Monday, July 21, 2014

Beautiful Quilted Lap Blanket Donated to 2014 Oktoberfest!

This beautiful quilted lap blanket will be in the Oktoberfest Live Auction!
Penny, thank you for the donation!
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Items (small to large to very large) 
would be used for prizes, silent auctions and live auctions 
during the 2014 Oktoberfest fundraiser.

Questions? Please do ask us at

Thank you very very very much!

 2014 Oktoberfest Website: Click HERE
Sponsorship, Golf & Dinner Ticket Information is in the website...please take a look at it!

2014 Oktoberfest Facebook: Click HERE
If you are on the facebook and want to get updates and new information about 
2014 Oktoberfest, click "LIKE" and you ll not miss anything!


2014 Oktoberfest Chair, Assistant Chair, Committee and Dancers

AZAD Chili Festival in Tucson September 6

SAVE THE DATE, JOIN the Contest and have fun celebrating!!!


Source: AZAD

Deaf Party Day at PDCC August 9



When:  August 9, 2014
Where: Phoenix Deaf Community Center
            1545 W. Osborn Road
            Phoenix, Arizona 85015

TIME:  Door Open 10:00 a.m.
           Bean Bag Start 11:00 a.m.
COSTS:  $5.00 each player

If possible, please RSVP with Russ Bye at

(Everyone bring their own lunch)

TIME:    Door Open 4:00 p.m.
             Potluck Start: 5:00 p.m.
             Card Fly: 6:30 p.m.

   $25.00 per player
TRAIN GAMES: $8.00 per player

We will provide BBQ Hamburgers and Hot Dogs.
You bring any kind of COLD SIDES and/or DESSERTS
(Note: If you don't bring anything - it will cost you $10.00 per person)
Contact: Larry DeVenny - or 480-559-9311
             Russ Bye - or
             Donald Cox - 480-347-0587

Sent by Larry DeVenny

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Your Vote Counts! Arizona Voter Registration Information

Our Deaf Specialist Sean speaks on
Your Vote Counts! Arizona Voter Registration information


Source: ACDHH

How to Complete the Arizona Voter Registration Form
Our Deaf Specialist Beca speaks on
How to complete the Arizona Registration Form 

Source: ACDHH

Open Caption Movie in Tucson July 23

Source: Tucson Deaf News

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Open Caption Movie in Surprise: July 20 & 23

Sunday, July 20  2:30 pm
 Wednesday, July 23  8:00 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 

Open Caption Movie in Scottsdale: July 22 & 24

Tuesday, July 22 12:45 PM
Thursday, July 24  4:00 PM

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Weekend with ACDHH Staff in Tucson: September 19 & 20

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Congrats to Melissa Huber! Read about Melissa here!

We are very excited to announce that our very own Melissa Yingst Huber will be awarded the Community Accessibility Pioneer Advocate Award by the Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition. 

We are thrilled she's being recognized for her work with Deaf Women United, Phoenix Deaf Women Organization and of course her work right here at DHN. She is also a fabulous counselor at Phoenix Day School for the Deaf. She is truly a shining star in the Deaf community and an advocate for equal access. 

We can't wait to celebrate with you, Melissa!

Copied from The Deaf and Hearing Network 

Defensive Driving Classes: July 19 & August 16

Defensive Driving classes with ASL interpreter(s)
that you can take to dismiss a violation that you have received.
Please be sure to inform them of your request for interpreters in advance (at least 2 - 3 days prior to class).

Saturday July 19, 2014    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tucson Airport Hilton Garden Inn
6575 S Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85756
Cross Streets: Valencia Rd and Country Club

Saturday August 16, 2014     8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Phoenix central- Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott
2520 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cross Streets: Central Ave S of Thomas Rd

If you have any questions or would like to register for the above class,  please contact Kevin Riedel  602-412-4998 Ext. 3303 or  

Az Hands & Voices 2014 Summer Expo: August 9

The Black Canyon Conference Center
in Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Arizonians in Gallaudet Reunion Pictures!

