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  • VRS Stand Alone CA

    ED'S ALERTS
    edsalert
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Stand Alone VRS CA   In the past posts, I focused on Neutral Platform; that is, NP is a government-developed platform that has all the “features” and is available for free for any VRS providers and any interpreting service that wants to turn their services into Stand Alone VRS CA. In this post, I want to focus on Stand Alone VRS CA.  What is “CA”?  That is Communication Assistant which in this case, same as interpreter in relay environment.     Stand Alone VRS Ca basically means any interpreter service provider can apply to the FCC for…
  • Why having options is a good thing to have

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    dereksbicycles
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Let's think about it. A) We all like to debate about which phone companies are the best. What if Verizon was the only phone company available? I would imagine many people won't have a cell phone because they won't be able to afford Verizon's hefty phone bill. You will then have difficult time reaching your friend(s) who doesn't want to pay for Verizon service. B) Every vehicles will have turbocharged engine. You cannot get a vehicle that isn't turbocharged. There will be many people off the road because they don't want to feel the power of turbo. They may be scared of driving fast or getting…
  • At The Rim - Fings aint wot the used to be..

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    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Is regional BSL on the way out ? Cannot come too soon for the many potential Interpreters who were failed by regional BSL judging of their skills, because although BSL had a technical norm established a few years ago, regional sign had ruled, and those failures at examination time cost potential BSL Interpreters thousands in expenses, just because one judge who relied...
  • "All deaf children have some cognitive challenges" - A Diagnosis of Audism

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    Aaron R.
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    First, read this article by author Katherine Bouton - http://alturl.com/t2q48 (NY Times) Did you catch it? "All deaf children have some cognitive challenges" - Bouton Yeah. That's what the parent/science writer got from Dr. Marc Marschark, according to the author/deaf CI user. However, our favorite Cued Speech advocate/researcher never made that statement. That's what happens when you
  • What is it that you desire most?

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    This Thai video subtitled in English touched my heart and reminded me of the power of human kindness.
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  • Why having options is a good thing to have

    dereksbicycles
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Let's think about it. A) We all like to debate about which phone companies are the best. What if Verizon was the only phone company available? I would imagine many people won't have a cell phone because they won't be able to afford Verizon's hefty phone bill. You will then have difficult time reaching your friend(s) who doesn't want to pay for Verizon service. B) Every vehicles will have turbocharged engine. You cannot get a vehicle that isn't turbocharged. There will be many people off the road because they don't want to feel the power of turbo. They may be scared of driving fast or getting…
  • Jury Duty...

    Dreamer03
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    I try to avoid it as much as possible...I havent had to be in it yet! BUt have any of you had any sucky experinces in jury duty or any cool once? Feel that its our duty to serve on it or just like ehh...
  • Tapping Bracelet

    marcyp06
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    So i've wanted to invent a vibrating pager bracelet for a while... and today I found out that someone has created a prototype and it is in beta testing! Check out their Facebook and share the page to spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/TappingBracelet
  • A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

    Foxrac
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list - CNN.com :mad: :(
  • PayPal problem

    ChicagoBlue2
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    All right, here's my problem. I successfully got everything linked, but when PayPal tried to verify my bank account, Chase rebuffed them, and PayPal says they don't recognize the account number. :wtf: I've had an account with then for over 40 months, and I've never had a problem until now. Suggestions?
 
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  • At The Rim - Fings aint wot the used to be..

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Is regional BSL on the way out ? Cannot come too soon for the many potential Interpreters who were failed by regional BSL judging of their skills, because although BSL had a technical norm established a few years ago, regional sign had ruled, and those failures at examination time cost potential BSL Interpreters thousands in expenses, just because one judge who relied...
  • At The Rim - RIT team creates deaf-friendly storybook app

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    A team from the Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a new storybook app targeted toward deaf and hearing-impaired children. The app, called The Baobab, was created by an all-deaf team. It tells a story of a girl who goes on an adventure and teaches kids vocabulary, featuring more than 170 words. When the words in the app are tapped, videos show them ...
  • The Limping Chicken - Kim Hungerford: UK Banks could learn a thing or two fro...

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    I am from Australia and my partner Des from the UK tells me of the problems that deaf people have with banks, especially when fraud protection measures stop them from using their cards. Normally banks alert customers by a telephone call if they suspect fraud but a deaf customer cant answer that call. So, then []
  • adreanaline - An Important Tool For Deaf Crimefighters

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Good heroes take care of their hands!
  • The Limping Chicken - Deaf News: Researchers find that regional variations of...

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    British Sign Language is a rich, naturally evolving language, where the signs you use can vary according to where you live and where you went to school. Just like in English, where you may call a bread roll a bap, barm or cob, partly depending on where you grew up, the vocabulary of BSL can []
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  • "All deaf children have some cognitive challenges" - A Diagnosis of Audism

    Aaron R.
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    First, read this article by author Katherine Bouton - http://alturl.com/t2q48 (NY Times) Did you catch it? "All deaf children have some cognitive challenges" - Bouton Yeah. That's what the parent/science writer got from Dr. Marc Marschark, according to the author/deaf CI user. However, our favorite Cued Speech advocate/researcher never made that statement. That's what happens when you
  • Conversations with a Cuer: Earl Fleetwood, Co-founder of LMI and TECUnit

    Aaron Rose
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Over the past year, I have engaged in an email conversation with Earl Fleetwood, who has been in the field of transliterating and interpreting since before I was born. He is also a sibling of a deaf cuer and holds a masters degree in ASL-English interpreting from Gallaudet University. In our email conversations, we've discussed topics related to Cued Speech, more specifically in the area of
  • Cued Language Transliterators and the need for a formal complaint process

    Aaron Rose
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:08 am
    In February of 2014, Dr. Khadijat Rashid, an economics professor at Gallaudet University, posted an open letter through friends on Facebook and the letter eventually made its rounds through the deaf and hard of hearing community. What made the situation more complicated was the fact the Wall Street Journal published a video interview of the interpreter in question. The matter seems to be in RID's
  • Deaf People's Rights and Cued Speech

