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February 2011 Archives

KYRID Spring 2011 Conference

KYRID has a deaf presenter coming in on Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Lexington at the Crowne Plaza Lexington - Campbell House. It is Carol Aquiline. She is doing a workshop on International Sign. We also have 2 other workshops on Friday night, March 18 and one more workshop on Saturday that deaf people may be interested in. Interpreters will be provided for those presenting in English (and captioners) and the deaf presenter will obviously be presenting in ASL. Please pass the word along. We are hoping to increase the interest of the deaf community and deaf interpreters in our conferences.

Download the flyer for more information.

Kentucky Deaf Pageant

The Kentucky Deaf Pageant is coming up soon! The pageant will take place during the 43rd biennial KAD conference in Lexington, June 16-19, 2011. Exact date and time TBA. Please watch for updates.

If you're interested in participating in the pageant, please download and the eligibility rules and entry form below. Be sure to complete the entry form and submit it on or before March 1st!

Eligibility Rules

Official Entry Form

Youth Opportunity Showcase

Job fair for young adults (ages 16 to 21) taking place on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

Read their flyer!

Apply Today for the 2011 NAD Youth Leadership Camp

Hat Tip: NAD

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the 2011 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will take place from June 22 through July 20. The Camp will take place at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Embark on this unforgettable journey this summer with NAD YLC. Campers and staff application forms are now online at The camper application deadline is March 31, 2011 and the staff application deadline is April 6, 2011.

The NAD YLC offers intensive leadership development opportunities and focuses on advocacy, empowerment, deaf culture and heritage, language, current issues, group dynamics, outdoor activities, and much more. YLC encourages outstanding young deaf and hard of hearing student leaders, grades 10 – 11, from diverse educational programs to develop advocacy skills and understand the principles of leadership through programs of learning, leadership development, and social interaction. The camp program provides students with opportunities for ‘learning through active involvement.' The program also aims to assist young students in developing their scholarship, leadership, and citizenship abilities and becoming self-starters in their respective schools and communities. The NAD is dedicated to providing essential leadership development strategies and tools for deaf and hard of hearing youth through this exciting summer program.

A Few Minutes In The Life Of A Sign Language Interpreter: The Job Interview

A funny video we'd like to share with you:

If you don't see captions, be sure to press the "CC" button at the bottom of the video!

KAD is seeking a qualified individual to serve on Commission Board

KAD needs a qualified and motivated individual to represent KAD on the KCDHH Board.

Interested individuals should read the official announcement for more information.


Tour and Learn (TAL) announces a unique opportunity for the deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA to attend a summer camp in Israel.

Read their flyer for more info...