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June 2010 Archives

Captioned movies coming to Eastern Kentucky

We've just gotten some new information regarding captioned movies at the Riverfill 10 Cinemas in Pikeville. As of this posting, the first captioned movie will be shown on Wednesday, July 7th at 7pm. Which movie is yet to be determined, but it will most likely be family friendly.

If you're in the area, please show your support by viewing this movie. If the theater owner sees a lot of deaf people come then maybe we will see more and more captioned films at the theater!

Thanks for the heads-up Eddie!

Captioned movies coming to Eastern Kentucky

Previously we mentioned that captioned movies were coming to Eastern Kentucky. We've just learned that the Appalachian News-Express has done a write-up about it!

You can see the article here.

Big KUDOS to James "Eddie" Runyon for a job well done!

KYADAPT: Fun Walk 2010

Third Annual 2-Mile Fun Walk is coming up, taking place at Jacobson Park in Lexington on Sunday, September 26, 2010

Check out the flyer for the details!

NAD CEO Search Committee

From the NAD CEO Search Committee (CSC): current NAD President Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins chats with past NAD President Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz (1982-1984) on the current CEO search and what challenges and opportunities the next NAD CEO should expect!

Check out the vlog at NAD's website!

Captioned movies coming to Eastern Kentucky

Pikeville Riverfill 10 is to begin offering captioned movies for the deaf and hard of hearing soon!

More details to follow on first showing date when it becomes available. This is a huge win for the rural residents of Eastern Kentucky who previously have had to drive at least 2 hours each way in order to view captioned movies. Your support is needed to help make this a success so that more theaters will be enticed to consider offering these movies.

-- James "Eddie" Runyon - Pikeville, KY

Candidates Announced for NAD Board of Directors Positions

The Election Committee, chaired by Astrid Amann Goodstein, announced official candidates for officer and regional representative positions on the NAD Board of Directors.

See the list.

Deadline Extended: RIT's Explore Your Future Program for Students with Hearing Loss

The deadline to apply for RIT's Explore Your Future program has been extended to June 25, 2010. EYF is a summer career exploration program for high school students with hearing loss who are entering their junior or senior year this fall.

Don't let your student miss the opportunity to meet other deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students from all over the country. Your student will enjoy activities that can give him or her ideas for the future, make new friends and have lots of fun. Apply today for one of the following sessions:

Session I: July 17 - 22, 2010
Session II: July 24 - 29, 2010

If you have questions or need more information, e-mail or call us at 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY).

Hope to see your student in July!

Heather Emerson Jeremy
EYF Program Coordinator
Rochester Institute of Technology

Hearing on H.R. 3101 Set for
June 10, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet will hold a hearing on H.R. 3101 - the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009 - on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. ASL interpreters, real-time captions, and assistive listening devices will be provided. Show your support for H.R. 3101 by attending this historic event.

See the signed and captioned vlog at NAD for more details!

Meet Matt Daigle!

Matt Daigle, creator of the "That Deaf Guy" webcomic, is coming to Kentucky on June 12th and you can meet him!

Click here for more detailed information.