From Provincial Health Services Authority:
We heard your input: developing an efficient and successful model for the delivery of a provincial medical Sign language interpreting service begins with input from the community it is meant to serve. To make that happen, we now need your help! We need your insights and suggestions to ensure that our future services are informed by patients, family members and caregivers’ experiences.
We are looking for people with a passion for service improvement, familiarity with community engagement and lived experience or knowledge in medical Sign language interpreting services. We are seeking members who represent the Deaf, Deaf-blind and Hard of Hearing community and will consider demographic and regional diversity in our selection process.
The English version of this video can be found here:
ASL Community Advisory Group Announcement
Lifetone Technology recall – This recall involves the Lifetone HLAC151 Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock, an assistive alerting device intended for in-home use by individuals with hearing loss. It is to be placed in a nighttime sleeping area next to the bed.
The white, rectangle clock measures 21.6 cm (8.5 inches) wide by 10.7 cm (4.2 inches) high by 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) wide. The fire alarm and clock has “Lifetone” printed on the front of the unit and a digital display with the date, time, and type of emergency. There is a large black dome-shaped microphone on the top left of the alarm.
This recall involves units with a production date of July 2016 with serial numbers ranging from AC160600001 through AC160604102 and production date of March 2017 with serial numbers AC170100001 through AC170106030 only. The serial number is printed on the left side of the silver sticker on the bottom of the unit.
The UPC code for this product is: 899142002009. – read more HERE
IDHHC hosted a Townhall meeting on June 16th for members of the Deaf Community. It was facilitated by Linda Cundy of Edmonton.
For those who could not attend in person, IDHHC has provided the following two ASL videos
(Note: The following ASL to ENG interpretation was done during the presentation, was not rehearsed and has not been edited for the purposes of this video. Please disregard any unintentional errors):