Wilmington Club for the Deaf “Fall Fest” Dingo

Wilmington Club for the Deaf
“Fall Fest” Dingo
Brookside Community Inc.
900 Marrows Road
Newark Delaware 19713
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Admission $10.00 Member
$15.00 Non-member
3:00pm – 9:00pm
Dingo – 4:30 pm
Bring your own food
(dinner and snacks)
Bring your own alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks
50/50 chance s
Save the date
General Meeting – October 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm
November 3, 2018 – our Annual Thanksgiving & Christmas Party at Mill Creek Fire Hall


WCD Fall Dingo Flyer (Adobe Acrobat Required)

Survey on Healthcare Barrier

Deaf people are denied medical care and appropriate communication access in healthcare settings–most of us familiar with the Deaf world know this for a fact.  However, this experience is not documented in healthcare literature anywhere, which means that, for funding agencies, no problem needs to be solved.  We want to help change this.

Idaho State University and Idaho CDHH partnered to submit a grant proposal on “Access and Barriers to Healthcare Among Deaf Users of ASL”, which was funded.  Part of the grant allowed us to construct a survey asking Deaf patients their experiences in healthcare settings and focusing particularly on their experiences when asking for or being provided with sign language interpreters.  To date, there is no data on how often Deaf people are denied care due to lack of communication access.  This survey is the starting point of documenting a problem that is common knowledge in the Deaf community and which causes unnecessary suffering and frustration.

We are asking you to help us recruit respondents for the survey, and especially those Deaf people who would traditionally be unable to access a survey that relies on written English.  Our survey has every question and answer choice in ASL, is presented by Deaf interpreters, and allows for respondents to answer in narrative form by using a mobile device with a camera or computer with a webcam. The ISU IRB has approved the study, and we will carefully collect results, translate answers, and attempt to document this problem in the literature in hopes of changing the experiences of Deaf people. Those who complete the survey before August 1st will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card from Walmart.  Twenty gift cards will be awarded. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator, Elizabeth Schniedewind, at schneli1@isu.edu  or (208)629-0583 VP.
ASL Survey Advertisements:  https://youtu.be/Kixn9oieUFM   https://youtu.be/cRXC_cAGhl0



Delaware TRS Meeting

The next DE TRS (Telecommunications Relay Service) Advisory Committee is on Monday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Delaware School for the Deaf. – Thanks to Loretta Sarro for sharing the news

High speed internet could come to rural Sussex County as officials approve funding

Beyond the beaches with their Wi-Fi-laden hotels, fast food restaurants and fancy coffee shops, it can often be challenging to find a reliable internet connection in Sussex County.

Just ask the students who have to head to McDonald’s to do their homework, or the farmers who cannot remotely monitor their plants or livestock because of poor connectivity.

Read the rest of the story at https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2018/06/20/sussexs-177-m-budget-includes-small-chunk-expand-broadband/714980002.

Ammending the Telecommunications Relay Advisory Committee

Good news!!! Delaware House Bill No. 457 is introduced in in the House at Legislative Hall. See this link below.


This Act updates the membership of the Telecommunications Relay Service Advisory Committee to include the groups currently engaged in ensuring telecommunications relay services are provided to Delawareans who need relay services. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

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