October Update

Video Transcript:

 

[ID: A white man is wearing a black shirt and brown glasses. He has a mustache. In the background there is a beige-colored wall with two paintings. The painting on the left depicts a small brown boat with green-blue seas and blue sky, white clouds, and bright yellow sun. The painting on the right shows a tan lighthouse, a red-roofed and bricked house, and a rocky trail right next to the beach.]

 

Hi everyone! Happy October! We hope you all are doing well! Hope you all are saying safe and hope you all are having a great Fall season! What did we do for the month of October? Check it out! 

 

[ID: a black background with white letters that read: “Equity Where We Work”]

 

[ID: a white woman is wearing a blue blouse with a black blazer. She is wearing round rectangular glasses with two pearl earrings that hang. The background shows a light green coloring and you can see two frames (the left picture shows a bright pink chicken with red dots and a colorful tail, and the right picture shows a purple chicken with squared body and yellow dots, and the background is orange.)]

 

Adjacent Space is now set up to hire Deaf and hearing interpreters. If you are interested in being contacted for future possible interpreting or translating opportunities, please contact us at info@adjacentspace.org!

 

We have set up a new email address: probono@adjacentspace.org. This email will cover all pro bono requests that the community may have for events that you wish to see in ASL. Please know that Adjacent Space is not an interpreting agency and we do value the work that interpreting agencies provide to our community - this is to fill a need within our community of opportunities that are often left inaccessible. If an entity approaches us about a pro bono need, after assessing that need we find that under the Americans with Disabilities Act there should be paid, coordinated services, Adjacent Space will provide resources to hire an interpreting agency. If you are an interpreter and you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via this email address and we will be sure to add you to our list!

 

[ID: a black background with white letters: “Equity Where We Live”]

 

[ID: A white man is wearing a black shirt and brown glasses. He has a mustache. In the background there is a beige-colored wall with two paintings. The painting on the left depicts a small brown boat with green-blue seas and blue sky, white clouds, and bright yellow sun. The painting on the right shows a tan lighthouse, a red-roofed and bricked house, and a rocky trail right next to the beach.]

Ed Zwilling’s ADA Zoom Session now has a transcript! It’s up on our website and Facebook! Take a look at www.adjacentspace.org under Local Accessibility tab to find the Americans with Disabilities Act button! Over the course of the next three months, Adjacent Space will be releasing a series of surveys to be distributed and used throughout facets of our community to understand the current barriers and promote more equitable spaces. One survey includes questions about the accessibility of your city. Please help us out by filling out this survey to continue towards overall improvement. 

 

Adjacent Space has created a new ClearMask Request Form for businesses, organizations, and companies to fill out in order to receive free ClearMasks! Please either contact us at info@adjacentspace.org or check our Facebook for more information on how you can receive free ClearMasks!

 

The ClearMask Campaign team will set up distribution centers where we will give out free ClearMasks to anyone who needs them! Which cities will host distribution centers in? 1. Birmingham, 2. Talladega, 3. Huntsville, and 4. Mobile. Date and time? November 13 at 5:30-6:30pm. Where should I go? There will be a slide after this video that will announce addresses for each city! Please understand that when you arrive, we will ask you to do a short survey for data collecting purposes—but it will be simple, short, and quick! Then you can get your free ClearMask! See you there!

 

[ID: a black background with white words that read: 

Addresses: 

 

BIRMINGHAM: Crestwood Pharmacy & Soda Fountain. 5502 Crestwood Blvd Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35212.

 

TALLADEGA: Student Center Parking Lot at Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD). 205 South Street East, Talladega, AL 35160.

 

Mobile: To Be Announced

 

Huntsville: To be Announced]

 

[ID: a black background with white letters that read: “Equity Where We Play”]

 

[ID: a white woman with her hair tied in a messy bun is wearing a black shirt. The background shows a purplish-pinkish coloring.]

 

We believe in connecting with our community is important; that’s why we were excited to do introductions of our team members to the community! We were touched and warmed by your comments on social media; thank you!! Look for the partnership between Thank You Books (a local bookstore) and Adjacent Space as we team up to provide a Deaf Interpreter to interpret their weekly story time on Saturday morning at 9:30am on November 7th!

 

We have a new event coming up! It will be a holiday captioned drive-in movie! We would like to recognize and thank Regions Bank and Sorenson for their contributions to this inclusive event happening soon! Thank you! Have a good day!

 

[ID at the end: a white background with two hands signing “equality” with large, bolded black words that read: ADJACENT SPACE. At the center of the image there is a triangle that depicts a colorful and vivid mix and swirl of colors that include the following: teal blue, green, gold, brown, gray, black, and dark colors.]