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March 15, 2007

Deaf expo comes to Richmond

From: Staunton News Leader - Staunton,VA,USA - Mar 15, 2007

Staff reports

RICHMOND – Several Commonwealth of Virginia disability agencies announced today that they will attend and exhibit at the DeafNation Expo in Richmond on March 31. The event, to be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center between 9
Expo attendees will be able to learn about the latest cutting-edge technologies, new services that can assist their daily life and learn about issues facing the deaf community. Hearing people can begin to learn sign language, how to become an interpreter and how their businesses can better work with deaf customers. In addition, there are numerous presentations, workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics, ranging from finances and education to products and services. The day’s entertainment includes magicians and comedians (who tell jokes in American Sign Language!).

The participating organizations are: Virginia Relay, Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Virginia Department for Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired and Valley Community Services Board.

DeafNation Expo, which started in 2003, annually tours 12 American cities, bringing its mix of entertainment, education and attractions to the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities alike. This year marks the first time the expo comes to Richmond.

The Richmond Expo is the third stop on the Expo’s tour this year. Other cities include Phoenix, Orlando, Atlanta, Worcester and Chicago.

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