DEAF HISTORY MONTH

SATURDAY, March 13, 6-8pm EST: Keynote Speaker Akilah English on “Decolonizing K-12 Deaf Education: Racial Justice and Radical Healing with Courage and Compassion”

WEDNESDAY, March 17, 6-8pm EST: ASL Game Night

TUESDAY, March 23, 6-8pm EST: Native American Deaf panel on “Turtle Island Hand Talk: Our Purpose, Our Goals, Our Teaching”

FRIDAY, April 2, 6-8pm EST: Hot Terp Topic: DeafBlind Interpreting Services

SATURDAY, April 10, 6-8pm EST: ASL Skit Night with MC Ian Sanborn

THURSDAY, April 15: ASL Performance “Got Hearies?” by Queen Foreverrr

WHO: All are welcome. Prior knowledge of topic: little/none

WHERE: Online Zoom (link will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event)

CEUs: 0.2 PS for Keynote, Panel and Hot Terp Topic; 0.2 GS for all other events

Accommodations

All events for TRUE-BIZ ASL are presented in ASL with voice interpreters. The events are in conformance with local, state, provincial, and federal statutes regarding disabilities. Activities and facilities shall be accessible to all individuals. For additional accommodations and inquiries, e-mail us at: truebizasl (at) gmail.com

Refund Policy

NO refunds will be given unless the presenters and/or TRUE-BIZ ASL cancels the event(s).

Register at https://truebizasl.com/dhm.

Deaf women fought for the right to vote

If Susan B. Anthony had a deaf sister, everyone would know that deaf suffragists fought tirelessly for expanding women’s right to vote, right alongside Anthony herself. Everyone would know deaf suffragists contributed to women’s emancipation in the United States and Britain and that they lived bold lives.

As a researcher of deaf history, including deaf women’s history, I work to illuminate the often hidden history of deaf people and their unique contributions to the world. I have unearthed historical information about deaf women suffragists and assembled it into an online collection chronicling what is known – so far – about these women and their lives.

Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of recognition, countless deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including for the right to vote.

Read the rest at https://theconversation.com/deaf-women-fought-for-the-right-to-vote-156734.

Exciting Opportunities!

We hope this email finds you well. We are pleased to share a few announcements with you about some exciting opportunities that are available! Please share the following information widely:

We are accepting applications for the Trainer/Educator III position. Please click here to access the job posting via Delaware Employment Link. The job posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm on 3/17/2021.

We are also accepting Proposals for Early Intervention Professional Services. Agencies will be responsible for delivering Early Intervention Services to meet the needs of Part C eligible infants and toddlers and their families. Please click here to access the Request for Proposal information and next steps for participation in the bidding process. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The RSVP deadline for participating in this meeting is tomorrow, March 12 at 4:00 PM EST.

Thank you all for your dedication to supporting the Birth to Three Program as we work to provide high-quality services to Delaware’s children and families!

  • This comes from Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health|Birth to Three Early Intervention Program

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Community Event

They will have a sign language interpreter for these dates and places.  You must register FIRST!

Are you 65+ and interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Sunday, March 14, 2021 – Newark – https://forms.office.com/r/QZuIFEitgv
Friday, March 26, 2021 – Middletown – https://forms.office.com/r/E3UHKtD0T9

You can also register by calling 302-428-6586.

Expect a confirmation notice from a Christiana Care caregiver to verify sign-up.

Apple Stores offering free sign language interpreter appointments

Apple is now offering prescheduled support from sign language interpreters at hundreds of its retail stores in nearly a dozen countries. The service is provided to customers by appointment at no cost.

Read the rest of the story at https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/25/apple-retail-store-sign-language-interpreter-appointments.

NOTE: When you make an appointment, there will be a link somewhere to request ASL as seen in the picture in article.

How Deaf Education Adapted To The Pandemic

MASSACHUSETTS — When schools across the country closed last March and districts started holding classes by Zoom and Google Meet, many students struggled to keep up. The new technology was a challenge for students and teachers alike, and many parents were left frustrated.

Read more at https://patch.com/massachusetts/across-ma/how-deaf-education-adapted-pandemic?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blasts&utm_content=massachusetts.

Zoom adding automatic closed captioning for all free accounts

Zoom plans to roll out support for automatic closed captioning to free accounts this fall as part of its efforts to make the service more accessible, the company has announced. If you’re a free account holder who needs access to the feature before then, Zoom is allowing users to manually request access to the Live Transcription feature via a Google Form linked to in its announcement.

Read the rest at https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22300740/zoom-live-transcription-closed-captions-accessibility-free-accounts.