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Division of Voc Rehab asking for input from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

UPDATE April 30 2012

DVR cancel this event and will find a new date for this event. Tell please to your friends and family ! Thank you! Thijs
Aloha,
I want to pass this information to you at the request of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).  There will be a community forum sponsored by DVR, and they will be actively soliciting feedback from the deaf communities in the State of Hawaii about the possibility of creating a Comprehensive Deaf Center on the island of Oahu.  The Deaf Center will serve to provide many things including life skills training, and work re-entry skills development for the Deaf.
If you are interesting in providing DVR with feedback, you can either go to their open forum which will be held on Saturday May 5, from 10 - 12 noon at Tutu's House in Waimea (64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy.), or you can email your comments to Ms. Eleanor MacDonald at emacdonald@dhs.hawaii.gov.
Thank you, and much aloha,
Susan Shirchi, Disability Services UH Hilo

Deaf Cruise Arrives on the Big Island

Three hundred and fifty deaf people will be sailing to the Big Island, arriving in Kona on April 27, 2012 from 8am to 6pm  and Hilo on April 28th from 7am to 4pm. Information about the cruise can be found on
http://www.passagesdeaftravel.com/hawaii2012.htm

If you are going to be in town or want to help these visitors find their way around, please great them with aloha.
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Visit the fashion show at 11:30AM or 1PM to see Reiko Yamamoto's fun recycled fashions.
Updated April 19. There is an ASL interpreter available between 10 am and 12 !  

Welcome to the Information site for Big Island ASL Users

This is a new resource for people to share information about events and information for Big Island Sign Language users. This is a resource for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people who either know sign or want to know sign language.

This is a great place to find out where and when to find the next:
sign language eventdeaf friendly events public events where interpreters are provided These events are a great way for people learning or who want to improve their sign language to communicate with experienced sign users.

For example, this is a resource for sign language students, professionals who need to communicate with deaf people, and families who want to communicate better with deaf family members. This includes parents, grandparents, siblings, children, in-laws, great aunts and uncles, cousins, half-cousins and any other relationship.