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.

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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.

New mats provide better access to Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Getting to the sandy beach just got a whole lot easier for everyone in Rehoboth Beach now that the city has installed Mobi-Mats at some select beach access points.

“These are Mobi-Mats, they’re light easy to remove in a storm, they are easy to put on the sand and they’re made out of rubber and they also allow more visitors the access and opportunity to our pristine beaches,” explains Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Kathy McGuiness.

Rehoboth Beach now has two locations where they’ve installed the Mobi-Mats.

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Note: While the story is not geared towards D/HH people, there are people who have vertigo or Meniere’s Disease and having such option will make their hike easier.

Deaf Community Learns Text to 9-1-1 Feature

GEORGETOWN, Del.- Although the text to 9-1-1 feature has been available in Sussex County since March, the deaf community was able to get a private tutorial with an interpreter on Tuesday afternoon.

The new feature allows the deaf to communicate with a dispatcher more easily than the previous method of video chat.

“We do have the capability to use text/chat, that’s great. Because if the internet were to fail, then we can go over to the texting communication,” Dennise Scott said.

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July 2018 update

While trying to fix a domain name quirk, webmaster unintentionally removed the website when trying to remove a redirect setting.  The website is being rebuilt from scratch again.  My apologies.