Interpreter Forum regarding Christiana Care Hospitals and VRI

What?? To discuss VRI being used at Christiana Hospitals instead of their staff interpreters.

When: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8pm (Eastern Time)

Link: (enter passcode when prompted)

Passcode: Typed in English to prevent spam/fake members joining, enter the 2 digit code for this date – March 10, 1975 (mmddyy). Also code in CC at @35 second mark.

** This will be a short meeting, @30 minutes. **

Advocacy Alert regarding Christiana Care ASL Interpreters

Christiana Care network is considering budget cuts and eliminating in house/person ASL staff are one of them.  They would be replaced with Stratus VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) on an iPad to save money.  Please email or call these people below to explain your EXPERIENCES not throw them insults.  Please list facts (pro/con) and Claudia or Jaki will pass the comments to their boss’ when considering staff interpreters.

If you need help, please feel free to contact Feta Fernsler, DAD president (via or a good friend of yours if needed to plan your comments.

Claudia Reyes-Hull, Manager

Jaki Ortiz, Director


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