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May 21, 2021
MassHealth Provides Transportation for Vaccination
MassHealth Provides Transportation for Vaccination
May 21, 2021
Transcript

Need a vaccine, Need a lift?

MassHealth provides transportation for vaccination

1. MassHealth under One Care plan (or Senior Care Options, or PACE)?

2. Contact your health plan or PACE provider.

3. MassHealth or Health Safety Net – call 800-841-2900

Lyft  (up to $15 each trip) to and from vaccination sites.

If you want to help someone you know get their shot, you can book a ride to pick them up (details below).

How to send a ride

1. Tap search bar on home screen of Lyft App

2. Tap the ‘me’ button at top

3. Helping someone else -Tap – add rider and follow the prompts

4. Enter pickup location and vaccination destination

5. Ride recipient must have own Lyft account and will see ride details in their app

UBER  (up to $15 each trip) to and from vaccination sites.

1. Sign in to your Walgreens.com account, create a new account or schedule an appointment as a guest. 

2. You must complete the process as a guest if you’re scheduling an appointment on behalf of someone else

3. Complete a quick eligibility screening.

4. If you’re eligible, we’ll look for available COVID-19 vaccination appointments based on your age and location.

5. Schedule new appointment

6. The app will bring you back to selecting a ride and pickup time

7. You can also reserve ride for 2nd dose

Announcements
May 21, 2021
MassHealth Provides Transportation for Vaccination
Announcements
April 23, 2021
DEAF Inc. 2020 Fiscal Year Annual Report
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DEAF Inc. 2020 Fiscal Year Annual Report
April 23, 2021
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Announcements
April 23, 2021
DEAF Inc. 2020 Fiscal Year Annual Report
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January 28, 2021
DBCAN Asst. Director Job Posting
DBCAN Asst. Director Job Posting
January 28, 2021
Transcript

Hello! My name Elaine Ducharme.

I am the director for the DeafBlind Community Access Network - DBCAN. This program provides services for DeafBlind individuals.

Did you know there is a DBCAN opportunity that enables DeafBlind individuals to become independent? DBCAN is looking to fill the Assistant Director position! The position is 30 hours per week with great benefits.

The responsibilities include:

     1. Manage DBCAN Provider trainings.

      2. Provide support with any issues and conflicts while making sure that Consumer and Provider questions and concerns are resolved.

      3. Set up and prepare DBCAN Advisory Council meetings three times a year and write minutes.

      4. Assist in monitoring program tracking; reviewing and advising service hours, and measuring service use.

      5. Assist the Director by monitoring issues impacting program goals and improvements, as well as outreach to both new consumers and new providers.

Qualifications include:

      1. A bachelor’s degree in human services, social work or a related field. ASL fluency preferred.

      2. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent problem solving, and works well in teams.

      3. Three years' experience with DeafBlind individuals and community as well as an understanding and sensitivity to DeafBlind culture.

      4. Three years’ experience of problem conflict solving, identifying needs, providing support, and mediating.

      5. Can communicate and sign comfortably with a variety of people, including those using tactile communication. Excellent English skills as well as competent computer skills required.

For more information, check out our website! https://www.deafinconline.org/jobs/job-opportunities

Apply today!

Announcements
January 28, 2021
DBCAN Asst. Director Job Posting
Announcements
January 21, 2021
COVID-19 Scams
COVID-19 Scams
January 21, 2021
Transcript

Hello everyone! 


My name is Robbie. Today I wanted to talk about different scams related to COVID-19. 


As we know, the COVID-19 vaccine is being disseminated throughout the US. However, there are scammers out there taking advantage of the situation. I’m going to tell you three way you can avoid being scammed:


1: You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. That’s a scam

2: You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine. That’s a scam.

3: Nobody legit will call you about the vaccine and ask about you credit card information, bank account number, or social security number. That’s a scam. 


If someone contacts you asking for personal financial information, ignore them. It’s a scam. For more information, visit these two links:



Now I’d like to discuss COVID-19 contact tracing scams. If you have contracted COVID-19, your state health department may call you. However, scammers are pretending to be contract tracers as well. I’m going to tell you five important things you need to know to be able to identify a scammer. 


1: Real contact tracers won’t ask for money. That’s a scam.

