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πŸ¦ƒ Big Island Deaf Club on November 3rd in Laupahoehoe Point

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Emergency Preparedness Roundtable Forum on November 7

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Aloha HI Disability Community,
Attached is the flyer for the DCAB Roundable.  Date: November 7, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 4 pm Location: Aging and Disability Resource Center 1055 Kinoole Street Hilo, Hawaii 96720
RSVP TO (808) 586-8121 OR EMAIL DCAB@DOH.HAWAII.GOV BY October 31, 2018
ASL interpreters will be provided.  If you need other accommodations due to disability contact  DCAB@DOH.HAWAII.GOV By October 31, 2018



Big Island Workshops 2018

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πŸ›³ Deaf Cruise Ships Days in December 2018

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Heart Cruises' Deaf Vacations will organize the Deaf Group Hawaii Cruise 2018 for this December.

One of the stops on the cruise will be the Big Island, with stops in:
Hilo on Tuesday, December 4th from 8 am to 6 pm and Kailua Kona on Wednesday, December 5th from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

✋ Looking for ASL Tutor ?

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See also the short video about Dano below on Youtube 

Community Town Hall hosted by Sentor Russell Ruderman on Oct 9th

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☕ Deaf Chat Coffee

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Deaf Chat Coffee is a place where ASL users can meet and drink a cup of coffee or other drink. Deaf Chat Coffee is not new for Hawaii's island. A long time ago, there was a Deaf Chat Coffee at the Starbucks on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Jessica established the Deaf Chat Coffee in September 2016 . About 10 people monthly attended for almost for 2 years at the Starbucks Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. The most visitors are hearing and deaf women. They enjoyed the chat on Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Sometimes, we got curious locals, tourists and home buyers from the Mainland.

January 2018 was the best month for Deaf Chat Coffee. In this month, about 16 visitors attended the Starbucks.

Unfortunately, Jessica stopped attending Deaf Chat Coffee because of a busy life. There are still Deaf Chat Coffees in another places on the Mainland and Oahu (?)

Who wants to host the Deaf Chat Coffee for Hilo and area? Please let us know on the website, deafcoffee.com for your questions.

Please check the …

πŸ™‹ Big Island Deaf Club on October 6th at A - Bay

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New DCAB Communication Access Card

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WHERE ARE THE CARDS AVAILABLE ?
The cards are free for pick up at various locations.

Hawaii Department of Health
Hawaii (Big Island) District Health Office
State Building
75 Aupuni Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
75 Aupuni Street, Room 110
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

MORE INFORMATION ?
Please visit the website of DCAB

Caregivers Evening of Delights 2018

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Aloha East Hawaii, 
There is an event dedicated to our caregivers on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Aunty Sally's Luau hale at 4:30 pm. 
If you are or know of an individual with disabilities who can sing, dance or other talents please submit an email with a short video to hawaiibiznet.gmail.com by September 30, 2018
Call 808 756 - 5405 with questions. 
Mahalo 
BIZ, Hawaii Business Network



West Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum 2018 on October 25th

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Updates of the hurricane on the Facebook

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Aloha Deaf Community,
I encourage each of you to see all the updates of the hurricane on the Facebook. Please do share with everyone on our beautiful islands of Hawaii`i. Be safe and stay dry!

Deaf News Hawaii
https://www.facebook.com/groups/110173375666034/

Comprehensive Service Center
https://www.facebook.com/cschawaii/

Aloha Association of the Deaf
https://www.facebook.com/ASAD.Hawaii/

Mahalo,
Deaf News Hawaii moderator
Crissy

Resource: Hawaii Deaf News Google

Update ASL interpreters 2018 - 2019 list

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Here are the five RUD certified interpreters on Big Island now. 
This list is also on another page on website; Big Island Deaf Resources.

CANCELED this Thursday due to Hurricane Lane. Please stay safe everyone!πŸŒ€☔⚡

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4th Annual East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum 2018 on September 6th

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New ASL Courses in the Fall (Hilo)

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The College of Continuing Education & Community Service (CCECS) provides new three American Sign Language courses (3 levels and Practical Conversation) for the fall. One of these courses is also special for keiki ! 
More information?

Visit please; CCESC And For keiki; CCECS

Looking for people who will help my website updates

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Hello everyone, the website, bigasland is the only resource for ASL users on the Big Island for many years. I am the blogger and am looking for ASL bloggers for helping update my website. Please contact me for further questions at thijsmvdberg@gmail.com before October 1 2018. Mahalo ! Thijs van den Berg

Deaf Chat Coffee on September 8th 2018

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Big Island Deaf Club on September 8th at Mauna Kea Recreation Area

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FEMA Application Deadline for Big Island Families - August 13, 2018

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The FEMA deadline for applying for assistance for damage from Kilauea volcano is coming soon...Monday, August 13, 2018. If you have been affected and have not applied for assistance, please go down ASAP to the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility at 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa.

