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
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
September 29-November 17, 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
September 30-November 18, 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
October 1-November 19, 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.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing –U.S. Department of the Treasury
As an interim measure in advance of issuing tactile-enhanced Federal Reserve notes, the BEP is providing currency readers, free of charge, to eligible blind and visually impaired individuals.
The BEP recently announced its distribution plans for the U.S. Currency Reader Program. Details of the announcement can be found in a press release issued on Thursday, July 3, 2014, and another released on Monday, July 14, 2014. Read More
We want to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and those who attended this year’s Musical Feast for the Eyes and Ears Fundraiser. It was a huge success with over $ 60,000 raised.
The event honored the Pluff Family: J. Daniel, Diane, Anna and Sophia for their generosity and vision in initiating AUROA’s Children’s Hearing Aid Program. Close to three hundred guests were inspired by the testimonials of April Hathaway, whose son received a hearing aid through the program and Wes and Vicki Fleming along with their daughter Beth, who attended the Pre-College Program. Read More
If you are interested in learning what your rights are when interacting with police officers, you can check out a video on the American Civil Liberties Union website at https://www.aclu.org/know-your-deaf-rights-what-do-when-dealing-police. The link will take you to a video featuring Marlee Maltin (whose husband is a police officer) and explains what you should do if you are stopped by the police. The video is signed, voiced and open captioned.