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

 

 

ASL Instructor job (Newark)

Newark Free Library is in search of an ASL instructor to provide ASL classes for children ages 6-12.

Beginning Fall 2022. Day of week to be determined. (In the past it co-taught by Kathy P. & Nicole J. on alternating Sundays)

Instructor may bring their own child(ren) to register for free if within the age range of 6-12.

Pay rate to be determined (ie. $25+/hour, includes planning time as well)

If you are interested, please email Barbara Jo German (retired DSD SLP & POC for Newark Library’s request) at hugo477 at aol.com.

P.S. The children’s librarian is trying to secure state funds for interpreting special programs for deaf students as well. They offer many after school activities.

– info came from DSD Mary Hicks

Members of Delaware’s Deaf Community React to Oscar Wins for CODA

The new movie CODA had a huge night at the Oscars. Actor Troy Kotsur accepted the academy award for best supporting actor, making him the first deaf male actor to win an acting Oscar while CODA won best picture. NBC10’s Tm Furlong has more on what this win means members of the deaf community.

Source: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/members-of-delawares-deaf-community-react-to-oscar-wins-for-coda/3190823.

 

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.