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HEARD Recent Updates

November 11, 2014 in Community Events, Education & Outreach

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Our recent volunteer efforts focus on youth
education, engagement & empowerment!

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)

UPDATES

  • In honor of International Week of the Deaf, D.C. United honored HEARD as “Nonprofit of the Match.”  We organized this event to give our volunteers time to take their minds off of the mentally, physically and emotionally draining work that they do daily.  Deaf returned citizen Jason “JT” Tozier signed the National Anthem and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., showed up with friends and family in a humbling act of solidarity.  We were honored by the outpouring of support shown by hearing and deaf communities alike.

Read more about Heard’s recent achievements.

HEARD WEBSITE: www.behearddc.org

 

Northern Virginia – “Volunteers Repairing Homes”

February 27, 2014 in Community News

 New Nonprofit Offers Home Repairs and Accessibility Modifications

Volunteers Repairing Homes is a new nonprofit that helps people in Northern Virginia who are in need of assistance to make their homes safer, warmer, dryer, more accessible, or more energy efficient.  The organization helps older adults, people with disabilities, and low income residents.  For more information, call 571-241-2956.

Thanks to Fairfax County Public Library

 

Cued Speech

March 29, 2011 in Interpreting & Transliterating

Cued Speech is a mode of communication based on the phonemes and properties of traditionally spoken languages. Cueing allows users who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have language/communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.(taken from the National Cued Speech Association’s website)    

Below is a list of local Cued Speech Transliterators who provide services in the metro DC area:

Ashley Elder
Email: ashrenee85@gmail.com
Phone: (571) 318-3491

Nichelle Wilson
Email: mrs_njwilson@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 426-3747



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National Cued Speech Association
5619 McLean Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814-1021

Toll Free: 800-459-3529
Local: 301-915-8009
Email: info@cuedspeech.org