Priscilla Moyer describes positive problem solving among interpreters and deaf people. She is presenting with Melvin Walker from RID giving information about both RID and The National Association of the Deaf in the United States
The RID Region III Conference starts today in Lansing, Michigan! Best wishes for a great conference experience focused on "Cruising Our History, Driving Our Future."
Michigan Deaf actors - interested in auditioning for the play Tribes? Royal Oak's Stagecrafters Theatre is hosting a pre-audition workshop this UPCOMING Sunday at the D-PAN studios. The workshop will help you prepare for the audition. For more information, check out the flyer below:
A Tennessee hospital is being sued for failing to provide an interpreter to a deaf family. Harry Sheffield's family claims Erlanger Medical Center tried to communicate with him through written notes and video relay instead of hiring an interpreter. Things got worse, according to the lawsuit, when Sheffield's wife was admitted to the same hospital following a car accident, compounding the problems. Read more about the case at the website of the Disability Law & Advocacy Center
, a Nashville organization that's helping the family. See the entire lawsuit here
. Erlanger denies the allegations and plans to fight the lawsuit in court.
The NAD is pleased to share that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expects to consider new rules for text-to-911 at its August 2014 Open Meeting. In January, the FCC adopted a policy statement that outlined goals for text-to-911. The FCC also worked with the four largest wireless carriers to voluntarily commit to supporting text-to-911 on their networks by May 15, 2014.
Giojax, the company using 3D technology to create invisible subtitles for use by cinemas have just announced that the same technology is to be trialled in the theatre.
Originally set up as a crowd-funded business, the now private company with private investors is running a trial of the invisible subtitles technology to subtitle a musical in October this year.
The principle is the same as for the cinema. Audience members who wish to see the captions running during the live performance can wear 3D glasses and view the subtitles via a box situated on the theatre stage. The subtitles will be in English and is aimed as a solution to provide subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing so should not be confused with translation subtitles or surtitles that you may have seen at opera performances.
If you are interested in trying this technology out, the trial will take place on Saturday October 4th at the matinée performance at the Harlow Theatre for the Barry Manilow musical Copacabana:
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#tbt Shane Feldman, RID Executive Director, finds the first volume of the RID Master Membership List from October 1965 in the RID archives. From the introduction in the book provided by Frederick C. Schreiber, RID's first Executive Director:
"It is a fundamental concept of the American way of life that when one’s liberty and welfare are at stake, only such persons as are truly qualified to do so should be permitted to represent him. To insure these rights, this registry was formed. It seeks to identify and classify those persons who are truly qualified to serve as interpreters for the deaf in all situations in which their skills are critical to the deaf person’s rights, not only in public services such as welfare, education and health, but also in personal matters, including liberty." Read the full introduction in the summary section of the video. October 1965 RID Membership List #tbt
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They’re fiddly, they’re amazing and they’re expensive. I can think of no other situation when any sane parent would hang £14,000 of delicate equipment off their children’s ears. But if your child has cochlear implants, that’s what you have to do everyday. Here in Blighty we don’t have to pay big bucks to buy them, […]
Viagra (Sildenafil citrate) was introduced in 1998 and is one of the most popular medications in the history of medications. In fact, during the first three months that it was available in drugstores, doctors wrote almost 3 million prescriptions for the drug. In the past decade a few studies have been published (and FDA action […]
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WFD President Video Message for 1st North American Conference of Sign Language Interpreters (Mexico City, Mexico). http://vimeo.com/101498051WFD President Message for Interpreters Conference - Mexico
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Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations favorably reported the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities out of committee. Watch this video report from outside the Capitol. http://youtu.be/PfaZZM510DY John Paré and Joe Ruffalo Report on CRPD
John Paré, Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy, and Joe Ruffalo, President of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey, attended the Senate ...
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When you first decide to get hearing aids one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you want to wear in-the-ear hearing aids or behind-the-ear hearing aids. There are very few decisions you will make when you purchase hearing aids that will have a greater impact on your success or failure with […]
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Did you lose your eyeglasses in Austin at Convention 2014? We found them! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if these beauties belong to you - Nancy will be sure to get them back to you.