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  • Has BSL, created an Access Apartheid ?

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    MM
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    We believe it has.  stated elsewhere Wales had only 2 speech to text reporters, and we understand Scotland/Ireland had few more than that.  As we understand it, registers of note-taking, lip-speakers (Only 3 in all wales), and speech to text support (£500 a time to engage in wales !), is a complete lottery too.    Much of the blame goes towards dire and very biased 'Deaf Awareness' campaigns, courses, and the complete and to my mind, illegal  bias of campaigning for access that continually promotes the all deaf sign credo and the cultural linguistic gig, is so self -…
  • Human Foosball tournament

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    Grummer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Human Foosball tournament - YouTube Human Foosball tournament - YouTube LOL !!! now this is what you should organise for the AD member meet-up and video it LOL!!
  • SpeakUpLibrarian - Fun ASL Singalong in the Car

    DeafRead - Best of Deaf Blogs
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    This video will put you in the mood for a road trip! What a great couple! Enjoy.Here are the lyrics to You\'re the One That I Want, aduet sung by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.I got chills, they\'re multiplyin\'And I\'m losin\' control \'Cause the power you\'re supplyin\' It\'s electrifyin\'!You better shape up, \'cause I need a man And my heart is set on you You better...
  • Fun ASL Singalong in the Car

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    This video will put you in the mood for a road trip! What a great couple! Enjoy.Here are the lyrics to You're the One That I Want, a duet sung by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.I got chills, they're multiplyin'And I'm losin' control 'Cause the power you're supplyin' It's electrifyin'!You better shape up, 'cause I need a man And my heart is set on you You better shape up, you better understand To my heart I must be true Nothing left, nothing left for me to doYou're the one that I want (You are the one I want) Ooh ooh ooh, honey The one that I want (You are the one I want) Ooh ooh…
  • Summer Polar Vortex 2014? and Gallaudet 150th

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    Sherlock Steve
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    G'day readers and friends!Are you all ready for a "MINI" (small) return of winter?Believe it or not, a return of winter is coming back! But only for a short time!!People say "whoa, wait a min! Are you out of your mind?"I assure you I'm not. The news is sharing out that a very spate of cold air is coming out of Canada for the next few days and will hit the mid-West first and then hit up here in the NorthEast area.But be assured, we're not going to really have Winter in the middle of the Summer! But it will be very cool.Meanwhile, people have been asking why that I have not gone to the…
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  • Human Foosball tournament

    Grummer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Human Foosball tournament - YouTube Human Foosball tournament - YouTube LOL !!! now this is what you should organise for the AD member meet-up and video it LOL!!
  • What you should know about Ebola, read....and dont panic OR PANIC MORE!! lol

    Grummer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ebola | IFLScience
  • New Restaurant in Canada....

    Grummer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Tucson Needs a Restaurant Staffed With Deaf Servers | The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
  • New ASL learning resource

    ASLAmateur
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Just came across this new site for learning ASL - signschool.com. What do you all think of it?
  • Cat comforts a sick puppy when returned home from Vet.....nice

    Grummer
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    This Cat Waited All Day For This Sick Puppy To Come Home From The Vet.Zeke the puppy just got home from the vet, and he had a very long, stressful day. He broke out in an allergic reaction and had to get steroids and shots! Upon his arrival home, Winston the cat could tell his canine friend needed his spirits lifted, and what you see here is some good, old-fashioned love and care — what a sweet friend, licking, cuddling and comforting Zeke! Winston (kitty) takes care of Zeke (puppy).3gp - YouTube Winston (kitty) takes care of Zeke (puppy).3gp - YouTube
 
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  • SpeakUpLibrarian - Fun ASL Singalong in the Car

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    This video will put you in the mood for a road trip! What a great couple! Enjoy.Here are the lyrics to You\'re the One That I Want, aduet sung by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.I got chills, they\'re multiplyin\'And I\'m losin\' control \'Cause the power you\'re supplyin\' It\'s electrifyin\'!You better shape up, \'cause I need a man And my heart is set on you You better...
  • Rambling Justice - Corinne Duyvis: The Mystical Disability Trope

