What is Deaf Expo?
About the Deaf Community
There has been a lot of questions about “What is the Deaf Expo?”, “What is the purpose of the Deaf Expo?”
It’s a Deaf Thing is the similarity of trade show that you see, such as boat show, pet show, or baby show. It’s a Deaf Thing focus on having Deaf, Deaf-related, and Deaf-friendly businesses for the community. The most common question that was asked throughout the year, “I’m not deaf, can I attend?” Yes, this is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Another purpose of It’s a Deaf Thing is to create awareness to the hearing world on how we function, adapt, and work in the real world without hearing. You will be amazed by how the Deaf community works with their business.
The only thing that you will see that is different in all other trade shows or expos is that everyone is using American Sign Language.
Countdown to Deaf Expo
ProjectDEAF is excited to host another ASL Events for the deaf, hard of hearing, hearing and deaf/blind community for October 3, 2020.
The Deaf Expo is not only promoting businesses but also to create awareness for the Deaf community and have resources available for:
- Hearing Family with Deaf Children
- CODA (Children of Deaf Adult)
- Deaf Literacy Center
- LGBT Section from the National Association of the Deaf
- Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Florida Association of the Deaf
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Disability Rights Florida
- Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind
- Self Reliance – Florida Telecommunication Relay, Inc.
There are various resources, such as:
- Interpreter Agencies
- Video Relay Services
- Communications Services
The Deaf Expo is not only just resources center but also extremely supportive of the Deaf Businesses that makes their own products or items to sell to the public. It’s a Deaf Thing’s goal and mission is to empower the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind Community and the businesses.
How much does it cost to check out the Deaf Expo? The tickets are free! This event is open to the public for everyone to enjoy. The next Deaf Expo is on October 3, 2020, at the Tampa Fairgrounds.
Don’t forget to get your tickets!