Workshop - Archive

FTC – Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care – Workshop April 18th

January 26, 2017 in Community Events, Hearing Aids, Technology, Wearables

Competition, Innovation,& Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care

Workshop: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017 to examine several crucial issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features. The workshop will bring together researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, consumer representatives, policymakers, and others to examine ways in which enhanced competition and innovation might increase the availability and adoption of hearing aids by those consumers who need them.

The daylong workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. Pre-registration is advised. A detailed agenda will be published at a later date. Information about reasonable accommodations is available on the conference website. A live webcast of the workshop will be available on the day of the event.
For more information please visit the workshop website.

Source: HLAA-DC Chapter

Employment Workshop Presented by Volunteer FairFax

November 17, 2016 in Community News, Employment



When? December 1, 12-1:30 p.m.

Where? 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305 Arlington, VA or 703-525-3268, please let us know of any accommodation needs.

One of the best pathways to gaining meaningful employment is through volunteering, as it can help enhance your personal skill-set, make new contacts, build your network, gain in-debt knowledge about a specific career, and strengthen your resume.

So stop by ECNV on December 1, 2016 at 12 p.m. for an interactive employment workshop presented by Angela Saiza Starling of Volunteer Fairfax, where she will discuss how her organization can match you with your ideal volunteering position.
This presentation will cover:

  • What is a volunteer center?
  • Pathways to employment
  • Ways to engage
  • Trivia

Volunteer Fairfax, has been building better community through service for more than 40 years. They are the regional volunteer center serving Fairfax County and the National Capital region. They seek individuals, families, youth and corporate groups for service opportunities at a variety of nonprofit agencies. One-time special events or ongoing activities are available. In 2015, through various program and events, the organization engaged more than 23,000 volunteers who served nearly 83,000 donated hours. For more information, visit

WMATA Travel Training Workshop – Register by MARCH 18th

March 1, 2016 in Community Events, Community News



Travel Training Workshop

Monday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. &
Tuesday, March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register by MARCH 18th

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is offering a 2-Day Travel Training Workshop for professionals who provide services for people with disabilities and/or older adults in the Washington, DC area. This course provides travel trainers with the information they need to train people with disabilities and older adults to use accessible Metrobus and Metrorail successfully. It includes class work as well as orientation in the system. The workshop will be held at The Jackson Graham Building 600 5th ST. NW, Washington, DC 20001 in the Lobby Training Room.

Please mark your calendars for Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, March 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. SPACE IS LIMITED and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so turn in your registration as soon as possible to guarantee a seat!


DOWNLOAD – March Workshop Registration Form

VRID Interpreter workshop – January 23, 2016 – Register by Jan. 18

January 14, 2016 in Interpreting & Transliterating


Northern Virginia Community College And

VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant provided by Marla Pollack Presents
“Word Perfect? Transliterating for Educational Interpreters” By

Deandra Wood

Register by Jan. 18

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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshop in ASL

December 29, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness



Join us to learn how you can develop your own WRAP® Plan. WRAP® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan and can be used to maintain wellness – both physical and mental.  WRAP® can used for dealing with mental health challenges, quitting smoking, diabetes management, losing weight, controlling clutter, ADHD etc. This plan helps you learn skills to improve your life and your health. Come and develop your own WRAP® plan.
Each week will focus on a different part of the WRAP® plan. 
  • Wellness Toolbox,
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Triggers
  • Early Warning Signs,
  • When Things are Breaking Down
  • Crisis Plan 
  • Post Crisis Plan.
Tuesdays from 10am – 12 am
January 19th  –  March 8th
Cost: FREE (but you MUST pre-register)
Springfield Community Services Board
8348 Traford Lane
Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
Contact Beth Klein at   OR leave a message on VP at 703-496-7773 
Beth Klein, Owner
Certified Benefits Specialist
Employment Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, LLC
540-207-7051540-207-7051 cell/text
571-285-0165571-285-0165 video phone
540-242-9177540-242-9177 fax

Signs & Sound – Baby Sign Language Workshop

July 7, 2015 in Community News




Learn language, stimulate intellectual development, & build his/her self esteem!

BEST AGES: 6 mos—3 years of age Parents welcome to learn,even when anticipating baby’s arrival!

Each 60 and 90 minute workshop will be filled with signs, songs, and activities that you can integrate into your daily life immediately!

Cost: $40 for 60 minutes, $60 for 90 minutes
2 parents/caregivers + 1 child included in session fee

Locations Available: Gainesville & Fairfax, VA

DOWNLOAD – Baby Sign Flyer

GWADA Free Workshop – Financial Planning Workshop

October 6, 2014 in Community Events, Community News



Financial Planning Workshop

You are invited to attend a FREE workshop
(open to the public)

Seats are limited, RSVP is required, deadline 10/9/14 gwada_image
send email to

Saturday, October 11, 2014
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Light refreshments will be served after workshop)

Tenley-Friendship Library
Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Metro red line: Tenleytown/AU station)

Mrs. Stephanie Summers, Deaf Speaker, is a Financial Advisor from Kramer Wealth Managers. Her credentials include: Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant, Registered Financial Consultant, and Master of Business Administration.

