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Celebrate Communication – Sponsors & Exhibitors 2016

March 18, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

 

Exhibitor list for Celebrate Communication 2016 >>> Exhibitors 2016

Celebrate Communication – Sponsors 

NVRC extends its appreciation to its sponsors
for their generosity to make this event a success. 

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Virginia Department for the
Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (VDDHH) 

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Virginia Relay

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.orgwww.icanconnectvirginia.org or on our VDDHH and Virginia Relay Facebook pages.

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

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Cochlear Americas 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, 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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Hull Hearing Aid Service – “Better Living Through Better Hearing” For over 75 (Y)EARS Hull Hearing Aid Service, Inc. has offered uncompromising excellence to our hard of hearing family of friends. Our services range from sophisticated testing, at no charge to you, in a sound treated booth that can include tone and speech testing, middle ear analysis and real ear measurement. We provide a personalized fitting based on ear canal size, hand dexterity audiogram and specific environments of most concern to you. www.hullhearing.com

 

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

 

 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 School Psychologist.  wmata.com/accessibility/doc/Reduced_Fare_Application.pdf

 

 www.NVRC.org NVRC Outreach

 

www.NVRC.org
NVRC Technology Assistive Devices 

 

 

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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® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communication products and services for the deaf. The company’s offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® for Mac®, software that connects users to SVRS by using an Apple® computer; ntouch® Tablet, which turns the Apple iPad® with a front-facing camera into a larger-screen mobile VP; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices.

 


Verbatim

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

 

The Z VRS The Z VRS
Videophones – Need to communicate via video? ZVRS offers a wide range of videophones and software along with accessories to meet your needs. In your home or workplace, you have different needs for the type of videophone depending on where you use it.
Business Video Solutions – ZVRS’ Business Video Solutions is the leader in Video Relay Service in the workplace. Thanks to its use of high-security video solutions and nationally-certified interpreters, ZVRS is the chosen provider of numerous Fortune 500 companies and the largest State and Federal agencies nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitor List 

  • Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
  • DFS – Disability Services
  • Silent meadow
  • National Gallery of Art
  • ASL Access
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Family Hearing Services
  • Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
  • Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness – Va Deaf-Blind Project
  • Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs
  • Art by Ohs
  • Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
  • Lesner Hearing Center
  • Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office – FREE child identification and fingerprinting
  • Fairfax County, Department of Public Safety Communications
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Joan’s Knitted Dolls
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Virginia Association of the DeafBlind
  • PAH,Inc
  • Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Gallaudet University – Office of Admissions and Outreach
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc
  • Duartek, Inc.
  • Mezmo Corporation (dba InnoCaption)
  • Colorfulcreations00
  • Center For Family Involvement
  • Otolaryngology Associates

UPDATED 4/8/2016 –  Back to CC Page

Sponsor and Exhibitors from Celebrate Communication 2015

Celebrate Communication 2015 was a Great Event!

May 21, 2015 in Community News

 

 

We celebrated communication and it was a wonderful day thanks to all of you who came to make it so successful.  The weather held, there was plenty of parking, lots of terrific exhibitors, a tasty snack bar, and fun for the kids with Yellow Dog, the face painter and the ASL Treasure Hunt.

For those of you who could not attend, we missed you and hope you will be with us next time.

Congratulations to our three Raffle winners:

  • The quilt – Beth Goss
  • $50 Visa card – Mary Mercer
  • $50 Mastercard – Lindsey Nelson

See Picture from event and see Sponsor and Exhibitor List.

THANKS! to the Celebrate Communication 2015 Sponsors + Exhibitors

May 20, 2015 in Community News

 

 

 

See Celebrate Communication Pictures here:
 Link to Facebook Picture Gallery 

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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.

Celebrate Communication 2015 Sponsors

NVRC extends its appreciation to its sponsors
for their generosity to make this event a success. 

( ** Not Exhibiting )   Our List of 2015 –  Exhibitors

vddhh_webVirginia Department for the
Deaf and Hard of

Hearing (VDDHH) 
varelay_web
Virginia Relay
captel_web
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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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 – 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) 
    varelay_web
    Virginia Relay
    captel_web
    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.

    **alda_logo

    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
    euro_cafe_v2 EuroCafe
    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-logo

    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

    5 days to Celebrate Communication – Technology

    May 6, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, NVRC, Technology

    yellowDog
    CelebrateLogo







    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 5 Days to Celebrate Communication…..

