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Sign Language-Themed Items on Sale

Harris Communications has offered a variety of hearing loss products for 30 years.

Currently, 92 themed items are available on sale, including items with “interpreter,” “I love you,” and “friends” on pins, Christmas ornaments, soaps, notebooks, key chains, bags, and jotter pads. The company offers free ground shipping for most items.

New products on sale include hard-wired smoke alarms, the Bellman & Symfon Visit Baby Cry Alerting Value Pack, and the Williams Sound Pocketalker 2 Personal Amplifier, which can be used with telecoil-equipped hearing aids.

The iLuv SmartShaker Bluetooth Vibrating Bed Shaker and Sound Alarm for iOS and Android offers a new version of the standard alarm clock with bed shaker. This bed shaker “pairs to your smartphone via Bluetooth and allows you to set your alarm by time and date with the free app, as well as choose whether to be woken by vibration, alarm tone or both.” The mobile-compatible bed shaker comes in a variety of colors and offers greater freedom for travel.

 

 

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Governor recognizes Sign Shares at awards

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recognized Sign Shares, Inc. | International of Houston at the 2015 Lex Frieden Awards in Fort Worth on Oct. 21 for the Small Business Award.

The Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities renamed the annual employment awards after civil right’s champion, Lex Frieden, who was “instrumental in conceiving and drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).”

The Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities hosted the sold out event.

Governor Abbott speaks about Sign Shares.
Governor Abbott sent a video to the awards ceremony.

Though the governor couldn’t make the ceremony, Governor Abbott recognized Sign Shares in a captioned video, where he said, “These awards honor those who go above and beyond what is required to ensure that all Texans have a chance to put their skills and talents to use in the workplace.”

“Today I’m proud to help recognize the award winners . . . It includes Sign Shares International of Houston, where the entire staff focuses on ensuring full inclusion and raising awareness of accessibility issues in the community,” he said.

Sign Shares staff at awards (l-r): Christina Goebel, Eva Storey, and Anthony Butkovich
Sign Shares staff at awards (l-r): Christina Goebel, Eva Storey, and Anthony Butkovich

Sign Shares’ CEO, Eva Storey, was present to accept the award. Together with Storey were Sign Shares’ Executive Assistant Anthony Butkovich and Advocacy Community Projects Manager, Christina Goebel.

“We are proud to employ people with all disabilities and wish to inspire other companies to do the same as our company is here to guide both employee and employer through the process within such a deserving community,” Storey said.

Eva Storey and Christina Goebel concentrate on their speeches before taking the stage to accept the award.
Eva Storey and Christina Goebel prepare before speaking at the Lex Frieden Awards.

At the ceremony, Goebel thanked Storey and Butkovich for making her feel wanted, needed, and accepted with her deafness, and for the access and inclusion Sign Shares provides to staff.

If you are an entity that wishes to open the doors for people with disabilities,  contact Sign Shares’ offices at info@signshares.com .