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  • Deaf People in Havana, Cuba Movie

    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf
    jsjdeafbowler
    23 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Saturday, May 30 2015 Time Club Open 6pm Movie starts 7:30pm Free Admission DeafNation Documentary Film about Havana Cuba Deaf People in Havana Click the Link below Green link cuba shown in pad
  • University of Wyoming.

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    2grizz1
    24 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    Who went there? I heard they have an asl classes.
  • I was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracle - Mirror.co.uk

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    23 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mirror.co.ukI was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracleMirror.co.ukI was born profoundly deaf and had a happy early childhood. Wearing a phonic ear box – an old-style hearing aid strapped to my chest – helped me get a sense of the environment around me. Sounds were still very indistinct, and from the age of two I lip
  • The Last Hiccup - Illinois School for the Deaf: Covering Up Lies

    DeafRead - Best of Deaf Blogs
    24 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Illinois School for the Deaf is breeding one of the greatest Audism of all time: Cued Speech Camp this coming summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_HxtLe6XzQ -JT
  • Never Been "Deaf Kissed"

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    19 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I enjoyed the 1999 Drew Barrymore film "Never Been Kissed" about a woman who had never been kissed passionately. This award winning short film by Charlie Swinborne called "The Kiss" is no chick flick. Instead, it's part deaf awareness and part prank. I thought it was funny and great and wanted to share it, although I must admit I've never been "deaf kissed". Have you?
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  • University of Wyoming.

    2grizz1
    24 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    Who went there? I heard they have an asl classes.
  • Slaves found buried in street get proper burial

    whatdidyousay!
    24 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    http://www.wcvb.com/news/remains-of-...mouth/33193898
  • Cleveland Protest

    CrazyPaul
    24 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    Oh no, there is another protest. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/24/us/cle...ion/index.html I understand that Officer Michael Brelo was acquitted of manslaughter through the trial. I disagree with the judge's decision. I still don't understand why they protest while the DOJ is investigating it. Why can't they wait until they hear what DOJ will say after the federal investigation is done? SMH By looking at his face, I know that he doesn't care about black lives that matter so that's why he jumped on the hood and shot 15 times like one of the corrupted cops (killers) when the driver and passenger…
  • HOH and learning sign language

    Luckybearsher
    23 May 2015 | 11:38 pm
    New and wanted to say hi from San Antonio Texas. HOH and learning sign language. Teaching my kids as well. Been helpful in my job bc a few deaf people come and it's great to communicate with them. Love to make friends and have diversity in my life, corny I know.
  • toddler question

    prettypink
    23 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Hi, I'm new to everything. I just recently found out my dd lost most of her hearing. There's been a big learning curve and I'm just trying to catch up as best I can. So I was wondering. When a child comes up to her on the playground and introduces him/herself, how do I convey that to her? She is learning ASL but she is a toddler and can't spell, so using the alphabet to sign their names seems like it would be confusing. Since they're not deaf or hoh, they don't have a name sign. What do I do? Thanks.
 
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  • I was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracle - Mirror.co.uk

    23 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mirror.co.ukI was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracleMirror.co.ukI was born profoundly deaf and had a happy early childhood. Wearing a phonic ear box – an old-style hearing aid strapped to my chest – helped me get a sense of the environment around me. Sounds were still very indistinct, and from the age of two I lip
  • Father Signing to Deaf Son During Basketball Timeout Will Warm Your Heart - Bleacher Report

    23 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Bleacher ReportFather Signing to Deaf Son During Basketball Timeout Will Warm Your HeartBleacher ReportWhether it's celebrating a child's first basket, playing a pickup game or cheering on the MVP, sports bring people together like few things in the world can. In the clip above, a father is communicating to his deaf son during a timeout in a youth
  • ASL interpreter brings Keith Urban's music to the deaf, helps Rox'E Homstad ... - NOLA.com

    23 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    NOLA.comASL interpreter brings Keith Urban's music to the deaf, helps Rox'E Homstad NOLA.comDenise Crochet, left, executive director of the Deaf Action Center North Shore, lets Rox'E Homstad, right, who is deaf and blind, read her hands as she uses sign language to communicate to students at Mayfield Elementary School in Slidell on Wednesday, ...What it's like to be a deaf novelistThe GuardianBigotry and ignorance are biggest enemies for deaf people, mother saysToronto Starall 6 news articles »
  • Deaf women gather for spiritual retreat - Goshen News

    23 May 2015 | 2:38 am
    Goshen NewsDeaf women gather for spiritual retreatGoshen News“Deaf people who use sign language have very few opportunities to worship and experience fellowship with Christians in their natural language,” said Sheila S. Yoder, a member of the planning committee for the retreat and Deaf Ministries Program ...
  • Why are expenses so high for school for the deaf? - The News Journal

    22 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The News JournalWhy are expenses so high for school for the deaf?The News JournalAs voters prepare to consider the Christina Board of Education's latest operating referendum request on May 27, they may wish to ask district officials to explain the high cost of operating Delaware School for the Deaf/Statewide Programs for Deaf, Hard and more »
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  • The Last Hiccup - Illinois School for the Deaf: Covering Up Lies

    24 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Illinois School for the Deaf is breeding one of the greatest Audism of all time: Cued Speech Camp this coming summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_HxtLe6XzQ -JT
  • Deaf YouVideo - Deaf Filipinos Get To Hear For The First Time

    24 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    VIDEO [CC] - Three Deaf people were unable to contain their tears of joy after hearing with the hearing aids their families speak for the very first time. PHILIPPINES - Spotify teamed up with Starkey Hearing Foundation to give Deaf people across the Philippines the chance to hear for the first time. A new video, created by streaming service... See more, visit a...
  • At The Rim - The cochlear controversy....

