Showing posts from October, 2018

🦃 Big Island Deaf Club on November 3rd in Laupahoehoe Point


Emergency Preparedness Roundtable Forum on November 7

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


🛳 Deaf Cruise Ships Days in December 2018

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 ?

See also the short video about Dano below on Youtube 

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


☕ Deaf Chat Coffee

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, for your questions.

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🙋 Big Island Deaf Club on October 6th at A - Bay


New DCAB Communication Access Card

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

Please visit the website of DCAB

Caregivers Evening of Delights 2018

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 by September 30, 2018
Call 808 756 - 5405 with questions. 
BIZ, Hawaii Business Network

West Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum 2018 on October 25th