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Georgia Straight: Real-time Texting

A technology called real-time text could make all sorts of interactions—including contacting emergency services—much easier for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired.

First Deaf Contestant – The Amazing Race!

Feb 15th – First Deaf Contestant – The Amazing Race!
The season premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 on CBS

Photos: Douglas Lambert


WIDHH: Service Canada

Service Canada – Pilot Project
Personalized Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities

Service Canada wants to serve you better.

Starting in February until June, Service Canada Project staff will assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing people with direct services. Service Canada staff will come to WIDHH every second and fourth Monday and Tuesday of each month. Monday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm Hard of Hearing people will be served. Tuesday afternoons from 1:30pm – 4:30pm Deaf people will be served and ASL Interpreters will be provided.

You will be able to fill out the following application forms with assistance from Service Canada staff:

Social Insurance Number
Employment Insurance
Canada Pension Plan
Old Age Security
Passports Applications
Pleasure Craft Licensing
Apprenticeship Grant
Job Bank
Canada Pension Plan Disability
Canada Study Grant
Canada Access Grant
Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation
Permanent Disability Benefit
Canada Student Loans
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Get this information in ASL at: www.widhh.blogspot.com
No appointment necessary, clients will be seen on a first-come first-served basis.
We hope to see you there!


Inuit Sign Language is Recognized

For the first time, deaf Inuit followed proceedings in the Nunavut legislative assembly Tuesday, thanks to interpreters who translated the debates into a new Inuit sign language that is in the process of being documented.