    24 May 2015 | 4:31 am
    A response to a claim a hearingmotherwas accusedof child neglect by welfare services, for refusing to allow her deaf child a CI. The subsequent mediacoveragewas removed,because of the dataprotectionact, andprotecting thechild\'s privacy. On the surface, cochlear implants sound like a promising medical solution to the problems surrounding he...
  • At The Rim - OMG !

    24 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    Ridiculous....
  • At The Rim - Police/Law fail to protect deaf against hate crime...

    24 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    We know, when are theygoingto dosomething about it ? Victims of disability hate crimes are being failed by police, prosecutors and the probation service, according to a report by inspectors. Despite earlier recommendations on improving the way criminal justice agencies help those targeted and attempts to drive up the reporting of incidents, it found t...
 
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  • Never Been "Deaf Kissed"

    19 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I enjoyed the 1999 Drew Barrymore film "Never Been Kissed" about a woman who had never been kissed passionately. This award winning short film by Charlie Swinborne called "The Kiss" is no chick flick. Instead, it's part deaf awareness and part prank. I thought it was funny and great and wanted to share it, although I must admit I've never been "deaf kissed". Have you?
  • Unwanted Book Sets Become Art Canvasses

    3 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    These photos are from an art exhibit titled "Stories and Stuff" currently on display in my library. Artist Jeff Stevenson used unwanted book sets to create these male portraits. His idea was inspired by the book, The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. I thought it was a cool idea!
  • Fourth Health Update

    3 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Salad with dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, onions, and artichokes.Healthy eating continues at my house. My husband has lost 32 pounds and he looks terrific! I am so proud of his accomplishment. I have made it halfway to my weight goal by losing 17 pounds. Spring is here!I've been walking more frequently on my lunch break at work, but we have not gotten into our regular workout habits on our home gym equipment, so that is a goal for the month of May. Unfortunately as I write this, I have come down with a cold again, so I will have to put that off a few more days.
  • President's Award

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:41 pm
    At the annual ALDA Chicago birthday party luncheon today, I received the President's Award from Joe Linder and the board in recognition for my volunteer service. Words can't adequately express my love and gratitude for this support group. I have received more than I have ever given. It was an honor to have Joe say that I embody what the group is all about.You may not know this, but ALDA national's slogan is lost my hearing, found a family. I can affirm this has been true for me with the ALDA Chicago chapter.I would like to dedicate this award to my parents who have consistently demonstrated…
  • Third Health Update

    3 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Despite the cheerful puppy smiling from my calendar from Canine Companions for Independence, March was a rough month for me health-wise. I got off track with my exercising and did not make my weight goal although I did lose 3 pounds. At the end of the month, Rob and I both caught a cold. It seemed so unfair when we had been eating so healthfully.Here's a photo of one of my new meal creations. It's pasta topped with marinated artichokes, onions, diced tomatoes, and chopped olives. I did not follow a recipe, but just put these ingredients together one night and found I like it much…
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  • The cochlear controversy....

    Melow Meldrew
    24 May 2015 | 4:24 am
    A response to a claim a hearing mother was accused of child neglect by welfare services, for refusing to allow her deaf child a CI.   The subsequent media coverage was removed, because of the data protection act, and protecting the child's privacy.  On the surface, cochlear implants sound like a promising medical solution to the problems surrounding hearing loss or total deafness. These devices use existing nerves and electronic signals to override damaged auditory nerves, thus restoring a sense of hearing to the recipient. However,…
  • Police/Law fail to protect deaf against hate crime...

    Melow Meldrew
    24 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    We know, when are they going to do something about it ? Victims of disability hate crimes are being failed by police, prosecutors and the probation service, according to a report by inspectors.  Despite earlier recommendations on improving the way criminal justice agencies help those targeted and attempts to drive up the reporting of incidents, it found that insufficient progress has been made.The combined report by HM inspectorates of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), police and probation is a follow-up to a 2013 investigation. It said none of these services have…
  • OMG !

    Melow Meldrew
    24 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Ridiculous....
  • CODA at war with deaf parents

    Melow Meldrew
    24 May 2015 | 2:18 am
  • Deaf Sport to debate Inclusion

    Melow Meldrew
    24 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Many would ask why this didn't happen day one, and the albatross of the deaflympics wasn't got rid of, and is still a stumbling block to final inclusion, as culture versus disability battle rages on in the sporting area.UK Deaf Sport have held their first national conference at The Wesley Hotel in London, with a series of expert speakers and contributors taking part to discuss key issues and opportunities related to deaf sport.The conference, entitled "ReDEAFining Deaf Sport", saw delegates exchange examples of better practice and explore innovative ideas, after…
 
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  • Pebble Smart Watch: Find Out How Much it Can Do for You

    Grant Laird Jr
    22 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Pebble Smart Watch: Find Out How Much it Can Do for You What can the Pebble Smart Watch do for you? It can alert you to incoming phone calls, texts, emails and social media messages with a vibration alert. You can even reply to texts and emails on the watch! There are apps for calendars, […]
  • Deaf Children welcome to Vacation Bible School – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    22 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Deaf Children welcome to Vacation Bible School DATE: June 15-19, 2015 TIME: 9:00 am – 12 noon, daily ADDRESS: 9200 Inwood Road Dallas, Texas WEBSITE: http://llumc.org/get-involved/kids/ Deaf children from age 3 to the 2nd grade are welcome to “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power”, Vacation Bible School at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 […]
  • HBCD received donation from SETAD

    Grant Laird Jr
    22 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    HBCD received donation from SETAD DATE: May 22, 2015 WEBSITE: http://www.hbcd1968.org It is with delight and surprise that the Houston Bass Club of the Deaf, Inc. (HBCD) had received from the recent dissolved Southeast Texas Association of the Deaf (SETAD) organization in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). “SETAD has been an outstanding organization […]
  • Interpreter Workshop: Applied Ethics: Putting Principles into Practice – San Antonio

    Grant Laird Jr
    21 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Interpreter Workshop: Applied Ethics: Putting Principles into Practice Presented by Arthur Craig When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 Time: 9 a.m.— 12 noon Where: Baptist Temple Church 901 E. Drexel San Antonio, Texas 78210 Cost: $20.00 Workshop ~~~ on-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Applied Ethics: Putting Principles into Practice is a pastoral view of interpreters’ […]
  • UPDATED: Sky Diving Deaf Day 7/4/15

    Grant Laird Jr
    21 May 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Hello Everyone! Note: Click pictures to view the bigger picture version For your information on the weekend of July 4, 2015 We will have the World record large Deaf Tandem Group with the discount. Check with them http://www.skydiverspaceland.com Location: Houston, Texas I will be there for you in the classroom and show you the videos. […]
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  • Deaf Culture #3: Locked Out & Stuck

    DeafNation
    22 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
  • Deaf Culture #2: The Shaky Facetime Conversation

    DeafNation
    21 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    Deaf Culture #2: The Shaky Factime Conversation
  • Katie Jean: Deaf Professional Bodybuilder

    DeafNation
    20 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Joel Barish and Katie Jean discusses about professional bodybuilding. Katie Jean shares with Joel and viewers what is the difference between bodybuilding and fitness, whether if there are any disadvantages being Deaf in the bodybuilding world and more.
  • Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

    DeafNation
    19 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    Not going anywhere? Bellamie Bachleda shares some great ideas to make Memorial Day Weekend fun without leaving town, such as catching up on hobbies, taking a boat trip, going to museums and more. (Captioned)
  • Deanne Bray’s Passion for ASL

    DeafNation
    18 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Deanne Bray joins Joel Barish at the Ponoma DeafNation Expo. Deanne teaches ASL at a high school and expresses her passion for ASL. She also shares her vision of the future, having a signing community for both hearing and Deaf people. Deanne and Joel also goes over Deanne’s role in Heroes, which she has an […]
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  • Karen Allen's brilliant comeback: A “Raiders of the Lost Ark” star forsakes ... - Salon

    24 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    SalonKaren Allen's brilliant comeback: A “Raiders of the Lost Ark” star forsakes SalonKent says he was poisoned in Kuwait but the VA turns a deaf ear. As he writhes in withdrawal Elaine begs their family doctor ... It is by such people that our culture, economy and politics may be rebuilt. You can see it happening next weekend in the
  • Remarkable 'Ode,' Next on Grand, peeking at ballerinas - Los Angeles Times

    24 May 2015 | 12:08 am
    Los Angeles TimesRemarkable 'Ode,' Next on Grand, peeking at ballerinasLos Angeles TimesI'm Kelly Scott, the arts and culture editor of the Los Angeles Times, and this holiday weekend marks the rough midway point of the arts year. Spring shows have completed their runs, the L.A. Philharmonic season concludes this week, and we look ahead
  • Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews - American Thinker

    23 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the JewsAmerican Thinker[Disturbingly,] this campus war has been going on for so long now, and has been so one-sided, that it has created a culture" that automatically stigmatizes Israel and its supporters. Horowitz's book highlights the deceptive nature of the Muslim
  • Why This Musical Isn't Just for Deaf People — It's for Everyone - Mic

    22 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    MicWhy This Musical Isn't Just for Deaf People — It's for EveryoneMicThe goal of the production is to tear down "barriers of culture and language in order to offer a higher truth in storytelling," Arden wrote in his director's note, provided to Mic. "To me, that is the true definition of what theater should do." As deaf and more »
  • Deaf West Theatre reprises musical 'Spring Awakening' in Beverly Hills - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    20 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Playbill.comDeaf West Theatre reprises musical 'Spring Awakening' in Beverly HillsThe San Gabriel Valley TribuneThe Deaf West staff in this production added an extra layer of the hearing and deaf culture on top of the story, which fits perfectly. This is a story about communication. It's about children and their parents and the gap between their communication.”.Deaf West's Michael Arden-Helmed SPRING AWAKENING, Starring Andy Broadway Worldall 3 news articles »
 