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Originally posted on Disability in Kidlit:A lifelong Amsterdammer, Corinne Duyvis spends her days writing speculative young adult and middle grade novels. She enjoys brutal martial arts and gets her geek on whenever possible. Find her on Twitter or Tumblr. Her YA fantasy debutOtherboundreleased from Amulet Books/ABRAMS in the summer of 2014. It has received
  • Confessions of a DeafBlind Mother - "Flew outta Pearson's Ass"

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Our vacation ended & the kids and I were flying home out of Toronto Pearson\'s International Airport.I checked us all in at the kiosk, we breezed through Security & US Customs, then made our way to the Gate. I admired the beautiful murals, fancy tile work on the walkways & settled in a nice plush chair near the check-in desk. As time drew near to our boarding time, I n...
  • TigerDeafie - A story for Palestine

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Its a horror show nobody can walk away from. A crime obvious to all except those with the power to put a stop to it. For some its a carnival of carnage. To complete the surrealism, all it needs is an orchestra, a people playing violins, a song of sadness sung by a choir made []
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    1 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
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  • Fun ASL Singalong in the Car

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    This video will put you in the mood for a road trip! What a great couple! Enjoy.Here are the lyrics to You're the One That I Want, a duet sung by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.I got chills, they're multiplyin'And I'm losin' control 'Cause the power you're supplyin' It's electrifyin'!You better shape up, 'cause I need a man And my heart is set on you You better shape up, you better understand To my heart I must be true Nothing left, nothing left for me to doYou're the one that I want (You are the one I want) Ooh ooh ooh, honey The one that I want (You are the one I want) Ooh ooh…
  • The Human Factor

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Today I had planned to use an assistive listening device to help me hear at a special meeting for work. The meeting took place at another university and I did all the right preparation. Two weeks ahead of time, I contacted the event organizer through email and asked him about the meeting room and whether there would be a single speaker or a panel of speakers. I was relieved when he told me it would be one speaker at a time with everyone in the same room listening. (I hate those meetings when people break up into groups and they all talk at once!) I told him about the small microphone I would…
  • Cleo's Pool Party

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Cleo's pool party is an annual ALDA Chicago tradition dating back to 1987. I consider it one of our group's signature events. There are three gatherings each year that our members really come out in force for - the holiday party in December, the birthday party in the spring, and Cleo's pool party in the summer. Last year I missed out on it, so I was bound and determined to make it this year.Pool during one of the rare moments it was empty.The morning of the pool party, the Chicago area received heavy rains. Not a good sign, but the party is on rain or shine. Fortunately, the storm moved off…
  • Frustrated by Hearing Loss? 5 Keys to Communication Success

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Today, it is my pleasure to tell you about this outstanding book by Dusty Ann Jessen, Au.D. Oh, how I wish I had received a copy of this book from my audiologist when I got my first pair of hearing aids eight years ago. It would have made such a difference as I adjusted to life with hearing aids. I think every new hearing aid buyer ought to go home with her list of common sense hearing aid expectations (see p. 17).After getting my first pair, I had a coworker cross the room stopping at intervals to whisper "Can you hear me now?" like he was the Verizon Guy. Ugh. Another time while eating in a…
  • HLAA Convention: Day Four

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    On the final day of the convention, which is on Sunday, HLAA provides an accessible Christian worship service for all who wish to participate. This gathering had been one of the highlights of my convention experience in Milwaukee and I was happy to be able to attend again.I was one of the first to arrive and I saw Ahme Stone getting our church bulletins ready. Ahme is the widow of Rocky Stone who founded Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH) which later became the Hearing Loss Association of America. You could tell this special time set apart for prayer, songs, and worship meant a great deal…
 
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    The Deaf Sherlock

  • Summer Polar Vortex 2014? and Gallaudet 150th

    Sherlock Steve
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    G'day readers and friends!Are you all ready for a "MINI" (small) return of winter?Believe it or not, a return of winter is coming back! But only for a short time!!People say "whoa, wait a min! Are you out of your mind?"I assure you I'm not. The news is sharing out that a very spate of cold air is coming out of Canada for the next few days and will hit the mid-West first and then hit up here in the NorthEast area.But be assured, we're not going to really have Winter in the middle of the Summer! But it will be very cool.Meanwhile, people have been asking why that I have not gone to the…
  • Father's Day 2014

    Sherlock Steve
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    G'day Everyone and Readers:Today is Father's day 2014.While many families celebrate their living father or mourn for their dad who died, it is a reason to cheer for these men. These are men, who gave their sperm to their wife to bear them a child which earns them the right to be called "Father".It is a noble title that belongs for them.However, there are several times in my life when I nearly have given a woman my sperm to bear a child for me. At one point, it would have looked like I would be a Dad (Father). Unfortunately, it didn't happen.Maybe it's an omen. Maybe not.In the past years,…
  • Don't leave a PADLOCK on the Brooklyn Bridge!!

