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Notice To All MDSC Members From Willis Mann, President

February 16, 2016 in Community News

 

NOTICE TO ALL MDSC MEMBERS 

FROM  WILLIS MANN, PRESIDENT

There are two very important events coming up next week and we want to alert MDSC members to please attend these events and advocate for deaf/hard of hearing senior citizens. These events are:

7th Annual Legislative Awareness Day
Monday, February 15, 2016
2:30 p.m.
Legislative Services Building
Annapolis, MD

At the LAD event, you will meet with other deaf/hard of hearing people, and also with your district legislators. This is a chance to let the legislators know the needs of deaf/hard of hearing senior citizens. Interpreters will be provided.

The second event is:

Friday, February 19, 2016
Office of Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Advisory Committee Meeting

MACDHH Town Hall Meeting to follow
2:00 p.m.
Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD

At these meetings, you will learn what ODHH is doing and what kinds of plans they have for their programs. During the town hall meeting, you will have the opportunity to express your opinions on what is needed for Maryland’s deaf/hard of hearing senior citizens in the way of services, programs, and improved accessibility.

Please try to attend these events and help make MDSC a recognized force in the Maryland community.

MWADB: May Picnic; Happy Anniversary to MWADB; Interpreting Workshop

April 21, 2015 in Community Events

May 2nd, 2015 Picnic

From MWADB

Last week for the registration! If you never attend our annual picnic, one of the most fabulous events, you cannot miss this one. Everyone is welcome to sign up for the May picnic as our annual tradition.

Date: May 2nd, 2015
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Savage Park
8400 Fair St.
Savage, MD 20763

Cost: Early bird price will be closed on April 24th – $15 for the Deafblind and guests $20 at door
Free for SSP that is assigned to a Deafblind member.

Transportation will be announced on April 26th.
Please email president@mwadb.org and ssp@mwadb.org for SSP and transportation related.
RSVP for the picnic at http://goo.gl/forms/88VsDhAkk5
If you have any question about the event please email event@mwadb.org

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Happy Anniversary to MWADB

From Ann Black
Happy Anniversary to MWADB.
happy Anniversary to MWADB.
Happy 32th Anniversary to MWADB.
Happy Anniversary to MWADB.
MWADB was born on April 19, 1984. We wish it will continue forever.

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Interpreting Applying Theater Techniques

From PCRID
When: May 2nd at 9:00am
Where: Interpreting Applying Theater Techniques Gallaudet, SAC 1011
800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

Anyone is welcome to come to the workshop or meeting at no charge, but CEUs are only free to members, so be sure to check your membership status! Non-members can pay $35 to earn CEUs.

 

More information and online registration: Workshop & General Meeting: Interpreting Applying Theater Techniques

 

When you RSVP, please indicate you would like to participate via our online option or email Nicole Manuel at PDC@PCRID.org and we’ll set you up to participate.

 

 

Fairfax County Creative Aging Festival and More, May 2015

April 17, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

EVENTS:

Have fun, learn something new, and unleash your creative spirit! Fairfax County, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and AARP Virginia invite you to celebrate the Creative Aging Festival in May 2015. This month-long festival features over 100 events including art exhibits, dance, musical performances, poetry readings, lectures, wellness programs and classes in watercolor, woodworking, knitting, clogging, tap, piano, photography, & more! Find the events calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults and click on Creative Aging Festival!

Fairfax County presents Legal Tools for Caregivers: WEBINAR. As a family caregiver you may need to make legal and health care decisions for a loved one. This free Webinar will cover durable powers of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives. Join us on Wednesday, May 6, Noon-1 p.m. Find out more and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Fairfax County will sponsor Strategies for Managing the Stress of Caregiving on Tuesday, May 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls ChurchFind out more about this free event and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Fairfax County presents “Alive Inside” Movie and Discussion on Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-NoonThis free movie focuses on the Music & Memory program’s ability to combat memory loss and restore meaning to the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Dr., Ste. 100, FairfaxFind out more and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Get the facts about health insurance for older adults at Fairfax County’s free presentation on Medicare 101. Tuesday, May 19, 3-4:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm.