2: Real contact tracers won’t ask for your bank account information. That’s a scam.

3: Legitimate contact tracers won’t ask for your social security number. That’s a scam.

4: Your immigration status doesn’t matter for contact tracing. If someone asks about this, it’s a scam. 

5: If you receive a text or email with a link, don’t click it. It is likely a scam. 


If you experience any of these scams, report them to your state. 


Now I will discuss stimulus check fraud. The FTC issued warning signs about possible scams related to the stimulus checks. 


1: The IRS will not text you regarding stimulus checks. That’s a scam. 

2: The IRS will not send you mail with a password on it. That’s a scam. 

3: The IRS will not send you an overpayment check. That’s a scam.


Other types of scams include economic impact payments. That’s a scam. Do not apply if you already filed your 2019 taxes. Stimulus checks will be sent automatically. If you have not yet received a direct deposit in your bank account, a physical check will come in the mail. For social security recipients, no action is needed. Watch out for overpayment from the IRS. They won’t ask you to send money back. The IRS will not contact you through phone, text, or email asking for your bank account information. If you are contacted in this way, it is a scam. 


Now I will discuss scams related to online dating. If an online love interest asks you for money, it is a scam. Scammers know that millions of people use online dating sites. Scammers set up online dating profiles and are hidden amongst the websites. Here are three signs of potential scammers:


1: If someone suddenly confesses their love for you, it may be a scam. 

2: If someone asks you for money, it is a scam. 

3: If someone claims to need money for an emergency, hospital bill, or travel, it is a scam. 


Romance scammers also ask their targets for money to: 


1: Pay for their plane ticket or other travel expenses.

2: Pay for surgery and other medical expenses. 

3: Pay customs fees to retrieve something.

4: Pay off gambling debts.

5: Pay for a visa or other official documents.

Please be careful of these online dating scammers. 


The FTC reported $201 million lost since 2015 due to scammers. Here are four tips on what you can do about scammers:


1: Slow down – scammers tend to rush their targets. If someone is rushing for you to give them money, it’s a scam. 

2: Never transfer money from your bank account, buy gift cards, or wire money to someone. You won’t get it back.

3: If you think you’ve been scammed, contact your bank immediately and they will help you through the process. 

4: If you have experienced a scam, report this to the online dating site, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at ftc.gov/complaint, and the FBI at ic3.gov. 


Scammers ask people to pay them via wiring money as well as gift cards. For example, gift cards from Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, or Steam. Scammers will ask you to load money on these types of cards. Please avoid and report this. It is a scam. 


Now I will be discussing scams related to unemployment. Scammers have been sending forms to companies’ human recourses (HR) departments. HR provides information and contacts employee to let them know about the fraudulent claim. 


Sometimes employee gets mail from DUA on their unemployment benefits, with information on how to join the health connector, and a flyer for Mass Hires. This is a national scam. 


It is believed that the scammers have used stolen personal information from previous data breaches of large companies to file for the fraudulent benefits.


Now – DUA needs added identity verification measures that will temporarily delay the payment timeframe for many unemployment claims in Massachusetts. 


Some people who are filing for unemployment may be asked for additional identity information to verify their claim.



What to do if you receive notice that you are a victim of this scam:

Your HR or DUA says claim made in your name and you did not file – 

Important to report this right away. 


You must report this as well as your HR department. Let them know you were scammed. Run a credit check on yourself to make sure your finances are in order. 


If you discover that your finances have been tampered with, report it to these three companies:


1: Equifax

2: Experian

3: TransUnion


You can request your free credit report copy by contacting these 3 credit card companies. They will help you. 


That concludes this informative video related to scams and fraud. Please, be careful moving forward and be on the lookout. Have a good day! 



Announcements
January 21, 2021
COVID-19 Scams
Announcements
December 11, 2020
Independent Specialist Position Available
Watch the video and read the job description in PDF to learn more.
Independent Specialist Position Available
December 11, 2020
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Announcements
December 11, 2020
Independent Specialist Position Available
Watch the video and read the job description in PDF to learn more.
Announcements
December 11, 2020
Support DEAF, Inc.'s Health
Dear Friends, Through everything this year, DEAF, Inc. has been here. Now I ask for you to support DEAF, Inc.’s health.
Support DEAF, Inc.'s Health
December 11, 2020
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Announcements
December 11, 2020
Support DEAF, Inc.'s Health
Dear Friends, Through everything this year, DEAF, Inc. has been here. Now I ask for you to support DEAF, Inc.’s health.
Announcements
October 5, 2020
Reopening Phases Update
Reopening Phases Update
October 5, 2020
Transcript

[Sharon is wearing a black shirt in front of a dark blue background. "Sharon Applegate, Executive Director" slides across the screen]


Hello everyone!


