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Monday, April 21, 2014

Captions to be Provided at Giant Center Conference May 2-3, 2014

*This is a follow up from an earlier post: ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant Center

I am pleased to announce that captions will be available at the upcoming Beth Moore event at the Giant Center this May. This is the ONLY conference Beth Moore is having this year on the East Coast. If you are a Beth Moore fan, but don't attend conferences because you have hearing loss, or are deaf and don't know ASL, here is your chance to attend a LIVE, CAPTIONED event. You will see EVERYTHING that is being said at the conference.

Let's extend a HUGE thank you to Giant Center's  A.D.A Coordinator Drew Dillon for making this happen. Though the captioning committee (Nancy Kingsley, Terri Avis and I, along with volunteer ASL interpreter Carol Mellott ) unsuccessfully requested captions from LifeWay after countless emails and meeting with their volunteer team, just one call from Carol Horowitz, Managing Attorney of Disability Rights Network of PA in Pittsburg got the ball rolling.

Apparently, the only thing that needed considering was whether it was better to just pay a professional captioner the asking fee, or cover the cost of a lawsuit. Thanks to Carol and to Drew Dillon, there will be professional CAPTIONS FOR ALL!

I also want to thank Drew for the free pass that has been granted for me to attend this event.

Be sure to let them know when you register that you want to be seated where you can have access to the captions. If you have any trouble, contact me: xpressivehandz@hotmail.com

Living Proof Live

May 2-3, 2014 (Friday - Saturday)
Hershey, PA: Giant Center

Do you need to know more about captions? Learn more here: Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) and CaptionMatch

*This is a follow up from an earlier post: ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant Center


  1. Way ta go Joyce! Congratulations!

  2. That is awesome!! Wow! Just great. :) Thanks for all that you do!

  3. Thank you, (e ! I also received a kind message from Drew Dillion today that I can contact him or anyone else at Hershey Entertainment directly from now on for any captioning needs at any of the events. :-)

  4. That's wonderful, Joyce! Your situation reminded me of the poem about Rosa Parks that begins, "I am only one person. What can one person do? Rosa Parks was just one person. She said one word and the word was no. One woman said one word and the nation blushed..." Well done, Joyce.

    1. Thank you, Sarah. And thank you for sharing the words of Rosa Parks. I had a lot of help from Carol Mellott, Terri Avis, Nancy Kingsley and Carol Horowitz. :-) Having support and backing makes all the difference.