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  • Ohio Cop Forces Dog Owner To Sit In Hot Car As Punishment After Finding Her Pet Locke

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    26 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
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  • 2 charged with kidnapping, raping woman met a school for deaf - WNCN

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    26 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    WNCN2 charged with kidnapping, raping woman met a school for deafWNCNTwo men were arrested after deputies said they kidnapped a Cumberland County woman they met at a school for the deaf, raped her, robbed her and then ran her over. Joshua Obrian Horne, 24, of Nashville, N.C., was arrested April 20 on charges of ...and more »
  • DSTidbits - Nepal Death Toll Rises

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    26 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    A massive Himalayan earthquake hit Nepal around noon on Saturday April 25, 2015. This earthquake happened 81 years after the last earthquake in 1934. Nepals Continue reading ’
  • President's Award

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    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…
  • Shamus

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    David
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    In the last winter before our faithful furry friend entered into twilight, he got to winter in Florida.I like to think of this as his last hurrah. My mind will record it as a  simple request from a wonderful little dog who asked for nothing, and gave so much back. I  tell people the reason Mary wintered for 2 months in the sunny confines of Florida was because of Shamus: It was our boy's final and only thing he ever asked for: "Guy's, before I eat my last treat  on this planet , can I put in my a request to winter south and not have to do those morning walks in the biting…
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  • Ohio Cop Forces Dog Owner To Sit In Hot Car As Punishment After Finding Her Pet Locke

    whatdidyousay!
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/socie...-her-pet-locke
  • 1,000-Pound Rhode Island Man Transported Via Crane, Flatbed Truck

    rockin'robin
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    On Sunday, April 19, a Rhode Island man weighing over 1,000 pounds was transported by a flatbed truck eight miles down I-95 from Providence to his new residence in Cranston. The entire process took about seven hours. Brian Butler had been living in Bannister House, a nursing home that had announced earlier in April that they were closing due to being $2 million in debt. Butler and all the other patients had to be moved to different facilities, but Butler’s move required a concerted effort. The Providence and Cranston Fire Departments, Lifespan, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and…
  • 11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps

    rockin'robin
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Food stamps have become a major facet of the American system. And as the number of welfare recipients increases, so does the number of items that can be purchased with a food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Government assistant programs have been on a steady recipient incline for the last 50 years. For the FY 2013, a record number of Americans were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In 2008, 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps, and an additional 19.4 million have been added in the last five years. Today, 47 million Americans are on food…
  • Florida's Death Row could see vacancies

    rockin'robin
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    if Supreme Court rules juries must be unanimous Very few people in Jacksonville have heard of Timothy Hurst. But the Panhandle man may soon be responsible for getting dozens of people from the Jacksonville area off Death Row. The scenario could happen because of the way Florida sentences convicted killers to death. Hurst, 36 and on Death Row for killing an Escambia County fast-food manager, claims his death sentence violates the Sixth Amendment because only seven of his 12 jurors recommended he get the death penalty. The other five said he should get life without the possibility of parole.
  • Are you deaf & dating a hearing person?

    Allison22451
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    I am hearing with interest in deaf culture As a nurse I've had limited experience with clinically deaf and HOH individuals. Recently I was asked on a date by a deaf man. He's super fun and seems very patient. (As I currently dont know any sign language... although I'm eager to learn ASL). Im looking forward to our date. So, I would like to hear from those of you who are in deaf/hearing relationships. The pros. The cons.* As a deaf person what is your preference? Dating a hearing person or a deaf person?
 