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  • Deaf teen deemed ‘medically inadmissible’ to join mother in Canada

    jojomccid
    18 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    So, even in a rich country like Canada, discrimination against the deaf still exists. Their main reason is that it would be costly, $91,500 to be exact, for them to shoulder her “disability”. Would the discrimination also be because she is a foreigner, specifically, a Filipino? This action is what we Filipinos termed as “Pera pera lang pala yan!” (It’s just a money thing.) tsk tsk tsk News below: Filipino caregiver Karen Talosig is faced with the choice of giving up her teenage daughter in the Philippines or her dream of permanent residence in Canada. After…
  • MCCID scholarship exam on March 24

    jojomccid
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Scholarship Exam Poster Attention all deaf high school graduates! Do you want to study Information Technology courses in the “Home of the Filipino Deaf World IT Champions” but are having difficulty financially? Now is your chance to study at MCCID! We are offering up to 100% scholarship grants on your fees. All you need to do is take the scholarship examination which will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 am in our campus in San Mateo, Rizal. The entrance exam is free. To know more about it, please feel free to contact us at (632)664-7034, text at 09204656138 (Smart) or email…
  • Yay! First 320,000 Visits!

    jojomccid
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Yehey! I reached another milestone in my blogging career! I reached my first 320,000th visits! Last week, I also gained another first; reaching 921 visits in one day alone, on February 20! And within that week, I also had three straight days of nearly 1000 visits! Philippine General Hospital (Photo courtesy of Hospital Map Online) What’s unique about this sudden surge of visitors is that they did not come from my usual deaf related articles. It came from my copied post of “Humorous Stories from Philippine General Hospital“. This is about a funny collection of stories from…
  • Filipino Deaf Candidate asked to resign from Beauty Contest

    jojomccid
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    This is again another act of discrimination against the deaf! Binibining Pilipinas is a national organization which holds the annual search for Filipina beauties who will represent the country in international contests such as Ms. Universe, Ms. International, Ms. Tourism and Ms. Supranational. According to their website’s FAQ, here are their requirements: A single lady, 17 to 25 years old A Filipino citizen, minimum 5’6” in height with pleasing personality At least a high school graduate and of good moral character Now, let us check the requirements of Christine Balaguer: A single…
  • On Deaf and Relationships

    jojomccid
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Wedding Invitation Letter from my former student Two days ago I received a greenish glittering letter from a former deaf student inviting me to attend his Catholic Church wedding celebration. Of course, I would also assume that he did not invite me just as a mere spectator. He, together with his mom, went to our school and hand carried the letter requesting me to interpret in his wedding this February.  I was out of the office that day. But I already knew his purpose because he is my FB friend and he already contacted me there. I got excited when I received the invitation. The last time I…
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  • Live captioning comes to South Africa

    Tina
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    First successful pilot project – Live Captioning done at a local University in Cape Town, South Africa. We connect to a UK Captioning service via a microphone set up in the classroom. The captioner hears what is being said and writes the text back – coming up live on your device in 1 second. Funding was available to do the pilot project and with more interest, we hope to have a South African based live captioning service available soon. Used effectively in classrooms, meeting & conferences – having the text coming up on a big screen and on participants own devices.
  • Who’s the best lipreader of all?

    Tina
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    Lipreading has become a rather commercial activity in the last few years. I’ve been asked to lipread celebrities at royal weddings, the Royals at royal weddings, babies and parents at royal christenings, criminals, sports people, and even the unsuspecting public. I was born deaf and I have always been a lipreader. I am now totally deaf with 2 cochlear implants, yet I retain my lipreading skills. I am able to lipread most people I meet, lipread sideways, and even fool a lot of people into thinking I am a hearing person. I believe lipreading is not a science, it is an art. An art I have honed…
  • Hands off our hearing aids!

    Tina
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced proposals to withdraw the provision of NHS-funded hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss! This would be devastating for people with hearing loss, leaving thousands of local residents unable to communicate in their day-to-day lives. If the cuts go ahead in North Staffordshire, who will be next? We could be looking at millions of people who struggle to hear being denied NHS hearing aids. We’re calling on anyone who values free NHS hearing aids to join us in the fight to stop these…
  • Say hello to real-time captioning on Google Glass

    Tina
    2 Feb 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Did you know? 121 Captions can now stream real-time captions to Google Glass on their caption streaming platform, 1CapApp. This means you can have a speech-to-text reporter (palantypist or stenographer), a CART writer, or an electronic notetaker listen to your conversation and stream it to your Glass as captions. BRILLIANT for deaf people! As with all new technology, the Glass can be rather confusing at first. You are probably wondering, what on earth is Google Glass? You’ll understand what this product is and how it feels to wear one after the jump,  …. perhaps you’re even thinking…
  • 2 year bilateral cochlear implant review

