Staff Contact:

Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations



DANVILLE, VA, September 20, 2011 – Danville Community College will host a two-day Deaf Festival on September 30 and October 1, as part of activities planned during the 2011 Deaf Awareness Week. The events, all free and open to the public, will be held on the DCC Danville campus.

The events are as follows:
Friday, September 30, 2011; Location: DCC Student Center
•6 – 8 p.m.: Pizza Party hosted by ZVRS (Z-Video Relay Service)
•8:15 – 10:15 p.m.: Movie Night - American Sign Language (ASL) movie with closed captions provided by Blue Ridge Deaf Films Society and popcorn provided by DCC

Saturday, October 1, 2011; Location: Oliver Hall (Temple Building, Room 108)
•8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Exhibits, Health Fair and Crafts.
Exhibits will feature the following:
Virginia Relay-CapTel
AT&T Relay
Virginia Relay/DHHSC
Sorenson VRS
ZVRS (Z-Video Relay Service)
Blue Ridge Deaf Films Society
Sprint Relay
VAD (Virginia Association of the Deaf)
HealthSource of Danville
Danville Parks & Recreation
Ashbrook Audiology & Hearing

•9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome by VDDHH Director Ron Lanier
•9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: Hamilton Relay Cap Tel by Marta Cagle
•10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Break
•10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) - Loan-2-Own by Margaret Bryant
•11:30 – 12 noon: Break
•12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Cookout at the DCC Student Center sponsored by Hamilton Cap Tel
•1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: AT&T Relay & Jeopardy Game by Matt Myrick
•2:30 – 2:45: Break
•ADA in Medical Settings by Kelly Gonzalez

In addition to DCC, other sponsors of the Deaf Festival include:
•Blue Ridge Deaf Films Society
•Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHSC)
•Endependence Center of Northern Virginia
•Hamilton CapTel
•Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH)
•Virginia Relay
•Virginia Relay CapTel
•ZVRS (Z-Video Relay Service)

For more information contact Dr. Carl Amos, DCC Coordinator of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, at 434.797.797.8479 (v/t), 434.688.0136 (vp), or
click here.


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