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Special Announcement from WIDHH Interpreting deptartment

The Interpreting Services department at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) has an exciting announcement for you!

WIDHH is the largest provider of ASL interpreting services in Western Canada. We offer two distinct interpreting services: Community Interpreting Service (CIS) and Medical Interpreting Service (MIS). MIS provides interpreting services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing British Columbians in most interactions with health care providers. CIS provides interpreting services for non-medically related appointments in the community.

Here is the link to the YouTube video:

 

WAVLI Public Service Announcement

~ SAVE THE DATE ~ BINGO

DATE: Saturday February 24, 2018

What:  BINGO

Please come and support our non-profit organizations

GVAD – Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf 

BCCSD – BC Cultural Society of the Deaf 

Further information and ticket sales will be announced shortly.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Tips from Video Interpreters (VI) at SRV Canada VRS

SRV Canada VRS has produced three videos with
Tips from Video Interpreters (VI’s), have a watch! 

VI Tip #1 – Preparing for the Video Relay call

VI Tip #2 – How to use the chat box

VI Tip #3 – How to leave a voicemail message for a hearing person

City of Victoria PROCLAMATION for IWD 2017

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City of Victoria IWD Proclamation TEXT ONLY (downloadable)
UVic-VIctoria IWD Proclamation 2017 printable PDF

“INTERNATIONAL DEAF WEEK” 

WHEREAS           The Deaf Community and extended signers are celebrating the unique heritage and multicultural identities of Deaf individuals with 200 years of American Sign Language in 2017.  In conjunction to this special bicentenary celebration, September 18-24th is International Deaf Week.  The theme for this year that is promoted by World Federation of the Deaf, under the United Nations is “Full Inclusion with Sign Language”; and

WHEREAS           The Deaf community strives to see the goals set out by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be fully achieved here in Canada; and

 

WHEREAS           UVic American Sign Language (ASL) Club as well as the Society for Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) at University of Victoria, would promote diversity among the students and staff, would be celebrating with American Sign Language Festival at a later date on October 6th, 2017, for a day of events on campus; and

 

WHEREAS           Community building, diverse communication approaches and means, which introduced to the benefit of different areas of knowledge when approaching Linguistics, Humanities, Sociology and beyond; and the further recognition of our extended communities. and

 

WHEREAS           We, regardless where we come from; hope everyone will share in the experience with “Full Inclusion with Sign Language and celebrate the diversity, pride and meet all the love for one another through our culture and language.

 

NOW, THEREFORE I do hereby proclaim the week of September 18th-24th 2017 as “INTERNATIONAL DEAF WEEK” on the TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES of the ESQUIMALT AND SONGHEES FIRST NATIONS in the CITY OF VICTORIA, CAPITAL CITY of the PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA.

 

IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this 21ST day of September, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

 

   

 

 

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LISA HELPS

MAYOR

CITY OF VICTORIA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

 

 

 

Sponsored By:

Lindsay Carroll / Ravi Coughlan

UVic ASL Club