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  • 2 charged with kidnapping, raping woman met a school for deaf - WNCN

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    WNCN2 charged with kidnapping, raping woman met a school for deafWNCNTwo men were arrested after deputies said they kidnapped a Cumberland County woman they met at a school for the deaf, raped her, robbed her and then ran her over. Joshua Obrian Horne, 24, of Nashville, N.C., was arrested April 20 on charges of ...and more »
  • Players surprise former coach of deaf football team - WHNS Greenville

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    WHNS GreenvillePlayers surprise former coach of deaf football teamWHNS GreenvilleGrubb spent five years coaching the football team for the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis. Under his leadership, the Orioles won two national titles. Susan Jackson started the Senior Wish program at The Renaissance retirement home in Due and more »
  • Guest commentary: Education key to police, deaf relations - Bradford Era

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    BBC NewsGuest commentary: Education key to police, deaf relationsBradford EraBefore I get to it, I wanted to share that I grew up in the area until I was 23 years old and I am profoundly deaf in both ears. It was an unfortunate situation that transpired on April 1st, 2015 between the deaf male and the police officers. The only Teenage campaigner Jade Chapman sets up sign language course with prizeBBC Newsall 2 news articles »
  • Senate's Proposed 2016 Budget Turns a Deaf Ear to the Needs of Young Families - Huffington Post

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Huffington PostSenate's Proposed 2016 Budget Turns a Deaf Ear to the Needs of Young FamiliesHuffington PostAs Congress gears up to pass a new federal budget, the proposed Senate Budget outlines cuts to a number of social equalizers, such as education, health and housing. The plan proposed by the Senate not only maintains the Budget Control Act's current and more »
  • Comcast chief's last-minute pleas to a former ally fell on deaf ears - Washington Post (blog)

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Comcast chief's last-minute pleas to a former ally fell on deaf earsWashington Post (blog)On Monday, the chief executive of Comcast made a Hail Mary call to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Brian Roberts told the regulator that his intention to buy Time Warner Cable was for the good for the entire country ...and more »
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  • DSTidbits - Nepal Death Toll Rises

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    A massive Himalayan earthquake hit Nepal around noon on Saturday April 25, 2015. This earthquake happened 81 years after the last earthquake in 1934. Nepals Continue reading ’
  • Sudden Silence - Hep C, Writing, Fitbit, House

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    It says here that I should eat ice cream every day. Dave looked up from his computer screen and smiled. I have to give him points for trying ’ ice cream every day would take the sting out of going through treatment for Hepatitis C a second time. His new treatment starts next week, and []
  • doozeedad - Me! House!

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    I was right to have been nervous about coming back. I mean, I found a mouse nest in my printer last year, remember? And alligator lizards in the sink and outhouse. I knew what we were coming home to. But what I didnt count on ’ at all ’ was Moxies reaction. When we turned [] The post Me! House! appeared first on A Little Moxie.
  • doozeedad - 7/365: Moxie Goes to School!

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    Photo Story: Moxie was very excited about joining Micah in school and was running around all morning. It was very hard to pin her down for a photo! I finally got this though; which while not as sharp as what I wanted, still captures the moment of her going back to school on a beautiful [] The post 7/365: Moxie Goes to School! appeared first on A Little Moxie.
  • Deaf News Today - Gally and the Bard

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    Read about the connection between Gallaudet University and Shakespeare in the Washington Post here. Read More at DeafNewsToday.com
 
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  • 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…
  • Workshop Report

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Last Saturday was my workshop. I had a great turnout with 19 people attending. My target audience was hearing people and eight of my attendees were friends and family members of people with hearing loss. Because CART captioning was provided their loved ones with  hearing loss could attend with them. Many were affiliated with ALDA Chicago.I began by demonstrating what different types of hearing losses sound like through video and audio clips. In their training workbooks, I provided them with a chart that illustrated the four levels of hearing loss (mild, moderate, severe, and profound).
  • Workshop Development Continues

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Since my last blog post, I have moved forward on creating my workshop. My mom and my aunt Louise gave me some great advice about dealing with my disappointment. My sister believed in me and gave me a confidence boost when I most needed it. I also received some wonderfully supportive comments on my last post and on Facebook and that helped tremendously.I decided to forge ahead and get on with the next assignment: putting together the workshop's structured lessons. Two days later I met with my teacher. I showed her what I had put together thus far and found out I had gotten it wrong - again!
  • Creating a Communication Training Workshop

    8 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    This semester I am taking a class called Communication Training. As part of the class, we are required to do some actual training. I thought I would share with you what I plan to do and how the plans for my communication workshop have been coming along.The topic I selected was "How to Communicate Effectively with Adults Who Have Hearing Loss". I've attended various hearing loss related workshops and this training opportunity seemed like a good way for me to pull together information from some of the resources I have found through writing this blog. My target audience is people who do NOT have…
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  • Shamus

