Finding Described TV Just Got Much Easier!
The landmark Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) has begun a revolution in mainstream telecommunications and video technology accessibility. Among its many groundbreaking achievements, the CVAA mandates several of the most popular television networks to make some of their prime-time and children’s programs accessible to viewers with vision loss by adding video description. To help celebrate and promote this achievement, AFB has implemented a Described TV Listings page on their website, an online guide where visitors can determine which shows will be described as well as when they air. Read More
Abby Anderson, aged six, used to throw her hearing aids onto the floor out of frustration because she needed new ear molds so that they could fit and work properly. Her mother Michelle, a pediatric nurse, understood her child’s frustration because she is hearing impaired, as well. Even with all of her knowledge and connections, Michelle couldn’t find an appropriate provider for her daughter because, while Medicaid covered the initial cost of the aids, no Medicaid dispenser is available locally to provide the necessary upgrades and continuous follow along required for children with significant hearing loss. Michelle was told that she might have to go as far away as Cooperstown to get new hearing aids for her child. Read More
“Dedicated, hardworking, reliable,”… that’s the description given by Kelly Kiggins, Executive Director of The Hearth on James for her two newest workers, Demetrius Stevens and Michelle McClean. She was able to bring them on board through a partnership with AURORA’s Employment Services and a work force development initiative provided through the New York State Commission for the Blind known as Work Experience Training (WET). The initiative offers paid employment training for workers on a vocational track toward employment.
A local chapter of the Glaucoma Foundation meets at AURORA on the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. The group discusses the latest in treatment, management and research as well as provides a forum for personal sharing among members. For more information or to join the group contact local chapter president, Mark Lesselroth at : 315.455.7404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora of CNY’s Marjorie Clere Interpreter Referral Service (MCIRS) is looking to secure qualified Freelance Interpreters for the Deaf.
As one of the largest non-profit interpreter referral agencies in Syracuse, NY MCIRS is at the forefront of the disability rights movement. We believe to live independently you need resources. Our Deaf services program coupled with our Interpreter Referral Service are the resources to make it happen. Read More