Learn about Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and receive expert assistance in choosing and signing up for a plan for you or your loved one. Wednesday, May 20, 3-4:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm.

Fairfax County is offering a free Independent Living Project Series (Sessions are 8 weeks). Programs start Friday, May 1, 1-3 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria and Friday, May 22, 10 a.m.-Noon. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/independent.htm.

 

 

Fairfax County Events & Volunteer Opps for Older Adults -December 2014

November 20, 2014 in Community News

 

 

EVENTS:

Fairfax County presents Medicare 101.  Dec. 03, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Join us for this free event and learn the facts about health insurance for seniors.  No registration necessary.  McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean.  For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/vicap.htm or call 703-790-0123, TTY 711.

Fairfax County is offering a free Telephone Support Group for Family Caregivers of Older Adults.  Dec 9, 7-8 p.m.  Join us to discuss “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Caregiving with Family and Friends.”   This telephone support group may be just what you need!  Share your experiences, gain support and get important information without having to travel.  The one-hour free sessions are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month.  Find out more and register atwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ and click on Free 2014 Fall Caregiver Seminars. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults in Alexandria needs a Van Driver to take participants on outings and an ESL Teacher.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visitwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Chantilly, Clifton, McLean and Falls Church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Substitute drivers needed throughout the county.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale needs a Chair Exercise InstructorSpanish-speaking interpreters, anExperienced Canasta Player to teach participants, and certified instructors for classes in Ballroom Dance and Pilates.  Volunteer instructor positions could lead to part-time employment.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs; urgent need in Reston area.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Annandale Adult Day Health Care Center in Annandale needs Spanish-speaking social companions and a licensed hair stylist to wash, cut and style hair for participants.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria needs a DJ to provide a wide array of music from ballroom to line dancing, aBallroom Dance Instructor and volunteer with basic carpentry skills to build a “Little Free Library,” for people to donate and borrow books from.  Center will provide plans and materials.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Sully Senior Center in Centreville needs a certified personal trainer twice a week, preferably with experience working with older adults.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Korean Meals on Wheels needs Korean-speaking volunteers to deliver meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday inCentreville, Reston and Annandale.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Gum Springs Senior Center in Alexandria needs a Spanish teacher for a beginner’s class.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Volunteers, who are fluent in American Sign Language, are needed in Reston, Herndon and Vienna to provide clients with direct assistance (not interpretation) with computers, grocery shopping, or social visiting.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor’s appointment or just have coffee with a friend.  Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided.  Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, orKristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Grace Lynch, MS, MSW
Manager, Communications
Division of Adult and Aging Services
Fairfax County, VA
703-324-5277, TTY 711
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults

Two Events USPTO- Alex. – for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 3, 2014 in Advocacy & Access, Employment

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 

The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office),
ResponsAbility committee, has planned two exciting events to commemorate the month.

 

AUHOR READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH GLEN FINLAND

Tuesday – OCTOBER 7, 2014
12 – 1 P.M.
Madison North Auditorium
United States Patent and Trademark Office,
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314

This event is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities. Sign language interpretation, real-time captioning  will all be provided. For additional accommodations information or requests, please contact ResponsAbility.

Author Glen Finland will read from her acclaimed memoir Next Stop about raising an autistic son. A discussion with the author and special guests, along with a book signing will follow the reading. Attendees are encouraged to purchase the book in advance to have it autographed.

Next Stop is a candid portrait of a differently-abled young man poised at the entry to adulthood. Weaving bittersweet and humorous anecdotes from David’s life as the youngest of three brothers, Next Stop recounts the complex relationship between an
autistic adult child and his family as he steps out into the real world alone for the first time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glen Finland is a freelance journalist and author. Her essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Family Circle, Revolution, Parenting, American Magazine, Wired, Babble, Autism Speaks and Washington Parents Magazine. www.glenfinland.com

Download Flyer for Oct 7th Event

 

USPTO ResponsAbility presents: CinemAbility

Free Moving Screening and Q&A with Director Jenni Gold and Surprise Celebrity Guest
Tuesday – October 14, 2014
3:30 pm
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison North Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314

Learn More & WATCH Film Trailer and reserve your free tickets

After the show, stay for a Q&A with film director Jenni Gold and a special celebrity guest

In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) ResponsAbility, the USPTO’s volunteer employee organization for disability awareness and action, will screen the award-winning documentary film “CinemAbility.”

