Kentucky Hands & Voices Trivia Night
& Silent Auction
staff participated in Kentucky Hands & Voices Trivia Night on
December 2 at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort. All proceeds
benefitted Kentucky Hands & Voices. Best costumes awards went to The
Grinch-1st place (Bill Grunden), the
Christmas Story Leg Lamp-2nd place (Blake Campbell), and Elves
on a Shelf-3rd place (Kallie Morgan, Rachel Morgan Kincaid).
See the photo below.
#PrepYourHealth: Tips for Holiday Travel
Holiday travel often includes visiting
loved ones or taking a vacation. Whether you’re seeking a winter
wonderland or an escape from subzero temperatures, follow these travel
tips to stay healthy and safe during the holiday travel season. Click here.
Real ID Deadline Extended…Again to May 25, 2025
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has
once again extended the deadline for Americans to have a Real ID for
access to air travel and military bases. The new enforcement date for the
Real ID Act — first passed by Congress in 2005 — is May 7, 2025. The
deadline had been May 3, 2023. Read more here.
Kentucky Hamilton Relay Offering $500 Scholarships
Kentucky Hamilton Relay is offering scholarships to seniors
in Kentucky who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind,
or have difficulty speaking. All
candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay under
the topic of communication technology and provide a letter of
recommendation in order to qualify. The scholarship deadline is January
31, 2023, and applications must be received or postmarked by that date.
The scholarship is in the amount of $500, and the winner will be
determined on or before March 1, 2023. For more information, contact
Peggy Ward, Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-739-7990.
To download the application, click here.
KCDHH Needs You…
Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a state agency within the
Education and Labor Cabinet, is seeking applicants for Executive
Administrative Secretary. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to be immersed in
Deaf culture, hone their signing skills, educate and advocate for the
deaf and hard of hearing community, and work with a dedicated team of
individuals. If you are interested in this position, see more by clicking
December’s (2022) KCDHH Spotlight Q&A is
with Ms. Theresa Lott, who joined KCDHH in
November as an Interpreter. Ms. Lott’s hometown is Amityville, Long
Island, NY. She graduated from Amity (NY) Memorial High School and earned
her Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Interpreter
Education at Wilson (NC) Community College. Ms. Lott presently lives in
Frankfort. Read more here.
Tickets on Sale for KSD Gala, April 15,
Early bird ticket
sales for the Kentucky School for the Deaf’s 200th Anniversary
Gala celebration will continue through December 31. Tickets are $125 per
person and will increase to $175 after December 31. Tickets may be
purchased online here.
HLAA Convention 2023 Call for Papers
HLAA 2023 is coming to New Orleans, June 29-July 1, 2023 and
anticipating more than 25 educational workshops geared toward people with
hearing loss. If you are interested in presenting, submit a proposal by
December 9, 2022. For instructions and information on submitting a
proposal, click here.
Deaf Women United Opens Registration
Deaf Women United has opened registration for the 2023 conference
that will be held in Chicago, July 26 to July 30. The early-bird rate is
available through February 28, 2023. For more information, click here.
Highlights Accessibility Features in New Ad Campaign
Apple released a new ad campaign in an
attempt to empower users with disabilities during International Day of
Person with Disabilities on December 3. The new ad sheds light on the
various accessibility features of Apple devices including vision,
hearing, mobility, and cognitive. Read more here.
Amazon Adds New Accessibility Features
to Echo Show
With Gestures, you can now interact
certain Echo Show devices without needing to touch the screen. Amazon has
also added text to speech and tap to Alexa. To see how to use these
features, click here.
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For those who have deaf family members who use sign language,
consider downloading Sorenson Wavello and/or the ZVRS Sivo app on your smartphone. This app makes
it possible for you to see your loved ones on your screen next to your
Other KCDHH Resources:
Access Program (TAP)
Landline or wireless equipment for
Kentucky residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, or
have both a hearing and vision loss.