    David
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    In the last winter before our faithful furry friend entered into twilight, he got to winter in Florida.I like to think of this as his last hurrah. My mind will record it as a  simple request from a wonderful little dog who asked for nothing, and gave so much back. I  tell people the reason Mary wintered for 2 months in the sunny confines of Florida was because of Shamus: It was our boy's final and only thing he ever asked for: "Guy's, before I eat my last treat  on this planet , can I put in my a request to winter south and not have to do those morning walks in the biting…
  • Molly

    David
    17 Aug 2012 | 6:52 am
    I am not sure there is such a thing as a "perfect pet", but Molly was as close as you could get if "perfection" exists in cats.Molly came into our lives by adoption. A batch of feral kittens a few weeks old were brought to our local animal shelter where she was kept in quarantine as feral kittens are.Mary was elated at her looks and we filled out the papers and home she came. Shamus (our 8 year old shih tzu) and Riley ( our adopted same age as Molly Calico kitten) were not amused as you can imagine. A third animal in the house meant less attention for them, and quite possibly less…
  • Of Paper And Pens

    David
    3 Sep 2011 | 10:06 am
    August is over, and the annual "back to school" frenzy that attacks those of us that have "bairn's. bambino's and/or brats" is well under way. ♬♪♩The autumn wind, ♪♬♫ came rolling in...♪♬♫. But I digress. The back to school Flyer's confuse me with "Notepads, Ipads, PC, Mac books, Ibooks, laptops, mainframes, calcubooks, Smart phones, IPhone, skypehones, Kobo readers, eyereaders, electronic notebooks....." Note pads I always thought were a smaller version of a legal pad, and I am not so sure that I can find anyone in the "back to school" crowd that can define a "legal pad".
  • Love Is Better Than Anger

    David
    24 Aug 2011 | 8:17 am
    Jack Layton served Canadians! Jack Layton died this past week. In his memory I want to post his last words that he left to world. " My friends, Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic, and we'll change the world" Today I got angry at one of those typical "little things" in life. A speed bump the size of an anthill to be sure. I went immediately and re-read Jack's gift of words to us this week, and decided that "Love is better than anger". We were not sent here to live in a vacuum. I think perhaps that on…
  • Marriage and Parenthood

    David
    24 Aug 2011 | 5:44 am
    Some days are diamonds, some are stone. Yesterday was mix. The day ended in a rock avalanche. I try to do the best I can, and I've made mistakes along this particular road in life. I never asked to be a Dad, but it is part of my reason for being a lot of days more than I'd like to admit. I did ask, in marriage, to be a Husband; and yes I have made mistakes along that road to be sure. Mary has taught me a lot about parenting, and I am grateful for it, I was left as single Dad, the sole parent of a 14 year old, in the winter of 2009. I thought it would be pretty easy as the 14 year old boy at…
 
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  • ASL Overload....

    MM
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
  • BC: Deaf Sports

    MM
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
  • How one locale learnt to talk to the deaf.

    MM
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
  • Deaffest: Movie festival

    MM
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:17 am
    Wow there is movie competition for Deaf filmmakers! Check out great event video info. It name is Deaffestival in Wolverhampton, UK!!! P.S. International Deaf Filmmakers can apply too!
  • Minister forced to apologise..

    MM
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    But has he a point, is there any necessity for individual ministerial representation disability, by disability ?“Every minister wants to declare one or the other freebie to make the scene worse. One minister for the blind, another for the deaf, and next one for lame,” said Mr Kareem at the meeting. Soon after the comments were made, strong protests came from in different corners, mainly social media against the remarks.NDRP vice-chairman and Differently-Abled People Welfare Federation State general secretary Parasuvekkal Mohanan said comments were unacceptable and…
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  • REMINDER: MurWell’s Cookies: Spring Specials 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    MurWell’s Spring SPECIALS!!! I am offering a spring special!!! Order 2 dozen of cookies and receive 6 cookies of your choice free! Order 4 dozen of cookies and receive 1 dozen of cookies of your choice for free! Code to put in text order button= DeafNFree This coupon expires April 30, 2015!! Spring SPECIALS!!! Order […]
  • Spectacular Clearance Sale at Harris Communications

