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

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://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)


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