Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NBC Law & Order episode April 3 at 9:00pm

MHIS received an email and we are posting the details here:

This is from the NYC online Deaf News:

April 3- DEAF ACTORS in Law & Order: Criminal Intent

After much rumor and anticipation - NBC has made it official!
Law & Order: Criminal Intent is featuring an episode on April 3rd, 9pm, called "The Silencer", starring a talent-heavy cast of Deaf actors, including:
Deanne Bray
Alexandria Wailes
Garrett Zuercher
Darren Frazier (from Oregon!)
Hillary Baack
Willy Conley
Raymond Luczak

Adding to the excitement, NBC broke history by hiring the Deaf extras (35 people) for a network TV episode. Please tune in to your local NBC provider on Tuesday, April 3rd at 9pm to watch the exciting bullet-ridden drama unfold! Also, if you plan to watch this episode with a group of friends, please, please, please turn your TV on, or record the episode so the Nielsen ratings go through the roof! Then more Deaf actors will be asked back to work! Support your friends! Support your acting community!"

Hope you can pass around so many watch this, and thanks,

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Is the Mid Hudson Valley "Deaf Friendly"?

The results of our first poll are in; thanks to the 10 people who participated! Three feel the Mid Hudson Valley is definitely 'deaf friendly', three feel it is somewhat so, and four feel it is a little friendly. There is obviously room for improvement to make our area 'deaf friendly' to all.

What makes a town 'deaf friendly'? What could be done to make the Mid Hudson Valley more 'deaf friendly'?

We'd love to see what you have to say.

If you want to tape a signed answer for posting, you may do so by posting a video at YouTube and sending us the link. If you want to post a signed response and don't have a camcorder, please make an appointment to see someone at MHIS.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Your Photos on Our Blog and Website

Many of you received a Photo Release Form from TRI. Please sign and return those forms as soon as you can, so we can begin including your photos on our blog and website. If you did not receive a form, please send an email to mhis@taconicresources.net and ask for one.

We have photos from the 2007 Spirit of Beacon Parade, like the one below of our favorite Dutchess County ASL Clown, Lisa Reese-Reilly and Benjamin (Bow-Tie) Krevolin, President of the Dutchess County Arts Council.
Spirit of Beacon Parade 2007

You can see more photos of ASL events in the Mid Hudson Valley in the slideshow on the right of this page. We have lots more photos to share, but we need your release forms!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Taconic Resources for Independence & Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service welcome you to our new blog! We hope you will find this a useful tool for discussing the issues facing the Deaf/ Hard-of-Hearing community and finding workable solutions.

Please feel free to suggest topics, submit blog entries and photos (via email to MHIS staff), or comment on any blog entry here.

We hope you will visit often and participate in any discussion you find here! If you are reading our first post, please leave a comment to say 'hello'.