Thursday, January 25, 2018

February 2, 2018 - Video by Sergeant Pettey with the Tucson Police Department

Hi, I am Sergeant Pettey with the Tucson Police Department, Domestic Violence Unit. We are looking forward to the Cops, Courts, and Coffee event at The Tucson Deaf Community Center at 1436 N. 11th Ave. on Feb 2, 2018, between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. Please stop by and ask the officers and detectives that are going to be there, any questions or comments that you have. We are looking forward to working with the Deaf community.

February 17, 2018 - Tucson Rodeo Deaf Day

Please contact Rena Caldwell if you have any questions. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018 - Press Conference

Arizona Leading the Way 
in Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

PHOENIX (Jan. 9, 2018) – On Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) will hold a press conference in conjunction with Arizona House and Senate to celebrate Arizona becoming the national leader in serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Arizona has become the first state in the nation to provide live stream text for committee hearings at the Arizona House and Senate. ACDHH has partnered with the Arizona House and Senate to coordinate captioning requests for Deaf and Hard of Hearing legislators with Relay Conference Captioning (RCC) through Arizona Relay Service.

Additionally, in December 2016, Arizona became the second state in the nation to offer looping technology in the hearing rooms and main chambers in both the State House and Senate.

These milestones will allow the more than 1.1 million Arizonans who are living with hearing loss to better participate in state-level government processes.

WHAT:            Press conference, proclamation reading and plaque presentation

                        Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee and Representative Heather Carter will be in attendance

WHERE:         Arizona Capitol Rose Garden
                       1700 W Washington St
                       Phoenix, AZ 85007

WHEN:            Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
1 – 1:30 p.m.

Sign Language Interpreters and mobile real-time captioning will be provided.

To learn more about the ACDHH and its efforts to improve the quality of life for the deaf and the hard of hearing, please visit

About ACDHH:
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.


Jessica Pridonoff    PR Account Supervisor

P 480 998 2600   C 513 706 0023   
2777 E Camelback Rd, Ste 300, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Sundays - Tucson Deaf Worship Center

January 14, 2018 - Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life

January 13, 2018 - Texas Hold'EM and 31

Monday, January 1, 2018


May this new year be a joyful and prosperous for you and your family. Here's wishing you best year ahead.  Happy New Year!

The Deaf Tucson News Team

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Promotional Flyer from Amazon

January 13, 2018 - Texas Hold'EM & 31

Mike Crago’s Retirement Did Not Last Long!

Hello Deaf Tucson News Readers!


I have come out of retirement 
to be your editor of 
Deaf Tucson News again.  

We look forward to serving you in the future. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 - Deaf Presenter/Game Night

November 17, 2017 - Interpreting: Know Your Rights

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Editor Announces Retirement

Today’s Special Announcement 
 from the Outgoing Editor 
November 4, 2017 

I am thrilled to announce some changes that are happening at the Deaf Tucson News. 

First, I take this opportunity to announce my retirement, effective today. It has been such an enriching experience to serve as Editor for the Deaf Tucson News for the last 5 years. During my term, I enjoyed the work. 

I would like to use this opportunity to welcome my colleague Delynn Saunders as the new Editor. I trust that she will lead the Deaf Tucson News to the next level of success in the coming years. 

Currently, the Deaf Tucson News is in very good shape and we are witnessing a growing interest of our readership. There is always room for improvement.   We appreciate your continued support. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Delynn directly. Her email address is

So long and thank you, 

Mike Crago

Friday, November 3, 2017

Latrina Harris Lewis - Our new AZAD Southern Arizona Representative

AZAD Board 2018-2019 being sworn in by Linda Bove and her assistant, Ed Waterstreet. New officers will start on 1-1-18. They are in order starting with President (3rd from left) then Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, North Region Rep, Central Region Rep and South Region Rep. Congratulations to all the new officers. President: James Wilson IV from Tucson Vice President: Scott Madsen Secretary: Ken Arcia Treasurer: Ric-Olin Lyles Representatives: Northern AZ: Alan Cartwright Central AZ: Lindsay De Hoyos Southern AZ: Latrina Harris Lewis from Tucson

November 5, 2017 - Jewish History Museum (ASL Interpreter provided)

Check on Deaf Events Calendar If you would like to add any deaf events on the calendar, please feel free to send it to
 Have a good weekend! Delynn

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The 2017 AZAD Biennial Conference, "Community. Advocacy. Networking. Together, We Can" is taking shape, yay!


