Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing to host deaf awareness open house

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The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) will celebrate Deaf Awareness Week with an open house and community panel event on Sept. 21.

Deaf Awareness Week focuses on the importance of the use of sign language. The theme of the event is “Full Inclusion with Sign Language,” focusing on the significance of deaf culture. 

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The open house is meant to increase public awareness of deaf equality, people, and culture. Panelists will be featured to share their personal stories. The panelists will discuss topics such as: birth right, deaf identity, accessibility, equal employment opportunities and bilingual education. 

ACDHH will give attendees an opportunity to interact with staff and others in the community while enjoying complimentary refreshments. The event is free to attend and ACDHH will be live streaming the event for those unable to attend.

The purpose of ACDHH is to ensure accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.
See more information below:
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, from 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: 100 N. 15th Avenue Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007

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