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  • New Book ***Flying to the Fire*** released today + Author Elyse Salpeter Interview

    Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature
    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Elyse Salpeter’s Flying to the Fire: Book #2 (Flying Series) is told through the perspective of a grown up, teenage Danny. Danny is Deaf and communicates through American Sign Language. In the first book in the series, Danny was just a kid who happened to have a special ability—knowing what happens to people when they die. This ability attracts the attention of a dangerous scientist and when Danny’s parents are kidnapped, it is up to his older brother Michael to seek help, and outwit and outrun a mad scientist and the FBI. Fortunately as readers learn in the first book, Danny also can…
  • Deaf Space: Why do deaf need it ?

    At The Rim
    MM
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Mike Gulliver's recent blog on deaf space, drew attention to deaf cooperatives that helped establish deaf spaces and communities.  Whilst at those times deaf had little or no real options anyway BUT to unite against their active exclusion of society, today IS there a need for this still ?Today many don't think the 'deaf space' is a need as such, and probably counter-productive as a means to enhance the greater deaf-hearing unity and acceptance, we all aim for, since, there cannot be true empowerment or access via living in some parallel world, living some alternative existence, via a…
  • Any teachers out there?

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    ladysolitary85
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    So I have a very big passion for art, and currently majoring that in college but still pondering career paths I may want to take. I thought about becoming a art teacher.... My problem is I can't understand people when they talk (and as you know lipreading can be tiring). Out of curiosity, those of you who are teachers are there any accommodations provided for you? I'm just trying really hard to have a little more faith in myself and set a good goal plan.
  • Xpressive Handz - Braci Hearing Assistant Smart App - Guest Post by Matth...

    DeafRead - Best of Deaf Blogs
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    We who are Deaf or living with hearing loss are living in a wonderful technological age. The advances by innovative people are making the world more accessible to us everyday. Matthew Manetta is a student in Finland involved with a team that has created an app for Android and Pebble that clues us into sounds going on around us. Be sure to watch the video below the pos...
  • Why I Will Be Walking

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Me, Anna Gilmore Hall, Marsha Koppat the Chicago Walk4Hearing KickoffI will be walking in the Chicago Walk4Hearing next month. Why? Because I am personally affected by hearing loss and cope with it every day. By participating and raising funds for this event, I want to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and their efforts to advocate for a more accessible world for those of us with hearing loss.I will be walking on the ALDA Chicago team. ALDA Chicago, a chapter of the Association for Late Deafened Adults will receive 40% of the money our team raises. Why is…
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  • Any teachers out there?

    ladysolitary85
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    So I have a very big passion for art, and currently majoring that in college but still pondering career paths I may want to take. I thought about becoming a art teacher.... My problem is I can't understand people when they talk (and as you know lipreading can be tiring). Out of curiosity, those of you who are teachers are there any accommodations provided for you? I'm just trying really hard to have a little more faith in myself and set a good goal plan.
  • Do you think family members should learn ASL if you're deaf?

    faithy295
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    I just went to Nebraska over the weekend to see some family. The last time I saw the before last weekend, they promised they would learn some ASL. Well when I got there I found that only one of them did. I was so P/O. Any thoughts?:deaf:
  • Hero cat saves homeowner from fire

    ChicagoBlue2
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    This tabby deserves the best. Hero Cat Saves Man from Burning House
  • Former athletes turned actors/actresses

    ChicagoBlue2
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    I thought I would do a fun search, and came up with this: 26 of Hollywood's Most Popular Athletes-Turned-Actors Gallery - The Hollywood Reporter Top 35 Athletes Turned Actors of All Time
  • Mild to moderate HL

    Relyonfaith
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    I was just diagnosed with mild-moderate hearing loss and NO ONE thinks I need hearing aids. My husband thinks that's everyone has some kind of hearing loss and mine is just age related. Sent from my iPhone using AllDeaf
 
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  • Xpressive Handz - Braci Hearing Assistant Smart App - Guest Post by Matth...

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    We who are Deaf or living with hearing loss are living in a wonderful technological age. The advances by innovative people are making the world more accessible to us everyday. Matthew Manetta is a student in Finland involved with a team that has created an app for Android and Pebble that clues us into sounds going on around us. Be sure to watch the video below the pos...
  • .D.A.R.G - Deaf Students at Universities In Scotland and Wales: A ...

