Jul 252014
 

Community Events for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Families, Friends and Professionals


Please send new events information to dhhscinc@gmail.com.  Contact info on the event is required.


Captioned films in your area

Jul 242014
 

If you are interested in learning more about 7-1-1 Speech to Speech (STS) Relay Services for People with Speech Disabilities or who use Augmentative Communication/Speech Generating Devices, you are invited to a free one hour webinar that will be presented on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (ET). 0.1 ASHA CEUs are being offered for Speech/Language Pathologists. Certificates of Attendance can also be provided for attending the informational session. 

Please register for the webinar by sending an email with your name to stsinitiative@gmail.com by Wednesday, August 6 so that we can provide you with the necessary login information. All you need is the Internet, a computer and speakers to attend the webinar. If you need to use another type of relay service, please indicate in your registration email so that we can best meet your needs. 

Thank you for your interest in STS! 

BJ Gallagher, PhD, CCC-SLP 
STS Outreach Initiative 

Jul 242014
 

Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. FEMA, private industry and other local, state and federal partners are working together to make sure you can receive alerts and warnings quickly through several different technologies no matter where you are.

Organized by FEMA, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is the Nation’s alert and warning infrastructure. It provides an effective way to alert and warn the public about emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.

For those with access and functional needs, many messages are TTY/TDD compatible and many devices have accessible accommodations. Review this alerts and warnings fact sheet to make sure you will receive critical information as soon as possible so you can take action to be safe.

For more information on IPAWS, EAS, and WEA, visit www.ready.gov/alerts.

Jul 212014
 

Honda’s iconic white android, ASIMO, has stunned robot enthusiast’s world over. Though it looks similar to other models, the humanoid robot can run and walk with ease. It almost seems like a human being inside the robotic suit. It is the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

Read more:
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/559720/20140721/asimo-humanoid-robot-sign-language-japan.htm#.U82utfldVV7