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
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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.

 

Delaware covid vaccine groups

Please check with your doctor when your phase/group is called up by the state for more information. It will take time for each group to get the vaccinations and could be a few weeks or months before it is your turn if you want it. The chart is to help you identify where you stand in line for the vaccination and easier identification for the doctor.

Fourth Circuit Rules Deaf Inmate Has the Right to Use Videophone

A North Carolina prison violated a deaf inmate’s First Amendment rights by not allowing him to use a videophone to contact people on the outside, the Fourth Circuit found on Wednesday.

The appellate court reversed a district court decision that had ruled in favor of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in a case brought by Thomas Heyer in 2011.

Read the rest at https://www.courthousenews.com/fourth-circuit-rules-deaf-inmate-has-the-right-to-use-videophone/?amp=1.

Operator to expand training, pay $162,500 to settle lawsuit alleging discrimination

Leisure Care will expand staff training and pay $162,500 in damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs to settle a lawsuit that alleged that the company violated the rights of people who are deaf or hard of hearing by not providing American Sign Language interpreters and not paying for interpreter services, and for steering of families of prospective residents who are deaf or hard of hearing to other senior living communities.

Read the rest of the story at https://www.mcknightsseniorliving.com/home/news/leisure-care-to-expand-training-pay-162500-to-settle-lawsuit-alleging-discrimination.

Note: this applies to all retirement homes so this acts as a reminder to them to be accessible.