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September 20, 2004

Deaf People Can Do Anything And Everything

From: WOKR-TV, NY - Sep 20, 2004

(Rochester, NY) 09/20/04 - Steve DeBottis, president of the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf joined the NewsSource 13 crew Monday morning, and, along with his interpreter, anchored several newscast segments in recognition of Deaf Awareness Week.

DeBottis, is also an American Sign Language interpreter and offers instruction at the Health Association on Mt. Hope Avenue.

Deaf Awareness Week workshops include "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ASL (American Sign Language), But Were Afraid to Sign" to be offered Monday September 20th from 1:00 pm until 4:00 p.m. at the Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue. It's free.

Another free workshop, to be held Tuesday, September 21, entitled "The Deaf Community: Where have we been, where are we now and where are we going?" will take place at Fairport Public Library, at One Village Landing, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The third event of note is a book signing and talk by Deborah Meranski Sonnenstahl, author of "Deaf Artists In America: Colonial To Contemporary" which offers a historical perspective on deaf artists. This event will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery Tuesday September 21. Click here for more information