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Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services for DeafBlind Individuals on Nov. 4

October 24, 2012 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services

Where?  Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
                3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
                Directions: http://www.nvrc.org/Directions

When?   Sunday, November 4, 2012
                1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you need an interpreter, an SSP, or transportation, or if you can provide any of these services, please contact Brenda Talley atBtalleyho@hotmail.com.   

Please join representatives from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Virginia Association of the DeafBlind (VADB), and the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons (NVRC) as we discuss the need for Support Service Providers (SSPs) for DeafBlind Virginians.

We want to hear from YOU!

American Association of the Deaf-Blind’s White Paper on SSPs:

The SSP serves as the eyes and ears of the person who is deaf-blind.  There are two key components of an SSP’s function:  
1) The SSP provides access to the community by making transportation available (by car, bus, or other conveyance), and serves as a human guide while walking.  
2) The SSP relays visual and environmental information that may not be heard or seen by the person who is deaf-blind.  This is done in the person’s preferred language and communication mode.  (http://wwww.aadb.org)


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