Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Silent treatment

As the deafblind struggle to function in a world of sights and sounds, intervenors and advocates help bridge the communication gap By Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier January 28, 2011 More Images » Eddy Morten communicates with an intervenor. Photograph by: Dan Toulgoet, Vancouver Courier Grocery shopping can be a chore–no matter who you are. For […]

BCD & DAD’s Jan 29th Euchre Tournament POSTPONED

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the BCD & DAD’s Jan 29th Euchre Tournament has been postponed to a later date. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.”

NECA Washington Watch

TRS Ex Parte–CG Docket No. 10-51 1/12/11—Convo Communications met with Paul de Sa of the OSP and Nicholas Alexander of the WCB  to discuss VRS.  Convo provided information pertaining to Convo’s costs of operation as well as some projections detailing how cost of scale manifests itself up to 1 million minutes a month. Convo also […]

Advocate says province underfunding deafblind

By Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier Deafblind Services Society directors Ellen Faustman (left) and Debbi Salmonsen, at Eddy Morton’s desk. Photograph by: Dan Toulgoet, Vancouver Courier The executive director of Deafblind Services of B.C. says being both deaf and blind in the province of B.C. isn’t enough to receive assistance from the provincial government. “If you’re […]

Cops arrest man for robbing deaf people

Jerid Ross was arrested for robbery. Updated: Thursday, 27 Jan 2011, 9:35 PM EST Published : Thursday, 27 Jan 2011, 8:59 PM EST By: Sara Sidery (WISH) INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police have arrested one man involved in robbing three deaf victims in the 5000 block of Edinborough Lane early Thursday morning. Jerid Ross, 20, of […]

For Deaf Interpreters and those considering becoming a Deaf Interpreter

GVRRID is proud to sponsor Betty Colonomos to return and present, along with JanDeLap, CDI:  Foundations of Interpreting Processes Part 1: For Deaf Interpreters Only, April 8-10, 2011. Please check out the attached flyer and share this announcement with current and future Deaf Interpreters who you know. We look forward to seeing you there! You […]

Marlee Matlin is a woman from Grissom’s past in ‘CSI’

By Kate O’Hare, Zap2It | January 27, 2011 Marlee Matlin Discuss this story now As hard-core fans of CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” know, former CSI boss Gil Grissom (William Petersen) had deaf parents and therefore is adept at American Sign Language. They also know he married fellow CSI Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and is […]

Parliamentary Procedure Workshop

NECA Washington Watch

Federal Register 1/27/11—The FCC published proposed rules in the Federal Register for a pilot program to distribute funds for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) established by Congress in the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The law directs the Commission to establish rules within six months of enactment of the […]

New Appointments to the NTID Administrative Council Announced

NTID News January 26, 2011 NTID President Gerry Buckley has appointed new members to the NTID Administrative Council which works closely with Buckley to implement the strategic goals of the college. Bernard Hurwitz, of Pittsford, joins NTID as Executive Assistant to the President. He has oversight responsibility for the college’s government relations, human resources and institutional […]