    Tina
    31 Dec 2013 | 5:14 am
    So I’ve been bilateral for two years. Two amazing years. Life has taken over and I’ve been so busy that I haven’t made much time for focused rehabilitation exercises. I asked for my Advanced Bionics processors’ programming to be adjusted to include Clearvoice High with threshold levels reduced to zero, to improve sound in background noise. I asked for T-coil so I can use this with an FM system, the Phonak Roger pen system which I’m really looking forward to using in meetings. The sound field audiometry testing produced threshold responses at 10-20 dBhl, so I have…
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  • I was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracle - Mirror.co.uk

    23 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mirror.co.ukI was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracleMirror.co.ukI was born profoundly deaf and had a happy early childhood. Wearing a phonic ear box – an old-style hearing aid strapped to my chest – helped me get a sense of the environment around me. Sounds were still very indistinct, and from the age of two I lip
  • Father Signing to Deaf Son During Basketball Timeout Will Warm Your Heart - Bleacher Report

    23 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Bleacher ReportFather Signing to Deaf Son During Basketball Timeout Will Warm Your HeartBleacher ReportWhether it's celebrating a child's first basket, playing a pickup game or cheering on the MVP, sports bring people together like few things in the world can. In the clip above, a father is communicating to his deaf son during a timeout in a youth
  • ASL interpreter brings Keith Urban's music to the deaf, helps Rox'E Homstad ... - NOLA.com

    23 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    NOLA.comASL interpreter brings Keith Urban's music to the deaf, helps Rox'E Homstad NOLA.comDenise Crochet, left, executive director of the Deaf Action Center North Shore, lets Rox'E Homstad, right, who is deaf and blind, read her hands as she uses sign language to communicate to students at Mayfield Elementary School in Slidell on Wednesday, ...What it's like to be a deaf novelistThe GuardianBigotry and ignorance are biggest enemies for deaf people, mother saysToronto Starall 6 news articles »
  • Deaf women gather for spiritual retreat - Goshen News

    23 May 2015 | 2:38 am
    Goshen NewsDeaf women gather for spiritual retreatGoshen News“Deaf people who use sign language have very few opportunities to worship and experience fellowship with Christians in their natural language,” said Sheila S. Yoder, a member of the planning committee for the retreat and Deaf Ministries Program ...
  • Why are expenses so high for school for the deaf? - The News Journal

    22 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The News JournalWhy are expenses so high for school for the deaf?The News JournalAs voters prepare to consider the Christina Board of Education's latest operating referendum request on May 27, they may wish to ask district officials to explain the high cost of operating Delaware School for the Deaf/Statewide Programs for Deaf, Hard and more »
 
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  • Deaf People in Havana, Cuba Movie

    jsjdeafbowler
    23 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Saturday, May 30 2015 Time Club Open 6pm Movie starts 7:30pm Free Admission DeafNation Documentary Film about Havana Cuba Deaf People in Havana Click the Link below Green link cuba shown in pad
  • CDI Certified Deaf Interpreters Presentation

    jsjdeafbowler
    14 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    This Friday, May 15 7:00 – 8:00pm at PAD Keven Poore, MA, LPC, CDI talks about Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs)! FREE to attend Light snacks provided by Jessica K Adams, LLC. Philadelphia has many. Pittsburgh has none! We need to change this!!! Come learn why a Deaf/Hearing Team is SOOOO important! CDIs are used in many many different situations! DeafBlind only? NO! Minimal Language only? NO! Come ask questions and learn something new! Advocate for yourselves and for others! Be a part of the REVOLUTION!!! See you there! Pittsburgh CDI Revolution Task Force
  • Events for May 2015

    admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Check the events in month of May 2015!  Click the link on this event for more information. Saturday, May 2: Bingo Night Saturday, May 9: Mother’s Day Bash Saturday, May 16: Pingo Night Saturday, May 23: Pajamas Party Saturday, May 30: Sports Party  
  • Kennywood Tickets for Father’s Day by GPCCD

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    GPCCD Proud host Father’s Day at Kennywood on Sunday June 21st. Look Link below for informations to get tickets. Fathers Day Kennywood    
  • May 2015: President’s Corner

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Hello Members & Friends, We are getting very exciting for the spring to come and it has been warming up lately! I got all of my outdoor stuff and a grill out on my porch! I believe you did the same! It is my pleasure to say that we have amazing members at PAD; I am so exciting of what we have done in past 4 months, big successful events and with the DeafNation Expo weekend. Those events were very successful due to our teamwork and efforts! Thank you! I am looking forward for more coming up! The Active member just approved PAD to order Point Of Sale cashier (computer) program. It is newest…
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  • Teaching Hearing Children to Communicate With Sign Language

    LeeAnn Mason
    20 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Master Signing Time Academy Instructor Kim Fries, who is also a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist teaches a weekly Story Time at Rolling Hills Moravian Mothers Morning Out in Longwood, FL. This week WOFL FOX 35 News Orlando featured Kim’s program in a piece titled Sign language helping hearing kids communicate better (view below). In the feature they referenced the White Paper: Signing with Babies and Children Written by Dr. Claire Vallottonfrom Michigan State University that was commissioned by Two Little Hands Productions.   The White Paper gives an overview of research…
  • Signing Time Academy – Instructors in the News