    Aaron Rose
    22 Oct 2013 | 8:31 am
    I sent an email to Human Rights Watch in response to a video they produced, drawing attention to the issues of those who have hearing loss. My email is posted below. I strongly encourage the Cued Speech community to contact Human Rights Watch and share their experiences with Cued Speech.***A video by HRW was brought to my attention regarding the rights of deaf people. While I applaud HRW's
  • Facundo Element's Fondness for Friction

    Aaron Rose
    21 Oct 2013 | 11:53 am
    Consider this an open response to a thread on Ryan Commerson's comments about Hands & Voices. I am mainly directing this open letter to representatives of Facundo Element, who have good intentions in promoting American Sign Language, despite their controversial tactics and approaches. Cued Speech is a visual communication system that is based on the linguistic principles of spoken language. Some
 
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  • What is it that you desire most?

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    This Thai video subtitled in English touched my heart and reminded me of the power of human kindness.
  • Our Girls First Easter Egg Hunt

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Longtime readers may recall that I took our first golden retriever, Rusty, to an Easter egg hunt for canines. If you haven't read that story, you can read all about the Soggy Doggy Easter Egg Hunt. Yes, it rained on our dear old Rusty, but today the girls, Blondie and Melody, had the prettiest day yet this spring, all sunshine and warm temps.Today's the day we're going to an Easter egg hunt!Blondie, 2, at left and Melody, 6 months, at rightI sewed the girls special collar covers to wear.Melody enjoys the car ride to the Easter egg hunt.Don't worry, we didn't leave Blondie at…
  • Beautiful Berkeley

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This past week I was out in Berkeley, California for job training. This was my first time to the Bay area. The weather was sunny and mild. During some free time, I visited the UC Berkeley campus and went to the top of the Campanile (bell tower) where this photo was taken. Can you see the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance? That's as close as I got to San Francisco.I thought I had left the snow behind me in Illinois, but who should I meet at the training but the Abominable Snowman's California cousin! When I stopped in at the UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, I saw my old friend Mark Twain…
  • New Treatment for Single Sided Deafness

    21 Mar 2014 | 4:22 pm
    My friend Donna recently received SoundBite, a new device which treats single sided deafness. She approached me about sharing her story on my blog so others could learn about this new treatment and how she got her insurance to pay for the cost. I was very touched by her openness while working on this interview and the accompanying photos.Sarah: Hi, Donna. Would you tell me more about your hearing loss? When did it start? What has it been like for you?Donna: I am 58 years old and lost my hearing when I was 44. In October 1999 I had surgery for the removal of an acoustic neuroma. It is a…
  • St. Patrick's Day Sign Story

    16 Mar 2014 | 10:30 pm
    For my intermediate sign language class, my "midterm" assignment was to bring in a food dish, tell a story about it in sign, and explain how to make it in sign. I chose to bring my St. Patrick's Day trifle and wear a green shirt with a shamrock pin at the collar.Here's my sign story in English:I enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day because my grandfather is from Ireland. Today I brought a fruit dessert called trifle that I make for St. Patrick's Day. The dessert's colors are the same as the flag of Ireland: green, white, and orange. Lime Jell-O and pistachio nut pudding are…
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    ED'S ALERTS

  • VRS Stand Alone CA

    edsalert
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Stand Alone VRS CA   In the past posts, I focused on Neutral Platform; that is, NP is a government-developed platform that has all the “features” and is available for free for any VRS providers and any interpreting service that wants to turn their services into Stand Alone VRS CA. In this post, I want to focus on Stand Alone VRS CA.  What is “CA”?  That is Communication Assistant which in this case, same as interpreter in relay environment.     Stand Alone VRS Ca basically means any interpreter service provider can apply to the FCC for…
  • Clarification: Neutral Platform & Reference Platform

    edsalert
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Hullo Savvy Readers,   In reviewing past posts on Neutral Platform (NP) I realized further clarification is needed on NP.     What FCC did was release two separate RFPs (request for proposals):   One for Neutral Video Communication Service Platform (let’s call that “NP”) and one for VRS Access Technology Reference Platform (Reference Platform: “RP”).      Big Difference!         Partial modified quote by FCC the RFP on NP:     The functions provided by the NP include the provision of : a video…
  • David Bahar’s Video Clip on Neutral Platform

    edsalert
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:18 pm
      Hullo… I saw video clip by David Bahar on Neutral Platform and liked what I saw so I asked David for permission to post his video clip. He gave me a hearty go ahead.  So here it is… For those who do not know sign language, the "CC" will show up once you start the video clip.  I am not sure why it does that, but it is now capioned.     David has good perspective; it is worth viewing.   eyes open & thumbs up, Ed
  • Neutral Platform

    edsalert
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Howdy, On the next few video clips, I will be focusing on two items from VRS Reform. Neutral Video Communications Service, and Stand Alone VRS CA. On this video clip, I will focus on and outline issues for Neutral Video Communications Service and what it means for both industry and VRS Users. Neutral Video Communications Service (Neutral Platform): this is where the FCC contracts out  as to create a neutral platform; meaning create technical setup which will work with a video codec that will become “standard” called VRS access technology reference platform. This is…
  • Pragmatic Perspective of VRS Cost vs VRS Users Tax Base

    edsalert
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:59 am
    Tax Base vs VRS Cost   Congress and the FCC maintain that VRS is becoming expensive.   Getting close to 1 billion dollars (now around $700 million, I think).   Looks awfully expensive.      But is it really expensive?      What we need to understand is how much VRS users contribute to tax base and then compare that to the cost of VRS which should give an idea of overall cost.    Let’s see.     Googling shows nationwide single person earns average $47K per year, and dual (married couple, common in law, etc) earn average…
 
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  • Shake up in the Death Penalty community.

