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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

 

Access Board Webinar: (August 1)

July 30, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

Access Board Webinar: Accessible Transportation Facilities (August 1)

ADA AccessOnline_logoThe next webinar in the Board’s free monthly series will take place August 1 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for transportation facilities, including rail stations and bus stops and stations.  This session will cover requirements for boarding platforms and areas, bus shelters, signage, public address systems, and other elements and spaces of transportation facilities.

To register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Questions for the webinar can be submitted in advance through this website.


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated

Metro Postpones Accessibility Excellence Awards Program

October 26, 2012 in Advocacy & Access, NVRC Announcements

In light of severe weather expected to impact the DC Metropolitan area on October 29thand 30th, Metro has elected to postpone the Accessibility Excellence Awards program, originally scheduled to take place on the evening of October 30th. We are currently working out the logistics for selecting a new date for the event, and once the date is selected you will be notified by invitation.

 We apologize for any inconvenience, but this decision has been made in the best interests of caution and safety for all event participants and attendees. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event. If you have any questions, please emailaccess@wmata.com or call 202-962-1100.

Have a safe weekend!


Distributed 2012 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services for DeafBlind Individuals on Nov. 4

October 24, 2012 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services

Where?  Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
                3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
                Directions: http://www.nvrc.org/Directions

When?   Sunday, November 4, 2012
                1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you need an interpreter, an SSP, or transportation, or if you can provide any of these services, please contact Brenda Talley atBtalleyho@hotmail.com.   

Please join representatives from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Virginia Association of the DeafBlind (VADB), and the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons (NVRC) as we discuss the need for Support Service Providers (SSPs) for DeafBlind Virginians.

We want to hear from YOU!

American Association of the Deaf-Blind’s White Paper on SSPs:

The SSP serves as the eyes and ears of the person who is deaf-blind.  There are two key components of an SSP’s function:  
1) The SSP provides access to the community by making transportation available (by car, bus, or other conveyance), and serves as a human guide while walking.  
2) The SSP relays visual and environmental information that may not be heard or seen by the person who is deaf-blind.  This is done in the person’s preferred language and communication mode.  (http://wwww.aadb.org)


Distributed 2012 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.