DCAB has been offering Continuing Education Program (CEP) Workshops. The goal is to give Hawaii Quality Assurance System (HQAS) interpreters the opportunity to improve their interpreting skill level for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind consumers who utilize sign language as their primary means of communication. In June 2016, the Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) sent out an online survey to the sign language interpreter community. The survey asked about workshop dates, topics, presenters, and fees. In total, 46 individuals
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On July 29-30, 2016, DCAB hosted a Continuing Education Program (CEP) professional development workshop for interpreters in the State of Hawaii. The guest speaker was Jennifer Johnson. Ms. Johnson has a Master’s Degree in Education and holds several RID credentials including CI, CT, and NIC. She is the designated interpreter for Jane Fernandez, President of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. The topic for Friday was, “Ethics, Culture and Language: Managing Our Work Through the Demand Control Schema.” This workshop
The Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) hosted a three free workshops on communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind persons. The Pacific Disabilities Center provided space for the workshops. It is important for individuals to know their rights so they can better understand if those rights have been met or violated. These workshops were designed to educate attendees. The first workshop was held on July 20, 2016. Emily Jo Noschese presented “Effective Communication in an Emergency,” which
House Bill 1272 was signed into law by Hawai’i Governor David Ige in May of 2015, making Hawai’i the first in the country to accommodate the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing at motion picture theaters statewide by providing open captioning. The landmark law was authored by Kauai Representative James Tokioka (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao). On January 2, 2016, over 100 members of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community celebrated at Ward Consolidated Theaters, commemorating this pioneering moment in
It all began in 2008, when a sign at a local fishing supply shop caught Bowe Lani’s eye. It was an advertisement for the 1st Annual Kakaako Katching Club (KKC) tournament. Lani’s interest, however, was almost instantly overcome by self-doubt. “I was intrigued but didn’t think it was worth it,” Lani recalled. “I didn’t believe I was good enough.” Lani’s mindset began to change when his friends and regular fishing companions encouraged him to give competitions a shot. “They kept
Broadening their understanding of the complex Asia-Pacific region, 150 security and other practitioners recently completed the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Among those taking part in this perspective-shaping course was the Center’s first cohort of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Fellows, with four in attendance. Colin Whited, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Project Specialist at the Pacific Disabilities Center, was one of the Fellows. Conducted January 25 – 29, 2016 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, APOC
It’s only been 45 years in the making. On January 17, 2016, nearly 200 members of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community gathered at the Ala Moana Hotel to celebrate the announcement of the Georgia E. Morikawa Center (GEM). The event was also streamed live over the internet to an additional 60 additional participants (view the livestream at http://livestream.com/accounts/17037199/gem). GEM is a newly-established not-for-profit that is of, by, and for Hawai’i’s Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. When asked about the
Students from the Hawaiʻi School for the Deaf and the Blind were transformed into medical students for an exciting morning at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Hawaii Weekly Neuroscience TV Show “Your Brain Matters: Series (on ‘Olelo) Channel 54, 6:30pm, 4th Thursday Then, Every Saturday @ 4:30PM Watch Episode 15, “Nutrition, Memory, Alzheimer’s”
PDC has started a website to serve as a centralized directory for Hawaii-based Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing business owners who provide services to visitors and residents, and for those businesses that offer services that assist visitors and residents who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.