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Well after 3 months burning the midnight oil, theDARG study into deaf students at Universities in Scotland and Wales , is now finished.You can read it here:www.scribd.com/doc/238405206/DARG4-FINALIt has been a very difficult study to research for so many reasons , which you can read in the report.The UK Data Protection Act, the unwillingness of local autho...
  • At The Rim - NAD Conference: Day 5

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Day 5 - 52nd Biennial NAD Conference - Atlanta, GA with Captions from i DEAF NEWS on Vimeo.
  • At The Rim - Parliament/Health Ombudsman

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Signed/captioned more info below.What they CAN DO.What they CANNOT DO.How to complain in BSL.
  • Deaf Queer News - Its our birthday!

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Today is the Deaf Queer Resource Centers19th birthday! Whoooo! In Internet time, were ancient (but hey, were young at heart!). And yes, we know. Our website is woefully outdated. A lot of sections have been taken offline and archived. Weve had a lot in the works but no time to make it happen. We hope []
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  • Why I Will Be Walking

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Me, Anna Gilmore Hall, Marsha Koppat the Chicago Walk4Hearing KickoffI will be walking in the Chicago Walk4Hearing next month. Why? Because I am personally affected by hearing loss and cope with it every day. By participating and raising funds for this event, I want to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and their efforts to advocate for a more accessible world for those of us with hearing loss.I will be walking on the ALDA Chicago team. ALDA Chicago, a chapter of the Association for Late Deafened Adults will receive 40% of the money our team raises. Why is…
  • Good News! Joyce Won

    16 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    A message from Joyce to all who voted for her in the Oticon Focus on People Awards:Thank you so very much for supporting me and helping me win this NATIONAL award!It is a great honor to not only be nominated and selected as a candidate, but to have been voted by you and so many others, not just in the US, but around the world as Oticon's 2014 Focus on People award winner for "Advocate of the Year".Please share this press release with as many people as you can. Oticon is truly a company that puts "People First", just as their motto claims. This non-profit based company gave the winners in each…
  • 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…
 
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    News | Deaf Gay Lesbian Bi Trans Queer Community News

  • It’s our birthday!

    DQRC
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Today is the Deaf Queer Resource Center’s 19th birthday! Whoooo! In Internet time, we’re ancient (but hey, we’re young at heart!). And yes, we know. Our website is woefully outdated. A lot of sections have been taken offline and archived. We’ve had a lot in the works but no time to make it happen. We hope to get the website revamped by our next birthday. If you’d like to help out (DQRC is run entirely by volunteers), hit us up. In the meantime, follow us on the following social media outlets: Facebook Page Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Some brief history:…
  • Beyond One-Dimension: An Open Letter to NAD

    DQRC
    30 May 2012 | 1:58 am
    (The following letter was submitted to the National Association of the Deaf Board of Directors.) Dear NAD Board Members, Thank you for your wonderful declaration of support for queer marriage equality. Such a declaration coming from the NAD Board would have been unfathomable 15-25 years ago. The major difference between then and now is that people have become more educated, aware and are taking a stand against inequality. It takes courage to be an ally. And it is allies uniting together against all forms of oppression that will ultimately change the world. Our joy at NAD’s declaration…
  • SF Pride Weekend 2010

    DQRC
    25 Jun 2010 | 3:10 pm
    It’s Pride weekend here in San Francisco! For those of you in the area or who visiting from out of town, here’s a quick summary of events you may want to know about: Friday, June 25th * Trans March – 3:30-7 PM at Dolores Park (on Dolores, between 18th and 19th Streets) – ASL Interpreted * Deaf LGBT Coffee Social – 6-9 PM at Cafe Flore (on Market at Noe in the Castro) Saturday, June 26th * SF Pride Celebration – Noon-6 PM at Civic Center (downtown).  Main stage will be ASL Interpreted until 4 PM. * Dyke March – 3-7 PM at Dolores Park (on Dolores,…
  • Deaf Trans Conference

    DQRC
    22 Feb 2010 | 5:01 pm
    The Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) and The Trans Program at The 519 Church Street Community Centre are hosting the first-ever Deaf Trans Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 12 to 13, 2010. This first of its kind conference aims to bring together the Deaf and Trans communities in North America and shed light on both communities.  It will provide an opportunity for individuals and their allies in the Deaf and Trans communities to unite and share common experiences, regardless of language barriers, and to gain a greater understanding of both the Deaf and Trans…
  • From a Chase Community Giving Skeptic

    DQRC
    15 Jan 2010 | 5:13 pm
    If you checked your Facebook account in December, you couldn’t miss those pesky Chase Community Giving banner ads plastered all over Facebook announcing that Chase was giving away $5 million dollars. The top 100 organizations garnering the most votes would receive $25,000 from Chase. A second round of voting would then take place and 5 of those organizations would be awarded $100,000 with 1 lucky winner receiving a cool $1 million. This would supposedly all take place by Facebook community vote. Skeptical? You bet I was. Corporate contests are a dime a dozen and with hundreds of…
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    At The Rim

  • Parliament/Health Ombudsman

    MM
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Signed/captioned more info below.What they CAN DO.What they CANNOT DO.How to complain in BSL.
  • NAD Conference: Day 5

    MM
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Day 5 - 52nd Biennial NAD Conference - Atlanta, GA with Captions from i DEAF NEWS on Vimeo.
  • Deaf Awareness

    MM
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Without captions...
  • Deaf Space: Why do deaf need it ?

    MM
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Mike Gulliver's recent blog on deaf space, drew attention to deaf cooperatives that helped establish deaf spaces and communities.  Whilst at those times deaf had little or no real options anyway BUT to unite against their active exclusion of society, today IS there a need for this still ?Today many don't think the 'deaf space' is a need as such, and probably counter-productive as a means to enhance the greater deaf-hearing unity and acceptance, we all aim for, since, there cannot be true empowerment or access via living in some parallel world, living some alternative existence, via a…
  • Deaf Children and Road Safety

    MM
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Some sign, captioned vlog
 
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    Deaf Network of Texas

  • GURC SW Interim Director Announcement

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Gallaudet University – Regional Center Southwest August 28, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Greetings from the Gallaudet University Regional Center – Southwest. (Located at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas) It has been an amazing four years as the director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center – Southwest since the center first opened in January […]
  • Employment Specialist position – San Antonio

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Employment Specialist — Disabled / Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Vance Jackson / 410) People with disabilities face many challenges when searching for employment. For example, some companies are reluctant to hire a person with a disability due to preconceived notions of the individual’s ability or inability to complete job duties. In addition when hired, […]
  • Sign Language Interpreter part time position – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Sign Language Interpreter part time position DATE: 9/2/2014 – 12/6/2014 ADDRESS: 3737 Motley Drive Mesquite, Texas Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas has two part time opportunities for Sign Language Interpreters. If you have a few openings in your schedule that you would like to fill, this might just be what you are looking for. We […]
  • NTDBC Bowling League 2014 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Texas Deaf Bowling Club – DFW Anyone interested to join a bowling league? Watch ASL Video: http://youtu.be/DspGYHFz6P8 Hello Families and Friends, We grew from 8 bowlers to 22 bowlers last league from September 2013 to April 2014. We hope you all are thinking about joining our bowling league September 7, 2014 to April/May 2015. WHERE: Grand […]
  • “Where I Stand” Autographed Copy by John Lee Clark

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    “Where I Stand” Autographed Copy by John Lee Clark Be the first in line for a special autographed copy of “Where I Stand”, a collection of essays by John Lee Clark about the signing community and his experience as a DeafBlind man. Filled with startling observations and unapologetic assertions, “Where I Stand” challenges and broadens […]
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  • China: Printing Company Owner

    Joel Barish
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Remember Jiaxin Wei 魏家新 from one of our previous video clips? Well, we get to know him a bit more in this one! Xiaobo Song 宋晓波 tags along with us and Joel to visit Wei at his printing factory. Come inside and take a look around, learn why this business is recognized as second most […]
  • China: Solar Ear

    Joel Barish
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    This man made great contributions to Gallaudet University, and after having retired, he wasn’t done contributing to the Deaf community! This time around, he brought his dreams to China and became president of a business producing hearing aids! You’ll see here why those hearing aids are unique and environment friendly! This succeeding business is a […]
  • China: JW Marriott Deaf Chef

    Joel Barish
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Joel and the interpreter, Xiaobo Song 宋晓波, goes to the JW Marriott Shanghai of China for a quick meet-and-greet with a successful Deaf chef, Sean Han 韩超琦! This chef gives us a bit of an insight on his life and how he got to where he is today. It’s always pleasant to find Deaf individuals […]
  • ZAGG Product Reviews

    DeafNation
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Joel Barish shares his experiences with owning ZAGG protection cases for both an iPad Mini and an iPad Air. He explains the features and advantages of owning a ZAGG protection case, such as having strong protection for the iPad and having a QWERTY keyboard. (captioned) More Information about ZAGG
  • Eagle Creek Product Reviews