    Sherlock Steve
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:56 pm
    G'day Everyone and Readers:Everyone has a romantic wish when they visit the bridges of NY. Especially the Brooklyn Bridge!!Read this article:Padlocks on the Brooklyn Bridge!!As you read this article, you had better be fore warned: Don't put any more padlocks on the Brooklyn Bridge.  While it seems romantic to many people to want to seal their love on the Brooklyn bridge as a couple by locking a padlock on the bridge, but many people do not realize the danger and the possible damages they are doing to the bridge out there.The only one way that the New York City officials may have to do is…
  • FAKE CAPTIONS ON THE RISE?

    Sherlock Steve
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Good Day Readers and Followers!Here is the question of the day!Are you aware that there are FAKE CAPTIONS OUT THERE in the video landscape? (that is to say across the internet?)Well, there is a MUST READ ARTICLE that you MUST SEE and here is the LINK:CAPTION ACTION 2 SAYS TO WATCH OUT FOR FAKE CAPTIONING!!!The article is hard hitting and worth reading and worth a share! It has already picking up steam across the internet and with the Deaf Community on the social media sites.So go read, get upset, and spread the word.We need to make people who blog and video log movies to be extremely careful.
  • Post for Parents today! Important to read!

    Sherlock Steve
    14 May 2014 | 5:22 pm
    G'day Readers and Everyone!Today is my important message to Parents out there today.The day you get married should be the day you, as a couple, plan for the distribution of your estate in the event you become unable to care for yourself or death. Nobody should have to wait until you die or wait till you end up in a nursing home.But you and your husband need to sit down and have an honest talk about your property together. What do you want done with your personal property when you are disabled or dead?Plan this out in the first year of your marriage and keep this updated all through your…
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  • Has BSL, created an Access Apartheid ?

    MM
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    We believe it has.  stated elsewhere Wales had only 2 speech to text reporters, and we understand Scotland/Ireland had few more than that.  As we understand it, registers of note-taking, lip-speakers (Only 3 in all wales), and speech to text support (£500 a time to engage in wales !), is a complete lottery too.    Much of the blame goes towards dire and very biased 'Deaf Awareness' campaigns, courses, and the complete and to my mind, illegal  bias of campaigning for access that continually promotes the all deaf sign credo and the cultural linguistic gig, is so self -…
  • Narangi A Slate for Deaf Blind Children

    MM
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Assistive software or deaf-blind.
  • Smart Shoes.....

    MM
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Satnav for your feet....... There’s smartglasses and smartwatches. Now, there are smartshoes.The Bluetooth-enabled Lechal shoes, designed by an Indian start-up called Ducere Technologies, can connect to a smartphone and pull out directions from Google Maps and direct you to the destination by vibrating one or the other shoe when it’s time to take a turn.Who are these smartshoes for?The idea behind the Lechal footwear is to help people who are visually challenged, according to the company’s Web site. The company says current devices designed to help the blind mainly rely on audio…
  • Mona Lisa: She was deaf too....

    MM
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
  • That was Then, This is NOW !

    MM
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    It wasn't too long ago, that infants born deaf and mute could only grow up with sign language and a struggling voice to communicate.  That was then, this is now.  At a preschool graduation Wednesday, families call this school's work a miracle. Clara Johnson, Ella Quisenberry and Rylee Collins were all either born with or quickly developed profound deafness.  As infants or toddlers the trio came to Marshall University's Luke Lee Listening Language and Learning Lab.That's where they were fitted with cochlear implants.  Now at 5 and 6-years-old, they are graduating with a…
 
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  • PreOrder Now! New TCL Vibe Travel Alarm Clock

