NAD: Tell Us Your Experience Using Video Relay Service (VRS)

Are your Video Relay Service (VRS) calls with hearing people giving you the same experience as hearing people’s calls with other people? That’s what we want to find out. We want to know what you like about your VRS calling experience, we also want to know what you’re frustrated with. The NAD needs to gather your stories to identify gaps in the VRS industry and share those gaps with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The NAD is urging innovation and up to date technology to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people’s calling experiences are equivalent to hearing people’s experiences. Tell us your VRS story found at https://www.nad.org/tell-us-your-experience-using-vrs.

 

 

DAD Nominations Requested

 

Hello Members of D.A.D. Sept. 23, 2021

I, Denis Munn, have been selected as the chairperson of the nominating committee for Delaware Association of the Deaf.

Joey DeLusant and Dennise Scott are also on the nominating committee.

We are seeking nominations for the upcoming election which will be held either in October or November 2021. All positions listed below need to be filled. Those who are listed have expressed interest in serving again.

President:

Vice President:

Secretary :

Treasurer :

Board member:

Board member:

Board member :

 

Feta Fernsler, President

Keith Robertson, VP

New Castle (2)

Kent County (1)

Sussex County (2)

 

Please let me know if you are interested in any position for officers or board member. Or you may nominate someone for any of the above positions.

Deadline Date for nomination is October 14th.

My email is denmu212 at gmail dot com.

Any questions you can VP me at this # 443-365-2640, Dennise’s 302-541-6175 or Joey’s 302-231-1320.

D.A.D. needs your help! Please consider running for one of officers/board positions. Deaf Delaware residents NEED YOU, too!

Thank you,

Denis Munn, Chair, Dennise Scott & Joey DeLusant, Nomination Committee

 

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. 

 

Survey of Deaf Individuals Regarding Accessibility in Seeking Healthcare

I am inviting you to participate in a research study about mental health care and healthcare accessibility. This research project is conducted by Jacqueline Fontaine, a psychology student at the University of Wisconsin – Superior and is funded by the McNair’s Scholar’s Program. The faculty advisor whom is overseeing this study is Dr. Eleni Pinnow, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Superior. The objective of this research project is to better understand the influence of accessibility and communication on people of the Deaf community when seeking mental health and healthcare services. This electronic survey is being distributed nationwide to people with hearing loss who identify as culturally Deaf, and/or clinically deaf or hard of hearing.

It is my goal to receive as many responses as possible by June 30, 2021. Thank you so much for your help and participation! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or my faculty mentor.

More information at: https://uwsuperior.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1yMtCFTM8jui7Jk?fbclid=IwAR39a9vf_jBp.

 

Telehealth and D/HH Survey

We have a new study!!! We want to understand how deaf and hard of hearing people living in America navigate health care. This study specifically focuses on TeleHealth, which has surged in use by medical providers after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic! Are you 18 or older & deaf or hard of hearing? We’d love to hear about your experiences, frustrations, and what works. Take this survey & tell us!!!
Original post and video at https://fb.watch/2bj7p8QpLX.
Reminder: DAD also has a similar survey at https://www.delawaredeaf.org/communication-access-survey.