Resource: Isle Interpret


Emergency Preparedness Round table on August 23 in Hilo (ASL interpreters available)

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DHHAB Meeting on August 11th in Honolulu

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Aloha!


This meeting is about giving advice and making recommendations to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) regarding the quality service to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind persons from Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The meeting is open to the public. We want to hear your concerns or feedback. interpreters and C.A.R.T. will be provided. You are welcome to bring refreshments to the meeting.

Free parking: Please park in the lot

August 11th, 2018:  9 a.m. to Noon
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
600 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 305, Honolulu, HI 96813
Questions? Please contact by email:

Angie Molina—Chairperson -  alohaspi...@gmail.com
Matt Sacco—Vice Chairperson - mds...@rochester.rr.com

Auxiliary Aid or Accommodation request? Please contact by email:
Diane Yamamoto - DYama...@dhs.hawaii.gov - at least five (5) working days before meeting.

Mahalo,

Mr. Matt Sacco
DHHAB Vice Chairperson

Education for parents and fun for keiki on September 8 in Hilo

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EDUCATION FOR PARENTS, FUN FOR KEIKI!

Our 2018 Traveling Mini Conference is here! Every fall, LDAH travels across the state to give parents and families a FREE one-day event with parent training, child care, community resource providers, giveaways, and snacks!

Please register for this FREE family event by calling our office at 808-536-9684.

Deaf Chat Coffee on August 11

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: August 11th2018

Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee)

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! Miss this chat? Don’t worried! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks.
Hosted by J. Needham (JMPN91@gmail.com)

Big Island Deaf Club at Hilo Zoo on August 4

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ASL interpreter available at the 11th Annual Art Festival on July 21

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Community Briefing to Address Scenarios of Possible Explosive Event at Halema’uma’u on July 19

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County Civil Defense and other agencies will be holding a community briefing on Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pahala Community Center, to address scenarios of a possible explosive event at Halema’uma’u.

The briefing will discuss possible impacts and responses to such an event.

The U.S. Geological Survey will provide a presentation.  Staff from Civil Defense, the State Highways Division and the County Department of Public Works will be on hand as well to discuss roads and evacuation routes.

The issues of sheltering and personal preparedness will also be on the agenda.

American Sign Language interpretation will be available.

For further information, please call the Department of Research and Development at 961-8368.

Deaf Beach Day at Kiholo Bay on July 7 2018

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Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Waikoloa Village on June 21 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Thursday, June 21th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria.
68-1730 Hooko St, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

The ASL interpreters will be available there.



Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Update; every Tuesday, lava flow community meeting in Pahoa

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesdays, to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area and Kapoho area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on June 12th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, June 12th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area and Kapoho area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !


Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Ocean View on June 14 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Thursday, June 14th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Ocean View Community Center
(92-8924 Leilani Circle, Ocean View, HI 96704)

Have your vog and ash impacts questions answered by representatives from:


USGS Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryDepartment of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office Department of Health, Clean Air BranchHawaii County Civil Defense Agency
The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Volcano on June 7 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Thursday, June 7th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Cooper Center, Volcano
(19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano, HI 96785)

Have your vog and ash impacts questions answered by representatives from:


USGS Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryDepartment of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office Department of Health, Clean Air BranchHawaii County Civil Defense Agency
The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Kailua Kona on June 6 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Wednesday, June 6th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the West Hawaii Civic Center, Kailua Kona.
(Council Chambers - Building A,
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua Kona)

Have your vog and ash impacts questions answered by representatives from:


USGS Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryDepartment of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office Department of Health, Clean Air BranchOffice of the Mayor 
The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !


Online video about lava flow community meeting on June 5 2018

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On June 5 2018, Na Leo O Hawaii made a video about lava flow meeting at Pahoa High School in Pahoa.

This video includes ASL and is accessible for deaf community.

Watching video requires fast internet. The play time is about 1:10:39 u long.

Please watch;

Video about Puna lava flow community meeting on June 5 2018

Free Medical Care in Keaau

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Update DCAB Accessible Emergency Alerts

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DCAB wants to know about your experiences during emergencies, particularly relating to the accessibility of emergency alerts. The video (click the link below) provides an overview of efforts to improve the accessibility of emergency information distributed to the community in Hawaii. Please view the sign language video- Which is also captioned and has voiceover- to learn more about these efforts and how you can share your experiences during emergencies.

