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Celebrate Communication – Sponsors & Exhibitors 2016



Exhibitor list for Celebrate Communication 2016 >>> Exhibitors 2016

Celebrate Communication - Sponsors 

NVRC extends its appreciation to its sponsors
for their generosity to make this event a success. 


Virginia Department for the
Deaf and Hard of
Hearing (VDDHH) 


Virginia Relay

The foundation of all programs at the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) is COMMUNICATION, both as a service through sign language interpreters and assistive technology, and as a means of sharing information through training and education by a team of qualified Outreach Specialists.

VDDHH also serves as the oversight agency for Virginia Relay, the federally mandated telecommunications service for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech disabled.

Contact or visit us to learn more about iCanConnect Virginia, a new program offering assistive technology to persons who are deaf-blind, and the TAP Veterans Program providing telecommunications equipment to veterans and returning servicemen and women who have a hearing loss.

VDDHH is located at 1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203, Henrico, VA 23229 with local Outreach offices around the state. For more information, contact us at 1-800-552-7917 v/t or, and visit us at or on our VDDHH and Virginia Relay Facebook pages.

Boston Properties Boston Properties, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, acquirers and developers of office properties in the United States.  Founded in 1970, the firm owns and manages 151 properties containing more than 43.5 million square feet.  Its portfolio reflects a commitment to architectural excellence, innovative technologies and attention to the highest possible standards of service. Boston Properties maintains regional offices in Boston, New Jersey, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Contact: 202-585-0800 or


Cochlear Americas Cochlear Americas
Hear now. And always As the global leader in hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people all over the world. With our hearing solutions, Cochlear has reconnected over 250,000 people to their families, friends and communities in more than 100 countries.Along with the industry's largest investment in research and development, we continue to partner with leading international researchers and hearing professionals, ensuring that we are at the forefront in the science of hearing.For the hearing impaired receiving any one of Cochlear's hearing solutions, our commitment is that for the rest of their life they will Hear now. And always
Duartek, Inc. was founded in June 1987 by Joseph C. Duarte. For more than 20 years, Duartek has taken the lead in providing assistive technology solutions for deaf and hard of hearing people. Duartek specializes in custom engineered systems to provide communications access solutions for deaf and hard of hearing people using Hearing Loops and other assistive technology platforms. Our services include: consulting, engineering, design, and installations of audio systems, hearing assistance systems, home entertainment systems, security systems, and visual notification systems.







Hull Hearing Aid Service - "Better Living Through Better Hearing" For over 75 (Y)EARS Hull Hearing Aid Service, Inc. has offered uncompromising excellence to our hard of hearing family of friends. Our services range from sophisticated testing, at no charge to you, in a sound treated booth that can include tone and speech testing, middle ear analysis and real ear measurement. We provide a personalized fitting based on ear canal size, hand dexterity audiogram and specific environments of most concern to you.


MEDELsq MED-EL - Since its founders developed the world's first microelectronic, multichannel cochlear implant in 1977, MED-EL has set new standards in hearing implant technologies, developing and manufacturing technologically advanced hearing solutions for people with varying degrees of hearing loss. MED-EL hearing implant systems, currently used in over 100 countries, combines the latest scientific advances, engineering and manufacturing techniques for performance, safety and reliability. Products available in the United States include the MAESTRO cochlear implant system and the VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE®, the first FDA-approved implantable middle ear prosthesis. Contact us: ;


 header_NewMLogo Washington Metro Area Transit (WMATA)Metro Reduced Fare SmarTrip card offers discount rides to people with disabilities.  To automatically qualify, please bring proof of Medicare card, audiogram tested by an audiologist within the last 5 years, Veterans with 60{31ab897a4370feb218155abc15d7b38f5bba01528a749bd66fe114ec092a63fc} or greater VA disability letter.  If documentation is not available, applicants must submit application (See link below) signed by Physician, Physician's Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Audiologist (hearing loss only), Optometrist (visual disabilities only), Podiatrist (foot and ankle disabilities only), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (psychiatric disabilities only) or Certified School Psychologist. NVRC Outreach
NVRC Technology Assistive Devices 



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PURPLE - At Purple, we're dedicated to developing fast, easy and convenient communications solutions and services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and businesses using a variety of different platforms. As a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay services (VRS), and video remote interpreting (VRI), Purple has built an excellent reputation for developing products and services that open communications between all people, regardless of differences in abilities, languages and locations.

Sorenson Communications® ( is a provider of industry-leading communication products and services for the deaf. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® for Mac®, software that connects users to SVRS by using an Apple® computer; ntouch® Tablet, which turns the Apple iPad® with a front-facing camera into a larger-screen mobile VP; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices.



Verbatim Captioning
Beverly Early, CSR, is a proud sponsor of Celebrate Communication. Beverly Early, a licensed Certified Shorthand Reporter for 28 years, has been providing Verbatim Captioning Services across the United States since 2000.  Contact: 703-628-7789 or  for more information about closed-captioning, webcasting or CART services.





Videophones - Need to communicate via video? ZVRS offers a wide range of videophones and software along with accessories to meet your needs. In your home or workplace, you have different needs for the type of videophone depending on where you use it.
Business Video Solutions - ZVRS' Business Video Solutions is the leader in Video Relay Service in the workplace. Thanks to its use of high-security video solutions and nationally-certified interpreters, ZVRS is the chosen provider of numerous Fortune 500 companies and the largest State and Federal agencies nationwide.







Exhibitor List 

  • Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
  • DFS - Disability Services
  • Silent meadow
  • National Gallery of Art
  • ASL Access
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Family Hearing Services
  • Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
  • Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness - Va Deaf-Blind Project
  • Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs
  • Art by Ohs
  • Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
  • Lesner Hearing Center
  • Fairfax County Sheriff's Office - FREE child identification and fingerprinting
  • Fairfax County, Department of Public Safety Communications
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Joan's Knitted Dolls
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Virginia Association of the DeafBlind
  • PAH,Inc
  • Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Gallaudet University - Office of Admissions and Outreach
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc
  • Duartek, Inc.
  • Mezmo Corporation (dba InnoCaption)
  • Colorfulcreations00
  • Center For Family Involvement
  • Otolaryngology Associates

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Sponsor and Exhibitors from Celebrate Communication 2015