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Exhibits you won’t want to miss…

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors
    please visit our website Exhibitor Page

    Celebrate Communication Technology

     

    Assistive Technology

    GMU/Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities/
    Training and Technical Assistance (TTAC)

    The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHD) is an interdisciplinary campus based organization that focuses on the mission statement,“improving the lives and productivity of persons with disabilities.” KIHd combines the resources of George Mason University (GMU) with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities. For more information, about KIHD, please visit: http://kihd.gmu.edu/ or call 800-333-7958. Several projects that are a part of KIHD:Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) http://ttac.gmu.edu/T/TAC

    Virginia Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    NVRC Technology Table

    Duartek

    Hearing Technologies

    deafpagers.com

     


    Hearing Instruments and Cochlear Implants

    Advanced Bionics

    Cochlear Americas

    MED-EL

    Lesner Hearing Center 


     

     

    For more information and a full list of exhibitors
    please visit our website Exhibitor Page

    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013
    10 am – 3 pm
    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    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.

     

     

    6 days to Celebrate Communication 2013

    May 4, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, NVRC, NVRC Announcements

     

    yellowDog
    CelebrateLogo







    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of
    our wonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 6 Days to Celebrate Communication….. 

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Fun for the Whole Family!

    Craft_-Exhibitors

    Visit our Craft Exhibitors 31 Gifts, Joan’s Knitted Dolls, and Silent Meadow LLC.

    FACE PAINTINGFace_Painting

    Carol Turman of Dee Vinchey Entertainment is back again this year to spark the imagination with professional face painting for all kids (big and small). It’s Free! Go ahead – you know you want to.

    YELLOW DOGYellow_Dog_Hug

    And of course, Yellow Dog will be making appearances throughout the day to give out toys, high fives and special hugs! He’s always happy to pose for pictures too. Be sure to say hello!

     

    ASL TREASURE HUNT

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    NEW An ASL Treasure Hunt – Are you ready to learn the alphabet in American Sign Language??


    Go on a Treasure Hunt for the letters by visiting the exhibitors at Celebrate Communication. Once you have collected all 26 letters you will be eligible to enter your name for the Grand Prize. Pick up your ASL Treasure Hunt Card at the front door on your way in. For an extra bonus you can learn to how to Cue the word Mom from the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association.

    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013
    10 am – 3 pm
    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    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.

    7 days to Celebrate Communication

    May 4, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, NVRC, NVRC Announcements

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of ourwonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 7 Days to Celebrate Communication….. 

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Happy Birthday NVRC!

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    NVRC is celebrating 25 years of service to the Northern Virginia Metro area.
    We are proud of all the services offered, information shared and the friends we have made along the way. Be sure to visit the NVRC Snack Bar at Celebrate Communication to join us as we kick off our 25th year with birthday cake for everyone!!

    Please take a minute to watch this video about the Northern Virginia Resource Center and then join us for a full day of discovery at Celebrate Communication. This is the one day when you can talk face-to-face with our exhibitors, ask your questions, gather information and try out new technologies….for FREE!

    CLICK Here to Watch the Video !

    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013
    10 am – 3 pm
    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    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.

     

     

     

    8 Days to Celebrate Communication 2013

    May 2, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, NVRC, Technology

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    Please visit our Sponsor Page to see all of ourwonderful Sponsors for this event.

    Only 8 Days to Celebrate Communication…..

    the Premiere Event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

    Top Sponsor – 25th Anniversary Director’s Circle:

    Virginia Relay / Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    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.

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    See you soon!

    Celebrate Communication 2013

    Saturday May 11, 2013

    10 am – 3 pm

    George Mason Univ. Center for the Arts

    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.

     

     

     

     

    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.

    Celebrate Communications Expo 2012 Prize Winners

    June 12, 2012 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

    Congratulations to these lucky winners at Celebrate Communication 2012!Giant

    Theresa Cupp
    Stanley Roth
    Daniel Murray
    Mallory Myers
    Becki Moore
    Tanya Griffey
    Glen Caris

    Olive Garden
    Sofi Canny

    Home Depot
    Mary Cantwell
    Rob McIntosh
    R. Cunningham

    Shoppers Food Warehouse
    Eileen McCartin

    Nationals Tickets
    Fatimah Aziz

    Starbucks
    Karen Jordan

    Barnes & Noble
    Pat Lee
    Sarah Canan

    Great American Restaurants
    Mallory Trullender

    Scrapbook Store
    Denise Proulx

    Target
    Jeff Hotek

    Chipotle & Panera
    Jan Boldt

    Saturday, May, 11, 2013

    Mark your calendar now so you won’t miss our next Celebrate Communication!