April 24, 2006
LiNKS Interpreting Services Attends DeafNation Expo in Pomona
LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 24, 2006–The DeafNation touring Expo Consumer show for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community will be in Pomona on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at the Fairplex, Building 8. LiNKS Interpreting Services will be among the hundreds of companies and organizations who serve the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population turning out for the show's sixth stop in its national tour.
"This event gives LiNKS Interpreting and other organizations the chance to meet with members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community from our local area and throughout the state," said Chuck Scarpaci, Director of LiNKS.
The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free. Exhibitors at the expo offer a range of products and services: video phone and communication products, educational materials, books, videotapes, on-line services, and others. Workshops and seminars will be held throughout the day. Go to www.deafnation.com for free admission tickets.
"One of the significant issues we face is a shortage of trained and professional Sign Language Interpreters," said Scarpaci. "There are more than 875,000 estimated people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. There aren't enough trained professionals to help them gain equal access to services or to carryout everyday needs," said Scarpaci.
"This is also an opportunity for individuals who are seeking a new career or planning to enroll in an Interpreting Training Program. This is a great place for them to learn more about becoming a professional interpreter and the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture," said Scarpaci.
LiNKS Interpreting, a division of Goodwill Industries of Long Beach & South Bay, provides short and long-term ASL and Trilingual (Spanish) Interpreting services to businesses, government agencies, organizations and private individuals for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.