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10-Minute Online Survey on Home Alerting Devices for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

September 22, 2016 in Community News, Emergency Preparedness, Research

 

The Technology Access Program (TAP) at Gallaudet University is conducting a brief online survey to learn about the types of alerting devices deaf and hard of hearing people might prefer to notify them to common sounds around the home (doorbell ringing, videophone call, baby crying, etc.), and emergency alerts (fire alarms, emergency weather alerts, etc.). Your responses to this short survey will help us in the development of better notification options for these common sounds and emergency alerts.

To take this survey you must be 18 years or older.

The Gallaudet Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Christian Vogler Christian.vogler@gallaudet.edu or Paula Tucker paula.tucker@gallaudet.edu.

Please click http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2997929/Home-alerting-devices-Internet-Version to begin the survey.

The survey will close on October 31, 2016.

Transportation survey to understand needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities – for Fairfax County

June 16, 2016 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Transportation

 

As part of a grant initiative, Fairfax County is seeking help to understand the transportation patterns and mobility needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities within the county and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. In order to do so, a survey has been created to measure the needs of the community.

If you are a senior, an individual with a disability, or a caregiver or family member to someone with transportation challenges,  please consider taking a few moments to complete a brief survey.  

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/transportation/mobility

Your feedback will help identify improvements and strategies that will continue to allow those to age in place in the Fairfax community.

This survey will close August 1st.

Questions regarding this survey or requests for alternative format can be directed to Susan Shaw (703.324.7075) or Cynthia Alarico (703.324.7055).

DOWNLOAD Mobility Survey in PDF format

 

DC Deaf Moviegoers – Survey for Jan-Mar 2016

January 5, 2016 in Community News

 

 

Happy New Year! I wanted to share this survey about open captioned movies for the Washington, DC area during January-March 2016. Please take a few minutes now and pick the movies you want to see with open captions in the next few months! DC Deaf Moviegoers  ( Eric Nordlof )

Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/oXYJ5tyO4q

Thank you for your input!

Participate in an Online Survey about VRS Phones and Software

July 27, 2015 in Research, Technology

 

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Video Relay Service (VRS) Users Invited to participate in an Online Survey about VRS Phones and Software

Your opinion counts: The Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University, in partnership with the Video Access Technology Reference Platform (VATRP) team is conducting an online survey to learn about your wishes and needs for video relay service (VRS) software.The VATRP project is a contract awarded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop new VRS software. It is a partnership among VTCSecure, TCS Associates, Gallaudet University, and RIT/NTID.Our goal is to understand what features you would like to see in the new VRS software. To do the best job possible, we also want to understand what you currently like about your videophones, and what you currently dislike.

To take this survey you:
1. must be an adult (18 years or older)
2. must be deaf, hard of hearing, or have another form of hearing loss
3. must use video relay services; and
4. must have access to the Internet in order to complete the survey.

Completing the survey will take up to 20 minutes by reading, and up to 40 minutes by using the available videos, depending on how much you use relay services. If you would like to participate in this online survey, please go to  – http://whatisvatrp.com/survey.html

Project Manager Shahzad “Shah” Merchant explains why it is important for you to take this voluntary & anonymous survey.

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.

 

 

 

 

Fairfax County – Human Services Needs Assessment – Take Survey

April 16, 2015 in Community News

 

 

The Fairfax County – 2015 Human Services Needs Assessment will help us identify human service needs and potential solutions in communities throughout Fairfax County. Your input is critical to help strengthen opportunities for individuals and families to be safe, healthy and realize their potential.

We’re interested in your thoughts on topics such as:

  • Availability of physical, dental and behavioral health services
  • Accessible and affordable housing opportunities
  • Resources to promote financial stability
  • Opportunities and resources for children and youth
  • Resources for older adults that promote positive living and independence
  • Opportunities for community engagement

Please share this printable flyer PDF Icon with your friends.  We want their input too!

Participation is Easy! (March 30 – June 1)

Take our online survey! We’re interested in hearing feedback from individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It only takes a few moments to answer some key questions and share your thoughts to help shape the future of human services in Fairfax County.

Visit Fairfax County –  Human Services Needs Assessment  page

Survey Opportunity for VDOT guidance

August 7, 2014 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Transportation

 

 

Consumers, Colleagues, and Partners:

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is assisting the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in assessing both curb cuts in need of repair AND identifying places where curb cuts do not exist and need to be installed.

