakespeare’s late romances.  Traveling through time, visiting the austere court at Sicilia and the bright sea shore of Bohemia, two generations transcend torment and obsession.  The Winter’s Tale is a compassionate and dazzling saga that tells the tale of King Leontes, who is overcome with jealousy when he believes his pregnant wife, Hermione, and his good friend, King Polixenes, are lovers.  Director Rebecca Taichman, whose Cymbeline was “brimming with both heart and good humor” (Washington City Paper) and whose Twelfth Night was “gorgeously romantic … as a brand new as a first kiss” (The Downtowner) returns to direct this classic piece through imagination and wit.
To reserve tickets, please visit http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/ffa/index.aspx, email STCBox@ShakespeareTheatre.org or call 202-638-3863 (TTY).
“YouTube” clip (w/English captions): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IqLnfI_qEc

Info : The Winter's Tale

Yentl

Theater J
Open Captioning: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

As a girl in 19th Century Eastern Europe, Yentl is forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud. Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her identity. Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” with a new klezmer/pop/rock score from Jill Sobule.

Tickets available at theaterj.org or call Box Office Tickets at 800.494.8497

Info : Yentl

Art Signs: Art Museum Gallery Talks in ASL

Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th & G St. NW, Washington, DC)
Gallery Talks in American Sign Language: Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 5:30 PM
Art Signs gallery guides lead interactive discussions in ASL about works of art in our galleries.  Discover over 300 years of American Art and share your thoughts with others!
For more information visit http://americanart.si.edu/education/asl/

Info : Art Signs

Fool for Love

Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 
Sign-Interpreted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:00pm
Signer services provided by First Chair Interpretive Services
From one of America’s most renowned playwrights comes this explosive tale of love, hate, and the dying myths of the Old West. May’s hiding out at a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert when Eddie, her longtime on-again/off-again lover, shows up. Dark secrets are revealed during a night of gripping jealousy, brutal betrayal, and the deepest kind of love.
To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 240/644-1100 or visit our website at www.roundhousetheatre.org

Info : Fool for Love

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2014-15 Season of Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Performances at the Kennedy Center

Please visit event pages for on-sale dates. To purchase a subscription, please visit the subscriptions website or contact the Subscriptions Office at (202) 416-8500 (voice/relay).
Evita

Evita

Opera House
Sign-Interpreted: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Captioned: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Charm Smith
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron’s rise from Argentina’s slums to First Lady through some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “High Flying, Adored.”

TicketsInfo : Evita

Little Dancer

The Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer

Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Jane Norman
With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.
Recommended for age 12 and up

TicketsInfo : Little Dancer

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opera House
Captioned: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): David Martin
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son features Broadway stars and “American Idol” sensations, husband-and-wife duo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

Info : Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Gigi

Gigi

Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Daniel Maier
Eric Schaeffer directs this world premiere revival of Lerner & Loewe’s classic musical! This comedic tale of a young woman groomed to be a playboy’s companion, until the two unexpectedly fall in love, won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Info : Gigi

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Opera House
Captioned: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Bette Hicks
The smash musical and nine-time Tony Award winner returns! The Broadway phenomenon from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q has been hailed as “the best musical of this century” by the New York Times.

Info : The Book of Mormon

Once

Once

Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Ernest Hairston
Theatrically breathtaking, the eight-time 2012 Tony Award–winning musical tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

Info : Once

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Other Announcements

Buy seats in the interpreted and caption sections online!

Did you know that you can buy seats in the interpreted and captioned sections for upcoming performances at the Kennedy Center online? Just follow these three steps:
Find the production you want to attend. Visit www.kennedy-center.org and search for the production you want to see or view a list of upcoming interpreted or captioned performances. Click on the link to view the production page.
View the calendar to find the interpreted or captioned performance of that production: Click the “Tickets” tab to view the calendar and find the date and time of the upcoming captioned or interpreted performance. Once you’ve found the show you want to attend, click the “Tickets” button for that performance.
View and select your seats: To view seats that are available in the interpreted or captioned section, click on the “View Accessible Seating” button. (Note: The interpreted and captioned sections are usually in the orchestra section.) Click on the seats that you want to add to your cart and follow the steps to purchase your tickets.
If you have any questions about the process or you would like to request captioning or interpreters for a performance, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice/relay) or access@kennedy-center.org.
Also, you can purchase tickets for interpreted or captioned performances direct from the friendly staff at the Instant Charge Services Desk by calling (202) 416-8528 (Voice) or (202) 416-8524 (TTY) Monday -Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM.
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VSA’s fan page is open to all. Please like us and spread the word!

