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Deaf-Friendly City Celebration

A few months ago, the City installed tablets at some facilities to connect the Deaf Community with on-demand, video remote interpreting services. This connection to an American Sign Language interpreter provides equal access to City services for the deaf and hard of hearing and made Newport Beach the first, LP Certified Deaf Friendly City in the United States.

On March 10, we will celebrate this achievement with Deaf Community members from Newport Beach and Southern California, along with the software provider The Language People, LLC. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marina Park, 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard, CA 92663.

What: Deaf-Friendly City Celebration 

When:

Friday, March 10
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Who:

Mayor Kevin Muldoon
Lisa Wrench, CEO, The Language People
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Marina Park, 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663 
Why:  Celebrating Newport Beach as the first LP Certified Deaf Community 
RSVP:  For planning purposes, please let us know if you are planning to attend
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-newport-beach-deaf-friendly-celebration-tickets-32173528891 
Refreshments and hearty appetizers will be served. The event is open to the public and parking is free.

 

About the Language People
Language People recently installed its proprietary video remote interpreting technology at several City facilities. This revolutionary technology allows the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate in American Sign Language through a video remote interpreter. Language People staff will be on hand to demonstrate its technology.

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