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Towson University to host Deaf-Blind conference

Week of workshops, activities planned for Deaf-Blind community  

 

TOWSON, Md. (June 14, 2006)—Towson University is hosting the 2006 American Association of the Deaf-Blind National Conference June 17–23 on the TU campus.

About 500 Deaf-Blind people and 500 support service providers—who work one-on-one with Deaf-Blind conference delegates—are expected to attend and stay in the Baltimore area for the duration of the conference. TU and AADB staffs have been working for months to prepare the campus for the delegates, including installing a special communication center with the latest technology helpful to the Deaf-Blind community.

Throughout the week, participants can choose from dozens of activities geared to the Deaf-Blind community, including a variety of workshops, a daylong visit to the Inner Harbor, dances and athletic events.

Workshop topics include:

  • "Communicating and Interacting with the Public”
  • "Owning Your Own Business”
  • “What Technology Can Do for Deaf-Blind People”

  • “Are You Ready? Basics of Emergency Preparedness”

 

The conference is sponsored in conjunction with the Towson’s deaf studies program.

Please contact Sheryl Cooper, TU Deaf Studies Program Coordinator, at 410-935-4427, or visit www.aadb.org/conferences/schedule.htm for more information.

 

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