    Grant Laird Jr
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    Spectacular Clearance Sale at Harris Communications The savings are spectacular at the huge Clearance Sale going on now at Harris Communications. Find jewelry, such as pins, necklaces and keychains, priced to sell at 15% – 49% off! Plus, get free shipping and free returns on your order!* We have great ideas for upcoming Mother’s Day, […]
  • Deaf Celebration Committee Meeting 4/25/15 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Deaf Celebration Committee Meeting 4/25/15 – DFW The Deaf Celebration Committee will meet at the Dallas Association of the Deaf (DAD) at 4215 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2015. The meeting starts at 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, please let us know at Misty Wilson at Misty4purple@gmail.com or Steven Wanderscheid […]
  • National Basketball Tournament 2015 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    7th Annual Art Kruger National Deaf Basketball Organization University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) 500 West Nedderman Drive Arlington, Texas 76019 Admission At Door: $45 dollars combo At Door: $20 dollars per day Please see flyer for full details, including senior citizens and children Schedule: April 30 to May 2, 2015 April 29, 2015 8:00 […]
  • Summer Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation Conference 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Summer Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation Conference SIARC 2015 What is SIARC? SIARC 2015 is a unique opportunity for adults with hearing impairment and their communication partners to experience the benefits of cooperative learning in a social environment. Participants will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers on several occasions during the conference. Topics in the past […]
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  • Meeting Hedy vs. Heidi

    DeafNation
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Hedy and Heidi join Joel Barish for a DN360 segment at Atlanta’s DeafNation Expo. Heidi Branch shares with Joel and viewers the history of Hedy vs Heidi and her vision of the show and its significant role in contributing the much-needed laughs to both Deaf and hearing communities. Hedy joins later on and shares how […]
  • Earth Day

    DeafNation
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    Today is Earth Day! Sabrina Valencia explains how important it is to take care not only ourselves and our bodies, but our environment surrounding us because there are many factors that can contribute to the decline of our health if we don’t do something to keep our Earth a clean and safe place to live […]
  • Bobbie Beth Scoggins on Deaf Education Landscape

    DeafNation
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    Before Bobbie Beth Scoggins presented her informative presentation with John Serrano on the Deaf Education Landscape at the DeafNation Expo, Joel Barish had a good talk with her on her concerns about how the state laws affect Deaf education and how Deaf community need to reverse the negativity and support each other.
  • Tom’s Kitchen in ASL

    DeafNation
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Tom Scuderi, a chef for many years and founder of Tom’s Kitchen in ASL, a cooking show web series that features easy & quick cook recipes in American Sign Language. He explains to Joel Barish how his ever-growing popular cooking show work and his plans for the future.
  • Joel’s Adventure in Havana

    Joel Barish
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    From the beauty of classic cars and architecture to the captivating culture and people, Joel Barish described his eight-day long adventure in and around Havana, Cuba in his vlog, which is the first of more videos and pictures soon to come in the following weeks. (captioned)
 
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  • Entertainment Calendar - Amador Ledger-Dispatch

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Entertainment CalendarAmador Ledger-DispatchThe Miracle Worker: Volcano Theatre Company presents, “The Miracle Worker,” the compelling story of how blind and deaf Helen Keller met her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and how they revolutionized the approach and treatment of people afflicted with ...and more »
  • On Wolves and Sheep Deaf to the Voice of the Good Shepherd - Pewsitter

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    PewsitterOn Wolves and Sheep Deaf to the Voice of the Good ShepherdPewsitterIt was saved from demolition in reaction to the barbaric destruction of the grand Pennsylvania Station, an aesthetic tragedy paralleling the vandalism of liturgical renovators around the same time. The new and unloved Penn Station insults the aesthetic and more »
  • Three Feathers and the company that saved him - BurlingtonFreePress.com

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    BurlingtonFreePress.comThree Feathers and the company that saved himBurlingtonFreePress.comCostello's words fell on deaf ears and marked the beginning of Beshaw's quickening descent into a life of crime. The ensuing years would bring more drug use and robberies, prison breaks and stolen cars, kidnapping and ... "The culture of the business and more »
  • High school student to host sign language immersion event at YMCA in Hanover - Wicked Local Hanover

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    High school student to host sign language immersion event at YMCA in HanoverWicked Local HanoverDuxbury High School senior Beni DiVasta fell in love with American Sign Language and the deaf culture. Now, the teenager wants to bring the deaf and the hearing together during a special event she is hosting at Laura's Center or the Arts at the South
  • Deaf comedian John Maucere puts comedic spin on his deaf culture experiences - The Eastern Progress Online (subscription)

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Montclaire NewsDeaf comedian John Maucere puts comedic spin on his deaf culture experiencesThe Eastern Progress Online (subscription)Carli Heckaman, 22, a Deaf studies and ASL to English interpreting major and the president of the American Sign Language Association, was on stage Friday, April 17 with Deaf comedian John Maucere. Maucere is signing the word 'wrong.' CAITLYN COOK/ ...American Sign Language (ASL) Club - Montclair State UniversityMontclaire Newsall 2 news articles »
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  • The Wishing Pearl by Nicole O'Dell-- free from Kindle

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The Wishing Pearl (Diamond Estates #1) by Nicole O'DellPublished October 1st 2011 by Barbour BooksCurrent Publisher: Choose NOW Publishing; 2 edition (March 1, 2015)-- I just purchased the e-Reader version for today's Kindle Price: $0.00A character named Tammy is deaf. The story includes multiple characters using “sign language.”Book Description:Join conflicted sixteen-year-old Olivia Mansfield on her journey to hope and healing as she leaves her messed-up life behind and moves into Diamond Estates, a home for troubled teens. This brand-new novel for teen girls will not only entertain,…
  • Author Cecily Paterson's 3rd book will include multiple deaf characters & she needs YOUR help!!!

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Last November, I reviewed and challenged author Cecily Anne Paterson to not only write a third  book in her series but to include at least one other deaf character.  Tonight, I’m a bit giddy because Ms. Paterson and I have been discussing this and she’s ready for some input on her third novel! Read that as her Deaf Character Jazmine is ready to meet some other deaf characters!!! (Okay, my excessive use of exclamation points might be annoying but I'm super excited about this.)If you haven’t read Invisibleor Invincible, you’re going to want to do so quickly especially if…
  • Interview with Deborah Lytton, author of Silence (2015)

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Silenceby Deborah Lytton Hardcover: 320 pagesPublisher: Shadow Mountain (March 3, 2015)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1609079450ISBN-13: 978-1609079451I’m going to start this a bit unconventionally because I’ve been in that kind of place this week. It all began when a new member of the book club that I’m in made the statement, “it must be horrifying to not be able to hear.” This was completely off topic and not at all related to deaf characters. In fact, this was part of a discussion about horror fiction.  I’m afraid that my reading falls into the categories of Deaf characters and…
  • New Kindle edition- Let's Play It By Ear

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Let's Play It By Ear by Jared LopatinPaperback: 210 pagesPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 22, 2013) Kindle Version January 2015Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1483935582Jackson Fearn has always been an exemplary student. He takes every assignment above and beyond the call of duty. So when he's given the assignment to behave as a person with hearing loss for two weeks, he goes all out, borrowing his roommate's hearing aids and communicating only through sign language. All is going well...until he meets Topher and tries dating. Despite the warnings of his friends and his…
  • ALA announces Winners!

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The American Library Association (ALA) announced the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards today during its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The Newbery Medal is award to book for “the most outstanding contribution to children's literature”. This year there were two Newbery Honor books. One of the two named includes deaf author Cece Bell' s El Deafo. In September, I wrote a review for the Washington Post and posted this on this blog. Bell is a children's author and illustrator who has written books such as Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover (2014). El Deafo (2014) is her…
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  • 2 charged with kidnapping, raping woman met a school for deaf - WNCN

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    WNCN2 charged with kidnapping, raping woman met a school for deafWNCNTwo men were arrested after deputies said they kidnapped a Cumberland County woman they met at a school for the deaf, raped her, robbed her and then ran her over. Joshua Obrian Horne, 24, of Nashville, N.C., was arrested April 20 on charges of ...and more »
  • Players surprise former coach of deaf football team - WHNS Greenville

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    WHNS GreenvillePlayers surprise former coach of deaf football teamWHNS GreenvilleGrubb spent five years coaching the football team for the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis. Under his leadership, the Orioles won two national titles. Susan Jackson started the Senior Wish program at The Renaissance retirement home in Due and more »
  • Guest commentary: Education key to police, deaf relations - Bradford Era

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    BBC NewsGuest commentary: Education key to police, deaf relationsBradford EraBefore I get to it, I wanted to share that I grew up in the area until I was 23 years old and I am profoundly deaf in both ears. It was an unfortunate situation that transpired on April 1st, 2015 between the deaf male and the police officers. The only Teenage campaigner Jade Chapman sets up sign language course with prizeBBC Newsall 2 news articles »
  • Senate's Proposed 2016 Budget Turns a Deaf Ear to the Needs of Young Families - Huffington Post

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Huffington PostSenate's Proposed 2016 Budget Turns a Deaf Ear to the Needs of Young FamiliesHuffington PostAs Congress gears up to pass a new federal budget, the proposed Senate Budget outlines cuts to a number of social equalizers, such as education, health and housing. The plan proposed by the Senate not only maintains the Budget Control Act's current and more »
  • Comcast chief's last-minute pleas to a former ally fell on deaf ears - Washington Post (blog)

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Comcast chief's last-minute pleas to a former ally fell on deaf earsWashington Post (blog)On Monday, the chief executive of Comcast made a Hail Mary call to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Brian Roberts told the regulator that his intention to buy Time Warner Cable was for the good for the entire country ...and more »
 
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  • 50th Anniversary Building Photo Gallery

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
        We had blast time at one of our special celebration, 50th Anniversary Building Owner on April 25, 2015.  188 photos were poured in our Flickr galley and cherish the pictures for your moment to remember the deaf clubhouse! From left to right: Mrs. MacWilliams, Paul Gum Jr, 1965 PAD President, Robert Maher, 2015 PAD President and John MacWilliams.    
  • Tri State Deaf Poker

    jsjdeafbowler
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    We will be hosting 2nd Annual Tri-State Deaf Poker Tourney When: Saturday April 11th 2015 Time: Club opens at 11:30 am Start play at 1 pm Kitchen will be open to sell food. Everyone is invited to watch or play. To play poker must be Deaf or CODA or SODA. For more information please see Jeff Janaszek or Jay Jezerski email at jeff.janaszek@pghdeafclub.org Come on and play poker and support PAD thanks
  • Easter Bash

    jsjdeafbowler
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    PAD Proud host Easter Bash When: Friday April 3rd 2015 Time: 7 pm till Closed Drawing 10 pm Donation 1 Tickets $5.00 3 Tickets $10.00 Prizes give away will announce at 10 pm Come Support PAD Thanks
  • GPCCD Easter Kids 2015 Photos

    admin
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    See more pictures in the photo album.
  • Deaf Blind Meeting

    jsjdeafbowler
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Deaf Blind Meeting on Thursday March 26th 4pm to 7pm Thanks, Renee Fisher
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  • Free Friday – Farm Animals

    Signing Time
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Happy Friday! This week’s featured song is Leah’s Farm. Watch the video and download your free Activity Pack with song lyrics and sign language flash cards. Signing = Learning Signs bring out specific characteristics of each animal, which enriches your child’s understanding of concepts, categories and vocabulary. Get Leah’s Farm Activity Pack   Get Leah’s Farm DVD Get all of Series One
  • Earth Day Hand-y Craft Wreath

    LeeAnn Mason
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
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  • Free Friday – Potty Time Success Chart

    LeeAnn Mason
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Happy Friday! This week’s free download is the Potty Time Success Chart. Keep track of your child’s success during potty training. Download Your Potty Time Success Chart Get Potty Time Video Clip: Celebrate! This is one of our favorite songs from Potty Time because it can be used to celebrate any of your child’s accomplishments.
  • Filming in Vegas for TreeSchoolers

    LeeAnn Mason
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    One of the most satisfying elements of our Kickstarter campaigns has been the opportunity to film Backers from all over for new shows. We have filmed families that have traveled to us from as far as Pakistan! And we have traveled as far as Paris to film! Most recently, our crew filmed families in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our film site was the Hilton Lake Las Vegas, who graciously supported our mission by allowing us to film on their property. The lush grounds included a waterfall, lake, gardens, and a sandy beach! The Hilton Lake Las Vegas staff were gracious hosts as we filmed families from…
  • Orange County, California – Signing Time Concert with Rachel!

    LeeAnn Mason
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Come Sign with Rachel at the Bowers Museum Sing and sign your favorite Signing Time songs with Rachel in Santa Ana, CA! When Friday, April 24, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm Where Bowers Museum Norma Kershaw Auditorium 2002 Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 General Admission $20 Doors open at 6:10pm. Rachel will stay after the concert for photos and autographs! VIP $100 Doors open at 5:10 pm. You get the best seats in the house, autographs and photos with Rachel before the concert. Q & A opportunity. No waiting in line. BUY TICKETS NOW *Tickets available on-line only. No tickets will be sold at…
 
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  • 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…
  • Twitter–How to Learn and Use? –Great Info!

    pbravin
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Dr. Z continues to put his faith in Twitter. For some reason, deaf people relate more to Facebook, but not Twitter yet and Dr. Z is on a crusade to help the deaf community to look into and use Twitter more. The last few posts have been nothing but Twitter. In this post, Dr.Z will let you look up a great website which has a lot of good info on Twitter. The problem with Twitter is that it is a bit longer to learn and get used to than Facebook, for example–but patience patience, you will be rewarded at the end for a wonderful tool and resource. Here’s the link for a good resource on…
  • Crazy Weather and Twitter? Try this…

    pbravin
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Dr. Z is continuing to try to make everyone realize and appreciate the power of Twitter…. Those days, the weather is crazy for everyone except Dr. Z–Vermonters are used to the changes in weather–we are usually well equipped–actually, we usually have a lot of snow and swings in temperature every year–it changes from year to year..this year we have seen a bit more snow and felt a bit more colder than usual… To get weather info on twitter, here’s a recommendation for starters…Weather Link on Twitter If you have a Twitter account, type…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • "Can We Create New Sense for Humans" David Eagleman TedTalk

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    I love Facebook. My friends post and share some pretty amazing things from memes and stories to the latest in technology and science. Sherri posted this on my timeline. I admit I didn't watch the video, but I DID read the interactive transcript since I couldn't find the caption button. Will this be the way the blind will see and the deaf will hear in the future?"Can We Create New Sense for Humans" TED2015"David EaglemanNeuroscientistDavid Eagleman decodes the mysteries of the tangled web of neurons and electricity that make our minds tick — and also make us…
  • My Speech at "Focus on People Awards" and our interviews

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Below are 2 videos from the Oticon "Focus on People Awards" 2014. The 1st video is my speech. I want to thank Teresa Russ for providing the captions for my video. Click the CC button for the captions. If you need captioning added to your videos, I highly recommend Teresa. The 2nd video shows the interviews of each of us discussing our thoughts regarding role models.https://youtu.be/wT7Ak2eJf0wteresaruss45@gmail.comTeresa Russ, CSR, CRILic.#13770Certified Court ReporterCART/Provider Captioner(For the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing)Transcript:Oticon's Focus on People Award 2014 Award…
  • Glenn's Advice Regarding Meniere's Disease and Brain Fog

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    If you're living with Meniere's Disease and looking for practical advice to help alleviate some of its symptoms, I highly recommend you hop over to Glenn's page and check out what helps him. A few suggestions over there may help you, too.http://www.mindovermenieres.com/menieres-disease-and-the-battle-of-brain-fog-part-1/
  • Captioning Campaign for New York Times A SUCCESS!!