I hope you all are feeling well.


I want to announce DEAF, Inc.’s Phase 3 will not begin next week. We will stay in Phase 2. This means all DEAF, Inc. offices throughout eastern Massachusetts will remain open two days a week by appointment only.


Phase 2 will continue through December 2020.


DEAF, Inc. wants to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone.


We are still available to provide both remote and in-person services.


DEAF, Inc. reopening phases are subject to change, depending on public health COVID-19 data trends.


We will continue to share new office reopening updates.


Stay healthy. Stay safe. Continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.


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Announcements
October 5, 2020
Reopening Phases Update
Announcements
August 24, 2020
DBCAN Provider Job Opening
DBCAN Provider Job Opening
August 24, 2020
Transcript

[Elaine is wearing a purple shirt and sitting in front of a dark blue wall]

Hello! I’m Elaine Ducharme, the director of the DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN) program at DEAF, Inc. We are looking for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing people who are interested in working with DeafBlind people as Support Service Providers.

Providers work with independent DeafBlind adults in many regions across Massachusetts. Currently, we are looking for providers to work in the Boston area, Western Mass (Springfield, and Chicopee) as well as the Southeast region. Specifically, we are looking for a woman in the Boston area who is available to work weekends – Friday through Sunday, someone to work in Western Mass available weekdays during the day (gender doesn’t matter), and the same applies for Southeast.

For more information you can go to our website, www.deafinconline.org/DBCAN, where you’ll also find the application as well as a description of provider duties and how to work with DeafBlind individuals.

At this time due to the coronavirus pandemic, DBCAN staff will offer trainings virtually through Zoom or Video Phone (VP).

If you have questions after looking at the information on the website, please feel free to contact DBCAN staff. Thank you!

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Announcements
August 24, 2020
DBCAN Provider Job Opening
Announcements
August 17, 2020
DeafBlind in Coronavirus: Ona's Experience
DeafBlind in Coronavirus: Ona's Experience
August 17, 2020
Transcript

Transcript:

White text on black background:  The pandemic has affected everyone differently. We asked Ona, a DeafBlind DBCAN user, how she has handled new challenges.

Ona is standing in front of a light blue wall, she is a white woman with short hair and red-rimmed glasses, wearing a navy blue shirt.

Hello. My name is Ona Stewart, and I am Deaf and legally blind. DBCAN has asked me to come and talk about my experience with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Text slide: During the spring with the COVID-19 crisis, what challenges did you experience as a DeafBlind person?

When it first happened I was shocked and very confused. All had been going normally until March 15, when I saw the big announcement on the news. I quickly sent an email to my boss, who responded by explaining the situation, and that it would be safer for me to stay home.

Text slide: How did you manage your essential shopping and medical needs?

Later in March I realized I needed to go food shopping. I used Facebook and email to reach out to people who might volunteer to help. I was able to find someone, and they drove me to Market Basket, where I like to go, very early, at 7 in the morning. Once there I noticed that many products, like toilet paper, were out of stock. I’d never seen anything like it!

Since then I’ve done different types of things, like going shopping together, or giving someone my list for them to shop for me and paying them for the food later, or even getting a guide to go to the bank with me, and more recently to get a haircut.

Sometime around April or May I first started hearing about safety recommendations like wearing a mask and washing your hands with soap or sanitizer. A friend explained to me the importance of washing my hands after going food shopping with them, so that I wouldn’t get sick. It’s interesting, some providers I work with have different comfort levels. One doesn’t mind that I sit in the passenger seat, but another told me to sit in the back of their car.

I haven’t had many issues with food shopping. I’ve noticed some stores are more crowded and have much longer lines than others. Market Basket is a lot more crowded than Stop and Shop or Star Market. I try different ones to find the best option.

Like I said, DBCAN providers have different comfort levels. Some providers prefer to stay home, while others will go out to work as long as we are both wearing masks. It’s important to respect everyone’s decisions about working or not.

Text slide: Now it looks like Coronavirus will last for a long time. What are your plans for the future if the virus doesn’t go away soon?

I hope Coronavirus doesn’t last very long. I’m constantly watching the news on TV to see what’s going on. I keep track of the cases going up or down, and was disappointed to see them going up again. But I have a good support network. I ask friends for help when needed. I even bought masks from a friend who was making them.

I have Zoom meetings with my boss and we use the chat to communicate. Recently he asked me if I was comfortable going back to work in July, but I was too nervous. I would have to take public transportation, and it’s hard to maintain social distancing as a DeafBlind person, I could easily bump into someone, and I would have to use touch to find my way around. After some negotiation he agreed that I could wait until September to go back to work. I pray to God the cases decrease by then.

Take care of yourself everyone! Have a good one!

Announcements
August 17, 2020
DeafBlind in Coronavirus: Ona's Experience
Announcements
August 11, 2020
DeafBlind in Coronavirus: Brian's Experience
DeafBlind in Coronavirus: Brian's Experience
August 11, 2020
Transcript

White text on black background:  The pandemic has affected everyone differently. We asked Brian, a DeafBlind DBCAN user, how he has handled new challenges.

Brian is sitting in front of a dark blue wall. He is a white man, wearing glasses, a mask under his chin, and a blue shirt under a neon orange vest.

My name is Brian Copolla, I live in Methuen Massachusetts, I'm hard of hearing and legally blind. I just communicate by voice and I use hearing aids.

Text slide: During the spring and COVID-19 pandemic, what challenges did you experience as a DeafBlind person?

It's been...rather tough... being able to handle this by myself because my sister Susan has had to take care of my mother too. I experienced some challenges trying to keep social distance. That's why I kept my mask on because I knew it was going to be impossible to keep social distance being legally blind.

Text slide: How did you manage your essential needs like food shopping and medical needs?

Okay, during the quarantine, my provider went and got some of the shopping for me at a Shaws in Melrose, and he brought it to me and what I would do is pay him. Some of the stuff he couldn't get for me so what I would do is get on the bus and go to Market Basket near my house and get it for myself. And I did the same thing with my medicines.

Text slide: Do you have any suggestions for DBCAN consumers and providers to work together, safely?

What they should do to work together safely is mask, testing, and if they are uncomfortable with something, psychotherapy.

Text slide: Thank you Brian!

Announcements
August 11, 2020
DeafBlind in Coronavirus: Brian's Experience
Announcements
July 17, 2020
Fall 2020 RSL Class
Fall 2020 RSL Class
July 17, 2020
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Robbie: Hello! We have exciting news to share with all of you! We will offer a unique class this fall! What is the class? Want a hint?

Elvira: (in RSL) Hello! My name is Elvira and I will teach RSL.

Robbie: Do you know what she signed? Many hearing people think sign language is universal. However, there are many different sign languages around the world.

Elvira (RSL) Robbie (ASL): Hello, Happy, Mother, Dog, Class.

Robbie: Elvira just taught you Russian Sign Language (RSL). She will be our RSL teacher this fall. There will be 15 seats. The class will fill fast so grab your seat as soon as possible!

Elvira: See you this fall! Come learn RSL! It will be fun!

Announcements
July 17, 2020
Fall 2020 RSL Class
Announcements
July 7, 2020
Phase 3 Vlog
Phase 3 Vlog
July 7, 2020
Transcript

Hello! Welcome back to MA’s reopening phases explanations.  This vlog is updates about the state’s Phase 3.

There is good news! Governor Baker announced last week that COVID-19 cases are still trending down, and state will go ahead with Phase 3.  It is important to understand that phase 3 will have parts (or steps) and may last a long time.  

Phase 3 is called “Vigilant” and the color is green. The date to start for Phase 3, Step 1 is on July 6th (Monday). For Boston only, the date is to start is on July 13th (Next Monday). Those are two different dates depending on the area.

The following businesses will be eligible to reopen. Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues; museums, cultural and historical sites; gyms, fitness centers and health clubs; and professional sports teams may hold games without spectators.

Some human services programs can operate, such as health programs, substance abuse services, and some therapy services for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Indoor gatherings or groups are limited to 25 people. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people. This includes community events, weddings, sporting events, concerts, conventions and more.  However, if the event happens in a large open area where people can remain 6ft apart, there can be more than 100 people.

More questions? Let us know in the comments.

COVID-19 is still on downward trend, which is good news!  However, if people do not follow safety guidelines, we could see an upward trend again and might have to move back to a previous phase, like we see in other states.

If people continue to be careful and safe, we will be able to add more businesses and programs for the next steps of phase 3. For now, enjoy the summer, and watch for more updates.

Announcements
July 7, 2020
Phase 3 Vlog
Announcements
June 26, 2020
DeafBlind Awareness Week
This week is DeafBlind Awareness Week, and we want to aknowledge the strength and tenacity we have seen from many DeafBlind individuals in overcoming new challenges.
DeafBlind Awareness Week
June 26, 2020
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Announcements
June 26, 2020
DeafBlind Awareness Week
This week is DeafBlind Awareness Week, and we want to aknowledge the strength and tenacity we have seen from many DeafBlind individuals in overcoming new challenges.
Announcements
June 22, 2020
Phase 2: Step #2 Vlog
Phase 2 Step 2 started today. Watch the vlog for an explanation of what this means for several businesses.
Phase 2: Step #2 Vlog
June 22, 2020
Transcript
Announcements
June 22, 2020
Phase 2: Step #2 Vlog
Phase 2 Step 2 started today. Watch the vlog for an explanation of what this means for several businesses.
Announcements
June 10, 2020
Phase 2: Step #1 Vlog
Hi everyone, here is a detailed explanation of phase two, which started on Monday.
Phase 2: Step #1 Vlog
June 10, 2020
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Announcements
June 10, 2020
Phase 2: Step #1 Vlog
Hi everyone, here is a detailed explanation of phase two, which started on Monday.
Announcements
June 6, 2020
Services Update Vlog
Services Update Vlog
June 6, 2020
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Sharon Applegate: Hello everyone. My name is Sharon Applegate and I am the Executive Director of DEAF, Inc. in Boston. I hope all are doing well. Our hearts go out to those that have become sick or passed away due to COVID-19. We need to stay strong, healthy, and positive. DEAF, Inc. staff have been performing amazingly and working hard during this difficult time. I want to thank the staff for that. Next you will see several ways that staff are supporting individuals addressing challenges.

Devon Hostetler: I explain how to fill out the US Census online.

Chi Kwong-Sito:  No internet? No problem, I help you to get new one.

Hayley Bernard: I distribute weekly newsletters with important information to keep people informed.

Catarina Lima: I support consumers with different levels of hearing loss find a phone system that works for them. For example, a caption phone, VP, and VP including VCO. All so they can stay connected with friends and family.

Emma Leigh Lawrence Vick: I provide peer support for Hard of Hearing seniors just like me. When they feel isolated or lonely, I give them suggestions on useful and fun things to do.

Marie Desrosiers: I guide consumers through filing for unemployment benefits.

Elaine Ducharme: DBCAN providers support DeafBlind people with essential needs, like food shopping, food delivery, and staying informed.

Tabatha Patrican: I explain the symptoms of COVID-19 and the importance of wearing masks.

Matt Kelley: I help late-deafened seniors get accessible technology, so they can stay safe and connected at home. Examples include flashing light fire equipment, and caption phones.

Ron Bergenheim: I support consumers if they have questions about Social Security benefits, including SSI, SSDI, and SSA.

Todd Suffreti: I help consumers find out where their stimulus check is.

Samantha McDonald: Staff can help consumers figure out how to order food delivery.

Sofia German: I post important information on Facebook regularly. Such as posts that stress the importance of staying home and maintaining social distancing, because someone could have the virus and show no symptoms. To keep themselves and other safe, I stress the importance of staying home and maintaining social distancing.

Sandra Bass: I help consumers learn how to use Zoom. I explain the directions clearly until they understand how to use the program.

Robert Martin: Continuing to raise awareness of ASL and the Deaf community by providing online ASL classes to hearing students.

Matt Castiglione: We are still helping consumers find safe housing during the pandemic. The pandemic will not stop us from providing support.

