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from Darren G and Diane Kraemer
My Perspective a bout Video Phones (VP)
DB Cajuns Crawfish Boil
Attached you find an exciting DB Cajuns Crawfish Boil flyer in PDF file.
Leading by Louisiana Relay Service, Golden patron is sponsoring that thrilling event, and some well-known sponsors wil be acknowledged publicity in the crowd.
With ALREADY an excessive amount of pre-orders, there will be limited selling tickets for boiled crawfish. You are encouraged to buy ticket(s) EARLY to avoid from traditional long line, and even your orders of boiled crawfish will be secured as RSVP from being sold out. If interested, start pre-order procedure, please print out this attached flyer and fill out the order form and then mail out ASAP.
Our guest presenter Jagannath Einhorn of Clearwater Beach , Florida , himself as ASL Deaf-Blind (DB) Entertainer will be in town to give about 20 of his performing acts. At the recent NAD conference, he finished top five in the ASL Live (known as ‘American Idol’). So don’t miss out the experience of friendly Cajun atmosphere and the excitement of FUN in a PACKED house!
What’s more, there will have GRAND prizes (GPS & TV) along with many more to win!
Hope to see you all on the 25th of April!
Lasseiz Les Bon Temps Rouler
(Let the Good Times Roll!)
Thank you! Merci beaucoup!
a msg from Rena Lemoine
Check out For deaf man, a bad experience with the police
Please pass this along…
Dear Deaf AND Deaf-Blind Friends;
As part of President’s Disabilities Awareness committee, I would like to share this with you. There will have platform interpreter; however, as for deaf-blind attendees requsting for tactile interpreter(s), please call them in advance at contact noted below.
Hope to see you all on the 11th of May.
Let’s build better deaf and deaf-blind communities to live in a very safe environment.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION
CITIZENS WITH DEAF/BLINDNESS
MAY 11TH @ 10:30 am
THE PARISH COUNCIL AUDITORIUM
705 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
Speaker: Dawn Melendez
St. Francis De Sales Catholic Deaf Center
Presented by: LCG President’s Committee for Citizens with Disabilities
For more information call 337-291-8308
From: Deaf Network of Texas <email@example.com>
Confusion turns into violent traffic stop for deaf man
April 8, 2009 FORT WORTH – A deaf man ended up with a broken nose after he found himself in a struggle with a Fort Worth police officer.
While the incident happened over one year ago, the video that captured it was just released.
It began with Christopher Ferrell, 43, being pulled over in his maroon sedan for speeding.
Ferrell reached for his identification to inform the officer of his disability.
“He is deaf,” said Paul Goetz, Ferrell’s attorney. “He is hearing impaired.”
But, Officer J.A. Miller said he was concerned Ferrell was reaching for a gun. Miller withdrew his gun, grabbed Ferrell, swung him around and slammed his head into the rear windshield.
“He was trying to show his identification to the officer so that the officer would know that he was simply unable to communicate with him on a normal basis,” Goetz said.
Ferrell was then forced into the car.
“It did break his nose,” Goetz said of the incident. “There was a lot of blood.”
Fort Worth police did discipline Miller over the incident.
“He was suspended for two days without pay for rough handling Ferrell, and for bumping the back of his car,” “Miller is currently appealing this decision.”
“This isolated incident doesn’t reflect the professional quality service that the Fort Worth Police Department provides to the citizens of Fort Worth,” said Sgt. Pedro Criado, with the Fort Worth Police Department.
Sgt. Criado said officers now have access to language interpreters who can get to a scene within 30 minutes of a traffic stop.
While Fort Worth did not admit liability for the 2007 incident, the city decided Wednesday to pay $50,000 to Ferrell to stop a lawsuit that could have ended with a heftier price tag.
a msg from Debora Lebert
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Newspaper Reporter and Photographer will be at the Deaf Church this Sunday!!!
Come join us at the Deaf Church in New Orleans … the members of Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church would like to welcome you to join us. Sermons, worship and lessons are led in sign language (we provide a voice interpreter for hearing people). Service times:
Special Songs will be sung by Jade Bourgeois and Kathy
Sundays 10:30 am – noon (all are welcomed)
5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 737-5765 (video phone, tty and voice), firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PEPNet-South for Texas & Louisiana
the following msgs are from Jennie Bourgeois & Cindy Camp <firstname.lastname@example.org
iTransition College Camp:
A College Experience for Students with Hearing Loss
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
July 7-11, 2009
The TRANSITION TO COLLEGE is a challenge for any student. For students who are deaf and hard of hearing and need accommodations to access services and programs, the transition can be even more challenging.
Please distribute this website to anyone that would be interested in College Camp. http://arkad.org/itransition-college-camp
What is iTransition College Camp?
A true-to-life college experience in which students learn how to function in a real college environment.
Students will learn to develop and implement appropriate postsecondary transition plans.
iTransition College Camp will increase students’ knowledge of accommodations, assistive technologies, leadership skills, and other exciting aspects of college life. The program is open to
students from ages 16 to graduating seniors who reside in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
At iTransition College Camp, Students will: Participate in workshops covering topics such as self advocacy, transitioning, assistive technologies, and college survival skills Interact with other students who have hearing impairment
Spend four days on a college campus
Participate in fun social activities in the Little Rock area
Develop an individualized, online e-portfolio to aid them in postsecondary transition
Parents are invited to attend iTransition College Camp Closing Program on Saturday, July 11, 2009 with their students. It is an opportunity for parents to acquire valuable transition information and learn about their child’s College Camp experience. Please indicate on the application if parents plan to attend.
Contact Amy Hebert at email@example.com to become involved in the 2009 iTransition College Camp.
||Rehabilitation Counseling with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults4-week orientation program
June 22-July 16, 2009
Regional Resource Center on Deafness
Western Oregon University
Application deadline approaching: April 1, 2009
Application available at: http://www.wou.edu/rrcd and click on RCDHHA, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-838-8444 (v/tty)
Who should attend: rehabilitation personnel serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, mental health professionals, employment specialists, independent living trainers, social workers, coordinators of services for students with disabilities, transition and career development specialists, other professionals in social service occupations.
Focusing on professionals who are new to serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, this 9-credit orientation program offers 4 weeks of intensive ASL instruction as well as information on such topics as the range of assistive technology, working with individuals with cochlear implants, and what practitioners need to know to better serve deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind consumers. Selected applicants benefit from Rehabilitation Services Administration grant funding, which covers tuition and provides a $2000 stipend (a reduced stipend is awarded to those participants who reside within a commutable distance to WOU). The stipend can be used to defray housing and transportation costs, meals, etc.
A long-form application and three reference letters must be submitted by April 1, 2009. For the application form or more information, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd and click on RCDHHA.
Monmouth and Western Oregon University are nestled in the heart of Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. Students enjoy the mild, sunny summer while rejuvenating their minds with a new network of colleagues and revitalizing their work armed with new information and skills. The program has a 30-year history of success! Join us for a unique training experience that will leave a lasting impression on you and the legacy of your work!
Cheryl D. Davis, Ph.D., Director
Regional Resource Center on Deafness
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
PEPNet College Guide
PEPNet is happy to announce that the PEPNet College Guide, an online version of the publication College and University Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, is now available at:
The College Guide joins the ranks of other online resources available to help students, parents, and guidance counselors search the locations, majors, and access services of hundreds of colleges in the United States. Only the College Guide, however, lists postsecondary institutions with known programs serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Each institution listed in the Guide participated in a national survey of postsecondary programs serving deaf/hh students. Some of these institutions may not have a program specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students, but all provide support/accessibility services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Because the Guide presents information self-reported by the programs, editors cannot assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information.
For more than 30 years, Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, collaborated on College and University Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students as a public service. In 2008, responsibility for the project, which is updated every two to three years, shifted to PEPNet. While previous guides have been published in booklet form (the twelfth edition is available through LuLu online publishing), PEPNet decided that an online version-renamed the PEPNet College Guide– would make the information accessible to a broader range of users.
PEPNet will update the Guide in 2009 by conducting a survey of postsecondary programs that provide support/accessibility services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you would like to add your school to the Guide, send a request via email to email@example.com. We will send you a link to an online questionnaire about the access services provided by your school. We hope you will consider adding your school to the PEPNet College Guide.
support local Deaf businesses!!!
specializing in Small Jobs
extra lighting installed
“I will do what the Big Electrical Co. won’t do”
985-210-0331 (text msg only)
discounts to Deaf
a msg from Anthony Aramburo
The Metairie Rotary Club and the Deaf
Schools in the greater New Orleans area will compete
in various track and field events. Gold, Silver
and Bronze medals along with ribbons will be
awarded to students competing in these events.
