BDA Meetings

There will be a DBDA Meeting on every third Saturdays of each month. 

DEBDA is welcoming you, your families and friends  to come to our meeting on the following dates:

January 19, 2019 

at BEAR LIBRARY

 in meeting room #2 

at 12 pm to 2 pm.  

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FEBRUARY 16, 2019

12 pm – 2 pm 

(Bear library room2)

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MARCH 16, 2019

12pm – 2pm

(Bear library room 2)


Thank you. 
DEBDA, Inc

2019 BDA Flyer

WEBINAR: DBI MOVING FORWARD: FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE

This hour-long webinar is an introduction to the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center, the co-directors, and the core team members on the grant as well as the emerging research into protactile ASL as linguistically distinct from Visual ASL. Through in-depth surveys, focus groups and interviews, DBI has identified key findings as well as core competencies and domains that any interpreter working with DeafBlind individuals should be aware of. A pre- and post-assessment and evaluation are required for participants seeking CEUs.

More info, see https://www.dbinterpreting.org/onlinelearning.html.

DSD 50th Anniversary from DSD

These events are in addition to the existing 50th Anniversary events posted earlier as this comes from the school itself.

Events at DSD – May 17th & 18th  (see flyer attachment)

For any questions, please contact: Kelli Dewberry at kelli.dewberry@christina.k12.de.us

DSD 50 Mile Bike Ride – Friday, May 17th  (Deadline: March 1st)

Registration online:  www.dsdeaf.org/50-mile-bike-ride  (Video ASL & open captioning)

For any questions, please contact Richard Pelletier at rlpelletier@me.com

DSD 50th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, May 18th Evening  (Deadline: March 30)

Buy tickets online:  www.dsdeaf.org/50th-anniversary-celebration

For any questions, please contact: John O’Donnell at john.odonnell@christina.k12.de.us  

2019 DELAWARE DEAF NIGHT OUT ( DNO)

All are welcome!  

All dates starts at 6:30pm to ???


Friday, March 8th

Buffalo Wild Wings

504 W. Main Street

Middletown, DE 19709


Friday, June 14th

Constitution Yards

308 Justison St

Wilmington, DE 19801


Friday, September 13th

Duffers Mill

1600 Naamans Creek Road

Marcus Hook, PA 19061


Friday, November 8th

Grain H20

3006 Summit Harbour Lane

Bear, DE 19701


Any questions, please contact the DNO committee:

    Christine Zenorini – 302-345-1200
    Brian Connor – 302-985-7058

Deaf Super Bowl Party


Tickets: $20 on sale now for food and prizes


Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Sunday, February 3, 2019
4:00 pm
at the


217 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE 19958


2 chances this win a TV + other prizes and giveaways
Prizes every quarter
Must to call Irish Eyes Restaurant at 302-645-6888 for tickets with credit card from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Please say “I am with Deaf group” – a staff person need to know which deaf group or hearing group)

For questions, contact
David Bendekovits – dtb89champ@gmail.com

Hyundai tech converts sound to visuals, vibration for hearing-impaired drivers

Hyundai has unveiled two driver-assist systems aimed specifically at those who are hard of hearing. The two systems, called Audio-Visual Conversion and Audio-Tactile Conversion, work in conjunction to make sure hearing-impaired drivers are able to know what’s around them so they can react appropriately.

Both systems use artificial intelligence to determine specific sounds, like emergency vehicle sirens, and convert them for hearing-impaired drivers. Audio-Visual Conversion changes sounds into visual warnings that appear in a head-up display, whereas Audio-Tactile Conversion (as you might guess) changes sound into vibrations felt through the steering wheel.

Read the rest of the article at https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/hyundai-tech-converts-sound-visuals-vibration.