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Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language – Nov. 20th

October 13, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

Gallery Talks

Art Signs gallery talks are presented in American Sign Language by Deaf gallery guides. ASL interpreters voice information and observations allowing hearing and Deaf audiences to discover art together under the leadership of a Deaf guide.

View schedule of upcoming Art Signs gallery talks

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

To join our Art Signs mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs and special ASL events at SAAM, email WilsonCL@si.edu

Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language – Oct 23rd

October 13, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

Gallery Talks

Art Signs gallery talks are presented in American Sign Language by Deaf gallery guides. ASL interpreters voice information and observations allowing hearing and Deaf audiences to discover art together under the leadership of a Deaf guide.

 

View schedule of upcoming Art Signs gallery talks

Sunday, October 23, 1 p.m.

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

To join our Art Signs mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs and special ASL events at SAAM, email WilsonCL@si.edu

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – Aug 14th

July 28, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

The National Gallery of Art ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 pm.

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!

 

Art Signs this weekend at Smithsonian American Art Museum

February 18, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

Join us this Sunday at 1 p.m. for Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at the Smithsonian American Art Museum!

Enjoy some artsy conversation, and learn something new.

Sunday, February 21 at 1 p.m.
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:

Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

November 5, 2015 in Community Events, Community News

 

 

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, November 8  at 1:00 pm.  The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

All are welcome!

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines ataccess@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

 

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection-Aug 9th

August 7, 2015 in Community Events

The National Gallery of Art
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on  Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 pm. 

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information click here

All are welcome!

Other The National Gallery of Art Services –

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.govand click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

NVAD – Surratt House Museum Tour – Sept 26

July 21, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf
Proudly hosts
Surratt House Museum Tour 9118 Brandywine Road Clinton, MD 20735

Saturday, September 26, 2015
1:00PM
Please be there by 12:30PM.

Interpreter will be provided.
For more information: http://www.surrattmuseum.org/
Adults: $3.00
Seniors (age 60+): $2.00

Please mail the check payable to NVAD (Memo: Surratt House)
to Paul Daniels at 8092 Powderbrook Lane, Springfield, VA 22153.

Deadline: Saturday, September 12, 2015

DOWNLOAD – Surratt_House_92615_Flyer

Celebrate ADA Legacy Salute -Monday, April 20, 2015

April 16, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Disability Law

 

 

ADA Legacy Tour at ECNV

Monday, April 20, 2015
12:00 – 2:00PM
Near ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act as the Road to Freedom bus travels across the country.

The ADA Legacy celebration at ECNV is open to the entire community and will include pictures with the “Road to Freedom” ADA Bus, presentations, and refreshments. The bus also brings a display on the history of self-advocacy from the Museum of disABILITY History, a “Because of the ADA…” booth where people can add their own photos and stories, and an ADA quilt which participants from across the country will sign at every stop.

The tour is organized by the ADA Legacy Project and led by disability rights advocates Mark Johnson, Director of Advocacy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia, and Tom Olin, the leading disability rights photographer.

For more information on the tour dates and stops, please go to www.adalegacy.com/ada25/ada-legacy-tour

Thanks to our first cosponsors, Brain Injury Services, the Arc of Northern Virginia, and Lee Page!

More information

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Day at Ferry Farm , Oct. 5th

September 19, 2014 in Community Events

 

 

To celebrate Virginia Archaeology Monthferryfarm
The George Washington Foundation presents

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Day

George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

Sunday , October 5, 2014   –  2:00 PM

Guided tours of the

  • archaeology lab
  • Washington Farm dig site
  • museum gallery exhibits
  • 18th-century demonstration garden

As part of the Stafford County 350th Celebration, come Tell Your Stafford Story!

Tours will be led by archaeology lab Supervisor Melanie Marguis and translated by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language.

Reservations not required

Regular admission:
$8 adults: $4 Students; under 6 free
540-370-0732
www.ferryfarm.org

TheGeorge Washington Foundation

George Washington’s Ferry Farm is east of Fredericksburg on State Route 3 in Stafford County.
268 Kings Hwy 

Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Tel: (540) 370-0732
Fax: (540) 371-3398

DIRECTIONS TO GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FERRY FARM: From Interstate 95, take Exit 130 heading East on Route 3. After about 1 mile, you will drive down a long hill. At the bottom of the hill, move to the left lane as you pass under a highway bridge (Route 1). Turn left on Route 3 Business (William St.). Follow William St. through downtown Fredericksburg and cross over the Rappahannock River (be sure you are in the right lane after crossing the bridge). Continue on Route 3 Business East to the third traffic light at the intersection of Ferry Road. As you pass through the traffic light you will see Ferry Farm on your right. The entrance is about 1/10 mile past Ferry Road. 
Printable directions (PDF file)

 

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD) – Tour at the Arlington House.

April 22, 2014 in Community Events

  

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Rain or Shine) 9:00AM ~ 4:00PM

The Tour begins at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center at approximate 10:30AM; first stop will be at the John F. Kennedy gravesite, second at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Changing of the Guard) and third at Arlington House known as Robert E. Lee Memorial where our own Deaf Park Ranger Laura Bray will interpret.

Individual rate: $9.00 and Senior Citizen rate: $8.00. The limit for the tour is 20 people. Check payable to Gary Viall and Memo: Arlington House. The mailing address is 7004 Kenfig Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042.

NOTE: Wheelchair users limited to the main floor only. Reading scripts will be provided for JFK gravesite and the Tomb. Bring your own lunch for picnic tables outside of Arlington House at noon.

Meet at the Pentagon parking (free) next to the Pentagon Memorial, go to the Pentagon Metro, get off at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center. For wheelchair users, park at the Arlington National Cemetery parking lot with parking fee.

We may meet at the nearby restaurant (TBA) for dinner and fun.

Please RSVP to Gary Viall by text: 703-485-6557 or email: gviall@cox.net by Friday, April 25th

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Schools Sound Tour from NIDCD

September 18, 2013 in Families, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

schoolsound9_13School Sounds Tour

 

From National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Returning to school can be an exciting time for children as they reconnect with friends, meet their new teachers, and explore new subjects. As your children settle back into the school day routine, help them become aware of noise levels in their school environment.Talk with your children about noise levels at school and the importance of quiet spaces. Ask them to identify the noisiest and quietest spots they’ve noticed during their school day. Give them examples of places that might be loud (gym, crowded hallways, cafeteria) and quiet (classroom during reading time, art class, library).

With teacher and principal approval, your children can take a decibel meter to school to measure noisy and quiet spaces and share what they find with friends. Discuss the findings with your children and explain the dangers of prolonged or repeated exposure to any noise at or above 85 decibels. Sound meters can be purchased from an electronics store or through websites. Downloadable sound meter apps are also available for most smartphones.

For more information on teaching your tweens about noise levels, go to the Noisy Planet website to read Teachable Moments About Healthy Hearing, and take a look at our Interactive Sound Ruler. You can also post your children’s experiences on our Noisy Planet Facebook page.

 


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