Sep 162016
We hope you’ve saved the dates and plan to join us for the Deaf Awareness Open House on September 23 & 24, 2016 in Richmond.
Our plan for this event is to showcase deaf awareness by sharing information about programs and organizations available in our state.  Unfortunately, we have limited tables so exhibitors are by invitation only.  We are inviting you to participate as an exhibitor to share information about your agency program or organization.
If you are available to set up an informational table, please let me know.  I will give you further details about setting up.  I will also assign you to a room/location since we are using both VDDHH and DARS buildings.
If you are not available to participate but would like to share brochures or other printed information, we will have a table set up for additional resources. You are invited to mail your materials to either of us at the below address.
Mary Nunnally
Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229
Gary Talley
Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1602 Rollings Hill Drive, Suite 203
Henrico, VA 23229
We do hope you will be able to join us at this event as we celebrate Deaf Awareness.

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Deaf Awareness Week Open House


Join Us for

Deaf Awareness Week

Open House!

Hosted by the Statewide Interagency Team

(SIT) of Virginia


Friday, September 23 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 24 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH)

1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203 | Richmond, VA 23229


Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

8004 Franklin Farms Drive | Richmond, VA 23229


Learn about the many services and organizations designed to meet the needs of Virginians who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deafblind

Watch demonstrations of the latest assistive communications technologies at VDDHH Meet representatives from participating agencies and organizations at DARS & VDDHH

Enjoy light refreshments and more!

For more information contact:

(804) 662-9502 (voice/TTY) |


Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  –

Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired –

Division of Rehabilitative Services –

Valley Community Services Board –

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Hearing Aid


Just as you can buy $3 reading glasses at the supermarket, you can get a pair of hearing aids for a few hundred dollars online or at a big-box store. But if you’re looking to purchase a custom-fitted, quality pair from an audiologist, you can expect to pay anywhere from about $2,200 to more than $7,000 a pair for devices with the latest tech, such as the ability to wirelessly stream sound from your television and link up to your smartphone.

To read more:


  • Thanks to AARP
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If you have any questions, please check out the Virginia Board of Elections website for helpful hints at


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