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    PreOrder Now! New TCL Vibe Travel Alarm Clock The new Amplicom TCL Vibe Alarm Clock is a travel clock loaded with features. It’s a dual alarm clock that lets you wake up by a vibrating wristband alert, a 75dB audible alarm, or both. The vibrating wristband will wake you up without disturbing others in the […]
  • Part Time Deaf Education Teacher – Waco

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Part time Deaf Education Teacher Waco, Texas Apply at https://teams.wacoisd.org/submission/EntryPointHomeAction.do There’s more at their listing. http://www.wacoisd.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=428&pageId=2107 Kathy Bartlett Email: kathy.bartlett@wacoisd.org
  • H.A.D. Back to School event & Meeting – Houston

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    H.A.D. Back to School event & Meeting – Houston H.A.D. Back to School- August (For meeting, see below) DATE: August 9, 2014 TIME: 6:00PM- 1:00AM ADDRESS: 11950 Perry Road Houston, Texas Houston Association of the Deaf is hosting at the Doc’s Bar. COME HAVE FUN!! BRING FRIENDS!! EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Including the Interpreters, ITP (Interpreter […]
  • Educational Aide Position for ASL Classroom – Tyler

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Good evening! Whitehouse ISD currently needs an Educational Aide for ASL Classes in Whitehouse High School as stated below. Interested individuals may apply online by visiting the district website at http://www.whitehouseisd.org and clicking on the link that reads “Job Openings.” or http://www.whitehouseisd.org/index.php/jobopenings.html. Educational Aide Assignment in American Sign Language Classroom Valid Texas Educational Aide certification; […]
  • SHSU Position Opening: ASL Pool Faculty Lecturer – Huntsville

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    ASL Pool Faculty Lecturer – SHSU Position Opening Position Opening 2014 – 2015 Lecturer – Pool Faculty (Foreign Languages) Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas 77341 Pool Faculty of American Sign Language (ASL), https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/pools/10174 Fall 2014. Lecturer-Pool faculty are term positions hired to teach one to four courses per semester. Lecturer-Pool faculty hiring is based […]
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  • Sarawak: Palm Oil

    Joel Barish
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Just like any vegetable oil widely used in cooking and food products, we learn about how we retrieve the palm oil! Luckily for us, We join Joel for a ride with a Deaf local… who is an owner of an estate that grows palm trees! We get in on the action with Joel at getting […]
  • Sarawak: Nature of Sarawak

    Joel Barish
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    In this video, Joel rides along with a Deaf tour guide who leads him along a beautfiul river where they see wildlife like Proboscis monkeys. Joel then heads to a water village just outside of the city of Kuching in Sarawak. When he travels to Borneo, Joel gets to meet a trio of Deaf soap […]
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Eyes

    Alana Beal
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Eyes are a complex and fascinating part of the body. Check out these 10 interesting facts about eyes. (captioned)
  • Inner Space Cavern

    Joel Barish
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Join father and son with crew in a journey to the center of earth..no, actually to an underground cave. Be ready for tiny tunnels, bats, odd shapes, and some clay fun, all sandwiched in one big adventure just beneath the nearby rumble of freeway traffic. Watch how the cave holds up at the same time […]
  • Sarawak: Bao

    Joel Barish
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    You may wonder what a “Bao” is… it’s a well-known Asian dish and we get to join in on the fun at learning how to make it! In this video, Joel goes for a drive to check out a small Deaf-owned shop that makes the Bao! We meet a Deaf worker who teaches us how […]
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    Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature

  • Maybe Someday (2014) by Colleen Hoover

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Maybe Someday by Colleen HooverMarch 2014Publisher: Atria Books (March 18, 2014)Paperback: 384 pagesISBN-10: 1476753164ISBN-13: 978-1476753164Apparently one of the main characters is Deaf and this is a spoiler which I found easily online. I've just added this to my reading list for August. SummaryAt twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her--and she's forced to decide what her next…
  • A Re-Focus on this research and Silent Starsong, a new adolescent publication

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    I've been a little bit nervous because I've never had a sabbatical before so I don't know what to expect. It *officially* begins tomorrow (since August work was included in my proposal). Yesterday evening my mom gave me a new Kindle (a Paperwhite which is crazy wee compared to my first generation device which I might add still works just fine!) AND last night an author emailed me and sent me a Kindle formatted version of her forthcoming new book. The book launch is on August 30 and she'd like a review out just prior if possible so I have another deadline... but it feels focused and SCARY but…
  • The Forest of Aisling (The Willow Series) by D.S. Elstad