Please share your comments by email me at Peggy.Liang@doh.hawaii.gov; call me through VP: (808) 451-3709; or meet me in person before June 8th, 2018.

Need help due to Kilauea Eruption ?

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Aloha everyone, I want to ask a question, is there anyone out in Puna who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing that needs help due to this eruption.

If you know of anyone please let us know we can find them support. If can call 808-339-7297 or call a friend and have them call us.

We have friends who sign ASL. Take care and stay safe! 

Emily Bartlett Henry

Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on June 5th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, June 5th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area and Kapoho area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !



Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 29th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, May 29th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !




BIDC Meeting on June 2th

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Mar is looking for ASL volunteers for Art festival on July 21.

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Hello everyone, Annual Art Festival is always deaf friendly festival for many years. This festival will celebrate on July 21 2018 at the shopping mall, Prince Kuhio Plaza. I am the organizer and am looking for ASL volunteers for Art festival on July 21. My email address is ahaarts808@gmail.com. My telephone number is 808-895-5353. Mahalo ! Mar 


Charity Walk 2018

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Big Island Deaf Club came out in support of the Visitor Industry Charity Walk on May 12th 2018. It was a great day raising funds and connecting with non-profit organizations from across the Big Island! More than 5 people donated for Keiki Kuli Connections at Charity Walk in Waikoloa Beach Resort. They have raised total $ 246.12 !

4th Annual East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum on Sept 6 2018

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HUD funding opportunity to increase Section 8 vouchers and reduce waitlists

May 2018
We would like to alert you to a major new HUD initiative that holds the promise of substantially increasing the number of Section 8 vouchers for Big Island residents and reducing the long waitlist (the Notice of Funding Availability is attached, which we are also sending to Mayor Kim). For the first time in over a decade, HUD is funding its Mainstream Voucher Program, which supports provision of Section 8 vouchers for non-elderly individuals with disabilities (known as Section 811). A total of $100 million is available over the next few years.  Eligible applicants are all public housing authorities that currently operate aHousing Choice Voucherprogram. We hope that the Hawaii County Office of Housing and Community Development will be able to prepare a proposal and submit it by the June 18, 2018 deadline.
Our Center on Disability Studies will be happy to help with the application process in any way we can. In particular, we and our agency and community partners have experience and…

Deaf Chat Coffee on June 9th 2018

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: June 9th2018

Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee)

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! Miss this chat? Don’t worried! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks.
Hosted by J. Needham (JMPN91@gmail.com)

The Daily Moth 5-17-18 especially 6:11 - 9:16 u; Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Explodes

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The "national" deaf news, The Daily Moth made a reportage from deaf local resident, Ron McBride about the Kilauea eruption. Please watch from 6:11 to 9.16 u.











Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 22th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, May 22th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !



Lava flow 2018 message for deaf residents at the shelter.

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Aloha everyone, my friend his friend friend, Ted, works for American Red Cross. if you know any deaf people sleeping in the shelter, please let him know. Ted wants to make sure that deaf people have access to communication. He might fly out to Hawaii next week but that's only if there are deaf people sleeping in the shelter in Puna. Let him know and his email address is theodore.hortonbilla@redcross.org . Thanks! Thijs 



Translated in ASL on youtube; please watch ! 








Big Island Deaf Club supports Charity Walk on May 12th.

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Aloha everyone, 
There is not a potluck meeting in May but Big Island Deaf Club will attend the Charity Walk on May 12th in Waikoloa Beach Resort. We as Keiki Kuli Connections are raising money to support training for Deaf Mentors, training in the Deaf Mentor program, and buying supporting materials (books for read aloud, ASL dictionaries, and ASL videos). You can sign up as a walker or just make a donation at the team page. Are you planning to walk or donate? Please apply Keiki Kuli Connections
Planning to walk there? Please wear red t-shirt. 
Do you have questions ? Please contact Angela Nagata. Her email address is angele001@icloud.com 


New ASL Courses in the summer (Hilo - Kona)

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CCECS provides new four ASL courses (3 levels and Practical Conversation) for the summer.

More information?

Visit please;
College of continuing education and community service

Leilani Lava News also on The Daily Moth ! (from 0:11 to 9:46 u)

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Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 10th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Thursday, May 10th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !


Deaf Chat Coffee on May 12th

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: May 12th2018

Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee)

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! Miss this chat? Don’t worried! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks.
Hosted by J. Needham (JMPN91@gmail.com)