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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day at Ferry Farm – Oct. 2nd

September 22, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

George Washington’s Ferry Farm
Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The George Washington Foundation would like to remind you of our upcoming annual event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Every year we host a tour of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home.

The tour is led by Archaeology Lab Supervisor Melanie Marquis and translated by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 2 with the tour beginning at 2:00 p.m. Please see attached poster for more information.

DOWNLOAD – 2016-dhofhcomm-day-flyer

JOB OPENING – Management and Program Analyst – expert in disability integration

December 8, 2015 in Emergency Preparedness, Employment

 

Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:  FEMA-16-MBB-71494-CORE

 

SALARY RANGE: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, December 4, 2015 to Friday, December 18, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0343-13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Temporary – Not to Exceed 2 Years
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: All U.S. citizens

This announcement will close on Friday, December 18, 2015 OR the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

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

June 25, 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, July 12 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.

Green Festival – Washington, D.C. 2015 – June 5-7th

June 3, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

This marks the 11th Green Festival at the D.C. Convention Center. Washington, D.C. earns top rankings for public involvement in environmental policies, and features some of the most advanced green building laws in the country. In its first year, the Sustainable D.C. Program planted 9,280 trees, organized 62 new community garden plots in 5 wards, and established 11 school composting pilot programs.

Interpreters are provided for this event

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Walk4Hearing Event Rocks!

October 27, 2014 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness, NVRC

Washington,DC – Walk4Hearing
By Cheryl Heppner
Oct 27, 2014

Watching the Opening of the Walk

Watching the Opening of the Walk

The Hearing Loss Association of America’s annual Walk4Hearing on Saturday, October 25 was definitely the best I’ve ever participated in.  The weather was great, the turnout was awesome, and the camaraderie was terrific. I walked from beginning to end in good company with Kay Ellis and Diane Preece, got to chat a bit with NVRC Board member Eileen McCartin, and relished having the super PAH!  team alongside Team NVRC for much of our walk.

Team NVRC Walkers - Eileen McCartin, Kay Ellis, Cheryl Heppner with Galaxy, and Diane Preece

Team NVRC Walkers – Eileen McCartin, Kay Ellis, Cheryl Heppner with Galaxy, and Diane Preece

Katherine Pawlowski, who lives in Fairfax County is an ambassador for the Walk4Hearing. She also has a team “Friends of Fairfax County” which has raised money, some of which was is being shared with NVRC to provide services and events for children with hearing loss in the Fairfax County schools.

Team NVRC is very thankful for the generous walk donors who helped us raise $825, some of which will go to support HLAA’s work and the rest to support NVRC’s programs and services.

My hat is off to the walk chairs, Ronnie Adler and Tony Bartoli.  When setting up Team NVRC, they were quick to answer my questions about the walk and its website by email, and always helpful.

Cheryl

 

 

Upcoming Events Around the Community – Washington Society of Jewish Deaf

October 14, 2014 in Community Events

 

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Washington Society of Jewish Deaf
www.wsjdeaf.org

Tishrei 19        October 13, 2014

 UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS
“In and around the community”


Oseh Shalom:

Join WSJD’s Director of Jewish Life and Learning Kelby Brick, and his congregation for the Simchat Torah service and dancing fun at Oseh Shalom Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a sign language interpreter at the service.

Join Kelby Brick,
WSJD’s Director of Jewish Life and Learning as we celebrate Simchat Torah

The address is:
Oseh Shalom
7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707

Washington Hebrew Congregation:
The Washington Hebrew Congregation invites the WSJD community to its sign-interpreted Simchat Torah Shabbat and Consecration service Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.

WSJD member Suzy Rosen Singleton and her son, Rian Singleton, will participate in the service. Following the service, there will be ice cream and various nibbles at the Oneg. The service will be sign-interpreted by Paula Tucker.  The address is:

Washington Hebrew Congregation,
3935 Macomb Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

For seat reservations, contact Nancy Misler at nmisler@whctemple.org.

(SAVE THE DATE) Routes: a day of Jewish learning 

(7 hours, 70 sessions partnered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and a number of organizations)  
Sunday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.Kelby Brick will be one of the many featured speakers.

Book Festival: The JCC of Greater Washington’s “The Lessans Family Annual Book Festival” will run from November 6-16 and feature more than 20 author events, book signings and children’s programs. To purchase tickets, go to www.jccgw.org. To request sign language interpreting service, call Jennifer Smith at 301-348-3778, at least one week in advance.

 Fiddler on the Roof will be captioned at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC., on Sunday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. To attend, call Group Sales at 202-488-4380 and ask for Michael Bou-Maroun. Mention WSJD, in order to get the discounted ticket price of $ 68.00 per person, and be seated in the same section as other WSJD members.

The address is:
Arena Stage
1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20004


 

WSJD is a 501 C3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.
All contributions to WSJD are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  To make a donation using PayPal, click here.

Stay Connected
www.wsjdeaf.org
Visit Washington Society of Jewish Deaf on Facebook.

 

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)

 

 

Green Festival This Weekend, Interpreters Available

September 17, 2013 in Community Events

ENJOY THE GREEN FESTIVAL!

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Washington, DC – Saturday Sept. 21 & Sunday Sept. 22

***On-Site ASL/English Interpreters & CDI will be provided at the ASL booth, near registration. First Come, First Serve. Need to see a speaker in a small stage presentation? Just let Deanna know in advance. CDI for Deaf-Blind & Close Vision, contact Deanna Tilden in advance as possible at dtilden@greenamerica.org.

Green Festival®, a joint project of Green America®, Global Exchange and Messe-Stuttgart. We are celebrating what’s working in our communities – for people, business and the environment. Join us at the nation’s premier sustainability event in DC for 2 days filled with the best in green! Great for all ages! http://read.uberflip.com/i/165792.

• 125 renowned authors, leaders & educators

• 300 eco-friendly businesses in a unique marketplace.

• Stages, Green Kids Zone, Fair Trade, Green Building & Renovation, Renewable Energy, Home & Garden, Green Jobs & Careers, Eco Arts &  Crafts, Organic Food, Bodywork, Eco-Fashion Show, Green Pets, Community Action, Organic Clothing, Green Media, Yoga, Eco-Travel, Responsible Investing, Ford Pavilion, DIY, and More.

• Delicious, organic, vegetarian cuisine

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

TIME: Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.

WEBSITE: http://www.greenfestivals.org.

A Free Weekend Pass, www.greenfestivals.org/dctickets13. Enter code – DCGREENFEST2013. Age under 18 is free.

It’s fun, educational activities. Come and learn resources to support our environment, people and the planet.

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.

Amtrak Installs Hearing Loops in New York, Washington, DC Stations

January 24, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Transportation

By Keith Laing, The Hill 1/22/2013

Amtrak is taking steps to improve the ability of hearing-impaired passengers to buy tickets for its trains and use customer service counters in its stations.amtraklogo

The company said Wednesday that it has installed “hearing loops” on customer-interaction points at its stations in New York and Washington, D.C. The equipment allows passengers to connect hearing aids to them in order to receive enhance audio that eliminates background noise.

Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman said it was important for Amtrak to make it easier for passengers with hearing issues to maneuver around its stations.

“Amtrak strives to improve service to all our customers and using technology to better communicate with passengers with hearing loss is the right thing to do,” Boardman said in a statement.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/railroads/278557-can-you-hear-amtrak-now-agency-improving-hearing-impaired-ticket-access-#ixzz2IvfiyJ93


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. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.