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.
“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!”
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Meeting ID: 822 5920 0843
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
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.