Rural Populations

Librarians and library friends should not forget to include deaf needs in rural areas when they apply for federal, state or local grants.  According to IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services), there are 8,956 public libraries in the US in FY2011, Almost half of all public libraries (46.8 percent) were rural libraries. There are ...

Governor’s Council Community Forum Oct. 2

Governor's Council Community Forum Oct. 2
Anchorage, speak up on disability issues! Community Forum Hosted by The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education Refreshments provided    Wednesday, October 2 • 6:30-8:00pm  Embassy Suites, Anchorage • 600 E. Benson Blvd.    To participate from around the state by phone,  call 1-866-356-1755 and enter code 8490030854#    State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services ...

Are Americans Ready with Deaf Resources?

Are Americans Ready with Deaf Resources? Recently the US President proclaimed September 15 through October 15, 2013, as National Hispanic Heritage Month and he also called upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. Yes, the nation’s libraries are all ready for all Americans with ...

TDI eNotes– Join the Movement to End Texting and Driving– It Cant Wait!!

TDI eNotes-- Join the Movement to End Texting and Driving-- It Cant Wait!!
TDI is proud to work with AT&T on this important driving safety campaign, “Texting and Driving … It Can Wait!”.  As we work to promote access to technology for communication and obtaining information, we believe safety is your primary responsibility as a driver while on the road. Please view the video on YouTube, take the ...

Deaf Visionary Leaders

Fifteen extraordinary Gallaudet alumni have been chosen to be honored each month as Gallaudet University celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary entitled, Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership, from September 2013 to November 2014. These individuals were nominated by the community and a selection committee of students, faculty, alumni, and staff chose the final Visionary Leaders. Candidates ...

Community announcement TTYs for Barrow/North Slope Borough

Community announcement TTYs for Barrow/North Slope Borough
Message from Access Alaska: Attached is the flyer we made for TTY donations for Barrow and the North Slope. Thank you so much for being willing to send it out. I found a few derelict TTYs around the office but not nearly enough. The infrastructure wont support VP service and cell service is spotty at ...

ATLA Deaf Awareness Week Event – Friday, Sept 27th 1-3 pm

ATLA Deaf Awareness Week Event - Friday, Sept 27th 1-3 pm
Message from ATLA: Please join us on Friday, September 27th, 2013 from 1-3 pm for a Deaf Awareness Week Open House.  Come see new technology available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and learn about other resources and services that may be available to you.   Light refreshments will be served.  (Please feel free to share ...

What You Need to Know About Text-to-911

Text-to-911 is the ability to send a text message to reach 911 emergency call takers from your mobile phone or device. In the future, text-to-911 may be widely available in the United States. However, for now, the ability to contact 911 using text is only available on a limited basis in a few markets. For ...

Access Alaska: Open House – Anchorage

Access Alaska: Open House - Anchorage
Access Alaska: Deaf Awareness Week Open House When: Monday, September 23, 2013 Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM What to do: We will socialize and celebrate. And Have refreshments. Film show: “Audism Unveiled” start at 3:00-4:00PM Access Alaska 1217 East 10th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501 Bus Route: Bus #13 Phone: 907-248-4777 VP: 907-248-5474 E-mail: reasley@accessalaska.org Download ...

3rd Annual ASL Night Out – Anchorage 2

3rd Annual ASL Night Out - Anchorage
3rd ASL Night Out A fun & memorable ASL community event! Showcasing talent by Deaf children and adults in celebration of Deaf Awareness Week:  * Impromptu ASL Storytelling Contest (Skits, Jokes, ABC, 123, Handshape) * Deaf History * Games * Prizes * Mexican Buffet * Combo Ticket (Dinner & Show):  ADC or AkRID Member $18/Non-member ...