AURORA of Central New York, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with a 90+ year history of serving individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened and deaf blind. The agency is dedicated to being a leader in the field and is committed to: Read More
The ACB’s National Office has posted a much anticipated document that details the White Cane Laws for each of the 50 states and District of Columbia. White Cane Laws refer to laws that support pedestrians who are blind being able to fully access streets and public ways. These laws state that drivers should use every precaution possible when approaching a pedestrian carrying a white or metallic cane, or using a guide dog, both of which suggest the pedestrian is completely or partially blind. This resource from ACB outlines each state’s laws, regulations, penalties, and text from the state’s drivers’ manual. The state’s website, or state employees, was used to gather this information. Access the White Cane Laws for States at: http://www.acb.org/whitecane. Read More
In 2011, Syracuse Stage introduced a new service for patrons who are blind or have a visual impairment. The new service is called audio description.
Essentially, the service provides simultaneous live narration via headset for patrons during a Syracuse Stage show. The narration includes descriptions of stage action, characters’ reactions, and other non-verbal information that are part of the narrative of the play. The narration is provided from a booth located in the rear if the theatre. Patrons receive through their headsets the voice of the narrator as well as an audio feed from the stage providing the voices of the actors. Read More
Beginners ASL (Part I) – is designed for the beginning student.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
February 24-April 14, 2014
Intermediate ASL (Part II) – is for those students that have completed the Beginner ASL (Part I) or it’s equivalent (Permission of Instructor)
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
February 25-April 15, 2014
Conversational ASL (Part III) – is for those students that have completed the Intermediate ASL (Part 2) or it’s equivalent (Permission of Instructor) Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning February 26-April 16, 2014.
Pre-registration is required for all classes. No walk-ins will be accepted. The fee for these eight week courses is $100.00 which includes all instructional materials. Payment is due at the time of registration. The class requires a minimum enrollment of 8 students and a maximum of 15 students. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
If you would like to register or have any questions, please contact AURORA at 422-7263 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.and 4:30 p.m.