Apple Stores offering free sign language interpreter appointments

Apple is now offering prescheduled support from sign language interpreters at hundreds of its retail stores in nearly a dozen countries. The service is provided to customers by appointment at no cost.

Read the rest of the story at https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/25/apple-retail-store-sign-language-interpreter-appointments.

NOTE: When you make an appointment, there will be a link somewhere to request ASL as seen in the picture in article.

How Deaf Education Adapted To The Pandemic

MASSACHUSETTS — When schools across the country closed last March and districts started holding classes by Zoom and Google Meet, many students struggled to keep up. The new technology was a challenge for students and teachers alike, and many parents were left frustrated.

Read more at https://patch.com/massachusetts/across-ma/how-deaf-education-adapted-pandemic?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blasts&utm_content=massachusetts.

Zoom adding automatic closed captioning for all free accounts

Zoom plans to roll out support for automatic closed captioning to free accounts this fall as part of its efforts to make the service more accessible, the company has announced. If you’re a free account holder who needs access to the feature before then, Zoom is allowing users to manually request access to the Live Transcription feature via a Google Form linked to in its announcement.

Read the rest at https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22300740/zoom-live-transcription-closed-captions-accessibility-free-accounts.

IRI Monthly ASL Chat via Zoom

Hello everyone! Independent Resources, Inc. is hosting a monthly Zoom call to discuss different topics, share resources, and to talk about what is happening. The call will be hosted on the first Monday of the month, unless changed because of holidays or other reasons.

Please feel free to contact Christy Hennessey at chennessey at iri-de.org or Alanna Smith at asmith at iri-de.org for questions, ideas, or feedback.

Zoom meeting ID: 844 1326 3378
Passcode: contact Christy or Alanna for the passcode or see the flyer blow.

Every 1st Monday of the month, from 10:00 to 11:00 am

February 1st: Greetings and Open Discussion
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th

PDF icon IRI Monthly Deaf Chat Flyer  (Adobe Acrobat PDF reader required)

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.

———-

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