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See How Well You Hear

Danielle Dube
Global News
April 10, 2014

“The “See How Well You Hear” app hopes to get people — youth, especially — to test their hearing at home using their eyesight. “One thing we noticed was that young people are not hesitant to get their eyes tested, which was so unusual because they’re so hesitant to get their hearing tested,” said Brett Channer, president and CCO of Red Lion Canada, the app’s creator…” READ MORE ->

Marilyn Dahl writes to the letter to the Editor of Vancouver Sun

Sent by Marilyn Dahl to the Vancouver Sun and published April 1, 2014:


TEXT with 911 – Lower Mainland area**

The 9-1-1 centre in Metro Vancouver (E-Comm started a new service for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) that allows DHHSI persons to communicate with a 9-1-1 operator through a special text system. It is available to pre-registered Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) persons.

**It is available to the following areas: Metro Vancouver area, Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Sunshine Coast Regional District, University of BC, University Endowment Lands, Barnston Island, Howe Sound Communities, and Indian Arm/Pitt Lake Communities (Boulder Island, Carraholly Point, Northern Portion of Indian Arm and West side of Pitt Lake).

For more information, please check out the following pdf files by clicking the logos below.

E 911 Information for Deaf, HOH and SI

E 911 Information in Text

E 911 Information for Deaf, HOH and SI

E 911 Information on Slides

Texting 911 Soon Available for Those Who Need It …

Gillian Shaw
Vancouver Sun
January 24, 2014

“Texting 911 is one step closer to reality with Friday’s announcement that Canada’s wireless carriers have upgraded their networks, making it possible to implement a text with 911 service for people who are deaf or speech impaired….” READ MORE ->