Gallaudet University Reunion Week
July 9-13, 2014

Linda Bove and Ed Waterstreet entertain the crowd as event emcees.  

Partily copied from Gallaudet News/Opening Ceremony:

In a Field House packed with more than a thousand people on the evening of July 9, Gallaudet kicked off a 150th Reunion Week that promises to be full of memories and friendships - both old and new. Alumni and veteran actors Linda Bove and Ed Waterstreet emceed the Opening Ceremony with plenty of banter and reflection on their time at Gallaudet.

"Our days at Gallaudet made us who we are," Waterstreet said."We got education, personal growth, friends ... and preparation for professional success afterward," Bove said. That combination of learning and networking is what makes Gallaudet so special to many of its alumni, they both emphasized.

Ann Tennis, G-’43, (left) shares her precious memories of Gallaudet alongside Dr. Deborah Blumenson, ’58 (middle), Albert Couthen, ’66 (right) during the Plenary Session: Looking Back.

Partily copied from Gallaudet News/Reunion Day 2: An Overview

Albert Couthen, '66, and Dr. Deborah Blumenson, '58, joined Tennis for a "Looking Back" plenary session guided by moderator Lance J. Fischer, '71. The panelists discussed their memories of their years as students at Gallaudet.

. . . . . .
Couthen reminisced about the hazing he experienced as a freshman at Gallaudet, during Freshman Fun Week, a tradition that ended in 1971. Through that shared experience, Couthen became close with many members of his class.

"We survived together, and the hazing tradition was what I am proud of, as I felt a strong tie with my class," he said.

Couthen also succeeded in athletics at Gallaudet and credits Thomas Berg, a longtime Gallaudet track and field coach, for helping him win gold in long jump at the 1965 Deaflympics.

"Berg taught me about distance," Couthen said, through training drills and four years of hard work. Couthen also recalls Berg saying, "You always need to put your effort in the first jump."

Couthen went on to become a track coach himself, at the American School for the Deaf - yet another testimony to the enduring impact of a Gallaudet education.

Source: Gallaudet News: On The Green 

Arizona's Monsoon Safety: Pull Aside, Stay Alive!

Brown Bag Luncheon: Older Driver Safety July 22

RSVP and to request for interpreting services, email:

Protecting the Safety of Older Drivers and Other Road Users

Driving is a complex and fast-paced activity. The average driver makes about 20 decisions per mile and has less than one second of reaction time to avoid a collision.

Aging can affect a driver’s ability to see, hear, make decisions and react. As we age – and as we watch our family and friends grow older – it’s time to think about changing how, where and when we drive, and eventually finding a safe transportation alternative.

No doubt, acknowledging and accepting that age has compromised our own driving ability or that of someone we know is difficult. However, far worse would be causing a crash that injures or kills you, your passengers or someone else.

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrator’s GrandDriver® program provides a checklist of things to watch for – signs that you or someone you know could be putting your life or the lives of others at risk. If any of these are consistently true, it’s time to take action:
·       Difficulty working the gas and brake pedals;
·       Difficulty merging onto a freeway or turning onto a busy street;
·       Difficulty seeing bicyclists, pedestrians and other motorists;
·       Missing or ignoring stop signs and other signs or traffic signals;
·       Reacting slowly to emergency vehicles with sirens and flashing lights;
·       Weaving, straddling lanes, drifting into another lane or changing lanes without signaling;
·       Getting lost or disoriented easily, even in familiar surroundings; and
·       Two or more traffic tickets, warnings, collisions or ‘near-misses’ in the last two years.

Taking action doesn’t necessarily equate to immediately giving up your keys.  For some, it could mean enrolling in an older-driver safety class, visiting an ophthalmologist or an audiologist, or choosing not to drive after dark or in bad weather.  For more information, visit the GrandDriver® web site at:

Learn more at the next free brown bag luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the ADOT Auditorium. Find out how to recognize when it’s time for an older driver to find new transportation options, plus get tips for talking to an older driver about this very sensitive topic.

Sent by Beca Bailey from ACDHH

Monday, July 14, 2014

Deaf Night Out Tucson Deaf Bowling: July 18

Deaf Bowling!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Fiesta Lanes
501 W River Road, Tucson Arizona

Fiesta Lanes. 
3.85/person/game $3 shoe rental.

Posted in Deaf Night Out Tucson by Libby Quinn

2014 Oktoberfest Dancers: Thrilled with Fabrics!

2014 Oktoberfest Deaf dancers will have their own "german" outfits! (lederhosen for men and dirndl for women) Mel, our costume designer will sew the outfits on her volunteer time! We can't wait to see what they look like after they are completely sewed!

Copied from 2014 Oktoberfest Facebook

2014 Oktoberfest Flyer

2014 Oktoberfest Website

2014 Oktoberfest Facebook


Message from AZAD...Deadline: July 21

Message from Arizona Association of the Deaf

NEW UPDATE: Hello Everyone! We need your attention.

DEADLINE: JULY 21, 2014 - HURRY only 2 weeks left.

NAD is looking to fill in Region IV Representative so we need someone who knows or is willing to step up and fill in that position. Other regions already filled up with vacancies and only Reg. IV one more position have not been filled. At NAD conference, Reg IV voted no contest to a candidate, so we are searching AGAIN.

To qualify to be elected, minimum requirement for 4 year term position: Must be member of NAD for past 2 years, member of State Association for 2 years, OR, 3 years of larger organization to be eligible for this position. This will be verified by NAD board.

To apply and/or for more information, contact Lisa Furr - President of AZAD, Please put subject head: Candidate for the Reg IV representative position OR e-mail David O. Reynolds at

Copied from AZAD Facebook

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Convo Unveiled a New Feature, Available July 14

Convo had an unveiling last night and provided wine and appetizers for all their guests who came to see the unveiling. Vice President of Marketing Wayne Betts Jr. made welcome remarks and announced the newest feature they had to offer.  Dated: July 9, 2014

Deaf people shown in the video were Miguel - who owns a salon shop, Tate & Sarah Tullier - who owns a photographing business, and Russ - who owns Mozzeria.

Trouble with the video? Click HERE 

FCC Sets New Rules for Online Video Clips

Regulators are establishing new rules requiring closed captions for online video clips.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously Friday (July 11) to approve the rules from Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Wheeler — signing along in American Sign Language — repeated a pledge he made at another closed captioning vote earlier this year.

“This is just the beginning in dealing with our responsibility to make sure that individuals with special needs are in the front of the technology train, not the back of the technology train,” he said.

Read more: Click HERE 

Signs of Love Coffee House: Root Beer Floats August 1

Friday, July 11, 2014

Awesome Pictures of Sean and Beca!

These people were in Atlanta 
during the National Association of the Deaf Conference
on the first week of July! 

Photo Credits: ACDHH facebook and Alvin Leff

Open Caption Movie in Surprise: July 13 & 16

Sunday, July 13  2:20 pm
 Wednesday, July 16  7:40 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 

Open Caption Movie in Scottsdale: July 15 & 17

Tuesday, July 15 2:15 PM
Thursday, July 17  4:45 PM

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oktoberfest Flyer...Pictures and Menu Included!

Click HERE to read about our wonderful guest speaker and the great musician! 

Click the links below to browse and read all information:

ADSCC General Meeting: September 13

Mark this date on your calendar! 
Many exciting things will happen during this general meeting! 
See y'all there! 

PAD Social Card Games: Saturday, July 12


Social Card Games - Monthly

This coming Saturday, July 12, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Card Fly at 12:00 p.m.

Cost?  two zero point zero zero

Chairperson: Russell Bye

Bring your own lunch

We have sodas for sale (no candies)

Questions: email at

Sent by Larry DeVenny 

Monday, July 7, 2014

AZTI Staff 2014...Reminder: Drama/Skit Night!

Click the picture above
or click HERE for the details! 

