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Ohio: Deaf Zoo Day 2010 on June 26th
Deaf Zoo Day 2010 - Cincinnati News at Cincinnati.com
The 8th Annual Deaf Zoo Day will take place on Saturday, June 26th from 9:00am until 4:00pm, rain or shine. This event gives Deaf and hard of hearing individuals a chance to enjoy the zoos exhibits and interact with zookeepers through sign language interpreters, otherwise not available throughout the year. Last year over 300 members of the Deaf Community, from all over the tri-state attended this event, making it the largest Deaf Zoo Day in the United States.
This year, the Center will offer sign language interpreted animal shows, children’s activities, and discounted ticket prices. Lunch will be provided from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Serengeti Pavilion. Please contact Sharon Yurkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website for more information at Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center - Home or call (513)221-0527.
Community Services for the Deaf (CSD) is a department within the Center and is one of ten designated Community Centers for the Deaf in the State of Ohio. CSD provides outreach, advocacy, education, summer programming for children and teens who are Deaf, sign language interpreting, C-Print transcription, sign language classes, Deaf Teen Club, mentoring, “Deaf” zoo day where exhibits are interpreted by volunteer interpreters, ADA consultation, assistance with activities of daily living, video phones for public use, leadership training activities for adults, assistive device consultation, sales and provision of devices at reduced rates for those needing financial assistance.
The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center strengthens our community by supporting individuals and families to overcome obstacles to communication. We believe that communication is the foundation of all human interactions. We provide a barrier-free, inclusive and nurturing environment for anyone seeking to overcome obstacles regarding speech, hearing or deafness regardless of their ability to pay. To make a donation to the Center please contact (513) 221-0527, visit Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center - Home or mail to 2825 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219. The Center is a United Way Agency.
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