Charlotte city council move broadens access for deaf community

ASL interpreter shown in upper right corner of Charlotte City, NC council meeting.  Screenshot from the news channel video for an example.

The Charlotte city council started providing ASL interpretation during their bi-monthly meetings in September.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – American Sign Language, or ASL, interpretation is now available during Charlotte city council business meetings.

A city spokesperson, who said the change went into effect in September after the new city council was sworn in, explained this was a way to connect more with the deaf and hard of hearing community here in Charlotte.

Donna McCord-Smolik, who is deaf and communicates with ASL, says it’s a game changer.

“I’m thrilled!” she signed.

 

DAD Board Meeting via Zoom (Saturday, March 26, 2022)

When: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10am

Where: online via Zoom platform

What: This is a regular meeting for the DAD Board. Guests are welcome to watch. Guests can make some comments/feedback, but are not allowed to vote.

Zoom Link Registration (register first then get zoom link when completed) : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkduGurD4sGte1JhCd8sYpyzcdbXJBOeMV

Questions?  Contact board via contact us page.

 

HLADE Meeting (Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022)

 “ARE YOU READY FOR THE UNEXPECTED? DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING 
                                PEOPLE- BE PREPARED!!”
 
GUEST SPEAKER:  Beth MacDonald, Vulnerable Populations Coordinator, Office of Preparedness, State of Delaware
 
ALL are welcome to the IN-Person and ZOOM MEETING!
 
The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE) welcomes you to the New Castle County Statewide Zoom Circle Chat on Thursday, February 10th from 10-11am at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Rd, Newark, DE 19711 (Ph) 302-737-2336
 
There will also be “News You Can Use!”
 
ZOOM LINK:
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Meeting ID: 822 5920 0843
Passcode: ZRJ7AW
 
This IN-PERSON MEETING IS HEARING ACCESSBIBLE AND HAS A HEARING LOOP!! J
 
You can access Captioning and Saving Transcript on the Meeting Zoom Link
 
Happy Valentine’s Day & thanks for your support!
 
For more info: Email: hlade@comcast.net or call cell: (302) 388-9459 (text/Relay711)or www.hlade.org
 
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New DAD Officers Announcement

Here are your new DAD Officers for the 2022-23 term following today’s election!  The officers list has also been updated at https://www.delawaredeaf.org/about-us/officers.  Below is the list for quick reference.  A copy of the zoom meeting can be found at https://youtu.be/ArwaSWRv3kQ.

 

President

Feta Fernsler

Vice President

Keith Robertson

Secretary

Mary Ann Richmond

Treasury

Gordon Bergan

New Castle County Board

Karen Miller

Sussex County Board

Jay Innes
Joseph DeLusant

Kent County Board

George DeLinois

Immediate Past President

Billy Bowman

DAD Bi-Annual Meeting (Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022)

What: Bi-Annual Meeting, open to entire state and to elect new board members

When: Jan 29, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting (to get link to join meeting):
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOitpj8vGNeiretQBFjH5YbetHkwEBST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom Tips: Hide all videos in zoom so you get speakers on a bigger screen plus more!  See https://www.nad.org/zoom-tutorial.  Thanks to NAD which made this for their conference not long ago.

** Interested in joining the board, contact us through https://www.delawaredeaf.org/contact-us.

DAD Bi-Annual Meeting (Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022)

What: Bi-Annual Meeting, open to entire state and to elect new board members

When: Jan 29, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting (to get link to join meeting):
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOitpj8vGNeiretQBFjH5YbetHkwEBST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom Tips: Hide all videos in zoom so you get speakers on a bigger screen plus more!  See https://www.nad.org/zoom-tutorial.  Thanks to NAD which made this for their conference not long ago.

** Interested in joining the board, contact us through https://www.delawaredeaf.org/contact-us.

DAD Bi-Annual Meeting (Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022)

What: Bi-Annual Meeting, open to entire state and to elect new board members

When: Jan 29, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting (to get link to join meeting):
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOitpj8vGNeiretQBFjH5YbetHkwEBST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom Tips: Hide all videos in zoom so you get speakers on a bigger screen plus more!  See https://www.nad.org/zoom-tutorial.  Thanks to NAD which made this for their conference not long ago.

** Interested in joining the board, contact us through https://www.delawaredeaf.org/contact-us.

Important Notice – Bylaws Suspension

Requesting our current Delaware Association of the Deaf Bylaws to be suspended due to covid and low recent turn out.  The reason for this is to resolve our election obligations and Bylaws will be restored once elections end.  This also applies to a motion made in June to have an in person election which we tried to do on September 9, 2021 but only 2 outside people (non-board members) came.  The deadline to object is Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Contact delawaredeaf at gmail com or use the contact us link (at top of page in menu). 

Once we resolve this emergency issue, we will schedule a zoom meeting for our election instead.