Pictures: AZAD at NAD 2014

Arizona Association of the Deaf Staff
at the
National Association of the Deaf Conference 2014
in Atlanta, Georgia 

The SuperDeafy Movie in Tucson! August 21

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NAD 2016 Phoenix...Mark these dates on your calendar!

Open Caption Movie in Scottsdale July 8 & 10

Tuesday, July 8 11:30 AM
Thursday, July 10  3:00 PM

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Open Caption Movie in Surprise July 6 & 9

Sunday, July 6  2:30 pm
 Wednesday, July 9  6:00 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!

Fourth of July Is Independence Day
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Find facts about the history of the holiday, information on fireworks safety, laws and celebrations, and tips to make your July 4th fun and safe. You can also share your birthday wishes to the United States on our Facebook page.  Click HERE to open the website...Enjoy and Learn! Have a Safe Holiday!

Our Own Arizonians in Atlanta!

Alvin, Buddy, Astrid, Bernice, Emmett, Lisa, Beca, Tom, Heather and Harvey

The picture was taken on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Volunteers Needed: Az Cardinals Fundraising Project

(Please spread the word around our Deaf Community and help PAD, please.)
Deaf Community!

The Phoenix Association of the Deaf, Inc. (PAD) is sponsoring the 9th Annual AZ Cardinals Fundraising Project during 2014-2015 football season (Aug. 9 to Feb. 1, 2015) at the University of Phoenix Stadium. There will be 10 home games plus Fiesta Bowl, Pro Bowl, SUPER BOWL, Soccer and Concert.

This is an exciting season because the SUPER BOWL will be at our Arizona Cardinals' stadium on February 1, 2015!!!  

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS who can work and also watch the game at the same time. For each volunteer, $65 will be paid and the money will go to PAD or the other affiliates (affiliated organization).

Interested??? Please contact Carol Newman at Please let me know as soon as possible as the orientation starts this week and will continue until end of July.

Please check below for the AZ Cardinals' football schedule for this fall.

For affiliates (affiliated organization), please pass on this message to your organization (members). Thank you!

Many thanks!
Carol Newman
PAD Volunteer Coordinator

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AZTI 2014 ASL Drama/Skit Night July 8

Announcing the AZTI 2014 ASL Drama/Skit Night!!! 

Who ??? : Open to Family and Friends of the AZTI ASL immersion 5-day program, members of the Deaf community, Students of ASL. (No voicing from attendees please). 

What ??? : A FUN and casual evening of watching ASL students (of various levels of experience) participate in a diversity of FUN, SILLY and ENJOYABLE skits. All performed in ASL. 

When ??? : Tuesday, July 8, 2014/ 7:00 PM 

Where ??? : Franciscan Retreat Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 

Cost ??? FREE!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Open Captioned Movie in Surprise July 2

Wed. July 2nd, 7:40 pm

 Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 

Open Caption Movie in Scottsdale July 8 & 10

Tues 7/8 @ 11:30 AM & Thurs 7/10 @ 3:00 PM

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

ASL Part-Time ASL/ITP Faculty Openings in Flagstaff

ASL/ITP at Coconino Community College ASL Part-time Faculty Openings 

Coconino Community College located in Flagstaff, AZ currently has openings for ASL faculty members. We are a unique program serving the needs of students in northern Arizona. Classes are taught in person, with ITV capability depending on enrollment. Interested candidates will have a bachelors degree and ASL teaching experience. 

Please contact Sarah Benton at


Welcome July!

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Heat Tips in HOTzona!!!

Surviving Arizona's Extreme Heat
Heat Tips: Water, Pets, Cars, Clothing, Outdoors and Indoors

Oktoberfest Countdown!!! Exciting!!!!oktoberfest/c23s1

 Buy an individual dinner ticket! -or- Be our 2014 sponsor: tickets included! Join us and have a German spirit during the fundraiser! This Oktoberfest event is for all YOUNG and OLD cheerful and fun people!

Need more information? Ask us!

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Facebook: Click HERE to open and read all posts in the facebook 
or type: 2014 Oktoberfest in the facebook white box next to the "F" icon!