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We need a lipreading class at the Diablo Valley College!

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I am advocate and specialist for Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) and Late Deafened Program (LD) at Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA).  When I got a good news from Ellen Mastman that she will be able to teach at the Deaf Community Center in San Leandro, I was excited because I know how eager my clients want to take lipreading class, and they want lipreading class to be available in the East Bay. 


However, according to survey I took last June for Town Hall meeting, I found out that 28% of DCARA clients want DCARA offer lipreading class in San Leandro.  But, 42.86% of DCARA clients come from Contra Costa County and wants to take lipreading class near their home.  In summary, this survey shows HOH/LD clients’ overwhelming demand for lipreading class.  Well, they preferred to take lipreading class at Diablo Valley College, but Diablo Valley College was not interested in offering lipreading class.  

We have a very strong desire to make lipreading class available at the Diablo Valley College a reality, but regardless of how powerful our desire is, we can't do this alone! We need to work together to bring this long overdue learning into our community education system. It all starts with public awareness and promotion.

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