RIC Professional Development for ASL Interpreters
Another flyer with more information – Flyer–RIC-Public_Health_and_Sign-Language_Interpreting_Prgm 2023.
– Thanks to Loretta, DODHH for sharing the news.
DILA Yard Sale (Salisbury, MD – April 15, 2023)
Doing some spring cleaning? Have unused, no longer wanted items? Then purchase a spot to sell them while doing some good for the community at the same time. DILA is hosting a yard sale that will benefit the individuals that they serve. Funds raised from the rental spaces and refreshments will help our low-income deaf, deaf-blind and differently able clients be able to participate in fun community activities in the coming months. To reserve your space contact Laura or Jessie at 410 742 5052. All spots must be paid for 1 week in advance. No refunds. Event is being held rain or shine on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 8am-2pm.
8′ x 4′ Yard sale Indoor space w/table $15 (limited availability)
10’x10′ Yard sale Outdoor space bring own table/tent $10
10’x10′ Vendor Outdoor space bring own table/tent $15 (limited availability)
HLDE March 2023 Circle Chats (Newark and Dover locations)
Original flyer – HLADE CIRCLE CHATS STATEWIDE FLYER MARCH 2023 (Microsoft Word document)
Dingo & Dessert (Dover, March 12, 2023)
13 Schools Compete in Drone Competition at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford
HHS Mourns the Loss of Disability Rights Leader Judy Heumann
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) joins the disability community in mourning the loss of Judy Heumann, who passed away over the weekend. Judy was one of our nation’s greatest advocates and was a driving force behind key disability rights accomplishments.
One of the founders of the independent living movement, she was instrumental to the passage of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her advocacy led to the first federal regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and to the U.N.’s adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Read on at https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/03/06/hhs-mourns-loss-disability-rights-leader-judy-heumann.html.
Another article of interest – https://www.npr.org/2023/03/04/1161169017/disability-activist-judy-heumann-dead-75.
Deaf protesters worked with Judy Heumann to pass the 1973 Rehab law and helped spear improvements that created the ADA in 1990. See https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/05/obituaries/judy-heumann-dead.html or https://dredf.org/504-sit-in-20th-anniversary/short-history-of-the-504-sit-in.
DAD Note: Without her early advocacy, disability [aka: civil] rights would have been delayed. Meaning equal access to doctors, education or places may not have happened without her determination to remain in a federal building for nearly a month. A group of deaf protesters were involved also and have shared their stories to show how they supported her work (i.e. ASL communication through windows to take food orders and give news updates, Judy waited for ASL interpreters before beginning meetings). It brought light to an overlooked community in need of support so we thank her for her work to give us all a better life. More work is still needed so please consider supporting a disability/civil rights group like DAD.
Company fired deaf employee after she requested an interpreter for meetings, feds say
A Colorado company discriminated against a deaf employee when it fired her after she requested an American Sign Language interpreter for meetings, according to federal officials.
The employee sued the company, Pneuline Supply, a parts manufacturer based in Greeley — about 55 miles north of Denver — after it fired her in May 2018, according to court documents.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on Nov. 10 that Pneuline Supply would be required to pay the woman $44,250 and “provide other relief” to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a news release from the agency.
Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article268629592.html#storylink=cpy
DDSC Workshop Survey
Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens (DDSC) will offer a series of workshops and presentations for the calendar year of 2023-2024. DDSC will need your feedback to help us to determine what types of workshops/presentations to offer this year. DDSC appreciate your willingness in responding to this survey.
Survey link – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScI0ClZ2o4v4dY7tHGp-8eQYF1striMrh9wF4k66mZD_L_3uQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0.
6th Annual Maryland ASL Festival (Frederick, MD, May 13, 2023)
For More Information, go to their EVENT PAGE.