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•••CANCELLED•••NVRC Speaker Series – Accessible Programs at National Gallery of Art

August 21, 2016 in Community Events

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

NEXT FREE Speaker Series Program

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10am - noon

Accessible Programs at the National Gallery of Art
With speaker – Lorena Baines, Manager of Accessible Programs

Saturday, September 10th  – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030

Lorena Baines, the National Gallery’s first Manager of Accessible Programs, will introduce the National Gallery of Art’s Accessible Programs, which include the monthly ASL at the NGA, Art for ASL Learners, and the use of assistive listening devices on all programs. She will also provide an overview of the Gallery’s collections and introduce a few personal favorite works of art as well as a preview of some exciting upcoming exhibitions.

NVRC events – Open captioning and on‐site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event. Our meeting room is equipped with an audio loop system for people with hearing aids with T-coil (tele-coil). The NVRC meeting room is located on the first floor with a new accessible entry.

Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to info@nvrc.org   (Please allow reasonable time to arrange for accommodations )

 

Read about other upcoming programs  . . . NVRC Speaker Series 2016

Next NVRC Speaker – Are You Smarter…than a Scammer? July 27th

July 14, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

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RESCHEDULED TO – WED. July 27th 10:00 AM – Noon

Are You Smarter…than a Scammer?

Fairfax PD Financial Crime Detectives and Maria Couvillon, Postal Inspector

According to a recent National Council on Aging publication, financial scams, especially targeting older adults, have become so prevalent that they are now considered “the crime of the 21st century.”

Needless to say, the fraudsters are smart and creative — maybe smarter and more creative than we’re willing to give them credit for. Find out how to protect yourself and family members by attending this presentation.

We will hear from a panel of experts; the Fairfax Criminal Investigation Unit and Maria Couvillon, Postal Inspector at US Postal Inspection Service, on the latest fraud/scam investigations and how to avoid common scams.

 

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Reminder: Abarbanell Tuesday at Univ.of VA – Charlottesville, VA – April 1st

March 31, 2014 in Community Events

The Annual ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series presents

ALAN ABARBANELL

“The World of Abababa”

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Minor Hall auditorium
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

*Free and open to the public.
*Refreshments to follow.
*The performance will be in ASL and spoken English.

For more than 12 years, Alan R. Abarbanell has toured the United States with his one-man show, “The World of Abababa,” which chronicles his experiences growing up hearing in a Deaf family.  ABABABA–a name given to him by a friend who could not pronounce Abarbanell–is a proud coda (Child of Deaf Adults).  Alan conceived this show as a tribute to his Deaf heritage and coda family.  Each performance is dedicated to Alan’s parents, Joe and Yetta Abarbanell.  He credits them for his sense of humor, creativity, and love for his community.

Originally from Chicago, Alan is a veteran sign language interpreter who, in addition to his 30 years of freelance work, has lectured nationally on the issues of interpreter ethics and coda family issues.  He now lives in Maryland with his coda partner, Heidi, and her teenage daughter, and has three children who have formed their own organization known as COED:
Children of Embarrassing Dads.

Sponsored by the U.Va. American Sign Language Program.  Co-sponsored by the U.Va. Student Disability Access Center.

Please join us if you can!

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Directions:

From the North:

Take US Route 29 South until you drive under the US 250 Bypass. Remain on 29 South Business (Emmet Street) and continue straight past the intersection with US Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Continue straight about 400 yards, and you will see a parking garage on your left. Park there.
See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall. (If you drive beneath a pedestrian bridge, you have gone too far).

From the East via I-64

Take I-64 West to Exit 118B, Proceed on US 29 North and then take the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight. At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street. Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right. Park there. See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

From the South:

Take US Route 29 North to the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right when coming off the exit ramp onto Fontaine Avenue. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight. At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street.
Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the a bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right. Park there. See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

From the West via I-64:

Take I-64 East to Exit 118. Proceed on US 29 North and then take the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight. At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street. Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the a bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right. Park there. See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

How to get from parking garage to Minor Hall:

On this map

http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/GMcCormickRoadArea.html

the parking garage is #8, and Minor Hall is #29.  It takes about 5 minutes
to walk from the garage to Minor Hall.