Saturday, October 15, 2016

November 4, 2016 - Dancing with the Deaf Stars

Don't Forget - Texas Hold'em, Crazy Eight & 31 - October 15, 2015

October 20, 2016 - Deaf Corner Rally Letter

To Families, friends, Deaf community, and allies,

October 20, 2016 is the day we march down and voice our minds. Communication! Education! Jobs! (CEJ). As we desire those things for decades and little by little, we achieved some and yet some we didn’t.

This time, Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) decided, it is ENOUGH and it is time to CHANGE. Join us as the public will watch us, notice us, and understand our issues. We assembled a team to put a lot of work into this because we know the potential outcome.

Here is the schedule below and with an address to guide you where you can rally with us at Police Dept Main Station 270 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.

• 9am - 10am: Meet Police station - Set up banners, signs and introduction why we protest.
• 10am - 1030am: MARCH around the police station and VR building
• 1030am - 11am: Presenters
• 11am - 1pm: Deaf Corner Rally
• 1pm - 2pm: Lunch break / Social - We will provide bottle water and snack
• 2pm – 4pm: Deaf Corner Rally
• 4pm – 430pm: Clean up / Social

As you see the schedule, We march for a mission that is to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil betterment, to end the jobs/education discrimination, to shatter the communication barrier and to provide equality for Deaf Community.

Friday, October 15th, we will have a pre rally party at Tucson Deaf Community Center, 1436 N 11th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705 at 6 pm We will be making signs for the rally to march down with. We will also a have brief explanation on what to expect and what not to expect. Please come and support us and bring all the questions and concerns you have.

Are you going to the October 20th Deaf Corner Rally? 


Contact Tina Jarvis at
Mark Mludlow at
Delynn Saunders (623)-208-4747 VP 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ACDHH - Commissioner Elizabeth Booth Honored as the First Place Winner by Oticon

OCTOBER 10, 2016

Commissioner for Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

Honored with 2016 Oticon Focus on People Award

(PHOENIX – Oct.  10, 2016) – The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) is pleased to announce that Commissioner Elizabeth (Liz) Booth was honored as the first place winner the advocacy category by the 2016 Oticon Focus on People Awards, a national competition that celebrates people who are helping to eliminate negative stereotypes of what it means to have a hearing loss.

Booth was honored at a special awards ceremony at Oticon, Inc. U.S. headquarters in Somerset, N.J. on Sept. 27. More than 100 hearing care professionals from across the U.S. attended the event to celebrate her achievements. As part of her award, Booth designated the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and the HLAA, Sun Lakes Chapter as her choice for a $1,000 donation from Oticon, Inc.

People from across the country cast thousands of votes at to help determine who among the 12 finalists would be the 2016 first, second and third place winners in the Adult, Student, Practitioner and Advocacy categories.

“Outstanding volunteers, like Elizabeth Booth, are opening doors of opportunity for all people with hearing loss,” said Oticon President Peer Lauritsen. “Elizabeth generously shares her time, talent and personal experience with hearing loss to help others with hearing loss live full and productive lives. We are inspired by her optimism, her dedication and her ‘can do’ attitude.”

Aside from being an ACDHH commissioner, Booth is the co-leader of two HLAA chapters and her popular “Listening with Liz” column appears in HLAA and Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) newsletters.  She is a mentor for cochlear implant candidates and recipients and a frequent volunteer for research studies at Arizona State University.

Booth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in education and psychology from Gettysburg College and a master’s degree in English Literature from Northwestern University and a master's degree in Reading Education from Montclair University. She is currently a retired teacher and reading specialist.

She has been married to her husband Harold for 44 years and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Booth resides in Sun Lakes, Ariz.

Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents,   ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.

The Oticon Focus on People Awards program was created in 1997 by Oticon, Inc., one of the world’s oldest and most respected hearing instrument manufacturers. Through the national competition, Oticon, Inc. aims to call attention to common misconceptions about hearing loss and motivate people with hearing loss to take advantage of the help that is available to them. The company’s goal is to reach out to the 80 percent of an estimated 48 million Americans who could benefit from hearing solutions, but who fail to seek professional help.

October 18, 2016 - Court Night




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 22, 2016 - Effective Communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Workshop

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits public accommodations — like restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors' offices, lawyer’s offices, retail stores, libraries, private schools, and day care centers —from discriminating against an individual on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods and services. The ADA guarantees Deaf and hard of hearing individuals more than mere access to public accommodations; it guarantees them “full and equal enjoyment” of their facilities and requires them to consider how their facilities are used by non-disabled guests and take reasonable steps to provide disabled guests with a like experience. This workshop, presented by attorney Chris Carlsen of the Arizona Center for Disability Law, will help to clarify the requirements of the ADA regarding the provision of interpreters and other auxiliary aids.  If you have questions, please contact Vicki Bond at

Tucson Deaf Community Center
1436 N 11th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705

October 15, 2016 - Texas Hold'em, Crazy Eight & 31 Event

The Circus Academy of Tucson Offers Drop in Classes and Programs Accessible in ASL

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tucson Chatting Craft Club Tuesdays 10 am - 4 pm

Tucson Chatting Craft Club
Palo Verde Church
651 S Kolb RdTucson, AZ 85710
Open on most Tuesdays from 10 am - 4 pm

Calendar of Events
  • September 13,  20 and 27.
  • October - 4, 11, 18 and 25.
  • October 25 - Halloween gift exchanges
  • November - 1, 8, 15, (22 - no CCC - Thanksgiving week) and 29.
  • December -  6, 13, (20 and 27 No CCC - Christmas weeks)
  • December 13 - Christmas gift exchanges
  • January - (No CCC on 3rd after New Year 2017 week).
  • January Tuesday's, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Bring your own Lunch!  Bring your craft projects!

If you have questions, please text Donna Jones at 520-310-6884.