    DeafNation
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Joel Barish gives a product review on two bags from one of the well-known travel bag companies, Eagle Creek The first product Joel reviews is a high-quality strong bag, Gear Warrior which measures 32″ inch long and weights 8lbs. More features come with the bag, such as wheels, handles, plenty space, lot of pockets for […]
 
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    Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person

  • College student crowned first deaf beauty queen in PH

    jojomccid
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    First Filipina Deaf Beauty Queen (Photo courtesy of ANC and Yahoo News) A college student makes history as the country’s first deaf beauty queen. 17-year-old Princess Pura was crowned among the top three winners in the ‘Queen of the Philippines’ in Subic, Zambales. Being deaf since birth, the Hotel and Restaurant Management student says winning a beauty pageant is a dream come true. Princess will represent the country in the ‘Face of Beauty International’ competition in China this September. She says she wants to be an inspiration to other disabled women to…
  • The Deaf, the Bullies and the Defender

    jojomccid
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Facebook has been a perfect place for people to mingle without being physically present. It gives them (me included) a chance to be or stay informed about the whereabouts of everyone. However, this is also a place where some people tend to show off to others that they are better and had experienced the finer things in life. That’s when bullying comes in. When they see someone who is not within their level in life, it triggers their senses to make their status known by giving others a piece of their mighty minds. Enter the Deaf. His name is Mininio Buhat. Here is his FB post: To those…
  • Deaf VS Hearing, anyone?

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

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

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

  • New Book ***Flying to the Fire*** released today + Author Elyse Salpeter Interview

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Elyse Salpeter’s Flying to the Fire: Book #2 (Flying Series) is told through the perspective of a grown up, teenage Danny. Danny is Deaf and communicates through American Sign Language. In the first book in the series, Danny was just a kid who happened to have a special ability—knowing what happens to people when they die. This ability attracts the attention of a dangerous scientist and when Danny’s parents are kidnapped, it is up to his older brother Michael to seek help, and outwit and outrun a mad scientist and the FBI. Fortunately as readers learn in the first book, Danny also can…
  • Elyse Salpeter's ~Flying~ Book Launch Party August 30th

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Elyse Salpeter is coming out with a sequel to her 2011 novel, Flying to the Light. While I’m preparing another interview with her, I wanted to point out that she’s planning a book launch party. You can join her Facebook Launch eventof Flying to the Fire. If you’re just learning of Salpeter’s book. You can order a Kindle edition version for $2.99. Flying to the Light by Elyse Salpeter Publisher: Cool Well Press, Inc. (November 10, 2011)Elyse Salpeter’s Flying to the Light is told through the perspective of older brother Michael who until a few days before the story begins is an…
  • Sabbatical Officially Begins

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    This semester I am not going back to school. Rather, I am on sabbatical… my very first sabbatical.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, a sabbatical is a period of paid leave granted to a college teacher for study or travel, traditionally every seventh year. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this semester to no avail. This is my sabbatical year. People traditionally take a sabbaticals to fulfill a goal or do research. Part of the sabbatical is designed to reinvigorate and restore one's academic energies, and to provide a base for future intellectual development and…
  • 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…
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    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf

  • Saturday Aug, 30th PAD CLOSED!!!

    jsjdeafbowler
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hello everyone, PAD CLOSED ON SATURDAY AUG 30TH. THANKS,  Holly Mendel
  • PADette Newsletter: August 2014 – October 2014

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Download PADette Volume 72, Issue 3 is 8-page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees! PADette Volume 72, Issue 3
  • October Events

    jsjdeafbowler
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Oct 3rd Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 4th Bingo Night 7:30 pm Oct 8th PAD Senior Citizen Social 10 am to 4 pm Oct 10th Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 11th Spaghetti Dinner 3 pm to 7 pm and Active Meeting 7:30 pm Oct 17th Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 18th Pingo Night 8 pm Oct 24th Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 25th Kids Halloween Party 1 pm to 5 pm Oct 25th Adults Halloween Party 8 pm Oct 31st Poker League 8:30 pm
  • September Events

