Mar 032016

Visual Phonics

See the Sound Visual Phonics Trainings
Prince William County Schools will host two trainings:  
— a three hour VP refresher session* 1:00-4:00 pm on Thursday, March 9 
*(participants must have attended at least one full VP training)
 and  a
–one-day STS VP Training on Friday, March 10
For information and to register for either session, please contact Kim Lemaster:  
Radford University’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is hosting a one-day
See-the-Sound Visual Phonics Training on 
Friday, March 18, 2016 
(8:00 registration; 8:30-3:30)  
For information and to register, please contact Tracey Nielsen: or call the RU DHH Office: 540-831-7179   
Save these dates: 
April 16Celebrate Communication/Opening Doors to Life Beyond HS (Parents/Students) Location: NVCC-Annandale
June 29-Opening Doors to Life Beyond HS (Parents/Students/Professionals)
June 30-July 1 – Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2016!
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Richmond, VA 
Mar 032016

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
Mar 032016


Did you know that becoming a registered voter is as easy as 1-2-3, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements? Virginia residents, who are age eighteen years of age or are age 17 and will be turn 18 by the next election are eligible to vote, and can register online. You just have to meet some the basic qualifications.   If you are a first time voter and want to register to vote online, it is easy as long as you have a signature on-file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Before starting the process, the Virginia Board of Elections encourages you to take a few safety measures. First, it is important that you make sure that your anti-virus and your computer’s security updates are current. If you have any questions about protecting your personal information online, the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA) has some helpful hints in their Citizens Guide to Online Protection. Although, most of the time the process of online voting goes smoothly, you may have to print your completed application and mail in it, so it is important to have  a working printer.

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


Link to video about voting.