Lunch will be provided for students, teachers, and
volunteers by the Metairie Rotary Club. Please
come out and join us for this exciting event!
27th Annual Deaf Olympics
THURSDAY, April 23, 2009
Wally Pontiff, Jr. Playground
1521 Palm Street Metairie, LA (Formerly Metairie Playground)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering for the DEAF OLYMPICS, fill out the form below and mail it to:
2009 Deaf Olympics
Post Office Box 791541 New Orleans, LA 70179
or fax it to 816-4185. For more information
on the Deaf Olympics call (504) 914-7707 (cell) or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
City: _____________________________________ , LA Zip Code: ___________________________
E-Mail Address: ______________________________________
Phone Number: ____________________________________
Let the fun & the games
a msg from Linda Lewis
ASL COMMUNITY CHOIR
WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY
TIME: 7:15 P.M.
IF INTERESTED IN JOINING E-MAIL LINDA AT PINKSADIETHREE@YAHOO.COM
Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge Airport Southern University GYM
3330 Harding Blvd Elton C. Harrison Dr. & Harding Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
225 357-6177 or 1-877-STAY-HGI (782-9444) Voice 225-678-6995 Voice
Single or Double $89.00 – Deadline on Feb. 12, 2010
Individual Ticket: Early Bird Combo
Registration (required) $15.00 Before Dec. 15, 2009 $35.00
Friday games $20.00 Before Jan. 15, 2010 $40.00
Saturday games $25.00 Before Feb. 15, 2010 $45.00
At door Combo ticket $50.00
Kids under 12 yrs old Free
Students under 17 yrs old $15.00
College Student w/ID $25.00
Senior Citizen (55 yrs old up) $30.00
SWBAD Life time (Hof F) $20.00
Please make a Cashier Check or Money Order
Make to Payable to: SNOAD/SWBAD 2010
P.O. Box 13082
New Orleans, LA 70188-3082
“Non-Refundable or not exchange, No Personal Checks accepted”
For more Information Contact
SWBAD General Chairman by SNOAD
Contact: Michael Holmes
a msg from John Lovas
Powered by PURPLE!
Wanna’ know about Hand On VRS and Purple MVP?!?!?
Wired or wireless, Up to 8 video chats with co-workers, friends, family or relatives at once, can connect to your TV, real mobile calling, video calls find you and…it’s easy to use!
Contact John Lovas, HOVRS Rep
VP # 504 737 5765
E-mail: jclovas@juno. com
Text #: 225 247 4361
Pager e-mail: jclovaspager@ bellsouth. net
KENNER STARBUCKS DEAF CHAT!
ANOTHER Deaf Coffee Chat
STARBUCKS IN KENNER
every 1st Saturday of the month!
Williams Blvd & 33rd St
3245 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
ASL STUDY GROUP
If you are just learning to sign or if you have been signing for years – ALL ARE WELCOME – a lot of our study materials were flooded in the Deaf Church BUT we have already started to put together a new collection — we will be using some new video tapes and dvd’s for our practice.
When: EVERY Monday
Where: 221 Stewart Avenue
When: EVERY Monday
Where: 221 Stewart Avenue
River Ridge, LA 70123
(its in the Little Farms Subdivision — between Jefferson Hwy and Airline Hwy– just a few blocks down the hwy from our last meeting place — U CAN LOOK IT UP ON MAP QUEST)
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you know that may be interested. ALL are welcome!!!
Want a free Sorenson videophone?
Area Specialist-LA, MS, & AL
A Support Group for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Come and receive encouragement and get new ideas on how to locate resources and advocate for your Deaf or Hard of Hearing children. We will discuss after school study groups, independent living skills workshops, field trips, special programs, sign language classes and places to find resources and advocacy for your children. To find out more info contact
504-737-5765 (voice, vp or tty)
AA INTERPRETED FOR THE DEAF
Monday nights at 8pm
“Deaf Chat” in Marrero!
Welcome to “Deaf Chat”
on Second week Saturday every month @ 7p.m.
1677 Barbataria Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
Host: Terri and Michelle Simoneaux
Email: Tsimoneaux1@ hotmail.com Phone: 504-347-9967 Voice or VP
SORENSON IP RELAY
Relay on the go when you are away from your videophone by using Sorenson IP Relay on your laptop
or mobile device.
It’s FREE! Visit our Web site at http://www.siprelay. com for more information.
The Sorenson VRS Sales Team
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