The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service Marks 10 Year Anniversary

first_imgThe Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) iscelebrating ten years of providing interpreting services for Vermonters.The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service was founded October 1,1992. Ithas grown steadily as awareness of the Service, its effectiveness, and theimplications of the landmark federal legislation, Americans withDisabilities Act (ADA), also enacted in 1992, have grown.VIRS provides state-wide interpreter and CART referral services forAmerican Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreting assignments in settingssuch as governmental, mental health, medical, legal, employment,educational, civil and recreational. VIRS serves all Vermonters, bothhearing and deaf, in need of securing a sign language interpreter.VIRS also provides advocacy for deaf clients, training opportunities forinterpreters and serves as an informational resource throughout the state.Initially established with funding from the Vermont Division of VocationalRehabilitation as a pilot project, the Service is currently funded with agrant from the Department of Aging and Disabilities and with fundsgenerated from finder¹s fees.Rene¹ Pellerin, Coordinator of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,says, “Without question, VIRS enables a far more efficient and effectivesystem of locating interpreters for assignments throughout the state ofVermont. Without them, it would be a time consuming task for individualagencies and businesses to obtain interpreting services.”In honor of the tenth anniversary, and marking yet another leap forward inthe evolution of communications access within the state, VIRS is pleased to announce the official launch of a new comprehensive website,at: www.virs.org(link is external), providing information online for businesses,organizations, interpreters, deaf and hard of hearing people as well asinteractive options for requesting interpreters.A special anniversary event, open to the public, is scheduled for May 3,2003 at the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 60 AustineDrive, Brattleboro. Additional details will be announced closer to thedate.last_img read more

GSA Crushes Mariners

first_img Bio Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 DEER ISLE — The Eagles ripped two pitchers for 12 hits in five innings in a 14-3 win over the Mariners on Monday.Nick Saunders drove in four runs with three doubles and a single, Rashad Frazier had a two-run homer and an RBI single and Tom Crowe and Sam Eley each had a pair of singles for GSA.Joe Condon had a two-run single for the Mariners, who managed just three hits. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

B&H National Team won against Israel, Dragons closer to the 3rd place on the Table

first_img(Source: klix.ba) Edin Višća and Edin Džeko scored and brought victory to the football team of B&H in last night’s qualification match for the European Championship against Israel. Dragons celebrated with 3: 1 at Bilino Polje Stadium, and this victory got them closer to the 3rd place on the standings of Group B.By winning the sixth match of qualifiers for the European Championship, Dragons increased their chances for going to the continental review, which will be held next year in France. Edin Višća scored twice and Edin Džeko one time for our national team.This was the second victory for the National Team of B&H in qualifiers for the European Championship.In the next round in September, B&H football players will play against Belgium, which lost against Wales in last night’s match with the score 0 : 1. With this victory Wales remained on the leading position, while the Belgium is now on the second place, with three points more than team of B&H.last_img read more