    Sherlock Steve
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:59 pm
    G'day Everyone and Readers!It has been many years that prisoners that face their executions every year are trying to find ways to stop the states from carrying out the FINAL order on them: Their own execution.Prisoners have fought every step of the way from the moment judgements were put on them "You are SENTENCED TO DEATH", to fighting an up hill battle on every legal appeal they can muster.The latest these prisoners have done is going after the drug makers and proving that lethal injection is wrong and unconstitutional. The drug makers don't like the attention and tell the state to take…
  • Westboro Baptist Church News Stories

    Sherlock Steve
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    WARNING: Opinion blog day. Warning. G'day Everyone and readers!Rise up for FREE SPEECH today because it's going to be that day to argue it all!The worst part is, today it's all about Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC)!So let's kick it in gear!First up:WBC Plans to SUE any protesters at the Funeral!For the many years that Fred Phelps was alive and WBC protested against many funerals for the military and other famous and infamous people, WBC has been sued many times.they knew this day would come that their founder would die and they would have to face what they had done to many…
  • The Westboro Baptist Church founder finally dies and goes right to God's Judgement!

    Sherlock Steve
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:46 pm
    G'day Everyone!Finally, the day many Christian people have been praying for years: For God to do something to the Westboro Baptist Church that is so famous for their anti-gay stance.Finally, the last few days we've had the Media reports that it's founder: Fred Phelps, was dying.But here's a question many people wonder: How did he accept that he was going die and fully know that he was going to have to stand before the Lord and give an accounting of his "church ministry"?Many do wonder if he put his life affairs in order before the final breath was drawn? Nobody knows.Save the Westboro Baptist…
  • Sorenson Communications is BROKE!!

    Sherlock Steve
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:48 pm
    G'day Everyone and Readers!It is now hitting across all the news and the social media: Sorenson Communications files for bankruptcy!!This is the latest shock in the deaf community that has every one reeling of what may happen next to the communications for the deaf and the relay services that we've come to depend on.As many people (deaf and hearing alike) have been telling deaf people to HANG ON to their old TTY devices and prepare to go back to the days when TTYs were used extensively!  But hopefully, other communication services would pick up where Sorenson would leave the void…
  • Hospitals FAIL to help DYING Deaf Patient!

    Sherlock Steve
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    G'day Everyone and Readers:Do you know what year it is? I'm sure you do. Do you know what ADA means? AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT.  A law that says that places that provide help to people and patients *MUST* provide a sign language interpreter for Deaf people.Unfortunately, the follow news story made my thoughts change about hospitals in the State of New York, especially on Long Island!!Hospitals fails to help dying Deaf PatientWhen I read this article about this older deaf patient, it made me cry. WHY?For an older deaf man, he was denied his basic human rights. From not going to the…
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  • Post-Activation - 11 Day Followup

    Aaron
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I've gone back for my second mapping.  I had a moderately long wish list and we got through everything. I cannot stress enough how vitally important it is to understand how cochlear implants work, and what the tunable parameters are, and what each one does.  It makes far better use of our limited time together if I can convey what I need in "audiologist language".First, I wanted my favorite program in slot 1.  No brainer.  HiRes 120, Clear Voice medium, IDR set to 60, using tmic only.So next, we had to kill the RF lock issue I was having due to my thick skin flap and some…
  • Activation!

    Aaron
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Well activation day was today.  I've got to admit, there may have actually been more excitement and anxiety than with the surgery date itself.  At the end of the day there's good news and bad news, but almost all good news.First, the bad news.  I sat down in my audiologist's office and we assembled the Naida's, hooked them to her computer, and SoundWave recognized the processor right away, but sat there searching endlessly for the implant.  We swapped processors, cables, head pieces, everything.  Searching never ends, and implant is never found.  This feeling…
  • Healing...

    Aaron
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:54 am
    Lots and lots of healing.  The body is a pretty amazing piece of work.  I had a noticeable amount of swelling on the CI side of my face yesterday (day 2).  I don't really need any pain meds anymore--it just feels like a long-lived headache now.  I still can't chew properly because it seems the jaw muscles are very much connected to the muscles near the temple, and that region hurts like a bitch when I try to chew anything beyond yogurt/pudding.  Also the swelling in the ear area seems to be where a lot of the jaw action takes place, and that isn't pleasant either...So…
  • Completely deaf ear is implanted

    Aaron
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:04 am
    I had my surgery yesterday and got implanted with the Advanced Bionics mid-scala electrode. Surgery took about two hours, and pain in recovery was bad the first hour and I just felt miserable for a couple hours after that. I got home 6 hours after surgery ended and felt reasonably good by managing pain with Percocets. I'm not a back sleeper, so trying to sleep was a bit of a challenge. I slept mostly on my side and tried some on my stomach, but pain kept waking me. This morning I still feel okay with pain meds. I have to take off the compression bandage today so more to come. 
  • All FCC caption complaint links broken on website

    Aaron
    21 Dec 2013 | 3:58 pm
    I'm trying to file a captioning complaint at the official FCC website and every single link is broken.  To say I am pissed off is an understatement.  Screw you FCC!http://www.fcc.gov/accessibility-complaints-form-2000cThanks for nothing.
 
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  • Fings aint wot the used to be..

    MM
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Is regional BSL on the way out ? Cannot come too soon for the many potential Interpreters who were failed by regional BSL judging of their skills, because although BSL had a technical norm established a few years ago, regional sign had ruled, and those failures at examination time cost potential BSL Interpreters thousands in expenses, just because one judge who relied on regional sign himself couldn't follow 'test book' BSL he was passing judgement on.   The other effect was potential learners interpreters decided against going any further, or were priced out of examinations.  …
  • RIT team creates deaf-friendly storybook app

    MM
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    A team from the Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a new storybook app targeted toward deaf and hearing-impaired children. The app, called “The Baobab,” was created by an all-deaf team. It tells a story of a girl who goes on an adventure and teaches kids vocabulary, featuring more than 170 words. When the words in the app are tapped, videos show them being signed and spelled in American Sign Language. Creators said the app can benefit all children, not just those who are hearing impaired. It’s the first in a series of ASL/English bilingual storybook aps for iPads and…
  • Another PHD: Another echo ?