Sharon Applegate: Contact us if you need DEAF, Inc. services. Stay well. Stay safe.

Announcements
June 6, 2020
Services Update Vlog
Announcements
June 2, 2020
Job Opening Opporunities
We still have available positions to be fulfilled. Click here to check the job list.
Job Opening Opporunities
June 2, 2020
Transcript
Announcements
June 2, 2020
Job Opening Opporunities
We still have available positions to be fulfilled. Click here to check the job list.
Announcements
June 2, 2020
Summer 2020 Online ASL Courses are Now Open!
Summer 2020 Online ASL Courses are Now Open! Click here to learn more information and enroll.
Summer 2020 Online ASL Courses are Now Open!
June 2, 2020
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Announcements
June 2, 2020
Summer 2020 Online ASL Courses are Now Open!
Summer 2020 Online ASL Courses are Now Open! Click here to learn more information and enroll.
Announcements
June 1, 2020
Phase 1
Wondering what phase 1 is about? Click and watch the vlog.
Phase 1
June 1, 2020
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Announcements
June 1, 2020
Phase 1
Wondering what phase 1 is about? Click and watch the vlog.
Announcements
June 1, 2020
Stimulus Payment Information Vlog
National Disability Institute also provides a playlist of ASL informative videos. If you want to learn more, follow their page and playlist.
Stimulus Payment Information Vlog
June 1, 2020
Transcript
Announcements
June 1, 2020
Stimulus Payment Information Vlog
National Disability Institute also provides a playlist of ASL informative videos. If you want to learn more, follow their page and playlist.
Announcements
May 20, 2020
Consumer Spotlights
We are excited to introduce our new Customer Spotlights, we share our success stories with customers. The spotlights will be updated regularly with new stories.
Consumer Spotlights
May 20, 2020
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Announcements
May 20, 2020
Consumer Spotlights
We are excited to introduce our new Customer Spotlights, we share our success stories with customers. The spotlights will be updated regularly with new stories.
Announcements
May 15, 2020
Remote Service Video
DEAF, Inc. staff are providing services remotely. Watch two staff make sure a consumer knows how to properly wear a mask.
Remote Service Video
May 15, 2020
Transcript
Announcements
May 15, 2020
Remote Service Video
DEAF, Inc. staff are providing services remotely. Watch two staff make sure a consumer knows how to properly wear a mask.
Announcements
April 2, 2020
Introducing Sorenson's New Wavello!
Sorenson now gives you the ability to see family and friends through video when you call them through VRS.
Introducing Sorenson's New Wavello!
April 2, 2020
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Announcements
April 2, 2020
Introducing Sorenson's New Wavello!
Sorenson now gives you the ability to see family and friends through video when you call them through VRS.
Announcements
April 1, 2020
Coronavirus Visual Tool
MCDHH has created a visual tool to help hospital staff, medical personnel, first responders, and service providers communicate with hard of hearing and Deaf people
Coronavirus Visual Tool
April 1, 2020
Transcript
Announcements
April 1, 2020
Coronavirus Visual Tool
MCDHH has created a visual tool to help hospital staff, medical personnel, first responders, and service providers communicate with hard of hearing and Deaf people
Announcements
February 14, 2020
Position Available: IL Specialist
We have a position open in New Bedford! Click here for more information.
Position Available: IL Specialist
February 14, 2020
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Announcements
February 14, 2020
Position Available: IL Specialist
We have a position open in New Bedford! Click here for more information.
Announcements
January 8, 2020
Register to Vote!
Are you registered to vote for our next U.S. president?
Register to Vote!
January 8, 2020
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Announcements
January 8, 2020
Register to Vote!
Are you registered to vote for our next U.S. president?
Announcements
October 1, 2019
IL Health Position VLOG
Learn more about our new position, IL Health!
IL Health Position VLOG
October 1, 2019
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Announcements
October 1, 2019
IL Health Position VLOG
Learn more about our new position, IL Health!
Announcements
August 30, 2019
EEE Virus Announcement
State Public Health Officials Announce Third Human Case of EEE in the Commonwealth. See Commissioner Florio's vlog below for more information.
EEE Virus Announcement
August 30, 2019
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Announcements
August 30, 2019
EEE Virus Announcement
State Public Health Officials Announce Third Human Case of EEE in the Commonwealth. See Commissioner Florio's vlog below for more information.
Announcements
August 30, 2019
Welcoming Intern
Last Thursday, August 22, DEAF, Inc. gave a tour of the agency to three participants of the Tomodachi Disability Leadership Program,
Welcoming Intern
August 30, 2019
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Announcements
August 30, 2019
Welcoming Intern
Last Thursday, August 22, DEAF, Inc. gave a tour of the agency to three participants of the Tomodachi Disability Leadership Program,
Announcements
August 23, 2019
DEAF, Inc. Staff Appreciation Day
Last Friday all DEAF, Inc. staff and their families, as well as some Board members, met at Cochituate State Park for staff appreciation day.
DEAF, Inc. Staff Appreciation Day
August 23, 2019
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Announcements
August 23, 2019
DEAF, Inc. Staff Appreciation Day
Last Friday all DEAF, Inc. staff and their families, as well as some Board members, met at Cochituate State Park for staff appreciation day.
Announcements
New Bedford Office Announcement
New Bedford Office Announcement
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[No Transcript Available. Video is captioned] The Taunton and New Bedford offices have moved in together at a new location. Please watch the video to learn more information.

