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Queer ASL 102 available on Tuesdays

Queer ASL just wanted to give you all heads up that our ASL 102 on Sundays class is packed full so we decided to see if there’s enough interest in an

ASL 102 class on Tuesdays at Gallery Gachet from 6pm to 8:30pm.

If you’re interested, please fill out our application so we can gauge how much interest there is.

Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/hE95UOrTMMgssf0V2

Also, please do spread the word.

Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and also share our event on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/784433321743437/

Bilingual ASL-English Family Storytime for Families

Bilingual ASL-English Family Storytime for Families with children ages 0-5

STORY TIME Fridays

September 15
October 13
November 10
December 8

Time: 10:30am. – 11:30am.

Where: Oakridge Branch
#191 – 650 West 41st Avenue

Printable PDF

If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them!

Lindsey Krabbenhoft, Children’s Librarian
Vancouver Public Library | Oakridge Branch
#191 – 650 West 41st Avenue

 t: 604-665-3904 email

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Disabled Community Connection Network

 

We wish to inform you about our next Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) session.

Text on flyer:
DCCN is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is supported by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre and PeerNet BC.

Our next group is happening on August 17th at 4:00PM – 6:00PM at PeerNet BC, #408-602 West Hastings, Vancouver. We would be very appreciative if you could promote this session in your newsletters and on your social media-feeds.

The session will focus on “Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Education as a Disabled Person.” Come share your lived experiences through lively, peer facilitated discussion. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.

In the future, DCCN will be creating community projects that shine light on the disabled experience based on group discussions.

Our next session will feature Karen Lai an accessibility and inclusion consultant for several different organizations municipalities, and businesses. She ensures that people with disabilities are involved in their community. She will be speaking on her own personal experiences with employment and educational barriers as a proud disabled woman.

ASL Interpretation and food is provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible. Please let us know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require.

Please email or call 604-904-4088 to register.

See our Printable PDF attached.

Thank you for your time,

Lauren, DCCN Facilitator

 

DHH Accessibility at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

Vancouver FRINGE festival 2017: Sept 7 – 17th

DEAF AND HH ACCESSIBILITY

The Fringe is very excited to get more involved with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. We are working to improve our accessibility and welcome any feedback!

VOLUNTEERING:

We work with the Douglas College Program of Sign Language Interpretation to help interpret for our Deaf Volunteers. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and would like to volunteer with us, we have positions available for you! Please click here for more information on how to sign up. If you are an ASL Interpreter and would like to volunteer your skills to interpret for Deaf or Hard of Hearing volunteers, please contact us!

INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES:

Everybody Dies in December will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Thursday, September 14 at 5:10pm at Studio 1398.

Lovely Lady Lump will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Friday, September 15 at 6:45pm at Studio 1398.

RESERVED SEATING:

If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and require priority seating to view any performance, please let our Front of House volunteers know. The house opens 15 minutes before show time and you will be granted priority access to the venue.

“FRIENDLY” SHOWS:

The artists have self-reported whether they consider their shows “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Friendly,” which suggests their meaning and enjoyment does not depend on sound elements. We invited the artists to provide notes about the accessibility of their show, which are included below. For full show descriptions and tickets, click the show title.

These shows are largely non-verbal and may also be appropriate for patrons with English as a second language.

Please check this website link to find out what shows would be interpreted and what shows would be accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

 

Queer ASL Sept Cycle is open for Registration!

Queer ASL is an anti-oppressive, transgender & queer centered environment with a focus on creating an accessible, affordable, and safer space for anyone who wants to learn ASL (allies are welcome). Our classes are taught by local Deaf Queer instructors and our homework features videos of folks from our local signing queer community. To learn more about what we do, please visit our website: http://www.queerasl.com/what-is-queer-asl/

Our classes are held at 2 locations this cycle. Please visit the link below to find out address & access information about each location:
http://www.queerasl.com/locationaccess/

We are offering 101 & 102 classes for the Sept cycle.

If you would like more information and to register, please fill out our registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/hE95UOrTMMgssf0V2

Also, please do spread the word. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and also share our event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/784433321743437/

Thank you so much for your support!