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ASL Interpreted Performance at the Theatre

Accessibility at the Fulton Theatre

The Fulton Theatre in Lancaster PA offers multiple accessibility options for deaf and hard of hearing people coming to see their shows.

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Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices amplify and clarify the sound onstage. The inconspicuous FM receiver may be used in any seat at any performance. Induction neck loops are available for patrons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch feature (also known as “T-coil” or “telephone switch” or “telephone coil”).  There is no charge to use a receiver. They are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the Audience Services Desk, located near the main lobby restrooms.

ASL Interpretation

Certified interpreters for select performances provide American Sign Language interpretation. To access special reserved seating, complete an Accessibility Ticket Reservation Form. If you need to cancel your reservation, contact access@thefulton.org so that we may extend an offer to wait listed patrons. The Pay-What-You-Want program is available for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing at all ASL interpreted performances.



ASL interpreted performances are held on the second Saturday of each Marquee Series production on the following dates:

  • TBA
Open Captioned Performances

Open-Captioned performances provide patrons with live text presentation of onstage dialogue on a LED screen situated in a box to the right side of the stage. The captions seen on the LED screen may be read from most seats in the theatre, though many prefer seats in the Parquet or Orchestra sections for the best view. An experienced captioner scrolls text in sync with the actors’ spoken word. Tickets can be reserved at the box office or online. The Pay-What-You-Want program is available for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing at all open captioned performances. Please fill out the Accessibility Ticket Reservation Form for the Pay-What-You-Want rate.

Open-captioned performances are held on the second Saturday and third Tuesday of each Marquee Series production on the following dates:

Mainstage Series

  • TBA


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Interpreters bridge communication gap for Penn State Berks student

A student at Penn State Berks is achieving her dreams with the combined help of Penn State and KDHHS. Read about Jenny Jewell Kramer and her journey in this article.


PARID Fall Conference

When: Friday to Sunday 9/20 - 9/22

Where: Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Convention Center

Early non-member admission:$190.00

Includes the entire conference. There is no daily registration option.

Annual membership meeting will be held Saturday @10:30am

Register or Learn More

Autumn Dingo

When: Saturday October 19 from noon to 5pm

Cash Prizes! Refreshments on Sale!

Price: $25 per person, $30 per person at the door
Only adults 18 and up

Where: St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd Lancaster PA 17601

Please contact Jeff Fitgerald at jjfitz1975@gmail.com with any questions.

Fill out the form below and mail to 1290 Broadcasting Rd, Wyomissing PA to buy tickets for $25.


Friends Helping Friends

Tuesday, October 22, 2024, 8am - 11pm

Donate $5 and enjoy:

  • 25% off discount shopping pass
  • Register to win a $100 Boscov's gift card

100% of your donation goes to KDHHS to support the deaf and hard-of-hearing community!

For shopping passes or info, contact:

Lori Fisher at the Reading Office: lfisher@kdhhs.net
Karen Pfortsch at the Lancaster Office: kpfortsch@kdhhs.net


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Presented by: PA Department of Agriculture & Berks County Area Agency on Aging

Program runs June 01,2024 through November 30, 2024. Checks must be used by 11/30/24

Checks are available on a first come first served basis and will not be distributed after 9/30/24

Program Eligibility

You must be 60 years old by December 31,2024 or older.
Your income must be less than: $27,861 for one person, $37,814 for two people, $47,767 for three people, and $57,720 for four people in the household.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines

Each eligible senior may receive five – $10.00 checks for a total benefit of $50.00, ONE time during the program year.

Applications available at the Berks County Area Agency on Aging and the Berks County Senior Centers. Submit your application to the Area Agency on Aging to be processed. Checks will be mailed directly to the applicant.

Use checks to purchase only the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in Pennsylvania. (Items not covered by the checks include jams, honey, nuts, cider, baked goods, citrus, tropical fruits or processed food – sliced fruits are considered processed).

Look for the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program sign at your favorite farm stand or check for participating markets at www.pafmnp.pa.gov.

For more information, call 610-478-6500, Berks County Area Agency on Aging

County Services Center 633 Court Street, 8th floor Reading, PA 19601

senior farmers market nutrition program for those over 60 to receive support buying local fruits vegetables and herbs

FREE Strobe Smoke Alarms from the Red Cross

Does someone in your household need assistive fire safety equipment? Are you interested in learning more about how to prepare your home and family against a home fire? Sign up for a home fire safety visit from your local Red Cross.


The American Red Cross and its partners install FREE assistive equipment that is designed to alert individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in the event of a fire. Resources are made available as supplies allow.

KDHHS Social Security Info Workshop

For Lancaster Deaf and HH Community – ASL Interpretation

Where: Lancaster Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

2270 Old Philadelphia Pike; Lancaster, PA 17602

(Limited – 25 people)


If you are unable to come, you can still attend virtually (Zoom- No Limit).

Social Security Administration (SSA) Presenter will explain the Social Security benefits including:

Social Security Administration (SSA) Presenter will explain the Social Security benefits including:
1- Retirement – What to do when you are ready to retire? What is the retirement age? Will you get more money if you delay your retirement? Can you work while on SS-Retirement benefit? The Social Security Retirement benefit is a monthly check that replaces part of your income when you reduce your hours or stop working altogether.
2- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – Are you qualified for SSDI? What are the rules? The SSDI program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured.” This means that you worked long enough – and recently enough – and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings.
3- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Who can apply for SSI? What are the rules? The SSI program pays benefits to adults and children who meet our requirements for a qualifying disability and have limited income and resources.
4- Appeals – What to do if you disagree with Social Security?

*** If you need special accommodations (tactile, near/low vision, etc.), please contact Karen Pfortsch, Keystone Deaf and Hard of Hearing, VP/Voice 717-283-4460 or kpfortsch@kdhhs.net***

Keystone Deaf & Hard of Hearing provides clients services throughout Berks and Lancaster County, while also providing sign language interpreting services throughout southeastern PA.

See our Mission and Vision Statement as well as our current board members. Our dedicated Board Members volunteer their time and energy to help us serve you. We are always seeking volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors or on a Committee. Please email Kandy Reyes at kreyes@kdhhs.net.


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