    MM
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Reading here, are the critics of this deaf lawyer's choice of PHD right, or wrong ?  Here is part of one of my comments put forward.  ATR leaves it to others to adjudge if the comments are anti-deaf, or simply stating an UK reality, that the cultural deaf refuse to recognize or address. If you can ignore the initial confrontations there is a growing challenge to the stat approaches to the deaf academia here who appear to have nothing new to say.. offer a secular one-sided view of things, and dress it up with obscure technical wording, a-la-Ladd....Deaf studies, a sham ?   or to…
  • Cuts to terp services...

    MM
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Who pays ?   As the government ramps up its Disability Confident campaign which is supposed to eliminate barriers faced by deaf and disabled jobseekers, deaf people who rely on Access to Work to employ communication support, say that cuts to the scheme threaten their ability to work.Users of Access to Work (ATW) who require more than 30 hours support from interpreters and note takers, are being told that their employers must now pay for someone to provide that support instead. Jenny Sealey, creative director of the Paralympic Games opening ceremony and Artistic Director of Theatre…
  • Invisible Cochlear Implants

    MM
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Cochlear implants that electrically stimulate the auditory nerve have granted at least limited hearing to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would be totally deaf. Current devices, however, require that a transmitter about an inch in diameter be affixed to the skull, with a wire snaking down to a combined microphone and power source that looks like an oversized hearing aid.Researchers at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories collaborated with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to develop a new low-power…
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  • Ruth Seeger, 89, taught at Texas School for the Deaf for 37 years

    Deaf Network Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Ruth Seeger, 89, taught at Texas School for the Deaf for 37 years Seeger won more than 300 medals at the Senior Games SEEGER, Ruth Taubert Ruth Taubert Seeger (May 30, 1924 – April 13, 2014) Ruth Taubert Seeger’s contributions to sports, her students, and the role model, she has established for thousands of Deaf […]
  • Louisiana Supreme Court: Kenner, railroad not liable in deaf woman’s death

    Deaf Network Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Louisiana Supreme Court: Kenner, railroad not liable in woman’s death DEAF WOMAN KILLED AT TRAIN CROSSING BY JIM MUSTIAN JMUSTIAN@THEADVOCATE.COM April 23, 2014 Kenner and the Illinois Central Railroad Co. are not liable for a 2009 crash in which a train struck and killed a deaf woman who was trying to cross the tracks at […]
  • Experimental brain surgery may help deaf Frisco girl hear

    Deaf Network Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Experimental brain surgery may help deaf Frisco girl hear by JANET ST. JAMES WFAA April 14, 2014 ADDISON — Without a single word, five-year-old Jiya Bavish of Frisco communicates pretty well. She is very interested in the world around her. Born deaf for unknown reasons, Jiya’s parents wanted her to have the gift of speech. […]
  • Luau brings hearing and deaf together

    Deaf Network Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Luau brings hearing and deaf together By Maria Duran sac-ranger.alamo.edu April 14, 2014 More than 70 people gathered April 11 for the fifth annual luau hosted by the Connection Club and the American Sign Language and interpreter training department in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center. The luau involved food, games, a costume contest […]
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing, Interpreters, CODA’s, ASL Students Needed!!

    Deaf Network Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing, Interpreters, CODA’s, ASL Students Needed!! Do you have a desire to work with the deaf from different parts of the world? Are you interested is serving and teaching? Then consider being part of the UDIS team. We need D/deaf, hard of hearing, interpreters and CODA’s with sign language skills. Work […]
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  • Oman: Muscat

    Joel Barish
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    Follow Joel to the port town of Muscat in Oman. First, he explores Omani Sweets where deaf workers concoct up a perfect tea and coffee treat! Next, watch him sweat using a sickle and get your appetite ready – he helps catch a meal to cook inside an Omani barbecue pit and joins Omani deaf […]
  • DeafNation Open House

    DeafNation
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    We hosted an open house to show our brand new studio facilities to our guests on April 16th, 2014 in Austin, Texas. In this video, we show you the facilities, as well as selections from the evening’s highlights of a dance performance and presentations. Finally, see what our guests have to say about our new […]
  • Bilingual Education in Hong Kong

    DeafNation
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    More information about Support Bilingual Education in Hong Kong. www.cslds.org/signbi/support/tc
  • Swaziland: Cultures & Safari

    Joel Barish
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Join Joel as he ventures into the true backcountry of Africa. In this exciting cultural video from the heart of Swaziland, Joel goes to the most rural parts of the country. There, he experienced their cultural traditions and food, along with a high-tempo dance performance. Next, come along with Joel as he goes on a […]
  • Candidacy Video for Member of European Parliament

    DeafNation
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    In this video, Kasia Galasiewicz, Polish candidate, tells us more about her candidacy for Member of European Parliament (MEP). For more information about Kasia: www.facebook.com/k.galasiewicz Best of luck to her!
 
