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Assistive Listening Device captioned video presentation at the Greenspring Community , Springfield , VA.

Presenters include NVRC's Debbie Jones, Resource and Technology Specialist and Bonnie O’Leary, Certified Hearing Loss Support Specialist, Outreach Manager

Produced at Greenspring Community -‎

Published on Jul 25, 2016

Directed and Produced by Diane Gatsis Havinga


What Are Your Options to Pay for Assistive Devices?

From Able Data, with thanks to the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

The AbleData project, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), has released a new information sheet on funding resources for people with disabilities to obtain assistive devices. Information provided covers primary funding resources such as private and public health insurance, local school districts, vocational rehabilitation agencies, other government-sponsored resources, non-profit organizations, clinical trials and product development, crowd funding via the Internet and social media, auto manufacturer reimbursement programs, and local community, civic, and charitable organizations.

You can find a great deal more of this helpful information at

New Assistive Listening System for Loudoun County Board Room

From Loudoun Announcements 1/15/2014

Loudoun County has installed a hearing loop system in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, which allows people with hearing aids to receive a clear signal without any background noise, and makes the room more accessible to people with hearing disabilities.

The hearing loop system is integrated with the room’s audio/visual system to provide program audio and voice directly to those with “T-coil” (telecoil)-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. The hearing loop is a wire that has been placed around the perimeter of the Board Room. The wire acts as an antenna that radiates the magnetic signal to the hearing aid. When hearing aid users select the ‘T’ (telecoil) setting on a hearing aid, they can pick up the sounds spoken into the room’s microphones instead of the hearing aid’s internal microphone. This allows the listener to receive a clear, magnetic, wireless signal without any background noise.

Loudoun is among the first local governments in the region to install a hearing loop in its main government meeting room. The Board Room is the site of many government meetings, including those of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.

The county also has new FM assistive listening devices in the Board Room. The devices include headsets and receivers and provide an alternative for people with a hearing loss, or people who have a hearing aid without a T-coil, to hear more clearly.

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Programa de Sordos y con Problemas Auditivos de “LCPS”

Dispositivos de Asistencia y Servicios de Programa Local para Personas Sordas y con Problemas Auditivos

Debbie Jones, Especialista en Tecnología y Recursos NVRC
Miércoles, 10 de Abril, 7 - 8:30 P.M.
Biblioteca de Ashburn — Cuarto A
43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 737-8100 

Debbie Jones







Debbie Jones ofrece entrenamiento en tecnología para individuos con pérdida de audición, al igual que entre- namiento para empresas, agencias y organizaciones quienes trabajan con personas sordas y con pérdida de audición. Debbie puede decirles sobre los servicios ofrecidos por el Centro de Recursos del Norte de Virgi- nia para Personas Sordas y con Pérdida de Audición, al igual que el equipo disponible del Programa de Asisten- cia en Tecnológica.

Una serie de diferentes tipos de dispositivos de asisten- cia disponibles para personas sordas y con problemas auditivos serán mostrados. Algunos ejemplos de dispo- sitivos de asistencia son despertadores vibrantes, siste- ma de alerta con luz parpadeante, sistemas de bucle, video-teléfono, teléfonos amplificados, teléfonos con subtítulos. Este es un evento informal, pasar en cual- quier momento entre las 7—8:30 PM para visitar a De- bbie y ver los artículos de muestra.

íEsperamos puedan pasar!

¡Todos son bienvenidos a asistir!

Para niños y adultos con pérdida de audición al igual que para sus amigos y familiares.

  • Demonstración de dispositivos
  • Ofreceremos numerosos folletos

  • Tendremos intérpretes de “ASL” y de español
  • No tendremos cuidado de niño. Los niños deberán de permanecer con sus padres/guardianes en todo momento..

Favor contactar a Eileen McCartin, Especialista de “D/HH” en o llamar a Renee Scott, ayudante del programa al (571) 252-1011 con cualquier pregunta que ten- ga o para solicitar acomodaciones.


No requerimos RSVP. íSolo vengan!

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Loudoun County Public Schools Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program

Assistive Devices and Local Program Services
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

Debbie Jones, NVRC Resource and Technology Specialist
Wednesday, April 10, 7 - 8:30 P.M.
Ashburn Library — Room A
43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 737-8100 

Debbie Jones







Debbie Jones provides technology training to individuals with hearing loss, as well as outreach training for busi- nesses, agencies and organizations who work with deaf and hard of hearing people. Debbie will provide information about services provided by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, as well as equipment available from the Technology Assistance Program.

An array of different kinds of assistive devices available to deaf and hard of hearing people will be displayed. Some examples of assistive devices are vibrating alarm clocks, flashing light alert systems, loop systems, video phones, amplified telephones, and captioned phones.

This will be an informal event. You may stop by at any time during the 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM time period to visit with Debbie and take a look at the items displayed.

All are welcome to attend!

Children and adults with hearing loss as well as their friends and family.

  • Demonstrations of devices Numerous handouts provided
  • ASL interpreter and Spanish language interpreter provided
  • No child care provided.Children must remain with parent/guardian at all times.

Please contact Eileen McCartin, D/HH Specialist or Renéè Scott, Program Assistant at (571) 252-1011 with any questions or to request accommodations.

No RSVP required. Just come and stop by! 

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