    LeeAnn Mason
    18 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Signing Time Academy Instructors are making a difference in their communities every day. Our Instructors are independent business owners who are certified to teach our Baby Signing Time, Potty Time, and Signing Time curriculum. Our Instructors teach Story Times, Mom & Me Classes, Workshops, Teacher Training and more. Check out some of the great Instructors who have recently been featured in their local media. Daryl Everett – Jacksonville, Florida “Baby Sign Language” Soma Ward – Al Reef, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates “Baby-signing: where you can learn to do…
  • Researchers from Emory University Determine Videos Helpful for Children Learning Communication

    LeeAnn Mason
    11 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. If you’re already a fan of Baby Signing Time, the results of a recent study by researchers at Emory University will come as no surprise. If you’ve ever secretly wondered if using our videos really helps, or if you should be concerned about using the videos with children under age two (a topic we tackle HERE), the results may offer some reassurance. What is particularly exciting about this research is that it looked specifically at sign language acquisition and retention, so the results speak very directly to what we do here at Two Little Hands…
  • Mother’s Day Hand-y Craft: Colored Flowers and Vase

    LeeAnn Mason
    5 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    In Scientific Reasoning, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends learn the steps of the Scientific Reasoning Cycle: Reflect and Ask Plan and Predict Act and Observe Report and Reflect Together they create science fair experiments that explore the properties of air, water, and light – and learn the importance of never giving up. Teaches more than 60 ASL signs!   
  • Testimonial Tuesday – I have been inspired by you in so many ways.

    LeeAnn Mason
    5 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Dear Rachel, I have been inspired by you in so many ways.  I have sung your praises to at least a hundred people so it is time I shared my story with you.  We began our Signing Time exposure about two years ago.  My daughter, Darby is now five and her brother Jameson is two years old.  Not only do I love the videos for the amazing music and signs, but because of the wonderful lessons like setting the table and colors of the rainbow.  My daughter has not yet started kindergarten but is already a great reader and I attribute that to Signing Time.  I believe the preparation with sign…
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Anti-stroke drug effective treatment for middle-ear infections, researchers say

    21 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers.
  • Experts map surgical approaches for auditory brainstem implantation

    21 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches for auditory brainstem implantation.
  • How does the brain respond to hearing loss?

    19 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Researchers suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized even with early-stage hearing loss, and may play a role in cognitive decline. They have applied fundamental principles of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to forge new connections, to determine the ways it adapts to hearing loss, as well as the consequences of those changes.
  • Secrets of baby talk: Why mothers say coo while fathers stay cool

    19 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Babytalk, which includes higher-pitched voices and a wider range of pitches, is sometimes known as "motherese," partly because most research on parent-child interactions has traditionally focused on the mother's role. Scientists study this common behavior because they want to understand what role such speech patterns play in children’s language acquisition. But in an era of increased paternal involvement, researchers are investigating whether fathers modify their speech in the same way mothers do.
  • Breakthrough in tinnitus research could lead to testable model

    12 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    A major breakthrough has been made that provides new insights into how tinnitus, and the often co-occurring hyperacusis, might develop and be sustained. Tinnitus is largely a mystery, a phantom sound heard in the absence of actual sound. Tinnitus patients "hear" ringing, buzzing or hissing in their ears much like an amputee might "feel" pain in a missing limb. It is a symptom, not a disease, and though exposure to loud noise may cause it, some cases have no apparent trigger.
 
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Editorial #150: Dr. Z on 100% Certified Interpreters

    pbravin
    14 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYznSNTNSO4 Dr. Z offers his view on certified interpreters. Why is certification important? This is explained in the video. ZVRS prides itself as the ONLY video relay provider with 100% certified interpreters. No other VRS company can make this statement. Dr. Z cares about your communication access. Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development
  • Dr. Z on Interpreter Appreciation Day (May 6, 2015)

    pbravin
    6 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w5ZTSGRWIE Today is Interpreter Appreciation Day for our interpreters. Dr. Z wants to express his sincere appreciation for the great work they do via a video message. Dr. Z cares about your communication access. Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development
  • Battery on Your iPhone–Making it Go Further? Dr. Z Has a Solution!

    pbravin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Sometimes when you use your iPhone often, the battery runs down quickly. You want to charge and use it quickly again. It is easy if you can wait one hour! Here’s how… 1) Go into airplane mode 2) Use an iPad charger (not the iPhone charger) 3) Turn the iPhone off In one hour, you will gain about 30-50%, in 2 hours, it will go over 75%! Try this! Dr. Z is not responsible for those of you not using non-Apple chargers or non-Apple cables. Here’s more info (link) By the way, if you want something for your desktop, why not get Z5 MAX? Click this link. Dr. Z cares about your…
  • Editorial #149–ALL 6 VRS Providers Ask FCC to Freeze Rates and Look Into Other Things

    pbravin
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    A major accomplishment! All 6 VRS providers got together and have submitted a filing to the FCC to freeze rates and look into other things. Dr. Z is pleased to see everyone working together–it is for the benefit of deaf and hard of hearing folks who use the service. In addition to freezing rates, the providers are asking the FCC to look at the following: -speed of answer (to come to a reasonable compromise on how they calculate and penalize speed of answer) -skills based routing (to ask the FCC to allow specialized interpreters for things like legal and medical situations) -use of deaf…
  • Editorial #148–Certified Interpreters? ZVRS Has 100% Certified Interpreters! What About the Others?