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    8 Jul 2013 | 7:06 am
    The Forest of Aisling (The Willow Series) by D.S. ElstadPublication Date: April 22, 2013 Per the author, one of the main characters named Bram is a Deaf, Irish boy. Look for a review of this book in the following months.  Book DescriptionCeltic Mythology, Gods of the Tuatha De Danaan, Balor of the Evil Eye, a Druid Mist...and shapeshifting?Recurring dreams of a mysterious forest and a pack of wolves haunt Willow Whelan. Her mom explains that it might be her Native American vision quest...meaning the supernatural world is trying to tell her something. But what?  When her father…
  • Tone Deaf (2013) by Olivia Rivers

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    10 Jun 2013 | 9:49 am
    Thanks to my former student Lisa for tipping me off about Tone Deaf, a (forthcoming ?) publication by Olivia Rivers, who, from her blog reveals, is "a high school student, a literary agent intern, and an obsessive-compulsive reader. She has a slight obsession with Kootenai County in Idaho, and she’s pretty sure life will always be awesome as long as Irish accents exist. She lives with dysautonomia, a chronic medical condition affecting her nervous system. Portions of proceeds from her “Tortured Elements” series go toward supporting youth with…
  • Strong Deaf selected as a White Raven Outstanding International Book for Children and Young Adults

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    25 Mar 2013 | 6:59 am
    Congratulations Lynn McElfresh!  Strong Deaf has been selected as a White Raven Outstanding International Book for Children and Young Adults. The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design. Look for my upcoming interview with the author!
 
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  • 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…
  • FDA appoves Naída CI Q70 sound processor

    Tina
    28 Aug 2013 | 8:52 am
    Advanced Bionics is excited to announce that the new Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI) sound processor has received FDA regulatory approval for commercial release and will soon be available throughout the United States.   WHOO HOO!
  • Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Review

    Tina
    25 Aug 2013 | 10:45 am
    Here is the definitive, in-depth review of Advanced Bionic’s latest processor, the amazing Naída CI Q70! My new processor, the Naída Cl Q70, is smaller, lighter and even more discreet than the Harmony processor. With the battery is installed, it is much lighter on the ear. To be honest, it is so small that I almost forget I am wearing it! … Naída CI Q70 after the jump, in English, and in French!>
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  • PAD Senior Citizen

    jsjdeafbowler
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    PAD Senior Citizen is on 2nd Wednesday of the Month. Come on out and enjoy the day with the Senior Citizen. Opens at 10 am till 4pm. We play SINGO and BINGO once month rotate each month. President Larry Sullivan
  • President’s Corner

    jsjdeafbowler
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Hi members & friends, Wow – who can believe it is already August. Thankfully, we have a couple of new members that stepped up and said they would volunteer to help us in any way they can.  A big thank you to them, we could always have more help. My goal is to pay homage to the PAD, educate our deaf communities, and motivate our youth.  As you browse our website, we hope you all will find it interesting and informative. We are still having new members every month.  And if you see someone that looks new, be kindly to speak to them and make them feel welcome. The next active meeting…
  • John Maucere selfie photo with PAD!

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:08 pm
    John Maucere had a great time with them at Deaf owned club in Pittsburgh! He took a selfie of  him and PAD members in deaf clubhouse on Friday, June 20th. Source: John Maucere Facebook page
  • PAD Events update changes – June & July 2014

    admin
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:28 pm
    PAD Poker League is cancelled on following dates: Friday, June 20, 2014 due to John Maucere performance Friday, July 4, 2014 due to Fourth of July holiday Pingo has postponed the date from Saturday, June 21, 2014 to Saturday, June 28, 2014 due to Alumni Reunion event. PAD is closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. Have a safe summer and blast Fourth of July!
  • PADette Newsletter: May 2014 – July 2014

    admin
    29 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Download PADette Volume 72, Issue 2 is 8-page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees! PADette Volume 72, Issue 2
 
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  • 3 Signs to Teach Babies First

    Signing Time
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The 3 Signs to Teach Babies First… Sometimes we just wish our babies would come to us with full vocabularies, understanding enough of the world to know how to use them. Obviously, it doesn’t work that way and when we stop to think about it, we would miss out on all of the precious moments of discovery that bring us closer to our children. I guess what we really want is to speed up the time between those discoveries. We want to make life easier on us and them by closing the gap in our communication. Sign Language has that power, all we have to do is learn to use it. Babies and…
  • Press Release: Signing Time and Marvel Comics

    Signing Time
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Comic Dedicated to Signing Time Star  SALT LAKE CITY, UT – July 30, 2014 In 2012, Rachel Coleman, host of the Two Little Hands series, Signing Time, met Matt Fraction, a writer for Marvel Comics, at a Signing Time concert. Fraction had been fascinated by the experience of signing with his son. He was struck by the similarities in visual communication used in both comic books and sign language. They discussed the Avenger character Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye, who had once damaged his hearing in a fight. For a time, he wore hearing aids. Fraction said it was a shame that Hawkeye’s deafness…
  • Marvel writer dedicates new issue to Leah

    Signing Time
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    by Rachel Coleman, co-creator of Signing Time A new issue of Marvel Comics is being released today. And it’s dedicated to Leah! I am off to buy issues of it right now. Here’s the story of how this happened: I met Matt Fraction, a writer for Marvel, at a Signing Time concert in Portland in 2012. Over brunch, Matt shared that he was fascinated as his son Henry began signing with Signing Time. He was struck by the similarities in the way I tell stories visually in American Sign Language and the way he tells stories visually through comics. Deaf Characters We talked about the…
  • Sign of the Week – Hat

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

    LeeAnn Mason
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. We’re so happy you’ve decided to start signing with your child! The decision to do so often comes with lots of questions, and maybe even a few misconceptions. Let’s bust some of the myths about signing with children so you can have the best experience possible. Myth 1 – There’s a perfect time to start (and we might have missed it!): Parents of infants always ask when the “best” time to start signing might be. They worry they are starting too soon, or too late. Parents of children who are talking think it is definitely too late! The truth…
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • New mapping approach lets scientists zoom in and out as the brain processes sound

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Researchers have mapped the sound-processing part of the mouse brain in a way that keeps both the proverbial forest and the trees in view. Their imaging technique allows zooming in and out on views of brain activity within mice, and it enabled the team to watch brain cells light up as mice “called” to each other.
  • Effect of loud noises on brain revealed in study

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists. Exposure to intensely loud sounds leads to permanent damage of the hair cells, which act as sound receivers in the ear. Once damaged, the hair cells do not grow back, leading to noise-induced hearing loss.
  • Election surprises tend to erode trust in government

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    When asked who is going to win an election, people tend to predict their own candidate will come out on top. When that doesn't happen, according to a new study, these 'surprised losers' often have less trust in government and democracy.
  • California’s first auditory brainstem implant surgery performed on toddler

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem, team of scientists and surgeons reports. The child is the first child in the United States to undergo an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) surgery in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved trial.
  • New smartphone app offers easy and inexpensive solution for hearing screening

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    A lightweight, automated and easy-to-use mobile health solution called hearScreen is ideal for developing countries and use in rural areas.
 
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Back to School Time! Great iPhone/iPad/Android Gadgets for Your Kids or Friends!

    pbravin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Oftentimes, we focus on apps and forgetting the gadgets that make your smartphone or tablets extra useful. Dr., Z has some gadgets that he has talked about in the past and he has come across a great post for such gadgets. While its for school, it is as good for those who work or stay at home. Here’s the link. Enjoy and if you are going to school–have a great school year! So easy and so simple! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE Z5 MAX or a Z-20 with a tablet!) Dr. Z is…
  • Traveling This Summer? Don’t Forget to Use Z5 Mobile for Roadside Assistance!

    pbravin
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Dr. Z and many of you are traveling by car this summer. If you get a flat tire or experience something wrong with your car while on the road, use Z5 Mobile–it works great in 4G LTE coverage areas. How do you know if you have 4G LTE coverage? Just look at the upper left corner of your smartphone screen–if it says LTE, you can initiate a VRS call to your Emergency Roadside Provider such as AAA, Allstate, AARP and GEICO. Remember that wifi is not available while you are on the road. For more information on emergency roadside services, use this link. If this is a true emergency, dial…
  • Happy 4th of July–ZVRS Has New Stuff to Make You Independent!

    pbravin
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    As Dr. Z told you a week ago, we would be announcing some cool and neat stuff to enhance your video communication experience! Here’s the list…. 1) Firefly – a bluetooth enabled flasher that will flash a strobe light when a call comes in to your iPhone and iPad! (here’s the link to the video!) 2) Z5 MAX – a 21.5″ touchscreen videophone that has a built-in browser (here’s the link to the video!) 3) Number Lookup – your Z5 app on your iPhone and iPad will have a search feature that brings up a map and a list of phone numbers for you to click to…
  • Coming Soon! ZVRS at the NAD Conference in Atlanta! What’s Up?

    pbravin
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    ZVRS continues to live up to its mission in making a personal connection through technology. We will be at the NAD Conference July 1-5, 2014 in Atlanta and roll out some stuff that will open your eyes! Here are 2 videos that offer a sneak peek–it won’t say much. Dr. Z is very tempted to spill the beans…. Hint #1 Hint #2 To give you an idea of who is using Z5, here’s another video… Who Uses Z5? #1 Who Uses Z5? #2 To take a look at our interpreters commemorating the 50th Anniversary of RID, here’s the video… ZVRS Interpreters To take a look at the…
  • Great App Sale for iPhone and iPAD–Expires Very Soon!

    pbravin
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    Dr. Z doesn’t often tell you about apps on sale because they usually go up for a short time. But this sale is pretty good, so he is putting this up for you to enjoy. Dr. Z will remove this post after the sale expires in a few days. Here are the links: Link1 Link2 Enjoy! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet with a stand!) Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community! Dr. Z cares about your…
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • Change One Family’s Life at a Time with a Click of a Mouse

    Rachel
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    About seven years ago, I received an email from a deaf mother, which was sent through this website, Cochlear Implant Online.  She told me that she grew up learning to speak and communicate in sign […]
  • 8,000 Fans MEGA GIVEAWAY Contest — WINNERS!

    Elizabeth
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Thank you to everyone who entered our 8,000 Fans MEGA GIVEAWAY Contest, and thank you to our great sponsors, Hearing Henry and TheBeBopShop. Congratulations to our winners: Michelle and Sonia won headbands from Hearing Henry. Mollie […]
  • 8,000 Facebook Fans MEGA GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

    Elizabeth
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
      Can you believe it was only back in February 2014 when we hit 7,000 fans on our Facebook page?  Now, just five short months later, we’re at the 8,000 mark!  That’s 8,000 parents, CI […]
  • What Do I Do With Old Hearing Equipment?

    Elizabeth
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    What should I do with previous generations of CI processors that I have around the house? A family member passed away and now I have her hearing aids.  Who could use them? What should I do with […]
  • (Don’t Make Me Say the F-Word) Flashcard-Free Vocabulary

    Elizabeth
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
      Children with hearing loss are at particular risk for deficits in vocabulary.  Even when children perform within normal limits when compared to hearing peers on other language measures, receptive (understanding) and expressive (using) vocabulary can […]
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Part 4: Mastery of Change by Sean Moran

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    Hello, this is guest blogger Sean Morgan. I have been sharinginstallments of my book "The Mastery of Change, Choosing Mental andEmotional Wellness" on Joyce's wonderful site. For the past few postsI've been focusing on letting emotions flow through our bodies andexamining the underlying beliefs that cause them. The most powerfulpractice I have used in my years on this earth has been inquiry.Specifically the work of Byron Katie has been extremely helpful to meas I've worked through many arguments with reality. Over the years,using this technique, I've found a way to explain why it works.
  • Why Churches and Synagogues Need to Caption

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Over 20%  of new hearing aids are being purchased for our returning veterans who have lost their hearing while serving our country. While hearing aids help, they aren't a cure, nor are they perfect. Even with hearing aids, many words and phrases are difficult to decipher. When this happens, isolation happens. Social situations are avoided all together, and for many, this means they no longer have access to a community that was once available to them when they could previously hear. Sadly, the most important communities that are no longer attended are the spiritual communities. This can…
  • Harrisburg, PA Captured on Camera - beyondsecond