    jsjdeafbowler
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Sept 5th New Poker Season League 8:30 pm Sept 6th Bingo Night 7:30 pm Sept 10th PAD Senior Citizen 10 am to 4 pm Sept 12th Poker League 8:30 pm Sept 13th Active Meeting 7:30 pm and Labor Day Bash Sept 19th Poker League 8:30 pm Sept 20th Pingo Night 8 pm Sept 26th Poker League 8:30 pm Sept 27th Poker Tourney 7:30 pm
  • August Events

    jsjdeafbowler
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Aug 1st Poker League 8:30pm Aug 2nd Bingo Night 7:30pm Aug 8th Poker League 8:30pm Aug 9th Active Meeting 7:30pm Aug  13th PAD Senior Citizen Social 10am to 4pm Aug 15th Poker League 8:30pm Aug 16th Pingo Night 8pm Aug 22nd Poker League 8:30 pm Aug 23rd Free Cookout from Mens Softball Team Pittsburgh Steel Balls 6pm Aug 29th Poker League Finals 7:30pm
 
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Sign of the Week – Feelings

    LeeAnn Mason
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Feelings 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
  • Leah inspires Marvel comic featuring deaf hero

    Signing Time
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    by Natalie Crofts for KSL.com COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Hawkeye landed time on the big screen with Marvel’s recent Avengers movies, but some fans may not know the arrow-wielding hero historically experienced severe hearing loss in the comic books. At some point a decision was made to write Hawkeye’s hearing loss out of the storyline, but a girl from Utah provided the inspiration needed for the comic’s current author to write it back in. Hawkeye 19, which was released July 30 and depicts the hero as being deaf, was dedicated to 17-year-old Leah Coleman. Read article Get the shirt!
  • Signing Time’s Rachel – LIVE in Salt Lake City, UT – September 6th!

    LeeAnn Mason
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Sing and sign with Rachel in an up-close concert at Two Little Hands Studios! Seating is limited, so get your tickets today. Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Time: Concert at 10:00 am – 11:15 am Followed by meet and greet (Doors open at 9:00 am) Place: Two Little Hands/Azevedo Studios 870 East North Union Ave. (7145 South) Midvale, UT 84047 Tickets: $18 General Admission tickets $25 in advance or $25 at the door (if available) $1 babes in arms, no seat Seating is limited in this intimate venue so every attendee becomes a VIP! Afterward, meet Rachel, take photos, and purchase products…
  • Sign of the Week – Go

    LeeAnn Mason
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Go Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.) Signing Time Volume 2 – Playtime Signs Everyone loves playtime! Alex, Leah, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs related to sharing, toys, manners, and more. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all! Available in DVD and Digital. Closed-Captioned. Approximate run time: 30 minutes,…
  • Signing Time’s Rachel Coleman, LIVE in Sacramento, CA!

    LeeAnn Mason
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    Signing Time Academy Instructor Christie O’Neil is proud to present this concert for her students and the community. When: October 18, 2014 1:30 PM Where: Valley Springs Presbyterian Church 2401 Olympus Dr Roseville, CA VIP Information: Meet and Greet 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Buy Tickets: $1 – Lap Child Gen Admin Under 12 mos* $12 – Child Gen Admin 12 mos-12 yrs $15 – Adult Gen Admin 13+ yrs $1 – Lap Child VIP Under 12 mos* $35 – Child VIP 12 mos-12 yrs $45 – Adult VIP 13+ yrs *All infants and children must have a ticket and be accompanied by a adult…
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Stop and listen: Study shows how movement affects hearing

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. The interplay between movement and hearing has a counterpart deep in the brain. A new study used optogenetics to reveal exactly how the motor cortex, which controls movement, can tweak the volume control in the auditory cortex, which interprets sound.
  • Disability, deafness often go hand-in-hand

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed. To research hearing loss in people with learning disabilities, one expert focuses on the current issues people with learning disabilities (PWLD) are facing and why they are left undiagnosed in the long-term.
  • 'Tickling' your ear could be good for your heart

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered. Scientists used a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve labour pains to apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal.
  • Hand gestures improve learning in both signers, speakers

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report. "Children who can hear use gesture along with speech to communicate as they acquire spoken language," a researcher said. "Those gesture-plus-word combinations precede and predict the acquisition of word combinations that convey the same notions. The findings make it clear that children have an understanding of these notions before they are able to express them in speech."
  • Music to your ears? Evidence of damage to hearing from music

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. This could lead to difficulties in understanding speech during age-related hearing loss which affects up to half of people over the age of 65. New research has examined the cellular mechanisms that underlie hearing loss and tinnitus triggered by exposure to loud sound.
 