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  • SWOT and PEST analysis of shopping mall named Nepal Bazar which is located in Biratnagar

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    *SWOT*PESTSWOT ANALISIS: An analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in the internal environment of the organization is known as SWOT analysis. These factors are under control of the organization.      There is a shopping mall named Nepal Bazar which is located in Biratnagar. I am well known about this organization. This organization was well settled and strongly adjusted in the environment. SWOT and PEST analysis of this organization is shown in following table. S (Strengths) W (Weaknesses) O (Opportunities) T (Threats) 1. Good infrastructure Lack…
  • Role of CEO of the newly start-up company

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    If I became a CEO of the newly start-up company then I would make following unethical practices for the benefit of the company.1.         Dumping.            Dumping means the act performed to crush other organization/companies to destroy the local competition by flooding the market and selling them at a much lower price. By the help of dumping company can be benefited. There is a saying that anything can be achieved only after losing something likewise I will manage to sell products at a lower…
  • Shopping mall in Biratnagar

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    There is a shopping mall named Nepal Bazar which is located in Biratnagar. I am well known about this organization. This organization was recently established in our society. Before this, there was no such type of organization. As this type of organization was launched for the first time in our society, many people were excited to know about this. In the initial phase this organization provided many schemes to the people. People felt more convenient after the existence   of this mall.     All sorts of goods were available in the same roof. Slowly and gradually this…
  • Clever code

    12 Oct 2013 | 9:41 pm
    Most major browsers, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, were found to be vulnerable to the bug, said Mr Aboukhadijeh.While most websites are currently built using version 4 of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), that code is gradually being superseded by the newer version 5.One big change brought in with HTML 5 lets websites store more data locally on visitors' PCs. Safeguards built into the "local storage" specification should limit how much data can be stored. Different browsers allow different limits but all allow at least 2.5 megabytes to be stored.However, Mr Aboukhadijeh…
  • NEWS Update

    12 Oct 2013 | 9:17 pm
    Google AdSense is one of the largest advertising solutions for abundant number of publishers; probably it is one of the best. Google AdSense provides various features and currently it has updated its Term of Service. Google has announced that the change will go into effect from April 23rd. Google says the chief things that are changing in new version of the terms will regarding mobile properties. Further, they have also added some extra stuff for video and media players. .....
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  • Deaf VS Hearing, anyone?

    jojomccid
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Although some hearing people have been occasionally bully deaf people because they feel that they are more superior than them. Deaf people on the other hand tend to exhibit their “pity-me” effect to the hearing people in order to get concessions. But pitting them against each other is counter-productive and does not promote rights-based approach. I got hold of this image from a Facebook page of my friend who got it from another friend. I felt amazed at how the image-maker compared the Deaf from the Hearing. Here it is: I don’t know where he got this view. Probably he But I…
  • Yay! First 280,000 Visits!

    jojomccid
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    I admit. I haven’t been blogging for more than a quarter of a year.  I had been busy. Although it’s not an excuse. But I was pleasantly distracted by other equally important matters… matters that have not deviated from my primary mission of helping the deaf. We were able to put up a new business for the deaf which are going through birth pains. But all of these are worth it. There were times that I want to at least shut myself out of being involved with the deaf. Sure there are great times, and there are greater times. But there are more bad times and sometimes even worst.
  • Why is right sign language interpreting important?

    jojomccid
    20 Dec 2013 | 2:59 am
    Here is a link on the interview in Filipino langauge of Luchi Cruz-Valdes to Dr. Liza Martinez of Philippine Deaf Resource Center and Rowena Rivera, Deaf Officer of Support and Empower Abused Deaf Children (SEADC) about the importance of right sign language interpreting. This is in connection with the interpreting fiasco during the funeral of South African Leader Nelson Mandela. http://n5e.interaksyon.com/videos/502436652A91422/reaksyon-bakit-mahalaga-ang-tamang-sign-language    Filed under: Deaf Experiences, Interpreting Issues Tagged: Liza Martinez, Rowena Rivera
  • 13 Dec 2013 | 8:54 am

    jojomccid
    13 Dec 2013 | 8:54 am
    To all my Filipino friends who were asking about the sign language interpreter‘s fiasco in Nelson Mandela‘s memorial service, here is a a video link to a very clear explanation in Tagalog language from my interpreter idol Ms. Liza S. Presnillo, resident interpreter of TV5. http://n5e.interaksyon.com/videos/44C28319C50B463/interpreter-sa-burol-ni-mandela-sinapian-kaya-nagkamali-maliFiled under: Deaf Video, Filipino Sign Language, Sign Language Tagged: Liza Presnillo
  • Typhoon Yolanda Deaf Victims

    jojomccid
    9 Dec 2013 | 8:59 am
    Here is a sad clip about deaf victims of the recent Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which devastated my country a month ago. Video Credit from Philippine Federation of Deaf Youth SectorFiled under: Deaf Experiences, Deaf Video Tagged: Philippine Federation of Deaf Youth Sector
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    The Ear of My Heart

  • Become A Part of Global Peace on World Labyrinth Day ~

    LaRonda
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    I had fun making this ASL/captioned video about my upcoming World Labyrinth Day Retreat on May 3rd, 2014. Please share! Join me to become a part of the wave of global peace that day. To register by May 1st, contact me at: LaRondaZupp@gmail.com. (See flyer below this video for more details.)
  • The Butterfly Story ~

    LaRonda
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:49 am
    LaRonda Zupp shares a captioned story in ASL about the value of struggle. “The Butterfly Story”
  • Being Your Own Role Model ~

    LaRonda
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:52 am
    On a Facebook Group page I belong to for Deaf Women in my area, we were recently asked: “Who is your DEAF WOMAN role model and why?” The group was wanting to “spotlight” Deaf, female humanitarians, artists and trailblazers in education, advocacy, and business. We were encouraged to nominate big role models in smaller aspects that we may normally overlook, as well as the Deaf, female ”gems” out there that don’t usually get recognized. We were invited to “chime in!” First let me say, I love being a part of this Facebook group and I…
  • About Turtle Heart Coaching & Retreats Newsletter ~

    LaRonda
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Are you receiving the monthly newsletters from  Turtle Heart Coaching and Retreats?  Master Certified Retreat and Life Coach, LaRonda Zupp, offers them as a way to: keep you posted on upcoming retreats, workshops  and coaching programs share personal growth experiences, wisdom and insights promote self-care, self-love, soulful renewal and healthy ways to embrace life changes offer inspirational quotes, images, questions for reflection, or recommended readings that nourish the heart, mind, body and soul Click this Turtle Heart Newsletter link or scroll down and browse through current and…
  • GDW Amazing Woman Interview with LaRonda Zupp

    LaRonda
    22 Nov 2013 | 8:35 pm
    Featured in iDeafNews, Global Deaf Woman founder, Sofia Seitchik, interviews LaRonda Zupp, as a part of GDW’s Amazing Woman Interviews. LaRonda is a Master Retreat & Life Coach and Owner of Turtle Heart Coaching & Retreats. Captions/Annotations included in this video.
 
