Delaware Telecommunication Relay Services Advisory Committee Meeting (Sept. 28, 2020)

Delaware TRS logo with red lighthouse in center
The Delaware Telecommunication Relay Services Advisory Committee Meeting will be on zoom. 

Date:       Monday, September 28, 2020

Time:      10:00 am to 12 noon 

  Location:    Virtual Meeting (Zoom)  – see information bottom 

Sign language interpreters and Relay Conference Captioning (real-time captioning) will be provided.

Zoom Link Instructions:
You will need to register using the Zoom link below ahead of time.   When you register, you will receive an email with the link from Karyn Menck (from Tennessee Captioning).  Karyn will provide the open captioning during the Zoom call. 

Register in advance for this meeting (to get the zoom link to join the meeting):  

Note: If you need any handouts like agenda, bylaws, minutes.  Please contact Loretta Sarro for that or Feta Fernsler (via contact us page)

– Thanks to Loretta Sarro, Delaware Office of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.

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Our avatar has a broad vocabulary in languages such as Austrian Sign Language, German Sign Language, and British Sign Language, and over the past decade, we have made everything from presidential broadcasts to music videos accessible. Now, we are making the jump to American Sign Language!

In order to make this a reality, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign, and we are asking you to spread the news about us to your audience!




Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 30 on July 26, 2020.  Are we done?  NO!  What can you do?  Support us, make a video of yourself with #IAMTHEADA, advocate, stand up for your rights.  Will you support us? 

Delaware Association of the Deaf also supports the Delaware Statewide Council for People with Disabilities –

** Closed Captioning is available, simply turn on CC if needed.  **


Delaware Elections Update


Governor John Carney on Thursday signed the fifteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, rescheduling Delaware’s presidential primary for July 7. The Delaware Department of Elections will mail absentee ballot applications to all registered Democrats and Republicans in the State of Delaware, providing all eligible registered Delaware voters the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot in the presidential primary election. 
Eligible Delaware voters will be permitted to select the “sick” or “temporarily or permanently physically disabled” options on their absentee ballot application to cast a vote in the presidential primary election, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Voters must return the application to the Delaware Department of Elections or complete the process online to receive an absentee ballot. The Delaware Department of Elections will operate at least six polling places in each county to allow voters to cast ballots in person should they choose not to vote by absentee ballot. 
Governor Carney’s order on Thursday also reschedules school board elections for July 21, and places additional requirements on municipalities that are conducting elections. The order requires districts and municipalities to enforce social distancing during elections, require face coverings, and limit crowds to 10 or fewer people at polling places. 
Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration – including the stay-at-home order and mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers – remains in place and carries the force and effect of law. Violations of the order, or any of its modifications, constitute a criminal offense. 

Information comes from Governor Carney via Email.  More information contained in links as well.

Update – Wilmington Club for the Deaf Dingo 2020 Events

Brookside Community Inc.
900 Marrows Road
Newark, Delaware 19713

Admission Cost:
members: $10.00
non-members: $15.00

March 28th 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – CANCELLED
April 25th 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – CANCELLED
May 16th 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – CANCELLED
June 20th 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
July 25th 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
August 22nd 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – CANCELLED
September 19th 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
October 24th 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm
November and December TBA

Any questions, please email to Rich Loane at


WCD Easter Event (April 25, 2020)

Brookside Community Inc.

900 Marrows Road

Newark Delaware 19713


Saturday, April 25th  2020


Guest speaker: Feta Fernsler Delaware Relay Service 2:30pm

Dingo Game starts 4:30pm

Admission: Member: $10.00

            Non-Member: $15.00

Cash Prizes

Bring your own food

(dinner and snacks)

Bring your own non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks