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NOBDA Summer News Wednesday, Jul 3 2019 

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Join us at DEAF DEAF WORLD!!! Oct 5, 2019 Friday, Jun 14 2019 

The Deaf Church presents


“Step into a Deaf Deaf World!!! Where the language is American Sign Language and the culture is the Deaf culture.”

October 5, 2019

10am — 4pm

Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church

5320 and 5324 Canal Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70124

DEAF CHURCH in New Orleans

DEAF CHURCH in New Orleans

DEAF CHURCH in New Orleans, (cbbdc) — A church owned and run by the deaf. messages and classes are all taught i…

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(Pay $15 at the door)

This workshop is a total immersion experience to Deaf world; dictated by Deaf culture, Deaf norms and Deaf modes of communication. Participant will not be allowed to use verbal communication. The participants in this workshop will participate in a silent total immersion experience. Once the participants enter all verbal communication is forbidden. Participants will have a checklist of things to do while visiting Deaf Deaf World. The list of virtual Deaf businesses and establishments … and even have an opportunity to stop in at Deaf Way Café and be served by Deaf baristas. At the conclusion of the event there will be a debriefing in the form of an open forum discussion. Resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants.

.5 CEUs applied for

For more information:

Dr. Barbara Lovas at

504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is being co-sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC

“Intro to Mental Health Interpreting” Monday – February 18 Tuesday, Feb 12 2019 

Monday – February 18
6:45-8:30 PM
5324 Canal Blvd (enter the building facing Canal Blvd)
Presented by: Jennifer Kuyrkendall, NIC Advanced, Ed:K-12, QMHI
Mental Health Interpreter III from Alabama Department of Mental Health
Office of Deaf Services Bryce Hospital will present an informative workshop for ITP students, ITP graduates, pre-certified interpreters and those in related fields of study or interest.

FREE MINI WORKSHOP “Intro to Mental Health Interpreting” Monday – February 18 6:45-8:45 PM Thursday, Jan 24 2019 


“Intro to Mental Health Interpreting”
Monday – February 18
6:45-8:45 PM
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124

Presented by: Jennifer Kuyrkendall, NIC Advanced, Ed:K-12, QMHI
Mental Health Interpreter III
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Office of Deaf Services
Bryce Hospital
334-303-0411 Cell/Text

ITP students or new/uncertified interpreters on an “Intro to Mental Health Interpreting” Monday – February 18
PowerPoint and possible handouts for participants. The speaker will also share opportunities for internship placement and opportunities MHIT Conference Student Representatives!

Barbara Lovas

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Join us!!! FREE Monday Night Virtual ASL Classes! Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 

ASL STUDY GROUP / Free of cost!!!
Monday Nights on ZOOM!
This study group that regularly meets on Monday nights at 6:45 pm at the Deaf Church will now meet on ZOOM!!! … for all ages: hearing, D/deaf, students, friends and family members of the Deaf, professionals serving the Deaf and those who want to learn sign language:
Beginners Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level
Intern Level
FREE!!!! Mondays, 6:45pm via online ZOOM
(Please join us on ZOOM, instead of meeting at the Deaf Church for now) How to join??? Send me your email address. I will ask you a few questions to verify who you and which level class you will be attending (and who your teacher will be) and then I will send you an private invitation. You can invite your friends and family by having them contact me directly at
Hope to see you there!!! – Barbara Lovas
Dr. Barbara Lovas, Th.D.
RID CI/ CT, NAD IV, LCD V, MO Licensed
New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC
VP# — 504 273 1152
Cell/Text – 504 722 2967
The Free Monday Night ASL Project is sponsored by Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church and New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC

DBI Modules Series! #2: Protactile Principles Monday, Nov 5 2018 

DeafBlind Culture and Protactile ASL
November / 5 / 2018
Image description: aj is a white woman seated on the left, with her hair tied up in back. aj is wearing a gray button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up to the elbow. She is wearing a long black tie, vest, and cap with a brim. aj is wearing sunglasses and has her left hand on Jelica’s right hand and aj has her right hand on Jelica’s leg. Jelica is a white woman seated on aj’s left, with sunglasses on and a grey v-neck long sleeve shirt. Jelica is making the L handshape with her right hand.
Register Now!
Module 2: Protactile Principles
0.1 CEUs (PS)
Available starting Monday, November 5th, 2018

Introducing the second module in the DBI Module Series, brought to you by the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center. An online, on-demand, asynchronous module series focusing on DeafBlind interpreting and the culture and linguistics of protactile ASL.

DBI Module 2: Protactile Principles
This online module outlines core principles of protactile communication. It also provides some background about how these principles were developed and how they are intended to be used as an educational resource. Videos and text descriptions are provided to illustrate proper application of the principles. This module is meant to pair with the recently published document, Protactile Principles.

According to Jelica Nuccio and aj granda, “Protactile philosophy has grown out of the realization that DeafBlind people’s intuitions about tactile communication are stronger than the intuitions sighted people have. This realization has changed the way we communicate with each other, the way we work with interpreters, and more generally, the way we live. We call this way of life and the principles and practices that shape it, ‘protactile.’ Protactile ASL has been growing slowly in our community and as that has happened, we have developed a framework for sharing that knowledge.”

This framework has come out of a decade of experience Nuccio and granda have had as teachers and their cultural understanding of the evolution of the protactile movement. This content is meant to provide a basic foundation for future modules that will explore more about the linguistic evolution of this emerging language.

NOTE: To learn protactile ASL, you have to actively participate in a protactile community and seek out DeafBlind, protactile teachers; there is no substitute for community immersion and hands-on experience. However, we hope that this module will help you explore and share the protactile world.

Module #2 Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast three linguistic and cultural value differences between protactile ASL and visual ASL
  • List the seven principles of protactile ASL
  • Apply three of the principles of protactile ASL
  • Define a “PT Zone”
  • Compare and contrast the differences in ASL and PTASL role shifts, point-to-point, and emphasis and emotion.
  • Demonstrate an example of five out of seven of the principles.

Who: Interpreters, VR Professionals, Interpreter Educators
What is a module? A 60-minute online workshop
Where? Online, via free Moodle account
When? Anytime*** (see info about CEUs below)
How much? Free!
***CEUs: Upon completion of each module’s post-test, an automatic certificate of completion will be generated and sent to the participant. That will serve as documentation until CEUs are processed. CEUs will be submitted to RID quarterly. All CEUs for the first quarter (October 1-December 31) will be posted the first week of January, 2019. If your RID cycle ends 12/31/18, any CEUs earned in 2018 will be counted even if processed in January. Please hold any questions about CEUs until after the end of the quarter. The quarters DBI follows are January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December.

This module is open to all and is available for CEUs. In order to receive CEUs, you will be required to complete pre- and post-tests. 0.1 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Regional Resource Center on Deafness at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.

Registration is FREE and includes access to all future public training content on the DBI Moodle site. If you have previously registered for a DBI module or webinar, you just need to login to view this module.

The goals for the DBI Module Series are:

  • to increase the knowledge base, skills and training opportunities for working sign language interpreters
  • to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the DeafBlind community
  • to provide current content related to DeafBlind interpreting for interpreters and interpreter educators
  • to increase the pool of qualified interpreters and VR professionals working with DeafBlind consumers
Connect with us
For more information on all our DBI online learning opportunities, including Module #1: The Protactile Movement and the first webinar, DBI Moving Forward: From Research to Practice, visit our website.
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DBI envisions a world that celebrates the life and culture of DeafBlind persons, a world where DeafBlind people have influence and control over their destiny and dreams.

The mission of DBI is to honor the diversity and range of communication preferences of DeafBlind individuals, or those who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, by increasing the range and number of culturally-competent and qualified interpreters and mentors.

Among many others, DBI holds these core values as it conducts its work:

Autonomy: We are committed to supporting the autonomy of DeafBlind individuals and those with a combination of vision and hearing loss.

Integrity: We value the integrity of our relationship with the DeafBlind community through the life of the grant and beyond.

Collaboration: We recognize the key to creating change is engaging in active collaboration with our mentors, community partners, stakeholders and service providers.

Humanity: We work to honor our collective humanity and respect the DeafBlind’s community’s culture.

Results: We believe in the strength of evidence-based practices and that without evaluation, effectiveness and impact cannot be measured or assumed.

Trust: We believe that the DeafBlind Community’s language is unique and are honored to be entrusted by the DeafBlind community and RSA to carry out this important work and take this responsibility very seriously.

Stewardship: We recognize the fiscal and programmatic responsibility given to us by our funders and are committed to ethical and responsible practices in all we do.

The contents of this communication were developed under a grant that began on January 3, 2017, and will continue through December 31, 2021. The project is made possible through a grant from the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, H160D160005; Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind program (CFDA 84.160D): Interpreter Training in Specialty Areas. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.
DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center | Western Oregon University, 345 N Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361

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Come join us!!! Grammar Translation Method as Deliberate Practice Workshop — June 2, 2018 in New Orleans Thursday, May 10 2018 

Barbara Lovas

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DEAF NEWS 3/30/18 Friday, Mar 30 2018 

DEAF NEWS 3/30/18
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ReNew Orleans’s
Deaf Coffee Chat @ 6:30 til …every 3rd Thursday of the month!
Cafe Du Monde
4700 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, La 70006
if you need more info, contact Barbara
Northshore Deaf Coffee Chat!!!  
Cafe DuMonde70437 Hwy 21, Covington, 70433.
See you there, the 2nd Friday of each month!!! Go Northshore!!! 🙂
Free of cost!!!
ASL STUDY GROUP It is for all ages:
hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, students, and also family members of the
Deaf or those using sign language!!!
Beginners Level/Intermediate Level/Advanced Level/Intern Level
Mondays, 6:45pm at 5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)
Hope to see you there!!! Barbara
Terrytown Deaf Coffee Chat!!!
The 1st Saturday of each month 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Starbucks (Gretna, LA)1199 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, Louisiana 70056
For more info, contact:Joshua Cazabat Sr.& Elizabeth Mustard Cazabat
(504) 407-7761 Text/Call See ya’ there!!
What’s happenin’ at the Deaf Church???
FELLOWSHIP HALL – 5324 Canal Blvd
(downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place)
BIG bldg facing Canal Blvd (5320 Canal Blvd)
WEDNESDAYS Bible Chat at 7pm
WHERE: In Meeting Hall 5324 Canal Blvd
(downstairs door, facing Hawthorne Place)
WHERE: In Large Church Building 5320 Canal Blvd
(Church building, facing Canal Blvd)
All are welcomed to attend. Come ready to chat about God and your
questions about the Bible.Bring your Bible, if you have one. If you don’t have a
Bible, we will give you one. Sincerely, Pastor John Lovas
VP # 504 273 1152 E-mail: jclovas@gmail. com
Church address: 5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, N.O., LA 70124
for info and pictures of the DEAF CHURCH click on “visit my group”
on the left side or the bottom of this page,
then go to photos or go to our website at
New Orleans Sign Language Kids
Presents Baby Sign Language Classes
All classes are taught by Deaf or Hard of hearing instructors.
All proceeds are given to the Deaf and Hard of hearing instructors.
The parents will play games with their babies while learning 50 new ASL words together. Each family will go home with a free online study plan to continue learning new ASL words while at home.For more information:
Hosted by Janet Green
“Deaf Chat” in Marrero!
on Second week Saturday every month @ 7 p.m.
1677 Barbataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 (near McDonald’s)
Hosted by: Terri and Michelle Simoneaux
Email: Tsimoneaux1@
Phone: 504-347-9967, Voice or VP

2018 Deaf Olympics
Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wally Pontiff, Jr. Playground 1521 Palm Street Metairie, LA
Contact Anthony at: (504) 914-7707 or

Good News!!! Trix Bruce is coming to New Orleans, Louisiana!

September 21-22, 2018

September 21, 2018, Friday 9 am – 1 pm
♥ASL Semantics: Precision of Expression in ASL (0.4 RID CEUs)
September 21, 2018, Friday 5pm – 9 pm
Lexical Non-Manual Signals: The “TH” signal

(0.4 RID CEUs available)
September 22, 2018, Saturday 8am – 5 pm
Medical Interpreting:. (0.8 RID CEUs)
September 20-21, 2018 Mentoring Services Available
Your own private Mentor! As your mentor, Trix will focus on you, providing
individualized feedback and instruction in English/ASL translation and Deaf culture. Under the direction of an expert instructor, your skills will soar! Email for an appointment. We can meet at either a coffee shop, or in a hotel lobby.
Mentor appointments are not included the workshop registration.
There is a separate fee for a mentor appointment.
Limited Seating – registration open on a first come, first serve basis–25 seats
Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter Downtown
501 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, La 70130

SEND $ & your registration form TO: PayPal accepted;

checks accepted – please make checks payable to Trix Bruce and
send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362, Snohomish, WA 98290
Please RSVP with payment. This will confirm your place in the workshop.
SWRBDA Planning Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 07, 2018
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
1843 Hope Street
NOLA, 70119
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 19-22, 2018
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
LRID will be hosting its 2018 Spring Workshop
LRID will be hosting its 2018 Spring Workshop in Lake Charles this year. We are
confirmed to use SLICs’ facility in April. Once we get the date locked in, we will let Members know. Also, we will be hosting our 50th Anniversary in Baton Rouge in August or September of 2018. Our Conference Chairs/Planning Committee is
working hard on securing a date with a great venue.

We are looking to members for feedback on what type of workshops you are interested to see LRID provide. When you have a moment, we’d love your feedback. Feel free to send your thoughts to:
Scott Huffman
LRID Vice-President 2017-18
Visit us at:


March 30, 2018
COST :  Free, of course!!!
5324 Canal Blvd

(downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place)

We will provide free organic popcorn in all different amazing flavors and bottled water.

If you want to bring sodas and movie candy … or your dinner, feel free to bring them.
Wear something comfy. You can even wear your slippers.
We will have a wonderful time sitting around watching a movie together!!!


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Crone Rehab here in Metairie for the summer help with speech and occupational therapy.It’s usually covered by insurances.  All we have to pay is co-payment.   They do offer different services for the disabled.
Register to take the EIPA
The EIPA is a tool that evaluates the voice-to-sign and sign-to voice skills of interpreters who work in the elementary through secondary classroom using videotape stimulus materials and a procedure that includes a comprehensive rating system.
Ride a 4 seat bike for FREE for ALL who participate!!!
Eat Morning Call Donuts and Drinks for FREE for ALL who participate!!!
Come join us for 2 hours of fun and food every 2nd Saturday of the month.
If you cannot pedal, no problem … we will pedal for you!!!
You only need to register 1 time to attend the whole year!
More info???
Do you want to practice fingerspelling???
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Need more Deaf news??? Check out DEAF BAYOU e-news,
please do not hesitate & feel free to contact the CEO/Editor Dan at
Dan Arabie
106 Dempsey Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503-5610
Tele/Videophone: (337) 205-0076
DeafBlind Day
Known as White Cane Day, & History of 11-year anniversary of DeafBlind
Massive State Rally & Appreciation of SSPs
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
9:00 AM: Gather/Socialize at the front side of Lafayette Recreation and Parks,
500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette, LA and then walk the  one-lap path-track around the
park in support of DeafBlind Day such as Helen Keller Awareness Celebration.
o   FREE bottled waters will be given to all participants.
11:00 AM: Dine/Gather/Socialize at the ABL centered outdoor lawn,
409 W. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA for Lagneaux’s Famous BBQ Jumbo Hamburger
platter with pork beans, chips, and drinks.
2:00 PM: Gather/Socialize at Borden’s Ice Cream, 1103 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA
Deposit: CHEAP $5.00 each person for the following provisions:
FREE BBQ Jumbo Hamburger Platter/Drink
FREE Borden’s Ice Cream
Deadline is REQUIEWS to pay by Tuesday,
May 15th for the headcount of ordering specialized patties
èMail payment directly to Dan Arabie, 106 Dempsey Drive,
Lafayette, LA 70503 with a memo line: DeafBlind Day.
Everyone is invited to join us fun-filled all-day event
For more information, please feel free to contact Dan Arabie
at or Philip Quibodeaux at
HOPE to see y’all there!

The DEAF BAYOU e-news serves as an independent subscription, created by

Dan Arabie, Founder/CEO. The purpose of the DEAF BAYOU e-news is to strongly
state our needs in sharing with the diverse of deaf, deafblind, & hard-of-hearing citizens,

especially 24K ‘Golden Hands’ interpreters  in our community to KEEP DEAF ALIVE.
Let our HANDS be heard!

FREE Online Public Charter Home School!!!
Louisiana Connections Academy
Louisiana Connections Academy (LACA)
is a public charter virtual school that was
approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
to serve grades K–12. The school accepts students from anywhere in the state. 

General Membership Meeting
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Xavier University Library,  Resource Center
Room #502
A. A. Meetings Interpreted in American Sign Language
Boulevard Club at 124 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway,
New Orleans, Louisiana (at the base of Canal St.)
Volunteer ASL Interpreters will be provided at the Boulevard Club
For more info contact Cell/Text 504-722-2967
Co-sponsored by Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church in New Orleans

1 on 1 ASL Tutoring (taught by Deaf and Hard of hearing)
Ask about us about American Sign Language tutoring
taught by the Deaf in our community. Support our local Deaf Community!!!
contact Barbara — 504-722-2967 cell or text

Independent Associate
Edward Hugger
vp: 504 383 8693
Cajun’s Greenscapes
If you don’t like overgrown ugly garden after the nasty freezing weather?
Cajun’s Greenscapes can do this. We done the garden work from last week.
Here the before and after photos! Want your garden looks nice again?
Text or Call Matt at Cajun’s Greenscapes!
Text: 504-289-2488
Call: 504-662-1413
Make-up and Hair Design

by Cosmetologist Mary Kim Hoang
Available for weddings and special events.
Discount rates are provided for large groups.
For more information, reply to this email!

specializing in Small Jobs extra lighting installed ballast change security
lighting remodeling/addition s replace sockets troubleshooting
AC/Dryer Circuits “I will do what the Big Electrical Co. won’t do”
Walter Rowel 504-273-1150
985-210-0331 VP #:(text msg only) (website)
discounts to Deaf
Want a free Sorenson videophone?
It’s FREE! Visit the Sorenson VRS Website for more information.
The Sorenson VRS Sales Team (also ask about nTouch!)
An Honor Given to the Deaf Church in New Orleans Website
We are proud to announce that The Deaf Church in New Orleans’ website has been honored, in that it has been featured on the list of
101 Quality Hearing Loss Resources for Speech Therapists. This
website has been published today at You can see the whole list here: Thanks to all of the contributors in the Deaf Community who have made this possible!!!
Barbara and John Lovas
The Deaf Church in New Orleans
visit our website at
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