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  • GPCCD Easter Egg Hunt for Kids 2014 Photos

    admin
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The weather didn’t let us down as least 20 kids attended the event in cold 37 degrees day at Oak Hollow Park, Irwin. See more pictures in this gallery.
  • Easter Kids Party Donations

    jsjdeafbowler
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:40 am
    Hello everyone, We are looking for any donations for Easter Kids Party TO BE TURNED IN BY THIS SATURDAY at PAD. We need donation of Candies, Empty Eggs and Small Toys as well. Please help us out. We expecting more than 20 kids on APRIL 5th on Saturday. Thanks Lori Ann and Holly and Missy
  • PAD Closed Wednesday until Further Notice! Except Bokwa Classes

    jsjdeafbowler
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    PAD Bar is closed on Wednesday until Further Notices!! BOKWA Classes still on from 6:30 pm till 7:30 pm Club open at 6pm till 8pm Thanks Holly
  • Allegheny County Special Needs Registry

    jsjdeafbowler
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    Joanne Sharer, Owner of SLIP, explains what the Allegheny County Special Needs Registry is and how to go about filling out the online form. www.youtube.com/embed/NoCpEzSdVuE If you have any questions, you can contact us at SLIP: VP# 412-944-2145 or email SLIPrequests@gmail.com   
  • Bokwa: Day One photos

    admin
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:14 pm
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Sign of the Week – Cry

    Signing Time
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Cry Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.) This week’s sign comes from Signing Time Volume 3 – Everyday Signs Alex, Leah, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for the things you see, do and experience every day. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all! Available only on DVD. Close-Captioned. Approximate run time: 30…
  • Spring Hand-y Craft: Finger Paint Flowers

    Signing Time
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Materials White construction paper Finger paint – various colors Directions Step 1:  Paint your fingers green. Make grass by pressing your fingers across the bottom of the paper. You may need to repaint your fingers several times to complete this step. Step 2:  Use your finger to paint stems and leaves with green paint. Step 3:  Paint your thumbs and press them to the paper to make flower petals. Step 4:  Paint your whole hand to make a tulip. Step 5:  Wash up! Download Activity PDF See more Hand-y Crafts by LeeAnn 
  • Sign of the Week – Coat

    Signing Time
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Coat Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.) This week’s sign comes from: Signing Time Volume 4 – Family, Feelings & Fun Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for family members, feelings, and things outside. Buy Flashcards Now Buy Board Book Now Buy DVD Now
  • Get all of our digital videos for just $1

    Linda
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Our new Digital Subscription gives you instant access to our entire digital library of educational videos, songs and ebooks! Download videos to your phone and bam – you’ve got preschool in your pocket So whether you’re driving in the car or waiting in the pediatrician’s office, your child can learn: first words with Baby Signing Time a new language with Signing Time how to be a big kid with Potty Time science concepts with TreeSchoolers Try it for a month – just $1  Subscribe
  • Sign of the Week – Lettuce

    LeeAnn
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Lettuce Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.) This week’s sign comes from: Vol. 6: My Favorite Things – DVD Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for fruits, vegetables, colors of the rainbow, and activities. Buy Board Book Now Buy Flashcards Now   Buy DVD Now
 
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Hearing quality restored with bionic ear technology used for gene therapy: Re-growing auditory nerves

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Researchers have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds a possible new way of treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions such as depression through this novel way of delivering gene therapy.
  • People selectively remember details of atrocities that absolve in-group members

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to research, these omissions can lead people to have different memories for the event depending on social group membership. "What we learn from this research is that moral disengagement strategies are fundamentally altering our memories," explains an author. "More specifically, these strategies affect the degree to which our memories are influenced by the conversations we have with one another."
  • Toddlers 'surprisingly sophisticated' at understanding unfamiliar accents

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    By two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents the toddlers have never heard before, a study has shown. Even more striking, say researchers, children as young as 15 months who have difficulty comprehending accents they've never heard before can quickly learn to understand accented speech after hearing the speaker for a short time.
  • Rare disease of the inner ear: New insights

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    In the most comprehensive study of Ménière's Disease to date, researchers have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development. The analysis also showed that Ménière's patients were more likely to suffer falls and mental health problems, such as depression, than people without the condition.
  • Brain anatomy differences between deaf, hearing depend on first language learned

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. 'What we've learned to date about differences in brain anatomy in hearing and deaf populations hasn't taken into account the diverse language experiences among people who are deaf,' says one of the authors.
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    Comments for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Stephy Arias

    Stephy Arias
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    I just saw like 2 little circle bugs crawling on my mattress so I’m like REALLY freaking out because my biggest fear is bugs so I would be scarred for life if I’ve been sleeping with bugs… although I don’t have bites marks… I don’t think but idk what to do…. im really scared and now I don’t want to sleep!!!!!! HELP
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Denise

    Denise
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:43 pm
    I get bites but everytime i look where i feel where i got bit i dont see anything. I look everywhere, bed, couches and corner wall. And still i dont see anything. But, i feel something crawling on my body and feel pinching. Occasionally i get a bit and i can see a bite mark. Could this be bedbugs.
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Kevin

    Kevin
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    Hey man, They were just giving the info that they know and experienced first hand; like you with your first hand experience. From their experience this is what they have dealt with, you may have a different experience but before you bite sometimes head off maybe you should do more research. Bed bugs have been known to bite in straight lined formations, I am sure you are right and they do bite in other formations. But before you go scowering the internet for articles that aren’t up to your “standards” just write your own, and don’t attack someone else’s writing.
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Dwayne