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Editorial #140: Open Up Sorenson Videomail! A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words!

    pbravin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    #VRSInteroperabilityNOW! Dr. Z continues to be fed up. Why can’t we deaf and hard of hearing people be like our hearing counterparts. Our hearing family and friends can do a lot of things with their smartphones while we deaf and hard of hearing people use our phones through trial and error and not being sure if it works 100% of the time. (This is exactly the same thing I said all along.) Because of this, Dr. Z has written a letter to the FCC (link) explaining his thoughts on why Sorenson is not allowing other people who use other providers that call Sorenson devices to leave a videomail…
  • Editorial #139: Open Up Sorenson Videomail! Unfair! Thanks from Dr. Z!

    pbravin
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
      Thank you! Thank you! Many of you wrote to the FCC about the Sorenson videomail interoperability issue. It has to come from you as deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Let’s continue to remind the FCC about this inexcusable issue. Why is this inexcusable? All VRS providers get public money to be sure the VRS service is functionally equivalent. Look here: Title IV of the ADA which is the law of the land says in part: “provide the ability for an individual who has a hearing impairment or speech impairment to engage in communication by wire or radio with a hearing individual in…
  • Editorial #138: Dr. Z Tells the FCC—Open Up Sorenson Videomail!

    pbravin
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
      Dr. Z is getting fed up. Why can’t we deaf and hard of hearing people be like our hearing counterparts. Our hearing family and friends can do a lot of things with their smartphones while we deaf and hard of hearing people use our phones through trial and error and not being sure if it works 100% of the time. Because of this, Dr. Z has written a letter to the FCC (link) explaining his thoughts on why Sorenson is not allowing other people who use other providers that call Sorenson devices to leave a videomail message. This is not a broken record—it is all about EQUALITY (functional…
  • A Great Resource!-50 Best Websites of 2014 from TIME Magazine

    pbravin
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Dr. Z came across a great article. TIME Magazine publishes a list of their best websites annually. They just came out with a list–some of the sites Dr. Z uses, some of them are great and clever uses of the World Wide Web. Here’s the link. Dr. Z can assure you it makes for fun reading and you can try some of those websites. Enjoy!! 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 proud to be part of the team that…
  • 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…
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • What to Expect On Activation Day

    Elizabeth
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here!  After the process of candidacy assessments, choosing a device, and surgery, it’s finally time to activate the cochlear implant.  I’ve written before about what to expect in the first few […]
  • Just One Hurdle: A Strategy for Teaching New Skills

    Elizabeth
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    On your mark… get set… go! In a track and field competition, runners race around the track, jumping hurdle after hurdle in an attempt to be the first to the finish line.  It’s an incredible […]
  • Elizabeth’s Update

    Elizabeth
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Yesterday, Rachel shared some exciting news about her upcoming service in the Peace Corps.  Just as she will be moving to a new country, I have, too!  My husband and I recently relocated to Toronto, Canada, but […]
  • Rachel’s Update

    Rachel
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    I have some exciting personal news to share with the community. The video is closed caption. Just click on “CC.”*     Elizabeth also has some exciting news to share too. Please stay tuned. *If […]
  • Back to School Giveaway Contest WINNER

    Elizabeth
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Congratulations to Cynthia, the winner of the TCL Vibe alarm clock from our Back to School Giveaway Contest.  She wrote: Would love this for my daughter! We hope your daughter loves it and has a great […]
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    Hearing Sparks

  • Another Quick Update

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Hello, everyone. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I have been missing blogging here and want to get back into the swing of things, but life has been full – pleasantly so.A few updates from my end:Early in the summer, I noticed I was having a lot of trouble hearing. I muddled along at work and at home, but I was having a hard time following much of what anyone was saying, so I eventually found the time to go in to see my audiologist. I was actually pretty worried that my hearing had possibly degraded, but luckily (except for my wallet), it turned out to be the hearing aids. I sent my…
  • Interview With a SoundBite Recipient at Speak Up Librarian

    21 Mar 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Over at Speak Up Librarian, you can check out an interview with a recipient of the SoundBite, a product designed by Sonitus Medical. The SoundBite uses bone conduction to transmit sound via the patient's teeth - it's an in-the-mouth hearing device custom-fit for each recipient.I thought this interview was very interesting. Reading about others' real-life experiences can really help. Especially interesting is the story of how Donna was able to convince her insurance company to cover the device.
  • And Your Name is Jonah