 

Fourth Wall Gone

Founded by: Miriam Ganz, Joshua Morgan & Tami Santimyer
With DC being the second largest theatre city in the country and also the home of one of the largest Deaf communities in the world, there are so many possibilities for collaboration!
Mission:
To provide a platform promoting discussion, collaboration and access between hearing, hard of hearing and deaf theatre artists in Washington, DC.
Our Vision:
To create a truly cohesive, inclusive theatre community that works as one.  We believe that the whole is greater because of it’s parts.
To have a theatre community rich in knowledge about the Deaf community and strengthened by its unique, inclusive and diverse nature on and off stage.  Washington, DC would demonstrate, internationally, the artistic gain of cross-cultural collaboration between hearing, hard of hearing and deaf artists as well as model access in artistic expression, collaboration and theatrical experiences for audience members.
Find us on Facebook:
Fourth Wall Gone
https://www.facebook.com/FourthWallGone?ref=hl

The Kennedy Center introduces MyTix!

With MyTix, you can experience the Kennedy Center your way. If you are 18 – 30 years old or an active duty member of the armed services, join this new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible. And by “accessible,” we mean affordable. With discount offers galore and super-special free ticket giveaways, you’ll have access to all kinds of Kennedy Center performances. So see a Broadway hit, hear a symphony concert, or try something new. Plus you’ll get to meet other arts lovers and share your experiences online and in person. Sound like a deal? You better believe it!

Info : Kennedy Center MyTix

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{CCAC} Captioned Web TV page on Facebook

May 29, 2014 in Community News

 

Caption Action 2 has launched a Facebook page for Captioned Web TV as a way to reach out to producers and also to demonstrate demand for captions.

https://www.facebook.com/captionedwebtv

News and commentary about captioned web television programs. A web television program is original programming produced exclusively for the Internet.

 

Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Kennedy Center Theater Alert

May 29, 2014 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Interpreting & Transliterating

 

 

the-kennedy-centerOriginal Announcement – http://www.kennedy-center.org/email/live_archive/email_7603_viewable.html 

What You Need to Know About Text-to-911

May 16, 2014 in Community News, Emergency Preparedness, Technology

 

 

FCC’s  ASL & Captioned video on what you need to know about Text to 911

Click to goto FCC ASL captioned Video

Click to goto FCC.gov  ASL captioned Video
about TEXT to 911
(Video Not Mobile Phone Friendly)

http://www.fcc.gov/text-to-911

FCC.gov  Print Out Guide

Text-to-911 Guide (pdf)

Gallaudet Football on the verge of first ever NCAA playoff berth (Captioned Video)

November 7, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News

WASHINGTON (WUSA) — The beating of the drum is a practical tradition at Gallaudet University . It signals the start of footballpractice.Players who are deaf or hard of hearing can ‘feel’ the reverberations.

But there’s another sound echoing throughout campus.
The buzz is about the teams undefeated season, 8-0 with just two more games to play. Game number eight last weekend was an unbelievably dramatic win against Becker. The Bison blocked a field goal and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown.

Read more watch video  . . . . .

Kennedy Center November 2013 Captioned Theater Alerts

October 31, 2013 in Community News

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Captioned Theater Alerts

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Captioning for the ADA Live! Radio Show

October 24, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

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Captioning for the ADA Live! Radio Show

Here’s something we’re pleased to see: realtime captioning of a broadcast of ADA Live!  This radio program is by Southeast ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network. It was developed under a grant from NIDRR.  There are live radio shows on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 1:30 pm (Eastern Time), and you can find past episodes with MP3 recording, a transcript, and resources.

The next program will be ehld on November 6, 2013. It is Episode 2: Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Veterans/Wounded Warriors and Their Return to Work.

To learn how to get this program, visit http://adalive.org/schedule.


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.

Notice to Caution IP CTS Consumers About Possible Calling Scam

September 30, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News

USERS OF IP CAPTIONED TELEPHONE SERVICES: 
NOTICE FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ABOUT POSSIBLE CALLING SCAM

The Federal Communications Commission has received information that consumers using Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Relay Services (IP CTS) may have received calls from one or more persons purporting to be from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), requesting the consumers to schedule a visit to the consumer’s home regarding the consumer’s IP CTS phone.

The purpose of this notice is to alert all IP CTS consumers that the FCC has not been scheduling any home visits to IP CTS consumers.  If you receive a phone call from any individual claiming to be from the FCC who wants to schedule a home visit, we recommend that you do not provide any information to the caller, and do not agree to let the caller into your home.  In addition, we request that you please report such calls to the FCC’s Disability Rights Office at 202-559-5158 (voice/videophone) or  Gregory.Hlibok@fcc.gov.


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.