Although VDOT intends to assess across the Commonwealth, the immediate priority areas are Northern Virginia, Richmond and Tidewater.

This is a great opportunity to provide VDOT input in changing our communities and providing optimal access for all!

Please take a minute to complete yourself or to ask consumers and community members to fill out the survey linked below—please help spread the word on this.

The curb cut survey  should be accessed through the link below
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VDOT_Survey_Preda
SURVEY RESPONSE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31,2014

Deaf-Parented Interpreters: We Want YOU!

August 1, 2014 in Community News, Interpreting & Transliterating

 

NCIEC

First of its kind, study of deaf-parented interpreters

If you meet these criteria, please participate in this 20-minute survey.

ASL version: http://youtu.be/0dTLQImr2iM.

  • You have one or more deaf parents
  • You used signed language in your home while growing up
  • You identify as Deaf, Hard of Hearing, hearing, and/or Coda
  • You work as an ASL/English interpreter now OR have ever worked as an ASL/English interpreter

YOU can be a part of a study that aims to contribute to the understanding of training and educational experiences of deaf-parented interpreters.

This survey link will be available for responses until August 30th, 2014.

Principal researcher, Amy Williamson, is the daughter of deaf parents, Mary Ella Scarboro Williamson and Barney Williamson of North Carolina. Amy has worked as an ASL/English interpreter since 1990 and is conducting this research as partial fulfillment for a Masters degree in Interpreting Studies at Western Oregon University under the supervision of Pamela Cancel.

Thank you!

Amy

 

What a Fantastic Spring Fling! It was great seeing you!

April 9, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

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Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

 

April 8, 2014
Spring Fling & Community Forum 2014 
 Thank you to all who joined us for a Super Spring Fling.  

It was a wonderful, heartwarming show of support as we wrapped up our 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Thanks to our sponsors and all of you who participated, over $4,500 was raised for the NVRC Communication Access Fund. The raffle alone brought in $700. Many, many thanks for all your raffle gifts.

 

Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers for not only spreading general good cheer, but for collecting lunch money, selling raffle tickets, helping with the NVRC Milestones Game, and slaving in the snack bar. We appreciate your hard work!

Our Four Chefs.
A special shout out to our Fab Four Grillers – Chef Tom, Chef Ray, Chef Fred and ChefTony who not only cooked delicious burgers and hot dogs, but raised over $90 in the Tip the Chef competition! Woo hoo!

 

And especially thank you to our fantastic Board of Directors who provided the food and also came to volunteer.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Please answer our event survey.

Click here to watch the video

 

 

 

Please Note:

    – For those who purchased raffle tickets but weren’t able to attend, 

       winning numbers can be found here and are posted on our website.

 

    -108 people took the survey; results can be found here or from our website.

 

Improving Communication, Changing Lives

 

 

 

NVRC Spring Survey Results

April 5, 2014 in Community Events, Community News

NVRC Spring Fling

Spring Survey Results

Click here for the results

for the 2014 Spring Survey .

 

Take the Wireless Emergency Alert Survey

November 12, 2013 in Community News, Emergency Preparedness

 

 

Take the Wireless Emergency Alert Survey!
Thanks to the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center 11/12/2013
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) can be received on cell phones across the country. These alerts are automatic, provide AMBER alerts, and weather emergency notifications. Unlike text alerts you may receive from your city, county, or institution, you do not have to sign-up to receive WEA messages. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is interested in your level of awareness of WEA messages. This survey will also help them understand how accessible and useful you think they are.
Take the Wireless Emergency Alert Survey
As an incentive for taking the 2013 WEA survey, participants will have a chance to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards.
If participants wish to take the survey over the phone, please email DeeDee Bennett at deedee.bennett@cacp.gatech.edu or call her at 404-385-4618.

 


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Hard of Hearing or Deaf Adults Needed for Voice Telephone Use Survey

September 23, 2013 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, Research

ADULTS WHO ARE HARD OF HEARING OR DEAF WANTED FOR AN ONLINE SURVEY ABOUT VOICE TELECOMMUNICATIONS USE 

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University is conducting an online survey to learn about the experiences of adults who are hard of hearing, deaf or have hearing loss in their use of voice telecommunications technology in the U.S. (regular telephones, cell phones, captioned phones, Skype, etc.).

