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Archives for category Puerto Rico

Event Followup: S.O.S 15th Anniversary

Posted by on in National News & Events, Puerto Rico

Over 150 people attended Deaf Services (S.O.S) anniversary dinner party. The party was held this past Saturday the 18th at San Gabriel College.

After a delicious meal, a local group of ASL performers known as “Hands Performance Group” or “HPC” entertained the audience with an array of popular songs, going from romance to comedy and in between.

As the evening can to an end, the spotlight was on Alan Abarbanelle a.k.a....

Silent? No More: The Government Listens to the Deaf

Posted by on in Global VRS News, Puerto Rico

Last Saturday, September 11, 2010, Torres along with representatives from the Office of the Solicitor for Handicap (representing our Governor Luis Fortuño), the CEO of the Senate’s Social Well-being and representatives from the Office of Elderly Affairs were all gathered at “Sol” Theater in San German, PR. They were part of a discussion panel meant to explain how each of them can aid as well as have a positive influence for the Deaf,...

A Simple Sign Means the World

Posted by on in Global VRS News, National News & Events, Puerto Rico

News Article from Puerto Rico written by Karol Joselyn Selpuveda for Primera Hora on September 2nd 2010, about an upcoming event related to the Deaf.

They learn the non verbal language that not many know, and they fight for their right to be accepted in a society that, on many occasions, treats them as “invisibles”. They are the Deaf community.

To help this community learn about their rights, there will be a conference-forum...

Emergency Situations: Observe, Understand and Act

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On May 15th, 2010 Gracias VRS will have a special event regarding the adequate use of the Emergency services in Puerto Rico.  We will also have a First Aid conference to help the deaf community understand how important is to do the right thing at the right time to save a life.  The event is titled “Emergency Situations: Observe, Understand and Act”.  We will also have representatives from the State Patrol, The Fire Department...

Mr Rogelio Figueroa visits Gracias VRS Hatillo Call Center

Posted by on in Global VRS News, Puerto Rico

On February 5th, 2010 Mr. Rogelio Figueroa, Environmental Activist and Governor Candidate for the PPR Party (Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico) arrived to the Gracias VRS Hatillo Call Center. As he toured the premises, he admired the building and its presentation. He recognized the significance of our competent and professional interpreters for the Deaf Community. Mr. Figueroa expressed that Gracias VRS and ASL Latino “are opening doors for...