The Deaf Equal Access Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization designed to give back to the Deaf community.
Donations made to this organization will be used to provide sign language interpreting services at no charge for the deaf community in a variety of settings such as family reunions, family meetings, banquets....etc.
You can make a online donation to DEAF, Inc. using PayPal. To do so, click the button below.
Marilyn is a native born Atlantan. She graduated from Henry McNeal Turner High School in 1966 and from Clark College in 1971, where she majored in Psychology with a minor in French. She has always loved languages. Meeting a Deaf person on a bus ride to work, she became fascinated with learning sign language. She graduated from the sign language interpreting program at DeKalb Community College (later Georgia Perimeter College) in 1982. That led her to become a substitute teacher at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and later an Assignment Coordinator at GISN for 15 years. She has been an assignment coordinator & recruiter at LATN since 2016. She is a former GaRID President.
She loves and appreciates what sign language interpreters do and is truly concerned about Deaf matters.
She enjoys cosplay & volunteering for just about anything. She has volunteered for: The Peachtree Road Race since 1988, DragonCon since 1987, The Atlanta Olympics and Paralympic Games in 1996, and numerous parades since 1995. She is a member of NAOBI-Atlanta, RID, and GARID. She is on the advisory board for Electrical Eggs, Ltd., and Silent Towne.
She introduced Disability Services & Awareness to DragonCon and other science fiction & fantasy conventions.