Download Flyer: cinemabilityscreening.pdf

This event is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities. Sign language interpretation, real-time captioning, and descriptive video service will all be provided. For additional accommodations information or requests, please contact ResponsAbility.

 

Some Mpls. Nightclubs, Event Centers now Required to Provide Earplugs

May 22, 2014 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

Updated: 04/12/2014 7:24 AM
Created: 04/11/2014 3:02 PM KAALtv.com
By: Cassie Hartear_plugs

The Minneapolis City Council has approved a new ordinance which will require businesses that specialize in loud music, such as event centers and nightclubs, to provide patrons with earplugs to combat hearing loss.

Minneapolis City Councilman Jacob Frey, of the Third Ward, said the legislation would provide the earplugs for free to the businesses with the help of Locally Grown Globally Known and 3M. They would have to provide them starting April 19.

The ordinance will apply to about 185 bars, clubs and performance venues as a condition of their liquor licenses.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 36 million Americans – or 17 percent of the adult population –  have some form of hearing loss.

The earplugs are a way for patrons to shield themselves from high decibel noise without having to forgo music events, Frey said.

Some clubs opposed the ordinance because they currently make thousands of dollars a year selling earplugs.

The city council adopted the ordinance at their meeting on April 11.

MWADB e-news: meeting reminder; BADB web page; DB housing; acupuncture for RP

December 12, 2013 in Community Events

MWADB e-news: meeting reminder; BADB web page; DB housing; acupuncture for RP

From Metro Washington Association of the Deaf-Blind

Biennial membership meeting this Saturday

From the board; send your rsvp to rsvp@mwadb.org

 

When: Saturday, December 14, 11:00 to 5:00
Where: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring

MWADB will provide six kinds of soup (vegetable beef, potato bacon, chicken noodle, minestrone, tomato, and lentil) and drinks (ginger ale, Dr. Pepper, Crystal Light, and water).
Please bring a holiday dish to share: casserole, salad, bread, vegetables, or dessert.
If you want to run for a board position, email nomination@mwadb.org.
You can RSVP for the meeting on the web at www.mwadb.org/rsvp or by email to rsvp@mwadb.org.  You can request an SSP and transportation in your rsvp message.
Watching the weather…. If it is bad enough, we will make an announcement on Saturday morning. If weather is okay, we will see you there!
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BADB added to MWADB web site

From Andrew Cohen
BADB (Baltimore Association of DeafBlind) decided to take down their web site and asked MWADB to create a web page for them on our site. Since it is our philosophy to help our partners and DeafBlind individuals anytime and anywhere, the board immediately agreed to help. BADB’s listservs have been merged with the MWADB membership, SSP, and e-news listervs.
To see the BADB web page, please go to http://mwadb.org/badb/
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DB-accessible apartments

From Randy Pope; contact tanglewood@equitymgmt.com
We are a newly renovated property located near Downtown Silver Spring, and we are going to have availability for apartments that meet VHI [Visual and Hearing Impaired] ADA requirements. If there are any families that would like to apply for a renovated community, we will be more than happy to provide the future applicants with more information.

Sincerely,
Joel Ventura

P.S. Please find attached our allowable incomes and monthly rents; the highlighted ones are specifically for VHI ADA apartments.

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Acupuncture Improves Eyesight for RP

From Andrew Cohen
http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1188-acupuncture-improves-eyesight-for-retinitis-pigmentosa-new-study

A new pilot study finds acupuncture effective in significantly improving eyesight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This disorder is a genetically inherited condition that may lead to blindness. Acupuncture improved overall eyesight and improved issues of dark to light adaptation and nyctalopia (night blindness).

Acupuncture may prevent blindness and improves eyesight. Patients received10 thirty minute acupuncture treatments over a two week period. Acupuncture styles included electroacupuncture, local acupuncture and body-style acupuncture. Local points included acupuncture needles on the forehead and below the eyes.

