Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) provides free services for people of all ages who are deaf, deaf-blind, late-deafened, hard of hearing, parents of deaf children, children of deaf parents, family and co-workers, educators, interpreters, and nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses who employ or interact with deaf and hard of hearing people. NVRC directly serves the residents of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William County along with the City of Alexandria. However, our reach for information sharing oftentimes extends beyond the local area.
NVRC provides an extensive database of resources, conducts free workshops, offers a daily e-mail news service and maintains an active website. Outreach personnel give presentations; hold support groups, and staff exhibits to provide information and awareness. Each year the Center brings together agencies, businesses and organizations with the deaf and hard of hearing community for its Celebrate Communication Expo.
NVRC's Executive Director actively advocates on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing persons through conducting needs assessments and surveys, tracking legislation, meeting with stakeholders and policymakers, attending and presenting at conferences and meetings, and participating in local, state and national level organizations.
After being a part of the Northern Virginia deaf community for more than 23 years, NVRC is excited to be providing sign language interpreting and cued speech transliterating services to the local community. This program, established in July 2010, enables communication to enhance the experiences of the local deaf and hard of hearing community. As a non-profit organization NVRC puts the proceeds of the interpreting services back into its programs to serve the needs of our area residents. The funds also support the needs of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and other non-profit organizations by providing low-cost or free interpreting and transliterating services.
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) provides free services for people of all ages who are deaf, deaf-blind, late-deafened, hard of hearing, parents of deaf children, children of deaf parents, family and…