Flood Victims Register on Team Kentucky
If you were affected by the flooding in
Eastern Kentucky that began on July 26 and have needs like sheltering,
financial assistance or other needs, there may be an organization that
can help. Please register online to help us determine how Team Kentucky
and their partners can meet your post-disaster needs. Register here.
For a list of resources available, visit flood resources.
Resources are added as they become available.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing and
lost your phone during the flood, please contact the KCDHH office at
502-573-2604 (V), 502-416-0607 (VP), or 800-372-2907. You can also find
more information about our Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) by
International Day of Sign Languages,
The World Federation of the Deaf extends an invitation to join
them for the 2022 celebration of the International Day of Sign Languages
on Sept. 23. The WFD will once again highlight the unity generated by
sign languages. They ask all country leaders - whether Prime Ministers,
Presidents, other government officials, members of parliaments, members
of city council – to sign this year’s theme “Sign Languages Unite Us!” in
their national sign language. For more information about this challenge,
please click here.
of Deaf People: September 19-25
The World Federation of the Deaf will celebrate
International Week of Deaf People on Sept. 19-25. This year’s theme is
building inclusive communities for all. Daily themes include: Sept.
19-Sign Languages in Education, Sept. 20-Sustainable Economic
Opportunities for Deaf People, Sept. 21-Health for All, Sept.
22-Safeguarding Deaf People in Times of Crisis, Sept. 23-Sign Languages
Unite Us!, Sept. 24-Intersectional Deaf Communities, and Sept. 25-Deaf
Leadership for Tomorrow. For more information, click here.
Tickets on Sale for KSD Gala, April 15,
Early bird tickets for the Kentucky School
for the Deaf’s 200th Anniversary Gala celebration went on sale
June 1 and will continue through December 31. Tickets may be purchased online
Tickets can also be purchased during DeaFestival at the KSD booth on
September 3 at Centre College in Danville. On November 5, tickets will be
sold during KSD’s Pancake Day at KSD’s Grow Hall, Danville. The Gala will
be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Hilton Hotel Downtown,
Lexington. Early bird tickets are $125 per person. After the deadline,
tickets will be $175 per person. For more information, click on the
Hidden Legacies of
Helen Keller Coming to Louisville
American Printing House for the Blind (APS) and the Filson
Historical Society, both in Louisville, are sponsoring a two-day
symposium on September 17-18 at APS that explores, from dynamic and
diverse perspectives across the spectrum of disability history
scholarship and experiences, the hidden historical legacy and context of
this great American. Standard admission is $75 person and $25 for
students. Admission for APH staff and Filson Historical Society members
is free. To register for the symposium, click here.
KY Hands & Voices Family Retreat
Do you have a child with hearing loss
between the ages of five and 17? Make plans to join Kentucky Hands &
Voices on October 14-16 at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville,
Kentucky for an amazing family retreat. IT'S FREE! Space is limited, so
apply early. Activities include fishing, archery, mini golf, swimming,
horseback riding, crafts, woodworking, and more! Register here.
The Kentucky 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 here.
(2022) KCDHH Spotlight Q&A is with Jayna Oakley, who is the
Information Office Supervisor at KCDHH. Oakley’s hometown is Lexington. She
graduated from Bryan Station High School and was a member of the first
girls’basketball team. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Kentucky. Oakley lives in Lexington. Read more here.
ALDAcon 2022 Registration Is Officially
continues with the Early Bird Special rate for the October 19-23
conference in San Diego at the Four
Points Sheraton. That rate is $30 less than the full rate, and is
available until June 30! Sign up now to lock in your savings and reserve
your space. Remember you must be a member to take advantage of this special
rate and/or the EZ Pay Plan. Sign
up or renew now to take advantage of this great discount! Do you know
someone who would enjoy ALDAcon? You can gift them a membership!
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 on the logo below.
Glasses for DHH Display Subtitles While People Speak
A British startup called XRAI Glass is
behind the technology that could allow millions of people who are deaf or
hard of hearing to see in-person conversations they cannot hear. The
glasses use augmented reality (AR) technology, and a phone app provides
the live transcription. Currently, the app is only supported on Android,
but the company is seeking to get approval for iPhone usage as well. Read
about all the features here.
How to Use iOS 16's Expanded Sound
Apple's sound recognition tool, which
allows users to be alerted when their phones detect specific sounds in
their environments, is getting both a fun and useful customization
upgrade with iOS 16. The new accessibility feature lets iPhone owners
create and record their own alert sounds, rather than relying on the
pre-programmed options for household, people, and environmental sounds,
to help deaf users be alerted to actions happening around them. Read more
PLEASE VISIT KCDHH’S
IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO LIST
ON THE CALENDAR, PLEASE EMAIL US AT:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other
Kentucky Governor News
The official Team Kentucky source for Vaccine
Registry of Vaccine Location
KCDHH COVID-19/Vaccine Important Links
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
KCDHH Facebook Page
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 interpreter.
Other KCDHH Resources:
Telecommunications 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