The 2017 AZAD Biennial Conference, "Community. Advocacy. Networking. Together, We Can" is taking shape, yay!

We are excited to share about this upcoming exciting conference. You can see in the attached "Conference at a Glance" (schedule in orange) the names and titles of all shows and presentations with a star icon to show which are counted for RID CEUs and Professional Development. It is the shorter version. You can print copies to share with others. It can also be shared online.

Go to for the fuller version chock full of information -- pictures of entertainers and presenters, abstracts, biographies, and locations. You can also see on Facebook:

Please share this with your organization/service. Do register SOON. Do take the opportunity to renew your 2 year membership from conference 2017 to conference 2019. Anyone could also join AZAD while registering for the conference to take advantage of the discounted quote for the Combo Ticket.

Thank you for your support of AZAD.

The AZAD Board

Lindsay De Hoyos, Chair of AZAD 2017 Biennial Conference

October 21, 2017 - Texas Hold'em & 31 Event

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Events by ARTabilityAZ

October Events
Did you know that October is Disability Awareness month and also Arts & Humanities month? Sounds like a month just made for ARTabilityAZ and accessible arts experiences! Take advantage of all the arts have to offer this October.

The Astronaut Farmer
Pima Community College, Center for the Arts

Inspired by real life astronaut José Hernández, the play examines the challenges Pepito faces in school as the son of migrant farmworkers, and how his commitment to learning helps him to achieve his dream. When Pepito watched the Apollo 11 land on the moon, he knew that someday he wanted to be an astronaut. He looked at the world and saw the possibilities not the roadblocks. The same is true for his teacher Ms. Young, who dared to advocate for her students' dreams. This is one family's story of determination and destiny and a boy who set out to achieve the impossible.

ASL Interpretation: Friday, October 6th, 7 pm 

For More information: PCC Center for the Arts

Disney's Beauty & the Beast
Detour on Tour

Detour Company Theatre has it's act together and is taking it on the road! Their production of Disney's Beauty & the Beat will hit the road for Tucson and Tempe this month. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

Free  performances:
Saturday, October 7th at 4 pm, Arts for All ,Tucson
Sunday, October 9th at 3 pm,  King of Glory Lutheran Church, Tempe 

For more information:   Detour Company Theatre

The Little Prince
Theater Works

This play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviatar: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." "What is essential is invisible to the eye." In the end, both the "little man" and the Aviator must go home-each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.

For more information: Theater Works

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Broadway in Tucson

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

ASL Interpretation Saturday, October 7th at 2 pm
Captioning Sunday, October 8th at 6:30 pm

Broadway in Tucson - 520-903-2929

Arizona Theatre Company

Love always deserves another chapter. Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful and performed playwrights in the world. Chapter Two is his semi-autobiographical comedy about recently widowed writer George Schneider, who is introduced by his press agent brother to soap opera actress Jennie Malone. Both are trying to come to terms with starting from scratch, and through their friends - who are determined to see the two happy again - the pair meet and begin a whirlwind romance. The play was written as a tribute to Marsha Mason, Mr. Simon's second wife, who was also nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for playing the lead role in the film. Ms. Mason, who wowed us last season with her direction of An Act of God, will be with us at ATC to direct this comedy filled with truth and wisdom.

Captioning: Sunday, October 15th at 7:00 pm
Audio Description: Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30 pm & Thursday, October 19th at 2 pm
ASL Interpretation: Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 pm

Information: 602-256-6995  or  Arizona Theatre Company

About ARTabilityAZ
ARTabilityAZ (formerly VSA Arizona) is a statewide organization whose mission is to create an inclusive community where people with and without disabilities can learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.

Media Contact:
Name: Eileen Bagnall
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 520-631-6253 or 602-757-8118
Email address: