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MWADB Tactile Carnival 2014

September 4, 2014 in Community Events



MWADB Tactile Carnival 2014



MWADB Tactile Carnival 2014
Open to everyone (all ages)! Win prizes! 

(Sighted people can play games but need to wear blindfold.) 

$10 as admission comes with 10 tokens
To play more than 10 games, additional games are
$1 for 1 token
$5 for 6 tokens
$10 for 12 tokens

When: Saturday September 13, 2014
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia Campus
Where: Denton Building Multipurpose room
Address: 8169 Old Montgomery Rd (route 108) Columbia, Md
Carnival time: 12pm to 4pm (Volunteers needed from 11am to 5pm)


Thanks to Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind for again helping to fund refreshments same as last year’s carnival.

To volunteer please contact Rachel Horowitz at ssp@mwadb.org
What we need:
-15 volunteers to help run the booths.
-Drivers to provide transportation to and from event



MWADB needs volunteers for Tactile Carnival

September 2, 2014 in Community News

MWADB is hosting the upcoming Tactile Carnival!

When: Saturday September 13, 2014
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia Campus
Where: Denton Building Multipurpose room
Address: 8169 Old Montgomery Rd (route 108) Columbia, Md
Time: Volunteers needed from 11am to 5pm
Carnival time: 12pm to 4pm

What we need:
– 15 volunteers to help run the booths.
– SSPs
– Drivers to provide transportation to and from event

Information about the Tactile Carnival:
The Tactile Carnival features a large variety of original carnival games and prizes that are fully accessible to the deaf-blind. Organizations wishing to host the Tactile Carnival pay for transport and prize costs and any extras (such as food) they want at the event. The host can select from available games and request a specific theme for the event. New original games or modifications of existing games can be made to fit themes. Because the Tactile Carnival operates like a nonprofit (only requiring cost reimbursement), game booths are run mainly by volunteers during events. The host organization is expected to provide a suitable site and (usually) some volunteers to help run booths. Volunteers are coached before an event begins and provided with instruction guides for their booths.

If you have any questions please let me know.
Rachel Horowitz
SSP Coordinator
Metro Washington Association of the Deafblind (MWADB)

MWADB e-news: special meeting agenda, tactile carnival, job opening, disabilities expo

September 19, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind Agenda for special meeting on Sept. 28

From the board; rsvp at http://www.mwadb.org/rsvp or email to rsvp@mwadb.org

MWADB will host a special meeting to discuss MWADB’s future and the deaf-blind community.  All are welcome: MWADB members and non-members who are deaf-blind, deaf-sighted, SSPs, CDIs, interpreters, friends, families, any interested parties.

Here is the agenda with questions for you to think about before the special meeting:

Lunch 11:00 to 12:30 (provided for free)

Meeting 1:00 to 5:00 (there will be breaks)

1) Introduction and meeting rules

2) Background information on MWADB

3) What are your dreams?

4) What are your struggles?

5) What are the resources out there?

6) What are the best solutions to meet the dreams of the DeafBlind Community?

Saturday, September 28

11 am to 5 pm

Calvary Lutheran Church

9545 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

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.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend as you have the power to decide the fate of MWADB’s future.  Come share your dreams for the DeafBlind community!



Super fun Tactile Carnival on Nov. 9!

From Eleanor Brown, RSC chairperson; rsvp to http://www.mwadb.org/rsvp or by email to rsvp@mwadb.org; flyer is attached

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.

Come play!

Job opening at National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

From Andrew Cohen

The following position has been posted on the NCDB website at

Texas Health and Human Services Agency: Dept of Assistive & Rehab Serv
Department: Deaf Blind Unit and Apartment
Job Title: Manager, Deafblind & Braille Services



Mayor’s Expo on Disability Awareness

From Blaise Delahoussaye

2013 Mayor’s 6thAnnual Disability Awareness Expo

Tuesday, October 1

10:00 am to 3:00 pm (doors open at 9:30 am)

This FREE event is for all the DC residents with a disability, advocates, caregivers and providers to share information and valuable resources; build new relationships; participate in activities that are fun, relaxing and empowering!

Opening remarks from the Honorable Mayor Vincent Gray

This Expo is featuring

FREE Health Screenings

Employment Workshops

Sensory Story time

District Government

and more than 30 public and private

programs & service providers




For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact

Christina R. Mitchell

Special Assistant

Executive Office of the Mayor

Office of Disability Rights

DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities

441 4th Street, NW, Suite 729N

Washington, DC 20001

202.481.3877 (Direct)

202.724.5055 (Office)

202.727.9484 (Fax)



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