    pbravin
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    When we are in court, we want our interpreters to be certified! When we have parent meetings at schools, we want our interpreters to be certified! When we see our doctor, we want to be sure our interpreter is certified! But some interpreters in the video relay industry are not certified. They are “qualified”, which is different from being certified. To be a certified interpreter, you have to take rigorous training and testing by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or in some states where they require certified interpreters. All of ZVRS interpreters are…
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • Human gene therapy trials for hearing loss have started

    bobsyouruncle
    19 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Researchers in America have started a clinical trial to test a ground breaking gene therapy which aims to treat hearing loss by restoring sound detecting cells that have been damaged by trauma to the inner ear. Novartis, a Swiss drug company, is collaborating with University of Kansas Medical Center to run trials on human volunteers with hearing loss. As far as I know, this is the world’s first gene therapy trial for hearing loss. The volunteers will get an injection of a harmless virus containing a gene that should trigger the regrowth of the sensory receptors in the ear. “The…
  • Overheard on Twitter

    bobsyouruncle
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    People will often tweet about things they’ve overheard in a bar, on a train or wherever – a good one I spotted in my Twitter feed today: Overheard Muggle conversation: “I wasn’t that drunk.” “Dude, you were hugging an old man with a beard, screaming ‘Dumbledore you’re alive!'” — Proffessor Snape (@ProfSnapeSev) March 21, 2015 Sometimes I feel like I need a reminder that most other people are hearing way more than I am, when you can’t overhear a conversation right next to you it is easy to forget that other people can hear yours.
  • An App that lets you converse with the deaf, no sign language necessary

    bobsyouruncle
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Transcense is a new app that accurately translates conversations in real time so the deaf and hard of hearing can participate in meetings, presentations and conversations. To put that another way: this app wants to provide real-time subtitles/captions where the captions are showing words from any number of people in a group. Founders Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng say one-on-one conversations are easy for the deaf. Either they are speaking with someone who can sign or they can just read lips. However, it’s very hard to follow group conversations with several people…
  • The awesome power of sound

    bobsyouruncle
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    This is copied from a Reddit post by kerrigan7782 – normally I would just link to external sites but I don’t know if Reddit posts are deleted after a certain amount of time. The text is about the sound being emitted during the take-off of a space rocket. The Saturn V itself, (and all large rockets nowadays) are so loud that they will kill themselves from volume alone. NASA must employ a Sound Suppression System that dumps enormous quantities of water continuously onto the launch pad to muffle the sound waves reflecting off the launch pad surface as they are so powerful that they…
  • The sound so loud that it circled the earth four times

    bobsyouruncle
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    On 27 August 1883, the Earth let out a noise louder than any it has made since. It was 10:02 AM local time when the sound emerged from the island of Krakatoa, which sits between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It was heard 1,300 miles away in the Andaman and Nicobar islands (“extraordinary sounds were heard, as of guns firing”); 2,000 miles away in New Guinea and Western Australia (“a series of loud reports, resembling those of artillery in a north-westerly direction”); and even 3,000 miles away in the Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues, near Maldives (“coming from the eastward, like…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Princess Ewauna and the Legend of Face Rock (photo by Gary Edmiston)

    11 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    I love living in the small coastal community of Bandon. My Fabulous Husband was up very early one morning to catch the moon over Face Rock before it dipped into the sea. I love how he also caught the reflection of the moon along the shoreline. Below the photo is the Legend of Face Rock, as found on the Coastal Muse page.Face Rock, Bandon, Oregon Photo by Gary Edmiston"The Legend of Face Rock"Many, many years ago, the legend begins from the Nah-So-Mah tribe. Chief Siskiyou, from the far mountains, traveled with his family and clansmen to the coast to trade with the four tribes who lived by the…
  • A Mother's Day Note from my Mother

    9 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I found this in my jewelry armoire today from 8 years ago. My mother's words still deeply touch me. 
  • My Mother

    9 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I am incredibly grateful for the woman who selflessly allowed me to be adopted into another family.My mother adopted me when I was 11 months old. She not only was my mother, she was my best friend, and I miss her dearly. It's been 17 months since she transitioned from this earth, but I find the grief still too fresh. She gave me an incredible life filled with travel, hiking, camping and fishing and a myriad of other experiences. She was smart, funny, kind and gentle. But more than all of that, she loved me unconditionally. I hope I am like her when I grow up. Mom (Mary Evans)…
  • Spiritual Maturity: What is it?

    8 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    This little gem showed up in an email this week, and it is an excellent perspective of what Spiritual Maturity really is:Being Spiritually MatureSpiritual maturity isn’t measured by how long you’ve been a Christian, or how much you know, or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other people. It’s measured by the love you allow to operate through you.First Corinthians 13 tells us about the characteristics of love. When we are walking in love, we treat other people with courtesy and respect. Are you kind to the person at…
  • We Are Grandparents Again!

