Upcoming Event this Saturday, November 1, 2014 -PSAD and Harrisburg Chapter Hosted Diversity Training

It will be held in Camp Hill PA on November 1, 2014. Two workshops, Town Hall Interactive Discussion and Greater Harrisburg Chapter meeting will be held on that day. Lunch will be provided for those who participate in diversity training. For more information, click here to view post and PDF file (on bottom of page).

Upcoming Event this Friday, October 31, 2014 – For Deaf People Looking for State Jobs – Event on October 31, 2014

Join us for employment presentations at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Attendees will learn about the application, testing, and hiring processes, and other available accommodations and services. Recruitment specialists will also be available throughout the day to give one-on-one assistance to individuals who are interested in learning more about specific employment opportunities for which they may qualify. Individuals who are interested in this service should bring an up-to-date resume.

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PA SILC Action CMTE: Help PA SILC on Facebook-like us (and share)

In case you weren’t aware, PA SILC has a Facebook Page. You can find us listed as ‘PA Statewide Independent Living Council’. Once you find us, please click the ‘like’ option and ‘share’ with others where possible.

If you can go on Facebook (www.facebook.com ), look for us, ‘like’ us (PA Statewide Independent Living Council) and then ‘share’, it will help us get to over 100 likes (we’re close) which will help us really promote our efforts. You can make a difference here and we appreciate it!

Click here to view email from PA SILC. (webpage)

Annual Holiday Party at Mercy Life Valley View

Come to this wonderful Holiday Cheer Party and visit the residents who are looking forward to your visit! This is one of the happiest and most enjoyable events of the year for them. It helps them to keep up with what is happening with the deaf community. If you can, please bring some baked goodies and candies. The Valley View residents love the homemade goodies that they do not get very often.

PSAD Board of Managers takes pleasure in inviting you to the Annual Holiday Cheer Party at Valley View, 11 Elwyn Road, Elwyn, PA on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Click here to view letter from the PSAD President. (PDF)

Click here to view party flyer for more details. (PDF)

ERC Files Lawsuit against Kohl’s for Lack of Accessible Stores Nationwide

The ERC filed a lawsuit against Kohl’s Corporation and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. (Kohl’s), a Wisconsin-based department store retail chain. The suit alleges that Kohl’s violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York Human Rights Law by discriminating against customers with mobility disabilities. Click here to read more…

Silent Spaghetti Dinner on November 8, 2014

Join us for Bloomsburg University’s Signify Silent Spaghetti Dinner. For more details, click here.

FCC Announces Forum to Promote Advances in Accessible Wireless Emergency Communications Technology

The FCC today announced it will hold a forum Nov. 7 to promote the latest advances in accessible wireless emergency communications, including text -to-911. The event will engage technology designers, engineers and policymakers to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities prior to developing devices and services that can be used in and during emergencies, with the goal of saving more lives and enabling quicker responses to natural and manmade disasters.

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EEOC Sues FedEx for Nationwide Disability Discrimination

EEOC filed a lawsuit alleging that FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx Ground) discriminated against a nationwide class of deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and applicants for those positions.

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Videophone Services for the Deaf is Available at Unemployment Compensation

PA Unemployment Compensation has a VP program that run every Wednesday, from noon to 4, to help the deaf community work through the UC process. We have a state registered interpreter as well as a UC representative to answer any questions and/or help with filing biweekly claims for UC.

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What’s It is Official! North Central Chapter of PSAD is BACK!

It is official!!!

North Central Chapter of Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
is B A C K !!!

President: Bob Probst
Vice President: Kimberly Feaster
Treasurer: Todd Short
Recording Secretary: Charlotte Conser

Congratulations to North Central Chapter for coming back to PSAD Chapters!

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What’s going on at Hearing Loss Expo 2014 – November 14-15, 2014

Hearing Loss Expo is hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on November 14-15, 2014 in Harrisburg.
• It showcases services, organizations, and technology for people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing
• It is fully communicatively accessible to everyone! To learn more, visit our website, www.dli.state.pa.us/odhh and read “Communication Access”
• It is a state-wide expo and features exhibitors from across the state
• Great opportunity to identify resources
• Perfect place to be exposed to and learn about hearing loss because one size does not fit all!

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NAD Responds to Police Brutality Towards Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum discusses police brutality towards deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Click here to view video of NAD CEO and transcript at NAD.

PSAD NCC – Holiday Lunch Buffet

PSAD North Central Chapter is hosting Holiday Lunch Buffet on Saturday December 13, 2014. Come join us to have fun celebrating the holidays! Click here for more details.

Austine Strong Rally

“Austine Strong” was the theme of the day on Saturday, September 27th during the “VERMONT DEAF RIGHTS. Save Austine School and Services Rally” at the State House in Montpelier.

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Frank Nemshick recieves an Award!

OUR PSAD Member, Frank Nemshick recieved an Award for Service to Society from King’s College!!
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PSAD 2015 Calendar for Sale!

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2015 Conference in Philadelphia, PA

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Exploring the Experiences of Deaf Employees Working in Deaf and Hearing Workplaces: A Phenomenological study

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PFHA’s Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program

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Note of Thanks to Lillian Hoshauer from Andrew Donald Roppelt

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Valley View Enrollment Information

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Future Board of Managers Meeting Dates are Posted

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