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NVRC Communication Access Fund provides captions at Arlington Expo



On Sunday, October 26 at the  Beacon 50+ Expo, over 90 attendees had the opportunity to experience real-time captions for the Keynote Speech. This annual event is held at the Ballston Common Mall where the speech is presented in the atrium and the acoustics are extremely challenging.

Thanks to Verbatim Captioning and your donations to the NVRC Communication Access Fund, the feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive. Additionally, one frequent exhibitor to the expo responded, “This is the first time I have been able to follow along with the speech without leaving my exhibit booth!”

The topic of the Keynote Speech was “Biomedical engineering for humanity”. Dr. Robert Fishchell, physicist and inventor, spoke about some of his medical patents. If you would like a copy of the transcript, email

Marla Dougherty
Arlington and Alexandria Outreach
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA  22030
703-352-9055 x 102 (V)   703-352-9056 (TTY)  703-352-9058 (FAX)

Learn more about NVRC's Communication Access Fund

Photos courtesy of AJ Hinners at Squared Away Photography