Executive Director and Communications and Outreach Coordinator of the council, Steven Snow and Sierra McIver, respectively, will present the workshop to emergency-response teams throughout the state free of charge and provide visor cards and other resources to people who are deaf.
Those who would like to be involved in collaborating with their local police departments or other emergency-response personnel to arrange the training, which lasts 1.5 to 2 hours, in their area, are welcome to comment below.
Additionally, American Red Cross of Greater Idaho has received grant funding for Sound the Alarm, a program through which it distributes smoke detectors free of charge. The initiative provides bed-shaking alarms to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Idaho residents who are interested in receiving an alarm through the program are also welcome to comment below.
Providing training for law enforcement about working with deaf and hard of hearing populations is one of the 2020 priorities of the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Idaho National Laboratory K-12 Education Enrichment Program volunteers will present a workshop for elementary-school students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families at Lincoln Elementary School (358 E. 2nd S.) in Rexburg Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. It will be delivered in English with American Sign Language interpreting. Presenters will wear the FM-system and remote-microphone transmitters of those who supply them.
Do you know any individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing ages 13-22? Please share as they have the chance to win a $50 gift card. We are particularly in need of participants who use LSL. Thank you!
Hello! Your southern Idaho National Park areas need your input. We're doing an access evaluation and we want your comments. Why haven't you been to Craters of the Moon, City of Rock, Hagerman Fossil Beds, or Minidoka National Historic Site? Is it due to access issues? Comment at: