Covid 19 Presentation (February 21, 2021)

JoJo (Jolene) Ogun
Welcome our friend JoJo,( Jolene) Ogun Our Guest speaker who will presentation regarding to Covid 19!
When: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 1:30pm EST
Zoom Link: Contact Karen Miller or use contact form to get link
 
Jolene Ayres Ogunjirin, is the founding director of a small Deaf woman-owned business called Diversity Health Education & Outreach (DHEO, LLC). DHEO service focuses on promoting health education to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) people, especially in developing nations. In recent years, DHEO contracted with medical & surgical outreach organizations to ensure DHOH people are included in these medical treatment provisions.
 
Retrospectively, a graduated class of 1997 from Delaware School for the Deaf ( Sterck School)  who went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gallaudet University, class of 2001.
 
 
In 2006, Jolene graduated from Howard University College of Medicine with a Master’s degree in public health, focusing on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) health disparities. In July 2020, she virtually-graduated with a doctorate of public health degree from Walden University, focusing on CVD risk factors among the Deaf vs. Hearing population; implementing health care solutions to address communication barriers.
 
 
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolene felt called to educate DHOH people to ensure they are well-informed about the virus through virtual outreaches to help them survive the pandemic’s resilience.   Jolene Married to Dr. Debo Ogunjirin , a pharmaceutical scientists , they together have 4 children
 

Covid Vaccines for d/hh community

Do you need your COVID vaccine?

If you are a Delaware resident and over 65 and Deaf you can get COVID vaccine

on this Saturday Feb 13 at 1 pm at Epworth United Methodist church at 19285 Holland Glade Rd , Rehoboth Beach DE. 

You MUST register first by contacting Carol Stevens at carolstevens100 AT hotmail.com by email by tomorrow Thursday at 8 pm. Tell your Deaf friends who are over 65 years old.

First come. First served.

Beebe Hospital contacted Epworth Church.  Epworth will have a limited number of vaccines available.  They decided to give some of them to the Deaf community, because they know that it is very difficult for Deaf people to try to get an appointment.

Remember to be safe and wise.  Mask, hand wash, social distancing and get you vaccine.

Superbowl and ASL National Anthem

Superbowl not filming Wawa Snipes ASLized songs all the way.

People (You) now can fill out feedbacks here (shared from NAD).

Help the deaf community share this and fills yours too.

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You can copy and paste this in the comment/note box below if want or make your own comments.

Every year, there is an american sign language version of the national anthem nearby the main stage. Those signers are shown for one second or so literally every year. The deaf community is tired of being ignored and we request a PIP or half screen showing both versions at the same time. This is not the first time this issue came up and we would appreciate it if ASL was shown in its entirety going forward. Also make sure the ASL part is not obsecured by closed captioning or frames so that we can appreciate the full message.

Thank you

https://www.cbssports.com/help/feedback

Covid Vaccine Shot opportunity with ASL Interpreters (Wilmington, DE)

Christiana Hospital Covid shots
Friday, Feb 5, 11a-6pm
walk up opportunity for 65+

Tracy Gerry – tgerry AT christianacare.org

Register by Wednesday by Midnight, 12pm – need to give your name, date of birth and phone number

** No name, no shots for you **

Great Oaks Charter School
1200 North French Street, Wilmington 

PDF icon Community Vaccination – Letter for 12pm to 2pm
(Requires a PDF reader to open this file)

DAD Meeting (Jan. 28, 2021)

When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7pm

Where: Zoom (requires password/link if interested in joining) or YouTube channel (public, live streaming if it works – our first attempt)

What: Regular meeting as required by Bylaws and to prepare for elections later on this year

Note: Use the contact page or reach out to one of the board members for the zoom link to join the meeting.

White House adding sign language interpreter for briefings

The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday’s briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House’s YouTube stream of the event.

Psaki said President Joe Biden “is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families.”

Read the rest at https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-jen-psaki-kayleigh-mcenany-bd0e8f909eb43bc3b383d0ac67e1b9cc.

Inauguration praised for inclusive messaging, including ASL Pledge of Allegiance

The inauguration of President Joe Biden included several inclusive moments for the disability community, leading to praise from viewers and advocates.

The most talked about moment occurred early in the ceremony: Georgia firefighter Andrea Hall led the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language and in spoken word.

Read the rest at https://www.today.com/health/firefighter-andrea-hall-signs-pledge-allegiance-inauguration-t206318?cid=sm_npd_td_fb_ma.

Biden-Harris Inauguration in ASL

Watch the 2021 inauguration speeches, performances, and events with an ASL interpreter! You can watch the entire program here or catch selected highlights listed below.

Watch this news summary in ASL about the inauguration from DPAN-TV.

– Thanks to ASDC, https://deafchildren.org/2021/01/biden-harris-inauguration-in-asl.

Note: Other accessible options can be found at https://bideninaugural.org/accessibility including audio description and cued speech.