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(Article) Portland distributes smoke alarms for Deaf


Posted on August 20, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- For the 29,000 people in Multnomah County with some form of hearing loss, relying on the traditional beeping of a fire alarm to alert them to a fire is not enough.That's why Portland Fire & Rescue launched a program called Flash Shake Wake with help from a federal grant...
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Tag(s): Announcement

(Portland) Fair Housing for Independent Living Training


Posted on August 20, 2017
EVENT: Fair Housing for Independent LivingAffordable, accessible housing is hard to come by in the Portland area. Let's make sure disability status doesn't present another barrier to finding and maintaining housing. You are invited to this one-hour training to support housing self-advocacy.When: ...
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Tag(s): Announcement

Oregon Emergency Management on Eclipse


Posted on August 20, 2017
OREGON ECLIPSE UPDATE: INFO RELATED TO SMOKE, FIRE, VEHICLE FUEL, ECLIPSE GLASSESAs the eclipse quickly approaches, issues related to traffic, wildfires, and smoke are affecting travel. Rumors related to fuel, and a shortage of eclipse-rated glasses, are also prompting concerns. The Oregon Eclipse...
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Tag(s): Announcement

(Article) We Have 14 Black Deaf Americans With Ph.D.s


Posted on August 20, 2017
In many ways, Gallaudet University looks like any other liberal-arts college in America: Brick buildings and leafy walkways are abundant on its campus in Washington, D.C. But at Gallaudet, American Sign Language (ASL) is the lingua franca, and creating space for deaf culture a main priority....
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Tag(s): Announcement

Want become a CDI: Training Available


Posted on August 20, 2017
Hi everyone, The CDI (Certified Deaf Interpreter)training will be held at Portland Community College at Sylvania campus. Check video for the dates and more information about it. ---- SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ---Do you want to become a CDI?Have others told you you would make a great CDI?Do you know...
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Tag(s): Announcement

(Article) Hearing loss inspires CHS student to find answers


Posted on August 18, 2017
Tsering Shola never imagined childhood hearing loss would lead to national accolades.The 16-year-old Camas High School student is one of 12 people across the country honored by the 2017 Oticon Focus on People Awards, a competition that recognizes those who are changing society's idea of what it...
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Tag(s): Announcement

Oregon became 4th State to have LEAD-K


Posted on August 16, 2017
OREGON GOVERNOR SIGNED The legislative bill, HB 3412, TODAY!!!It is the #LEADK bill!!!! This act establishes a task force to study the idea behind LEAD-K. This act is not the actual LEAD-K bill, the actual one will be introduced in 2019 legislative session. Oregon became 4th state to have #LEADK...
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Tag(s): Announcement, Legislators

US Congress Alert: EHDI


Posted on August 10, 2017
Community!Your help is needed on an important Congress issue. Are you familiar with the early hearing detection and intervention program? Well it's now being discussed for reauthorization for the next FIVE years.  What does that mean? Hospitals and teachers everywhere in the USA depend on the...
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Tag(s): Announcement