“ADA Business BRIEF: Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings,”
People who are deaf or hard of hearing use a variety of ways to communicate. Some rely on sign language interpreters or assistive listening devices; some rely primarily on written messages. Many can speak even though they cannot hear. The method of communication and the services or aids the hospital must provide will vary depending upon the abilities of the person who is deaf or hard of hearing and on the complexity and nature of the communications that are required. Effective communication is particularly critical in health care settings where miscommunication may lead to misdiagnosis and improper or delayed medical treatment.
Two hundred years of ASL and the American School for the Deaf is here on campus! Our newest exhibition is on loan from the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library and the American School for the Deaf will be showcased at the Washburn Art Building.
January 29 - April 6, 2018 - Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Linda K. Jordan Gallery in Wasburn Art Building.
If you live in Northern Virginia or have gone there for open captioned movies, we have big news! One of our organizers, Jamie Berke, has successfully petitioned two independent movie theaters in Fairfax, VA to have monthly open captioned movie screenings. The theaters are Cinema Arts Theatre and University Mall Theatres. They will have OC screenings one Sunday each month for all movies that screen at around 7pm. So for this month, on January 14, this is what each theater is showing:
Location: Clay Cafe (Sully plaza shopping center)
14511 G Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Chantilly, VA 20151
Come paint pottery with us! How it works, is you select a piece of unfinished pottery to paint and paint it! Glazed and fired pieces are ready in about 8-10 days. Clay Cafe will be donating back 25% of the proceeds from the event to the Northern Virginia Resource Center. Additionally, Clay Cafe is offering NVRC's "Paint Pottery and Pour"
Guests 50% off the $7 Flat Studio Fee (per person) this fee includes all paints, materials and decoration tools, instruction from Clay Cafe staff, glazing and firing. Please keep in mind the price of pottery is separate. The Clay Cafe has pieces of all price ranges so you can choose something to fit your budget. All materials are non-toxic, lead-free, dinner ware safe, and safe for the environment.
Pouring Wine (Please Bring Cash) NVRC will be holding a "Wine Pull" during this event. The best part about it, is everyone is a winner! There will be multiple bottles of wine, ranging in value from $10.00 to $80.00. Each bottle will be wrapped in wrapping paper. Guests can purchase a ticket for $15.00 to pick one of the wrapped bottles to either take home or enjoy with their friends while they paint their pottery. There is no limit to the number of bottles an individual can buy.
All proceeds from the wine pull will go to NVRC.
Please be sure to RSVP to this event if you plan on attending.
How much is it to attend the event? There is a studio fee of $3.50 per person paid directly to the studio. You are able to choose your own piece of pottery. Clay Cafe has a large selection to fit guest budgets. There are pieces starting at $7.00. To participate in the wine pull it is $15.00 (which will get the guest a bottle of wine).
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? There is no minimum age to enter the event. Families are welcome! To participate in the wine pull or drink wine guests must be at least 21 years old.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Cristina Duarte, Development Committee Chair, at email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not need to bring your ticket to the event. The event registration is for head count purposes only.
Is there parking at the Clay Cafe? Yes, there is a parking lot out front
Springfield Town Center (formerly Springfield Mall)
on Saturday, May 5th.
Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss.
Last year we had over 40 vendors will be offering free information on a wide variety of resources including State and local government programs, cutting edge technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL and Cued Speech, hearing dogs, and many more.
Date: Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30PM Guest Speaker: To be announced
Location: Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030 Directions to NVRC: http://nvrc.org/about/directions/
Note: we are starting at 7:30PM. Many of you have experienced serious traffic issues. Hopefully, the 30-minute change in start time will help.
SPECIAL REQUEST: We are attempting to publicize our group and meetings. We are trying to do that via Patch.com and Nextdoor.com. If you can join these “neighborhood” sites, and post our meeting notice, it will be much appreciated.
Where: Rock Creek Park, picnic area #24 Join us for a day of family fun! There will be toys, food, and fun!
Feel free to bring a potluck side dish or entree to share. HLAA will provide the paper goods, cups, and ice, bottled water, soda, charcoal, and a selection of hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie- burgers with condiments. A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated (but not required) to cover the cost of the event. We will plan to start grilling around 4:00pm, but you are welcome to come any time from 3:00 pm - 7:00pm.
Please RSVP by September 1st with the number of people in your group and the type of side dish you'd like to bring to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org .