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Like many Portlanders, LilLouie Barrios isn't going to work right now. 

Barrios had a job in construction, but like many of his friends, his work has dried up because of the economic fallout of COVID-19. But the challenges he and his friends face as newly unemployed people are compounded, Barrios said, by the fact that they are Deaf.

"A lot of us Deaf employees have been laid off and lost jobs, which broke us emotionally to know that we would have to fight harder to get new jobs," Barrios told the Mercury in an email. "It's not easy for us Deaf people to find jobs."
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11th Annual ASL Immersion Silent Weekend is here to stay!


Instead of hosting onsite on our beautiful campus at Western Oregon University, this year we will be hosting this conference online.


This online conference will allow you to earn up to 2.0 CEUs . The paperwork to get BEI and RID CEUs is still in works.
Mark your calendar for Friday, July 31 at 8am - Sunday, August 2 at 12pm - all in pacific standard time. All participants will have to follow the pacific standard time for the conference schedule.


The early bird registration closed on April 1st...
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This ASL video is made available based on written information posted on OregonLive.com, if you wish to understand this video and please visit this website for more information. This video is intended to translate the OregonLive content to individuals who's their primary language is ASL. The captioning and transcript are not available.


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The FCC has announced a tentative agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Thursday, April 23, 2020.  At this meeting, the Commission will consider a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Commission's video description regulations.  

 

The NPRM would propose:  

To expand the Commission's video description regulations by phasing in an additional 10 designated market areas (DMAs) each year for four years, beginning on January 1, 2021.
To modernize the terminology in the Commission's regulations to use the term "audio...
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On April 3, 2020, in light of the national COVID-19 emergency, the FCC granted a temporary, limited waiver of the rule restricting video relay service (VRS) providers from contracting for video sign language interpretation services with non-VRS providers.    

 

The temporary waiver is effective on April 3, 2020 until May 15, 2020.  The FCC will continue to monitor this emergency situation and will consider and take additional actions as warranted.

 

TRS Order:

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On March 31, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a $200 million telehealth program to implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support healthcare providers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
 
Through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the FCC will help healthcare providers purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity, and devices necessary for providing telehealth services. Funding applications from healthcare providers will be processed on a rolling basis.  Funding will be available until exhausted or...
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This ASL video is made available based on written information posted on OregonLive.com, if you wish to understand this video and please visit this website for more information. This video is intended to translate the OregonLive content to individuals who's their primary language is ASL. The captioning and transcript are not available.


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