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July 28, 2005

MATA Expo 2005 for the Deaf Hood - Long Beach, CA

From: MATA Expo - Jul 28, 2005

Long Beach, CA - November 5, 2005

The upcoming Mata Expo 2005 for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing to be held November 5, 2005, mirrors society's increased awareness of Deaf people's needs.

Mata' means 'See you later or again" in japanese language and "Eyes" in tagalog language. Mata is a symbolic word "visual concept" in the Deaf-related world.

Mata Expo is more than just a trade show. It is an opportunity for companies, organizations, and individuals with talents to show off their deaf / hard of hearing products to thousands of people at once and make announcements about new products and services. It is also a showcase for deaf performing artists in various media types (deaf films, deaf celebrities and cultural arts presented from US nationwide and International).

A paramount emphasis will be on the changes and progress made in quality of life for Deaf and hard-of -hearing American consumers.

Part of the show's focus will be a celebration of society's increasing awareness of the needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing. Included will be a detailed look at the recent legislation passed and written into laws that positively impact the quality of life for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.

American Sign Language, the fourth-most used language in the US, can now be used in many high schools, colleges and universities for foreign language credit.

Open to the public, the show targets not only Deaf people but also their employers, friends and family, government and nonprofit organizations as well as students enrolled in sign language and Deaf culture classes.

More details, please visit our website:

Mata Expo 2005
Where: Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Promenade Ballroom- Room 104
Time: 9:00am-6pm

Admission: $5.00-early bird $10.00-at door

Ticket online available at

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.