Our goal is to better understand how such adults use current voice telecommunications technology, what barriers they face using it, and what needs they have for improved accessibility.

For the purposes of this survey, voice telecommunications means that you both listen and talk for yourself during telephone calls, even if you also supplement your listening experience by using text (for example, relay or captioning) to read what the other person on the call is saying while you listen.

To take this survey you:

1. must be 18 years or older

2. have hearing loss and

3. use voice telecommunications regularly (at least once a week).

4. have access to the Internet in order to complete the survey.

The survey will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of your telephone use.

To participate in the survey go to http://tap.gallaudet.edu/telecomsurvey/

For questions about the survey, contact: Linda Kozma-Spytek at Linda.kozma-spytek@gallaudet.edu.

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.


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Results of Captioned Telephone Service Survey

April 26, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, NVRC

Results of Captioned Telephone Service Survey Now Available

By Cheryl Heppner, 4/26/2013

Recently NVRC, along with a number of other organizations, reached out to individuals who are users of captioned telephone services.  We asked that they participate in a survey by Gallaudet University’s dynamic trio of Christian Vogler, Linda Kozma-Spytek, and Paula Tucker of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access to tell us more about their use of captioned telephone services.

The support from people who took the survey was awesome.  In just two weeks, 3,000 responses were received.  If you were one of the individuals who participated, THANK YOU for helping to better understand more about the consumer experience of using captioned telephone service.

Earlier this week I attended a meeting with other consumer advocates as the Gallaudet team presented the survey results to staff of the Federal Communications Commission.  If you participated in the survey, I suspect you are as eager as I was to see the results.  Well, now you can!

They have been made available at http://tap.gallaudet.edu/CTSSurvey/results.asp.


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Last Call! Participate in Brief Online Survey About Captioned Telephone Use

March 7, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News

The RERC on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University would like to thank all the individuals who have taken our Captioned Telephone Service Survey. Your responses are very important and will be shared with the FCC once they are analyzed. There are two days left, and we would like to invite anyone who has not yet taken the survey and meets the participation criteria to take the captioned telephone survey.  The survey will remain open until Friday, March 8, 2013 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR A BRIEF ONLINE SURVEY

ABOUT CAPTIONED TELEPHONE USE

An online survey is being conducted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University to learn about the experiences of adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss, and who use Captioned Telephone Services. The goal of the survey is to help inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the use of captioned telephones.

Read more . . . →

More Participants Sought for Survey on Captioned Telephone Use

February 28, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Community News

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR A BRIEF ONLINE SURVEY
ABOUT CAPTIONED TELEPHONE USE

An online survey is being conducted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University to learn about the experiences of adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss, and who use Captioned Telephone Services. The goal of the survey is to help inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the use of captioned telephones.

The RERC on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University would like to thank all the individuals who have already taken its Captioned Telephone Service Survey.  Your responses are very important and will be shared with the FCC once they are analyzed.  Anyone who has not yet taken the survey and meets the participation criteria is encouraged to do so.

The survey will remain open through Friday, March 8, 2013.
Individuals interested in participating:

1.    must be 18 years of age or older, and
2.    must be deaf, hard of hearing, or have a hearing loss.

The study takes approximately 10 minutes. You will be asked questions about your hearing loss, your hearing device use, the captioned telephone service and equipment you use for personal and work related calls, and your experience using this type of telephone and service.

If you would like to participate in this online survey, please go to http://tap.gallaudet.edu/CTSSurvey/

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.


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Participate in Online Survey About Captioned Telephone Use

February 21, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, Technology

PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR A BRIEF ONLINE SURVEY
ABOUT CAPTIONED TELEPHONE USE

An online survey is being conducted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University to learn about the experiences of adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss, and who use Captioned Telephone Services. The goal of the survey is to help inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the use of captioned telephones.

Individuals interested in participating:

1.   Must be 18 years of age or older, and

2.   Must be deaf, hard of hearing, or have a hearing loss

The study takes approximately 10 minutes. You will be asked questions about your hearing loss, your hearing device use, the captioned telephone service and equipment you use for personal and work related calls, and your experience using this type of telephone and service.

If you would like to participate in this online survey, please go to http://tap.gallaudet.edu/CTSSurvey/

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.


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