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New Bedford Office Announcement
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DEAF, Inc.'s Response to BLM
DEAF, Inc.'s Response to BLM
Transcript

Hello everyone. My name is Sharon Applegate, Executive Director of DEAF, Inc.

It was horrible how George Floyd was murdered. This is not the first time this has happened to a Black man or woman. It has happened many times, repeatedly, over hundreds of years in our history.

This cannot continue. It will destroy humanity. It will destroy our community.

In these tough times, we at DEAF, Inc. extend our deepest condolences to all people of color, particularly Black men and women, boys and girls, directly impacted by police brutality. George Floyd and many others are victims who have lost their lives or whose lives are threatened because of the color of their skin.

We white people must do more! We can’t just post. We need to have dialogues and take action. We heard you.

As part of a diverse Deaf community nationwide, we must continue to work together to confront and prevent acts of hate and bias. DEAF, Inc. is committed to ensuring our services are inclusive to all. We are committed to addressing systemic, institutionalized oppression, discrimina;on, and racism in society and in our community.

We may not always know exactly what to do or what to say but we are committed to learning, making changes, aiming to do better, and working together to achieve equity for all people.

DEAF, Inc. stands in solidarity with our Black Deaf community and the wider Black community in Massachusetts and across the country in the fight against police brutality, racism, and social injustice. Because Black Lives Matter!

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DEAF, Inc.'s Response to BLM
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City of Boston's Coronavirus Dashboard
Visit City of Boston's Coronavirus Dashboard to learn more about coronavirus updates and statistics
City of Boston's Coronavirus Dashboard
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City of Boston's Coronavirus Dashboard
Visit City of Boston's Coronavirus Dashboard to learn more about coronavirus updates and statistics
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Coronavirus Prevention Tips in ASL by CDC
Watch the coronavirus prevention tips ASL video from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!
Coronavirus Prevention Tips in ASL by CDC
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Coronavirus Prevention Tips in ASL by CDC
Watch the coronavirus prevention tips ASL video from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!
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Hands Free Driving Law
Charlie Baker signs ban on drivers using handheld phones. Violators will face fines beginning at $100 — but not until April.
Hands Free Driving Law
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Hands Free Driving Law
Charlie Baker signs ban on drivers using handheld phones. Violators will face fines beginning at $100 — but not until April.
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Legislative Advocacy
DEAF, Inc. visited the MA State House to advocate for increased funding for Deaf and Hard of Hearing IL Services and the DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN).
Legislative Advocacy
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Legislative Advocacy
DEAF, Inc. visited the MA State House to advocate for increased funding for Deaf and Hard of Hearing IL Services and the DeafBlind Community Access Network (DBCAN).
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ALERTSMA for Coronavirus Updates
Sign up by send message “COVIDMA” to number 888-777 to obtain NEW/IMPORTANT Coronavirus information
ALERTSMA for Coronavirus Updates
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ALERTSMA for Coronavirus Updates
Sign up by send message “COVIDMA” to number 888-777 to obtain NEW/IMPORTANT Coronavirus information

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