Testing showed that some of the subjects improved in both eyes after only one week of acupuncture treatment and the results lasted between 10 to 12 months. Dark adaptation increased significantly in the subjects. Night vision and the ability to see in darkened regions improved significantly in subjects. Several other visual field improvements were noted in the subjects including expansion of visibility within are larger visual field. The researchers concluded that acupuncture “entails minimal risk if administered by a well-trained acupuncturist and may have significant, measurable benefits on residual visual function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, in particular scotopic sensitivity, which had not previously been studied.”

This recent study was published in the prestigious Clinical and Experimental Optometry journal. Treatments for retinitis pigmentosa with acupuncture and herbal medicine have demonstrated positive clinical outcomes in several studies. A groundbreaking study was published in 2011 wherein it was discovered that acupuncture protects the optic nerve from damage caused by intraocular pressure by alleviating stresses on retinal and optic nerve axonal ultrastructures. Another study showed that Chinese medicine improved retinal cone activity for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, even in cases of advanced retinal degeneration. Using electroretinograms for the investigation, the study also concludes that, “TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment could also enhance the bioactivity of (the) nerve network and therefore have a definite significance in retarding the progression of disease and keeping the central vision.

A more aggressive study wherein She Xiang was injected into acupuncture points UB18 and UB23 found that acupuncture improved eyesight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. The study concludes that injection of She Xiang into Ganshu (UB18) and Shenshu (UB23) “can improve effectively the function and metabolism of optic cells, promote blood circulation of the retina, enhance the visual acuity, and protect the central vision for the patient of retinitis pigmentosa.” In yet another study of retinitis pigmentosa, patients receiving acupuncture (ranging from ages 7 – 75 years) showed significant improvement and a halting of deterioration of the visual field.
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If you have news, announcements, or e-news feedback to share with MWADB, please send an email to secretary@mwadb.org
If you do not want to receive e-news, you can UNSUBSCRIBE here.If you prefer to receive e-news in plain text, you can subscribe here.
~The MWADB Board
board@mwadb.org
www.mwadb.org

 

 

MWADB e-news and events

October 7, 2013 in Community Events

 

News and Events for the Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind

Tactile Carnival Nov. 9 tactile_carnival

From Eleanor Brown, RSC chair; rsvp to rsvp@mwadb.org

 

Join the fun at the Tactile Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 9!

From 1:00 to 5:00 play games and win prizes!

Dinner is 5:00 to 6:30

Greenbelt Readiness Center
7100 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD  20770

Cost is $15 before Nov. 6, $20 after Nov. 6.

Please reserve your spot by filling out RSVP at http://www.mwadb.org/rsvp or email to rsvp@mwadb.org with your request for SSP, interpreter and/or ride. Come play!

Flyers attached in Word and pdf

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BADB Halloween Party

From Jason Corning, BADB president

Saturday, Oct. 26, 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Christ U.M. Church of the Deaf

1040 S. Beechfield Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21229

Dinner and dessert provided.  You bring side dish or drinks to share, and wear your costume!

Flyer attached

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Transportation survey

From Valerie Coppock

Montgomery County’s Aging and Disability Services division at the Department of Health and Human Services is surveying the county to better understand the transportation patterns and needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Those who share these concerns, either for themselves or on the behalf of family or a friend are urged to take the survey by October 18, 2013.  The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/GettingAllAroundtheCounty.

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Pro-Tactile at MDAD-PCRID conference

From PCRID (Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)

 

This year MDAD and PCRID are hosting a joint conference, and there is a pro-tactile workshop on the schedule for Friday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 to 5:00.

 

The conference will be at Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia on Nov. 1, 2, 3.  The fee for all three days (or just one day, or part of one day) is 50 dollars.

 

Register for the conference here: https://pcrid.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=26

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DB presentation at Gallaudet U

From Eddie Martinez

 

Dear MWADB Members,

I would like to let everyone in DeafBlind community about exciting event at Gallaudet University this November 2013.