    2 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    We are grandparents again! This little cutie pie will be signing before we know it!
 
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Open Letter to Waze

    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Dear Waze:I am obsessed with your app, Waze. I downloaded your app on May 13, 2015 and I’m so obsessed with it. When I got to GrownUp Wazer, I couldn’t help myself but do a happy dance! Waze has helped thousands, if not, millions of people everyday to commute around traffic and let them know ahead of time if there’s caution on the road that they need to be aware of. My favorite feature is the ability to find out some of the lowest gas prices in the area as well as to know if there’s some police activity in the area.However, I feel that…
  • 7 Things You'll Love about The Kiss

    19 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ For those of you who haven’t seen The Kiss by Charlie Swinbourne, this is a must see short film that is quite hilarious and it’s British humor, you just can’t miss it. Within two days...48 hours...The Kiss has amassed over 24,000 views! Here’s 7 Things You’ll Love about The Kiss: 1. The story-line is totally unexpected. Seriously, you will find yourself thinking, “I hope I never find myself in this dating situation, yet, this is so funny!”. 2. Actors/actress did a excellent job. You couldn't ask for a better cast! 3. Typical…
  • ASL Mythbusters

    17 May 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ On Friday, April 17, 2015, exactly a month ago, Deaf and Hearing Network (DHN) kicked off the first of a five-part story about LEAD-K. LEAD-K is about advocating for both English and ASL within the education system for children who are are deaf/hard of hearing. They are advocating that both English and ASL together will increase the likelihood of success for children who are deaf/hard of hearing. Three days ago, DHN released their fifth and final story about how they stand with Deaf Children’s Right to Language. In their final story, they…
  • Eleven Things You Should Know About Deaf People

    2 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    </center> Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @A young woman by the name of Ren posted this video on YouTube yesterday, called "Eleven Things You Should Know About Deaf People". Her poetry is quite good and actually states well known assumptions about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to understanding deaf people. Some of her best quotes are: Four:(over-enunciating) NO, I DON'T NEED YOU TO TALK LIKE THIS.(laughter)I don't need you to be a megaphone;I need you to paint yourself on a canvas.Seven: Cafeterias seem to get louder and louder,a…
  • Bilingualism At Its Finest: ASL and English

    1 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Today, the Deaf and Hearing Network introduced their third of five-part story about LEAD-K. We reported the first of their five part stories that introduce coverage of LEAD K. The second of their five part stories (below) in which we learn that experts tell us how the brain works when it doesn't develop properly and when it does. Their solution?Giving Deaf children access to both ASL and English leads to healthy development and should be part of every child's learning process from day one.Now, in the third part of the series, we…
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    The Tree House.

  • On Sabbatical.

    The Tree House
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Dear beloved Tree House dwellers, I would like to advise that I have decided to take a break /sabbatical of which I will return when the time is right. It is an honour to be handing over the Facebook group to the capable (signing) hands of Mr Andrew Arthur who has kindly agreed to take it on. Andrew has been with the Tree House ever since it was first built and he, amongst other valued members, has helped to build on it with all their invaluable experience and knowledge which will always be very much appreciated – more than one can realise. I have lovingly watched The Tree House grow…
  • Stabbing Eardrums

    The Tree House
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    To our friends across the big pond, SJ happened to be watching a programme on British TV the other night called the “U.S. Bounty Hunters”.  A fugitive was being sought and to the bounty hunters amazement; they found him hiding behind an upright mattress. He was then thrown down to the ground and naturally he resisted in being restrained. Then, to SJ’s horror, the fugitive’s eardrum was stabbed in order to subdue him so they could put the restraints onto him. Stabbing an eardrum? Seriously? Who would commit such an act?! An act as such could be extremely damaging and dangerous.
  • Hands on Ears – the video

    Paul
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    A while ago members of the Treehouse were asked if they wanted to take part in a video for the #handsonears campaign founded by Danielle Williams.  I was actually going to do it myself but a whole heap of other stuff got in the way and I missed my chance.  However, some of you (our beloved Tree House dwellers) got involved and seized the day alongside others and this wonderful video was made – take a look! Thanks Danielle.  
  • Contacting a Support Hotline

    Jamie Danjoux
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    I hope you all had a lovely Easter and enjoying the hot weather! Many businesses such as Internet Providers, to TV providers to banks they all have a support hotline for their customers to ring if they encountered any issues. A few days ago I had a problem with my internet, which is with Plusnet. I looked all over their website for a live chat facility, I did find one in the end. The chap on the chat said, “Due to our safety checks and policies, we can only handle issues and account changes over the telephone.” I can understand from their point of view of trying to be safe, but…
  • Deafened and Hearing Impaired: We are a special case – By Mervyn James

    The Tree House
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Continuing recent views regarding the UK charities insisting BSL using deaf are a ‘special case’ and deserve access more than other deaf do by producing information not accessible to deaf who need subtitles only, or, both subtitles/captioning and sign. Ideally, public information videos aimed at deaf and others with hearing loss should be law include dual access of sign, and subtitling. Indeed there are areas who would take this further and demand why no lip-spoken access… at ALL? The current deaf charity UK stance suggests an equality elitist attitude is being supported in…
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