    Dwayne
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Didn’t know the color black attracts them as well. Have of my bedroom set is black. I recent found on on my pillow while laying on it. My room was dark I had my lamp on. Luckily I caught it, stripped my room and it was the only one.
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Emendez

    Emendez
    4 Mar 2014 | 1:35 am
    I found two around 2 am walking around my bed cover. I also found blood stains on the sheets. I didn’t find any around the mattress, how can I found out how bad it really is? Im afraid of infestation. Yikes!
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    Dr. Z and You

  • A Good Web Resource for iPhone and iPad! iMore!

    pbravin
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Dr. Z has websites he checks from time to time in order to be on top of things. One of them is iMore. iMore focuses on the iPhone and iPad and is Apple oriented. While it covers apps, it also has other information and has a store where good deals can pop up from time to time. For MORE info, here’s the link to iMore. So easy so simple! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet with a stand!) Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the…
  • A Great Case for Your iPhone (Perfect for Z5 Mobile Video)

    pbravin
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Dr. Z has been using a great case for his iPhone and it works splendidly when used as a stand for video communication using Z5 Mobile. He loved it so much that he got one for his wife. He learned about this case from Joel Barish, who runs Deaf Nation and travels very extensively. Thank you Joel! This case has a built-in kickstand and it is part of the protective cover and works both in portrait and landscape mode. It is available for the iPhone. Dr. Z has not used it for his iPad, but they offer models for the iPad as well. You can order this case from the following link (link to case…
  • A Dedicated iPad for Video Communication–Think About It!

    pbravin
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    We have come to depend on the iPad for video communication like Dr. Z does at his home. He has 2 iPads–one for general use and the other just for video communication. He has found this a useful way to do it. Because with a iPad for several uses, when a call comes in, it is often too late to get out of what you are doing (such as browsing or playing games) and answering the call right away. With a dedicated iPad, you only have to tap “Answer” on your Z5 and the call gets connected right away! Especially with the new Z Alert when you get a text message that a call comes in,…
  • Answering Your VP /VRS Call with SMS! Z Alert is Here!

    pbravin
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:51 am
    A new benefit with ZVRS! When a call comes in, you do not have to depend on lights flashing–now you can answer a call when a text message comes in via SMS from ZVRS using the Z Alert feature. SMS is much quicker than email and as soon as the call comes in, your smartphone or your PC using Z5 will vibrate alerting you to an incoming call! Try it, you’ll like it. Here’s the link for more information (link) So easy so simple! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet…
  • Stuck with a Foreign Language? – Google Translate to the Rescue!

    pbravin
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:48 pm
    When traveling internationally, one often manages by pointing to menus or using some English phrases in places where English is not the primary language . Water is never safe to drink in many countries. Dr. Z recently encountered a situation in a restaurant whee he tried to ask if they prepared food using purified water. The term “purified” didn’t make sense to the waitress. Scratching his head, Dr. Z came up with what he thought was a good solution. He decided to use the Google Translate app and sure enough it was able to translate the sentence “do you use purified…
 
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Taking a break from posting now till August

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Liz's deaf blog will be taking a break earlier than planned now, with me hoping I will be moving soon to a new home if everything still goes as planned.During this break:I won't be posting any new posts till August, so please see right of blog at the polls when closed 18th May for final results. These will stay visible till July time.I will publish comments and answer comments on this blog when I can.I will answer emails when I can.Liz's deaf blog will also be altered accordingly to its new look.Next post will air 22nd August, so until then take care and thanks for following and commenting…
  • System just wrong when it comes to housing

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    I watched a programme recently getting a council house on tv and they were talking how the system is so unfair. I thought that too when the council in my area changed the system regarding housing. I thought it would mean that you would end up waiting longer too and seeing others talking about it how the council in their area works when it comes to the way they now rent their properties, talking of the same system and how it affects them, it just proved it.Readers who have been following me for some time will know my first property was a council one, but unfortunately it turned out to be hell…
  • Some of recent work I have done where I volunteer

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    For a good few weeks I had been working my way through all the Ellison dies that Ashfield Play Forum have, to display over two wall displays, so people who visit could see at a glance of all the dies available.It was left to me how I wanted to do it and it was the first time I have ever done anything like this anywhere, where I have done a display. A bright and colourful display was the aim, with some of the dies I used I went a little further to make some things, so I could give an example what could be done with them.Here are my finished displays.Board one, photos taken from both…
  • You know it's warm when...

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Today's post I thought I would share a little update on Miley.Since last postSince I last talked about Miley in this post at the beginning of the year, she ended up having an operation back in January to remove her anal glands after finding the infection was still there. Those who follow me my via Facebook followed her update. She has been fine in that department since and made a very good patient.Now the sun is starting to shineMiley feels the cold. Even if it is just a chill. I still have boiler issues, even after when it had new parts last November, so it does not help.With me wanting to…
  • Deaf student to fulfil his dream

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    Deaf student Ciaran McCarthy fulfils his dream tomorrow, (14th April,) when he appears on Channel 4 Countdown.Born profoundly deaf and a long fan of Countdown, Ciaran first applied to be a contestant at the age of 14. Now finally he has been invited to take part in the show.Read more here at Bedfordshire on Sunday.
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • The technology that might be powering your next hearing aid (and making it cost less)

    Steve
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    On Semiconductor have released two new DSPs, with the aim of lowering manufacturing costs of both high-end and low-end hearing aids. The R3920 and R3110 are new additions to their RHYTHM range of products. A DSP (or Digital Signal Processor) is the microchip inside a hearing aid that converts incoming sounds to allow you to hear them more […] You can read this article in full at The technology that might be powering your next hearing aid (and making it cost less)
  • Wear: an assistive hearing device being funded through Kickstarter

