Free Museum Pass through Delaware Libraries

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The Museum pass program is available to adult Delaware Library cardholders (18 years+). All pass reservations are processed through the MuseumKey link which can be found on the library’s website under the services tab. Patrons can access the page from home or in the library to reserve passes. Patrons are responsible for calling museums for hours of operation. Please note that each museum pass has its own admission rules. A museum pass reservation represents a commitment by the patron to abide by the library’s museum pass policy.

Check out https://lib.de.us/museum.

Affordable Connectivity Program (aka: Internet)

FCC Helping Households Connect with a family of 4 watching an ipad

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

More Information – https://www.fcc.gov/acp.

*** DAD Note: This program is used if internet providers do not have a program setup.  Comcast/Xfinity and T-Mobile has their own version and other providers may have something.  **

2022 DELAWARE DEAF NIGHT OUT (DNO) 

ALL ARE WELCOME 😊 😊  

ALL DATES STARTS AT 4:00pm to ?? 

 

Saturday, March 19th  
Christina Pub
10 W. Main Street 
Newark, DE 19702 

 

Saturday, June 11th 
Constitution Yards 
308 Justison St. 
Wilmington, DE 19801 

 

Saturday, August 20th 
H20 Grain 
3006 Summit Harbour Lane 
Bear, DE 19701 

 

Saturday, October 8th 
Crooked Hammond 
316 Auto Park Drive 
Middletown, DE 19709 

 

Any questions, please contact the DNO committee:

Brian Connor or Josh Becker

 ** See flyer for contact info below. **

DNO 2022 (Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader Required)

 

Open captioning coming to Delaware movie theaters

Coming soon to a movie theater near you – open captioning. And it is not just for the hard-of-hearing.

Delaware movie theaters will increase access for deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers by offering regular showing of first-run movies using open captions on the screen.

Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that currently has a law requiring a certain number of showtimes to have open captioning. But before introducing legislation here, State Rep. Ed Osienski (D-Newark) is launching a statewide pilot-program in partnership with advocates and movie theaters to offer open captions.

“Imagine being in the middle of a movie, and having your device stop, they don’t stop the movie for you,” Osienski said. “You have to get up and find somebody, get the service, get a new device, get back, and you’ve missed a bunch of the movie.”

Daphne Werner teaches at the Delaware School for the Deaf, and brought the issue to Osienski’s attention. They and others gathered at the Penn Cinema on the Riverfront Monday for an open captioning demonstration.

“Open captions benefit everyone, not just the deaf and hard-of hearing,” she said. “Whether it’s deaf or hard-of-hearing residents, children, individuals with learning disabilities, English language learners, or there are people who just enjoy captions to better understand the dialogue.”

Read on at https://www.delawarepublic.org/delaware-headlines/2022-05-23/open-captioning-coming-to-delaware-movie-theaters.

DAD’s Entertainment Guidehttps://www.delawaredeaf.org/links/movie-theater-and-entertainment-options.

 

Other news articles (similar to this one):

  1. https://whyy.org/articles/making-movies-more-accessible-delaware-cinemas-now-offer-films-with-open-captions
  2. https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/delaware-to-start-on-screen-captions-in-movie-theaters/3248669
  3. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?extid=CL-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&ref=watch_permalink&v=337852008294498

 

 

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