  • Personal Financegwada_2
  • Retirement Planning
  • Roth IRA / Tradition IRA  
  • TSP / 401K
  • College Savings Plan

The Virginia Association of the Deafblind, Inc.- Haptics Workshop – Sept 27, 2014

August 26, 2014 in Community Events


Presenter: Ann 011iff (VADB Vice President who is Deafblind)
Date: Sept 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am
Location: Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Library and Resource Center Building, in the Conference Room
Address: 395 Azalea Ave., Richmond VA 23227

Cost: Free, but donations to VADB gladly accepted

Workshop Description: “Haptic Communication” is a form of nonverbal communication that
uses touch. In this workshop you will learn how to use Haptics to communicate information to a
Deafblind speaker or participant in a workshop by using special signs and ways of presenting
information. For example, you will learn some easy and efficient ways of explaining the set-up
of a room and where people are seated, creating your own “map” on the other person’s body or
arm. Then when someone in the room has a question, you can quickly convey to the Deafblind
person whom is talking by pointing to them on your map. You will also learn some ways to
provide real-time feedback about the emotions and interest-levels of people in the group, such as
when someone has burst out in laughter or is bored by the presentation (or may even be falling
asleep!) This workshop will be of benefit to Interpreters, Support Service Providers (SSPs) and
people interested in learning how to communicate information efficiently in ways other than
using traditional ASL signs. Signers and non-signers are welcome.

This workshop is being presented in conjunction with the annual VADB meeting which will be
held from 11:30am — 4:00pm, and non-members are welcome. Those who wish to stay for the
VADB Meeting will get Lunch provided courtesy of VDDHH. VADB is also seeking attendees
who are willing to serve as SSPs while they participate in the workshop and/or the meeting.

RSVP by Sept. 15, 2014 to Beth Hammer at or

Please RSVP to let Beth know if you are:
Attending the Haptics Workshop ONLY (10:00-11:30am)
Attending both the Haptics Workshop AND the VADB meeting (10:00am-4:00pin)
Willing to serve as an SSP during the workshop and meeting
Willing to serve as an SSP only for lunch & meeting






Workshop in Lorton on “Nothing Taste As Good As Being Healthy Feels”

April 22, 2014 in Community Events

PAH: Providing Access to Healthcare and Community Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing; sponsored by Potomac Health Foundation

“Nothing Taste As Good As Being Healthy Feels”
This interactive and FUN workshop will educate participants about how to make healthy and TASTY changes to their lives.

Presented in ASL by Christine Gannon; a nationally know health educator for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Date: May 17th
Time: 1-4
Cost: FREE
Lorton Library
9520 Richmond Highway
Lorton, VA 22079-2124

Requests for Spoken English, or other accommodations must be received by May 7th.

RSVP to Shelly Thompson at or call the office at 703-496-7773

Arva Priola


Pro-Tactile Workshop by MWADB on Feb 2

January 24, 2013 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Interpreting & Transliterating

        Pro-Tactile Workshop

      Sponsored by

    Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind

Saturday, 2 February 2013

3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Multipurpose Room @ Student Academic Center (SAC)

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Cost: $10.00 Per Person

Presented By: Steven Collins & Jamie Pope


CEUs will be provided

Pro-tactile is a great way to practice communicating by touch and tactile ASL in a relaxing environment!

 Come join the fun!

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, 31 January 2013 to

With your request for Workshop, SSP or ride

Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030;; 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.

Interpreter Workshop at NVRC on October 27

October 24, 2012 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

Back Translation:  Was That Right?

Presented By:   Jennifer Cranston

When:  October 27, 2012
Time: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Location: Northern Virgina Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive Suite 130   Fairfax, VA 22030
CEUs: .6 in Professional Studies

Cost: $60 VRID members/ $70 non-VRID members/ $30 VRID student members

Register at, under “Upcoming Events”

Workshop Description: 

Did you really see, say & sign what you think you did?  The exercise of back-translation is a powerful tool interpreters can utilize to monitor whether they are really rendering the message faithfully.  Audience members will learn the role and value of back-translation in evaluating the accuracy of their products and have the opportunity to put it into action, as groups engage in back-translation activities.

Presenter Biography:

Jennifer L. Cranston is nationally certified by RID, holding NIC-Advanced and K-12 certificates, & achieved a 4.4 on the EIPA . She earned a BA in Deaf Education from Flagler College and was awarded her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with an ESOL focus, as it relates to teaching deaf students, from George Mason University. Currently, Jennifer interprets for Prince William County Schools, George Mason University, and INOVA hospitals.  She is a student in the PhD in Interpretation program at Gallaudet University and enjoys mentoring other interpreters.  She has been in the fields of Deaf Education & Interpreting for over a decade.  Mrs. Cranston is a regular guest presenter for the Graduate Education Program at GMU and was awarded a PCRID presentation scholarship in 2010.  She has presented at various conferences, including Silent Weekend, TESOL, and PCRID.  Jennifer resides in Northern Virginia and enjoys family time with her husband, eight year-old son, and four year-old daughter.

Distributed 2012 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030;; 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.