Hi all, we have a meeting coming up March 17th on technology.
First we’ll talk about the AVA app. What is AVA? It’s a live captioning app on your phone. It says, “Communicate more effectively with your coworkers, in meetings, or when grabbing coffee together. Live-caption lectures, workshops, group projects and every bit of your student life.”
I’ve used AVA a couple of times and have been impressed with it (Chelle). Come to the meeting with AVA already on your phone, it’s free to download and 5 hours a month is free too.
We will also have a short presentation on InnoCaption. “InnoCaption is revolutionizing how those with hearing loss communicate by making it possible to use the smartphone (Android & iPhone) as it was intended – accessible, convenient, and mobile. Through the use of our patented technology in conjunction with live stenographers, we provide the fastest, easiest, and most accurate captioning for those who may need assistance hearing the other party.”
Put it on your calendar and join us, we’d love to see you all there!
The new Regal Cinemas in Taylorsville will show The Post with open captions (captions on the screen for everyone to see) for our HLAA chapter meeting on Saturday, February 17th. The show will begin at 10:15 AM. Come a half hour early to get your snacks and drinks; and learn about the caption glasses that they have available for regular showings. This is popular technology in other parts of the country, though some people feel they’re a little heavy on the nose. Try them on and see what you think.
We must tell the theater manager on February 13 how many people we will have there, so please let us know if you are coming at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for this great opportunity. It’s only $6 per person.
Here are some links to The Post and to Regal Cinemas (just a couple of blocks from the Sanderson Center):
Movie information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822/
Regal Cinemas at 5516 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville: https://www.regmovies.com/theaters/regal-crossroad-14-rpx/C00662716661
An music event catering to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is happening this Friday, downtown Salt Lake City.
Vibe 3.0 is back and coming again this Friday!
This will be a fun time to come dance with all your friends to some awesome music in many ways! We promise you won’t want to miss this one.
- Where? Sky SLC
- When September 15, 2017
- Time: Doors open at 9:30 Pm
- Cost: $10 before the show date and $15 at the door.
- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vibemusicevent/
See you there!
Maclain Drake, Owner of Vibe (EDM shows catered for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities.
From their website: http://www.vibemusicevents.com/
What is Vibe About?
Vibe is event that is gear around making events that are catered to hearing, hard of hearing and deaf culture under one roof. We focus heavily on heightening all senses, not just one.
Realizing The Issue
There is a Stigma: Deaf and Hearing People can’t go to the same music events
Though it might not be expressed, everyone we have talked to were baffled by the idea of concerts catered to deaf culture. No one throws events for both hearing and deaf culture because we think we express music differently. Though the only difference between the two is one doesn’t have one sense of the 5, nothing else changes.
Not such a crazy idea…
At the end of the day, it is all about eliminating this confusion and bringing in a new idea that most haven’t thought to consider. It isn’t about highlighting one culture over the other. It is about enjoying each other’s company where everyone is enjoying the same music, same atmosphere and same event.
Our next HLAA chapter meeting will be Saturday, September 16 from 10 AM to Noon. We’re having a pot luck brunch, so bring your favorite brunch food! There will also be time for visiting, sharing ideas, and even a game to help us all interact a little more.
We meet at the Sanderson Center in classroom B-C. This room has a hearing loop and we’ll have captions available as well.
We hope you’ll join us.
The HLAA-SLC chapter will be having its next meeting August 19th from 10 AM to Noon at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The meeting will be held in classroom B/C which has a hearing loop and live captioning will be available. Not only that, we have awesome people in the chapter who are also extra accommodating in personal communication. We want you to join us with your ideas in regards to the future of our HLAA chapter.
- What is it you’d like to see more of at our meetings?
- What topics are we missing that you would like to see?
- This is the time to add input on times and days. How often would you like our meetings and in what format? (Socials, education, workshops, events at other places.)
It’s a community effort keeping the chapter flowing. Please mark your calendars and hang out with us for a few hours.
Food and drinks will be provided, please RSVP at HearingLossUtah@gmail.com.