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Lauren Storck of CCAC Collaborative for Communication Access Via Captioning  spearheaded a campaign this week to encourage The New York Times to provide quality captioning for their videos. Here is her write up:https://ccacblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/new-york-times-videos-have-no-captioning-help-advocate/New York Times Videos Have No Captioning! Help Advocate:ccacblog.wordpress.comI'm pleased to share with you this follow up from Lauren celebrating SUCCESS!! We can make positive changes when we join our voices together to be seen and…
  • Teaching the World to Listen with Their Eyes

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    I was contacted by News Reporter, Amy Moss Strong recently for an interview for the Coos Bay  World and Bandon Western World newspapers in the series under "Neighbors". So often, we don't know who are neighbors are, or what their story is. Everyone has a story. I'm looking forward to the weekly series to learn about the people here in my community and getting to know them a little better.A short version ran in the Coos Bay world on Monday, and a full story ran in our local Bandon Western World today.  The full story is linked below.Amy came over and we spent 3 hours together. It was…
 
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • DeafNation Presents Free Documentary Screening on May 6th

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ DeafNation has reached out to TSG to inform us that DeafNation will be presenting a free documentary screening on May 6th, 2015 called, "No Barriers with Joel Barish: Havana Cuba". According to their press release, the U.S. Government has already started to lift the travel restrictions to Cuba, which has been in effect for over 50 years. Joel, an avid traveler who traveled to over 80 countries around the world, felt his visit to Cuba is:"so unlike other countries he’ve seen before and that inspired him to create the special edition of his…
  • Fighting for Literacy for Deaf Children: An Awareness created by LEAD-K.

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Today, the Deaf and Hearing Network kicked-off their first of five-part story about LEAD-K. The first of their five part stories introduces coverage of LEAD K.  In this video, three women tell us about LEAD-K, an organization working towards getting all Deaf children Kindergarten ready. These women share their personal stories as to why they decided to join the LEAD-K campaign. What is their fight? What awareness are they trying to bring to the public?These women believe that we need to start using English AND ASL when teaching Deaf…
  • Exclusive: Interview with Sarah Glide

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ My name is Sarah Snow, although I’m sometimes known as Sarah Glide. I work for the live video messaging app Glide, where I recently started learning ASL. I was born in New York City and, when I was 10 years old, moved with my family to Israel, where I’ve lived ever since. I also have a really cute cat named Juicee. Serious Questions:What makes your product stand out against others?While video calling apps like Skype or FaceTime have successfully facilitated meaningful, real-time communication, they are limited since all participants must…
  • Thoughts on Communication at Gallaudet

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have you seen Carrie Suggs' video yet? She talks about how Gallaudet University discriminates against deaf students with its communication policies. Guidelines for hiring employees say that staff should know basic ASL, but staff still struggle with signing.While it seems obvious that the hearing staff at Gallaudet should be required to have a good working knowledge of ASL, Gallaudet’s policy on staff and faculty knowing sign language is vague. Initially, during the probationary period of employment, a new employee is required to take at least one ASL classes and achieve at least a…
  • Exclusive: Interview with Harold Foxx

    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Changer Gonzalez PhotographyWritten by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ My name is Harold Catron Jr. I currently live in Alexandria, Northern Virginia, approximately 15 minutes outside of Washington, DC., and am originally from Memphis, Tennessee. I was born hearing and became deaf from Meningitis when I was five years old, and grew up attending mainstream classes in public schools. I started attending Gallaudet University in 1999, where I majored in Physical Education, played football, and was in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Phys.
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  • 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…
  • The response to the open letter

    Paul
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    You may remember we sent an open letter to the CEO of Sign Health, Steve Powell?  You’ll be pleased to know we had a response.  Their response is below, and I quote: Dear Sara and the Tree House team Steve thanks you for your letter, and for your interest in the work that we’re doing. He’s asked me, as the person responsible for the project, to reply. SignHealth has been working for Deaf people for nearly thirty years, and the charity is proud of the improvements and services it’s produced. We’re also painfully aware of all that still needs to be done in many areas, including…
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