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    One of the things I loved about the city of Harrisburg, PA is that it is a mecca for artists. For decades,  Artsfest has been one of the most attended venues along the waterfront of the Susquehanna River, downtown Harrisburg. The wonderful thing about the city is that artists can display their work not only at the festivals and museums, but online as well.Fabulous Husband has been displaying his photography on this website for several years along with other talented artists. Take a peek:     http://www.beyondsecond.comA word of caution... you may lose track of time…
  • Part 3: Mastery of Change by Sean Morgan

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Hello, this is guest blogger Sean Morgan. Previously, I was able toshare the second installment of a book I wrote called "The Mastery OfChange, Choosing Mental and Emotional Wellness". We are getting intothe realm of emotions and beliefs. If we are programmed by our genesand culture to believe things that cause us suffering, we have todeprogram ourselves of this "outdated software". I was extremelyinfluenced by the work of author Byron Katie. She helped me realizethat we have the choice in what we believe and in turn, how we feel.This is very liberating. Next week I will discuss how Byron…
  • Testimonial by Kay Tyberg Regarding Deafness and Hearing Loss

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    This excellent letter is written by my friend, Kay I had the pleasure of serving with Kay on the Pennsylvania Advisory Council for Hearing Loss Association of America. She is a joy to know and to work with. Though this is written as a letter, it was actually from her speech when she appeared before PA Governor Tom Corbett and Commissioners regarding long term care and hearing loss.Kay kindly granted me permission to share this with you. She aptly demonstrated to the audience what it feels like to experience hearing loss and not have access to language, or what is going on. Kay goes on to…
 
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Exclusive: Interview with Joseph Ausanio and Taylor Repetski

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Photo credit: Tamme Stitt PhotographyJoseph AusanioJoseph: I am a longtime resident of Kingston, NY. I graduated with a BFA degree in Film/Theatre from Rochester Institute of Technology. I am also returning to school for a Master’s degree in Deaf Education in the fall. Photo credit: Hayley PayneTaylor RepetskiTaylor: I’m a 3rd year student at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Film Studies and Visual Culture. I was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I graduated from trade high school in 2012 majoring in Commercial Photography. I am also an aspiring photographer.
  • Global VRS discusses their explosive growth with TSG!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Global VRS, previously known as Gracias VRS, is one of the fastest growing video relay service providers for the Deaf. With several call centers across North America, Global VRS has grown to be one of the most diverse VRS providers, touting the slogan “A diverse team, serving a diverse community.”Global VRS actively supports many minority populations and provides such populations 24/7 interpretative services for ASL, English and Spanish.Owner and CEO Angela Roth explains in a personal interview, that as a Hispanic female, and certified ASL interpreter she operates on the principal that…
  • The iCommunicator

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    THE iCOMMUNICATOR. written by: PAULINE2013The i communicator is a device designed for the deaf and the hard of hearing to enable them have real-time conversations like any other able person. This devices combines computer software with hardware and is capable of incorporating with other hearing aids such as the cochlear implants as well as the FM listening system.This device has a database of approximately 30,000 words and 9,000 sign language videos. It works by the help of a software powered by Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking, whereby it converts speech into text and therefore the deaf…
  • Deaf Boy Reacts Positively To Experimental Surgery

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Deaf Boy Reacts Positively To Experimental Surgerywritten by: nikkoworkx2There are many deaf stories but there is a particular one making the international news recently. The deaf community has some hope in the cure for deafness since a experimental surgery on a young 3-year old Montreal boy, Auguste, is making major headlines. Auguste was born without auditory nerves, meaning sounds can't travel to his brain, so his family decided to try out an experimental procedure that has corrected the condition by replacing the missing auditory nerves with an electronic implant.Did you know? Auguste is…
  • Commonwealth Games Come Under Fire From Deaf Groups

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Commonwealth Games Come Under Fire From Deaf Groups written by: alzo93The Commonwealth Games kicked off this week in Glasgow, Scotland and is already facing criticism from deaf rights groups in places like New Zealand. There are about 9,000 deaf people in New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf and Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, which represents the deaf community. They say many of these people are missing out on the Commonwealth Games because there are no captions or on-screen interpreters available.Louise Carroll, spokesperson for the foundation said ''You are watching the…
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