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November 14, 2002

Deaf Expo(TM) 2002 Patrons to Enjoy Huge Two-Day Event This Weekend Tenth Anniversary Show - November 15 - 16

From: PR Newswire (Press Release)
Nov. 14, 2002

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- More than ten thousand attendees and over 155 exhibits are expected this weekend at Deaf Expo(TM) show marking the 10th anniversary of the country's largest consumer trade show targeted at the deaf and hard of hearing market. Among program offerings is a special appearance by actress Deanne Bray of PAX-TV's hit television series 'SUE THOMAS: F.B.EYE'. Ms. Bray will make appearances on the Deaf World Performing Stage supported by Bank of America on Friday and Saturday.

Open the general public with formal programs voice-interpreted and captioned in real-time. Deaf Expo(TM) 2002 is sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness (GLAD); Sprint Relay; Ultratec, Inc., the official TTY of Deaf Expo(TM) 2002; and Wynd Communications Corporation, official wireless service of Deaf Expo(TM) 2002. Exhibits cover education, finance, giftware, health, human resources, publications, recreation, religion and technology. The Deaf Village area also features home businesses, arts and crafts, one-person businesses, and distribution of materials announcing events and services.

Communication access is always a drawing point for deaf and hard of hearing attendees. As a result, the biggest attractions among the exhibits feature new technology such as pagers and wireless devices. Among daytime program features in the exhibit hall and meeting rooms are video relay demonstrations, seminars and workshops coordinated by CSD's Leadership Training Program, and the Technology Forum. Deaf culture and sign language students, parents and deaf consumers can also browse through the Deaf World History display. The Deaf Art Contest, TTY Museum and hourly drawings for thousands of dollars worth of door prizes are also part of the excitement of visiting Deaf Expo(TM) 2002.

Deaf Expo(TM) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with "Flash to the Past," a banquet on Friday evening at the Ontario Convention Center Ballroom, looking back at ten years of Deaf Expo(TM) history and highlights, as well as introduce key players and longtime Deaf Expo(TM) supporters. Saturday evening will mark the world premiere of Deaf Expo's first digital production, "Two Worlds Apart," a short movie thriller that will be part of the "Reel Deaf Life" event in the Ontario Convention Center Ballroom.

About CSD

Deaf Expo(TM) is a project of CSD (also known as Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1975, primarily to provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing citizens in South Dakota. Today, CSD employs over 2,000 individuals nationwide to provide social and human services as well as telecommunications relay services. CSD is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality service; ensuring public accessibility; and increasing public awareness of issues affecting deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired individuals. Web site: .

Deaf Expo(TM) is a registered trademark of Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.

Source: CSD

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