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Update info on what’s happening to our Federal Accessibility Act

On June 20, the federal government introduced the proposed Accessible Canada Act to Parliament, which passed first reading. The next step is the second reading which will not happen until next Fall when the House of Commons sits again.

 

Here’s the News Release about the proposed Accessible Canada Act:

 

canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2018/06/minister-duncan-introduces-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act.html

 

And here’s a link to the Bill:

 

parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-81/first-reading

 

 

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