Bapin Bhattacharyya will be in Washington DC metro area to give a speech at Gallaudet University on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.  The speech is Self-success and Technology.

If you are interested to attend and watch Bapin’s presentation.  Please make sure that you sumbit your request for interpreter to Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS) in two (2) weeks prior the event.  Please send your request to GIS at gis.confirmations.gallaudet.edu and cc Brian Greenwald at brian.greenwald@gallaudet.edu in advance of time.

 

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Message from Helen Keller

From Arlyce Watson

 

Hey, friends! I would like to share with you Helen Keller’s golden tidbits as I would call it. From the book of Moments for Pastors by Robert Strand, in the first two pages, it was about the story of the praying hands picture which we all are familiar with. The legend has it that two men were studying for art, but too poor to keep up with the expenses. They hit upon an idea that one was to continue art studies while other worked to support them until finished, then the graduated student was to work to support his friend in turn. Unfortunately, his friend’s hands no longer can do art work due hard labor . This grieved the student because of sacrifice his friend had made for him.  One day he saw his friend prayed and he thought that was beautiful and wanted to paint his friend’s praying hands. So, that’s how the painting became so popular to this day since 1471.

Helen Keller commented in that page (not about the praying hands picture, but about life in general) which she said her beautiful golden tidbit……..

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble…. for the world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker!”

Perfect tidbit for that story! Helen had no idea that she really did a great and noble task for the world!

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If you have news, announcements, or e-news feedback to share with MWADB, please send an email to secretary@mwadb.org

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~The MWADB Board
board@mwadb.org
www.mwadb.org


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NAD Sues for Captioning of University of Maryland Sports Events

September 25, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Disability Law, Uncategorized

 

NAD Sues for Captioning of Sport Events at University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJLA) – An association that advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing has sued the University of Maryland for not captioning public address announcements during on-campus sporting events.

The Silver Spring-based National Association of the Deaf (NAD), along with a Baltimore law firm, filed suit against the school Tuesday on behalf of Sean Markel and fellow Terrapin fan Joseph Innes.

The lawsuit claims that Maryland is violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and states that the school needs to write whatever is being said on the public address system on the scoreboards and jumbotrons at Byrd Stadium and at the Comcast Center.

When Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs makes a great play, most fans hear the details on the public address system.

But hearing-impaired fans like Sean Markel don’t.

“Often, I’m left out — I don’t know what’s being announced,” he said.

NAD executives say that teams nationwide need to make sure they cater to the needs of the hearing impaired.

“All professional and collegiate sports teams need to recognize that many fans, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing, need captioning in sports stadiums and arenas to understand what is being announced,” NAD CEO Howard Rosenblum said in a statement.

For more information: http://tinyurl.com/kastp35

 

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Updated Info on Nordic Cool- Feb 22 at The Kennedy Center

January 31, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Community News

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center logo

Sign-Interpreted Theater Alert

In This Email:
 

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Members Only Breakfast

March 26, 2011 in Community Events

Are you a Member of NVRC?

Join us for a FREE Members Only Breakfast provided especially in honor of YOU!

This is our way of saying “Thank You!” for all you do to support NVRC.  The Members Only Breakfast is held from 9-10 am on the morning of Celebrate Communication.  Here is your chance to mingle with (current and former) members of the Board of Directors, meet old friends and make new ones while enjoying a hot cup of coffee and some fresh morning treats from Panera Bread.

  • Time: 9 am – 10 am
  • Day: Morning of Celebrate Communication
    Saturday, May 12, 2012
  • Where: 3rd Floor, Center for the Arts Building
    (take the elevator located at the far end of the lobby across from the entrance)

Eligibility:
All members of NVRC who are current with a paid membership as of May 9th are eligible to participate.

Membership status will be checked at the door on May 12th.

Sponsored By:
Our thanks to Panera Catering for providing a delicious array of bagels, breakfast sweets and coffee for this special event for the 5th consecutive year.

Hosted By:
This event is hosted each year by the Ambassadors Club.  The Ambassadors Club is made up of former Board Members who served on the NVRC Board of Directors thoughout the years.

Join NVRC or Renew your membership today!