    26 Feb 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The cover art for And Your Name is Jonah.And Your Name is Jonah is a 1979 made-for-television movie starring Jeffrey Bravin in the title role, with Sally Struthers and James Woods playing Jonah's parents.In the movie, young Jonah has just left a mental hospital, where he has spent three years as a result of misdiagnosis of mental retardation. As it turns out, Jonah is actually deaf. His mother becomes his loyal champion, entering a world she is very unfamiliar with - the world of speech therapy, hearing aids, and American Sign Language.And Your Name is Jonah is streaming with subtitles on…
  • A Quick Update

    11 Feb 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tripp with my husband this past Sunday.I guess all of the things they say about free time going out the window when you have kids is true! I apologize for not blogging more. This blog has been on my mind the past few days, though, so I thought I'd write an update on how things are going.I was very nervous before having Tripp and afterwards if I would be a good parent considering my hearing loss. Of course I know of many parents with hearing loss who are amazing parents. Crazy stuff goes through pregnant brains. I wrote a post when Tripp was 1.5 months old about parenting with hearing loss,…
  • Merry Christmas

    25 Dec 2013 | 4:57 am
     I hope your holiday season is filled with love and joy.
 
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Part 4 of 4 Torquay holiday - Teignmouth and Brixham

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TeignmouthAt Teignmouth me and my friend went our separate ways to explore, as I knew she would be after the shops and with Brixham the next place we were visiting after here, which also would have shops, I wanted to relax and spend my time just along the front, taking photos while enjoying the scenery. So my photos reflect this, which a few I show here.I was hoping to walk down the pier, but it was closed, I could see they were painting it and what ever other work that was going on.After I walked up and down the front, I thought it was time for me to sit in the shade. To say there were…
  • What I have been asked over the years

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am not going to create what hearing say to deaf or what you shouldn't say to deaf people as there are plenty of those. All I thought I would do is create in this post of what has been said to me, in no particular order. Some made me cringe or roll my eyes because the person that said them should have knew better, but most I hope when I answered those below were a learning curve. "You don't sound deaf."I feel I sound deaf myself when I speak because of my hearing loss, and because of loosing more in past month this feels worse to me and something I have to try and get…
  • Part 3 of 4 Torquay holiday - Sidmouth

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today was trip out to Sidmouth, which nestles beneath red cliffs and green hills of the Sid Valley.I enjoyed walking on the beach front and found a lovely coffee shop called Selley's, where me and my friend could eat. I had fresh crab on granary bread, served with side salad. For a drink I had a latte.It was a lovely to place that felt private and it was lovely to sit and relax, whether sitting in or out. Me and my friend sat out for our lunch. I was so ready for a sit down at this point, more than I realised.I did not get to see all of Sidmouth, but what I seen of it, it was a lovely place,…
  • Part 2 of 4 Torquay holiday - Visit to Cockington

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This was our free day to do what we wanted and my friend Anne wanted to show me Cockington, a small village and take me to Rose Cottage, where a man plays the piano in the gardens.Rose Cottage was where we stopped off first, once arriving in Cockington. The man who plays the piano from the lakeside pagoda did not start till 12pm, but we were planning on coming back to Rose Cottage after looking around, but first we just needed a drink and a sit down, as we walked from our hotel to here, but after I was looking at their lovely menu, I could not resist a scone with strawberry jam and clotted…
  • Part 1 of 4 Torquay holiday - Torquay itself

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As I mentioned in my first post back, not so long ago, I went on holiday with a friend to Torquay, the place they call The English Riviera, with palm trees that I heard about, but not seen till I went there.This was my first time there and I really enjoyed it. The weather was hot, which I caught sunstroke on the Wednesday of that week. So it was an early night for me that night, but it did not spoil it for me.Because I went to several places while I stayed in Torquay, which I will mention in this post below, I will separate them over in several posts. This is part 1 of 4.The hotelThe hotel we…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Braci Hearing Assistant Smart App - Guest Post by Matthew Manetta

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    We who are Deaf or living with hearing loss are living in a wonderful technological age. The advances by innovative people are making the world more accessible to us everyday. Matthew Manetta is a student in Finland involved with a team that has created an app for Android and Pebble that clues us into sounds going on around us. Be sure to watch the video below the post.Matthew kindly accepted my offer to guest post for us today sharing what his team has developed and how you can help with their latest creation, the Braci Hearing Assistant app. I appreciate the time Matthew took to write for…
  • The Most Marketable Skill