    Steve
    19 Dec 2013 | 7:30 am
    Wear is an assistive device designed to improve quality of life for people with hearing loss. Wear is a high fidelity directional analog microphone that is significantly lower in price than existing hearing aids. This microphone can be used with any pair of headphones, has a volume control, is rechargeable, and comfortable to wear. Wear […] You can read this article in full at Wear: an assistive hearing device being funded through Kickstarter
  • Understanding an audiogram (hearing test results)

    Steve
    18 Dec 2013 | 3:30 am
    An audiogram is a record of a hearing test. In other words, it is a graph that shows how well a person can hear different types of sounds. It is used to determine if a person has a hearing loss, and if so, how bad that loss is. The audiogram above is empty, no test […] You can read this article in full at Understanding an audiogram (hearing test results)
  • My audiogram

    Steve
    17 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
    The audiogram above shows my hearing as of November 2013. The hearing test was done at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford during my fitting for a pair of NHS hearing aids (Oticon Spirit II BTEs). You can see from the audiogram that my hearing is in the moderately-severe to severe range – just touching […] You can read this article in full at My audiogram
  • Sign language interpreters are really for the hearing, so they can feel better about themselves

    Steve
    16 Dec 2013 | 3:44 pm
    As if the story about the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service wasn’t bizarre enough already. The Guardian has published an opinion piece by Slavoj Žižek in which he says that the fake interpreter story, “confronted us with the truth about sign language translations for the deaf“, which he says is, “it doesn’t […] You can read this article in full at Sign language interpreters are really for the hearing, so they can feel better about themselves
 
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Captions to be Provided at Giant Center Conference May 2-3, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    *This is a follow up from an earlier post: ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant CenterI am pleased to announce that captions will be available at the upcoming Beth Moore event at the Giant Center this May. This is the ONLY conference Beth Moore is having this year on the East Coast. If you are a Beth Moore fan, but don't attend conferences because you have hearing loss, or are deaf and don't know ASL, here is your chance to attend a LIVE, CAPTIONED event. You will see EVERYTHING that is being said at the conference.Let's extend a HUGE thank you to Giant Center's  A.D.A Coordinator…
  • US Navy to Deafen and Kill Whales

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:53 pm
    This is a video with Pierce Brosnan is captioned! (Click CC if you need captions) What we can do to stop this.Read more and sign the petition here: https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3355&s_src=CK-NRDC-SNR-A02-FB-FBLP.D-FLL-US-LKS.F-FE-45w-SNR2
  • The point of spirituality is to ....

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    "The point of spirituality is to bring us together, not to split us apart, to bring us together in united, mutual understanding and knowledge." "that they would be One..." May my attitude, words and actions unite and heal rather than to ever consciously wound and divide. May that to which I give my attention be the same. Sowing discord comes from a heart ruled by fear, ego and deep wounds. May I readily forgive those who do, sending them light and peace. "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord." Psalm 19:14 The Book of The Great Musician. ~…
  • Untie the emotional weights of past experiences so that...

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
  • Specific Emotions that Weaken Organs in the Body

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    I had just come through one of the healthiest years if my life. While everyone around me had caught colds and flu last year, I breezed through with good health.My mother passed away in December, and I came down with a mild cold in February. My mother was more than my mother, she was also my closest friend. It  has been difficult adjusting to her not being here. While I go through waves of grief now and then, the loss is still fresh. I am still processing the grief and loss.I've had a nagging cough since that cold in February that had gotten worse. I was not only keeping awake night after…
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Global Deaf Women Announced 5th Annual Global Deaf Women's Power of Me Retreat 2014

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Irina M. Normatov the Power of Me retreat shares a vlog about the event. Global Deaf Women is excited about the 5th Annual Power of Me Retreat which is to take place on May 2-4, 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD at the 4H Conference Center. There are some impressive keynote and guest speakers coming to the retreat.The target audience for this retreat includes start up and current business owners."Are you a starting up or current business owner? Is your business visible enough? Do you feel right with what you are offering in your business? Do you charge too low for your products or services? Not…
  • Denim Day in Observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    @UCBerkeleyIn 1997, a girl in Italy had been raped by her driver instruction. After the case reached the supreme court, they overturned the case because she had been wearing skin-tight denim jeans. "The Italian Supreme Court sparked widespread outrage in February, 1999, when it upheld a verdict declaring that a woman could not have been raped because she was wearing skin-tight jeans." (Abstract - The Herald) This was their determination that she helped take them off, therefore consenting to the sexual activity.After this case was ruled in Feb of 1999, women that worked at the Italian…
  • Anderson Center June Deaf Artists' Residency Program First of Its Kind in America

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    A rotating Peer Review Panel comprised of professional artists, writers, and scholars annually screens and selects all applicants for the months of May through October for the Anderson Center. With training and background understanding of the Deaf Community, they were able to select residents for a brand new program at Anderson Center.According to the Alliance for Artist Communities, there are roughly 500 artists' residency programs throughout the United States. There are also more than 1,500 internationally however the unique thing about the June program is that, it is the only Deaf-friendly…
  • The Red Notebook Connects Librarians with Deaf Patrons

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    A wonderful resource for librarians who interact with people from the Deaf community is called "The Red Notebook: Deaf Resources @ Your Library", a project started in 1979, spearheaded by Alice L. Hagemeyer. Alice is a retired Deaf librarian, who worked in Washington D.C. at the District of Columbia’s public library.She is also the founder of Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action (FOLDA) which is responsible for publishing and distributing "The Red Notebook." While the Red Notebook was initially created in 1979, parts of the Red Notebook were made available online beginning in 2001. FOLDA…
  • Twista and Cued Speech Users Together in a Video Fueling Fire

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    This video has gotten very positive reactions from the cued speech community and they are very excited to see such a great video with access for those that use cued speech.The description for this video is:The world's fastest rapper collaborates with www.CueEverything.com to produce a groundbreaking cuesic (music) video so deaf individuals can actually experience the lyrics being rapped with Cued Speech.Some comments include criticism from the ASL community:Comments like this show how divided the "Deaf community" is. Should it really matter how Deaf people choose to communicate with…
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