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Adult Shabbaton Held In New York

NCSY's 'Our Way' program in New York City hosted a special Shabbaton program at Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue during the weekend of April 27 & 28th. Mattice Aaronson was the contact person providing programming information as well as meals, housing and special needs.

Cochlear Implant Film Nominated

"Sound and Fury", a $800,000 documentary that took four years to produce, according to CNN Financial News, has been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar. This program "examines the debate within the deaf world about a controversial medical device that can help hear ing improve drastically". Having played at two dozen film festivals including Sundance, it has already won a number of awards not to mention exposure on `Dateline NBC', 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' and 'Good Morning America'.

Holmes To Chair Accessibility Committee

At its March board meeting, the 25-member Access Board, a coordinating body among federal agencies with half of its members representing federal departments and the other half appointed by the President to representing the community in four-year terms elected Pamela Holmes to be its chair. Holmes, who had been appointed to the Board in 1994 by then-U.S. President Bill Clinton, is director of consumer and regulatory affairs at Ultratec, Inc. in Madison, WI. According to a statement issued by the Access Board, Holmes was reappointed to a second term in 1997 and during her tenure on the Board, has played a lead role in the Board's development of accessibility requirements for telecommunications equipment and Federal electronic and information technology. She also chaired the Board's Technical Programs Committee for three years. The Access Board as an independent federal agency develops and maintains accessibility guide lines and standards for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment and Federal electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on its design criteria and enforces access standards that cover federally funded facilities.

JDRC Coordinates Jewish Liturgy

The Jewish Deaf Resource Center, Inc. (JDRC) hosted Jewish Liturgy Hevrutah in ASL, Part Two on Sunday April 29th at Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun in New York City. Marla C. Berkowitz and Naomi J. Brunnlehrman coordinated the study of Jewish texts. JDRC can be contacted at JDRC501C30aol.com, 212/396-9672 TTY or 212/585-3841 Voice.

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