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Bob Clary the Community Manager at Webucator contacted me some time ago and asked if I would share my thoughts for their 2014 "Most Marketable Skill" campaign. It is an honor to be asked to participate.The "Most Marketable Skill" in my opinion is good communication. Before you think of all the classes you may have taken in "communications", or all the things you may have read, I have something different in mind for you to think about. I approach communication with the focus on access and inclusion.MILLIONS of Americans suffer with hearing loss. 23% of new hearing aids are being…
  • "What's That Sound?" New Smartphone OtoSense App Answers the Question for Deaf and People With Hearing Loss

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Today's Guest writer is Sebastien Christian. I'm excited about this new smartphone and iPhone app he has developed. Thank you, Sebastien for stopping by and telling us about your app and how it came it about. I'm so glad someone came up with something like this!~~~Thank you, Joyce, for letting me share my story with your readers. As a speech and language pathologist, I have been working with and for deaf and hard of hearing people for 15 years, helping them to develop their communications abilities using sign and oral languages. During this time, I also studied semantics and physics, earning…
  • When someone undermines your dreams...

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    I have been very fortunate to have only inspiring, encouraging, positive, supportive family and friends in my life today.The poster below states:"When someone undermines your dreams, predicts your doom or criticizes you in any way, remember, they're telling you their story, not yours."
  • "Last Train to Clarksville" ASL interpretation by Stephen Torrence

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    I've been doing a bit of traveling the past couple of weeks, and while taking the train, this song was on my mind. This is a great interpretation by Stephen, aka Captain Valor. I've been a fan of his for some time. This video is CAPTIONED!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6EQEGk7cY4Learn more and help Stephen out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainValor
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Top 10 TSG Posts for August 2014!

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Drew Scott of Property Brother's checks out Signs restaurant in Toronto, Canada is going viral!In a somewhat viral Facebook post, Drew Scott decided to check out the new restaurant in Toronto, Canada called Signs. With more than 50...3 ways Obama has improved the lives of those who are deaf or hard of hearing3 ways Obama has improved the lives of those who are deaf or hard of hearing written by: Braby2014 This November will mark th...Jarrod Musano, Convo CEO, accepts the ice bucket challengeJarrod Musano, Convo CEO, accepts the ice bucket challenge and now challenging Greg Hlibok at FCC, Ed…
  • ZVRS responds back to Sorenson's employee

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    ZVRS posted a video on their Facebook page which counteracts what Sorenson's employee, Bryan Leeper advocated about VRSInteroperabilityNOW‬. ZVRS posted an official statement in response and use similar format to counteract their statements by use a black sharpie on a white sheet of paper(s). In their video, they stated that some of the facts that Bryan Leeper stated "are not true". The images in the video show how all "videomail" goes to all VRS companies, however, all videomail sent to Sorenson are not "accepted". ZVRS challenges customers' to do a test and see if their…
  • An employee of Sorenson responds to #VRSInteroperabilityNOW.

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Byran Leeper, an employee of Sorenson, makes an unofficial video response on the issue of #VRSInteroperabilityNOW. While he is an employee, his response does not represent the company. However, it is interesting that he uses the company logo and location to respond back rather than making a response from a neutral location. Nevertheless, another perspective on the issue of #VRSInteroperabilityNOW is extremely interesting! Post by Anne Greener-Hage.
  • Popular NTID student Timothy Holmes found dead in townhouse

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    According to the Democrat & Chronicle, Timothy Holmes, 24, was found dead Wednesday evening inside a Henrietta townhouse. Sheriff's spokesman Captian John Helfter said that his death is not considered suspicious. Holmes is a graduate student at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology and was living off campus with several other NTID students.Bob Finnerty, spokesman for RIT, stated that Holmes was"very popular, visible and active student"while attending NTID. Homles was found dead in the basement where Holmes' roommates found him face-down…
  • David Martin, of SportsMX.com, signs national anthem at Orioles-Yankees game

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    TSG would like to congrats David Martin, of SportsMX.com, for his recognition of signing the national anthem at the Orioles-Yankees baseball game on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014. Martin, is a well-known die-hard fan of the Orioles and was selected by Danny Rinas to perform. Since Danny Rinas had purchase 100 tickets when the New York Yankees visit Baltimore Orioles, Rinas requested that they have a deaf individual sign the national anthem at the baseball game. Orioles won the game 5-3. 
 
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