PSAD Newsletter is Here!

PSAD Newsletter Spring, Summer and Fall 2014 is now available online. Read the newsletter to get news and accomplishments PSAD has made. Click here to view the newsletter in PDF format.

RIT/NTID Alumni Gathering in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Alumni and friends of the Philadelphia area are invited to join NTID President Gerry Buckley during his visit to the Philadelphia area. We’ll enjoy a light dinner and refreshments, visit with old friends and meet some new ones! Bring your RIT/NTID memories and Tiger spirit! Plenty of laughter, food and fun.
Click here to view more details. (webpage)

EEOC Nationwide Lawsuit against FedEx Ground Update – ASL Infomation Video Link to EEOC is Included

As you may know, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed a nationwide lawsuit against FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (“FedEx Ground”) alleging that FedEx Ground discriminated against deaf or hard-of-hearing Package Handlers or applicants for the Package Handler position in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). EEOC alleges that FedEx Ground violated the ADA by, for example, failing to provide deaf or hard-of-hearing Package Handler applicants or employees with effective communication accommodations during the hiring process, in orientation and training, and for work-related meetings and communications. We are attempting to reach deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals nationwide who may have applied for, or worked as, a Package Handler with FedEx Ground and who may be covered by the lawsuit.
Click here to view email message from EEOC and ASL Video link.

SSP Grant Press Release from Pennsylvania Governor

Governor Tom Corbett announced that the Department of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing have partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) to fund the first statewide program of Support Service Providers (SSPs) for individuals who are deaf-blind.
Click here to view press release (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)


Upcoming Event – 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!

Click here to view more information.

PSAD NCC – Holiday Lunch Buffet on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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.

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)

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…

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.

Click here to view more information.

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.

Click here to view more information.

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!

Click here to view more information.

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.

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!!
Click on the link below to see announcement.
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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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Membership Drive: Special rate – $25.00 Lifetime membership. Please click here

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by Lynn Stroud, PSAD Membership Secretary

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