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  • Liz's Deaf Blog - I want to watch TV like anyone else

    DeafRead - Best of Deaf Blogs
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Like everyone else, I just want to sit and relax in front of the TV and watch a good programme or film. But until it is 100% accessible, I won\'t get that same enjoyment. Not all channels have subtitles and I have blogged in the past many times on how I wanted to watch something, to find it does not have subtitles.Some of my experiences below. By clicking on the link, ...
  • UPDATED: SWSAD Softball Tournament 2015

    Deaf Network of Texas
    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    HIGHLIGHT: SPORTING EVENT IN DALLAS… Dallas Association of the Deaf (DAD) will host the 48th Men’s and 41st Women’s Annual Regional Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament under the banner of Southwest Softball Association of the Deaf (SWSAD). SWSAD has created new Mixed Teams this year which is called COED. The softball games will be at the Kiest […]
  • Church of Cannabis holds first service

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    rockin'robin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WISH/CNN) – The Wednesday service at The First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis was different than most. Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act went into effect on Wednesday, and the church’s congregation claims it gives them the legal right to smoke marijuana freely. "Look around you man, there’s love everywhere," William Sandage, a parishioner, said. "The cannabis is just an addition, you know what I’m saying? It’s more about love." From the carnival atmosphere on the front lawn to the party atmosphere inside, The First Church of…
  • Governor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound Constituent - Age of Autism

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    2 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Age of AutismGovernor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound ConstituentAge of AutismGovernor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound Constituent. Joshua and Otto Coleman with the Petition Governor Brown Never Saw. By Anne Dachel Compare the words of Joshua Coleman and Dr. Richard Pan, sponsor of SB277 in California ...and more »
  • At The Rim - By the disabled for the Disabled and only for the disab...

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    2 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    A response to a recent suggestion UK disabled people should have own political party and representation and do away with the state electoral system of them electing who the disability Minister actually is. It\'s clear in the UK a majority political party as we have now, that is anti-disabled has selected a Minister who is simply going to toe the party line and th...
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  • Church of Cannabis holds first service

    rockin'robin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WISH/CNN) – The Wednesday service at The First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis was different than most. Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act went into effect on Wednesday, and the church’s congregation claims it gives them the legal right to smoke marijuana freely. "Look around you man, there’s love everywhere," William Sandage, a parishioner, said. "The cannabis is just an addition, you know what I’m saying? It’s more about love." From the carnival atmosphere on the front lawn to the party atmosphere inside, The First Church of…
  • Where are you guys from ? Hows summer for you ? 😊

    Emely
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
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  • Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi OMG!

    The Joker
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing. Japanese players gathered at the other end of the field in celebration - and relief - in realizing how close they came to squandering a chance to defend their Women's World Cup title. After Japan was outplayed for much of the second half, a turn of Bassett's foot followed by a fortunate bounce off the crossbar led to an own goal in the final minute of stoppage time that allowed Japan pull out a 2-1 victory in the…
  • Newbie to this site

    Dhalav247
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Hello There, I am a student of ESL class and working on some research around your culture/community. Keeping the research aside, I was looking at the forum questions and response from you, I am really impressed with some of responses. Just curious to receive your response for below, How frequent do you all meet in person or Online? Do we have any coaching classes to learn the ASL class if I would like to explore? What is your preference when you like to learn something new. Are you expecting teacher who is skilled and could better explain with signs? What is the real challenge for you which…
  • Marriage Between Uncle And Niece Is Ruled Legal By New York Court

    rockin'robin
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    A marriage between a New York man and his teenage niece has been declared legal by the state’s Court of Appeals, meaning the groom’s half-sister is also now his mother-in-law. The union between Vu Truong and his bride Huyen Nguyen, who is from Vietnam, was declared illegal by an immigration tribunal when she applied for permission to remain in the United States following their 2000 wedding in the town of Rochester, New York. But after a series of hearings, the Court of Appeals in Albany ruled unanimously that because Mrs Truong’s mother is her husband’s half-sister, and the siblings…
 
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  • Governor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound Constituent - Age of Autism

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Age of AutismGovernor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound ConstituentAge of AutismGovernor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound Constituent. Joshua and Otto Coleman with the Petition Governor Brown Never Saw. By Anne Dachel Compare the words of Joshua Coleman and Dr. Richard Pan, sponsor of SB277 in California ...and more »
  • Loud message on remapping; deaf ears in Assembly? - The Virginian-Pilot

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Loud message on remapping; deaf ears in Assembly?The Virginian-PilotThe heat's rising on state legislators over redistricting. Flames might be flickering - for now - but sparks will continue to catch as Virginians tire of lawmakers concerned more about winning re-election than fashioning equitable district maps and more »
  • Deaf Bible Making a Change to Reach 75% of Deaf Community for Christ - Christian News Network

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Christian News NetworkDeaf Bible Making a Change to Reach 75% of Deaf Community for ChristChristian News NetworkDeaf (MNN) — There are over 400 different sign languages worldwide, but less than 1% have a complete translation of the Bible. Millions are part of the deaf community, and yet, more than half remain illiterate. It's fair to say the deaf community is
  • Deaf Smith Co. judges to stop conducting all wedding ceremonies - ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Deaf Smith Co. judges to stop conducting all wedding ceremoniesConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVIIMarriage licenses are being issued to both heterosexual and same sex couples all over the panhandle, but for Deaf Smith County, a marriage license is all any couple will now be able to get in court as judges have decided to stop doing wedding ceremonies.and more »
  • 'Spring Awakening' production by Deaf West heading to New York - Los Angeles Times

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Los Angeles Times'Spring Awakening' production by Deaf West heading to New YorkLos Angeles TimesThe recent revival of "Spring Awakening" mounted by Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles will be heading to New York. A spokeswoman for the company confirmed reports Wednesday that the staging, which features actors performing in a mix of English and ...Duncan Sheik's 'Spring Awakening' Heads For Fall Broadway Reprise, May Set DeadlineSpring Awakening Headed Back to BroadwayTheaterMania.comWill Andy Mientus & Krysta Rodriguez Star in Spring Awakening B'way…
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  • At The Rim - By the disabled for the Disabled and only for the disab...

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    A response to a recent suggestion UK disabled people should have own political party and representation and do away with the state electoral system of them electing who the disability Minister actually is. It\'s clear in the UK a majority political party as we have now, that is anti-disabled has selected a Minister who is simply going to toe the party line and th...
  • Deaf News Today - Life in 1950s Deaf School

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Here is video filmed in 1954 at the UK\'s Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate (subtitles included). Read More at DeafNewsToday.com
  • Liz's Deaf Blog - Drop in Clinics for Hearing Aid users in Nottinghamshir...

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    The aim of the Hear 2 Help project is to providehearing aid maintenance, advice and support within the local community to NHS hearing aid users via Drop In Clinics, Care Home visits, Sheltered Housing visits and Home visits. They also provide Care Home and Home visits as required and training to carers and support workers for those people working with and around he...
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  • Liz's Deaf Blog - I want to watch TV like anyone else

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Like everyone else, I just want to sit and relax in front of the TV and watch a good programme or film. But until it is 100% accessible, I won\'t get that same enjoyment. Not all channels have subtitles and I have blogged in the past many times on how I wanted to watch something, to find it does not have subtitles.Some of my experiences below. By clicking on the link, ...
 
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    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN

  • Blog Break

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    I will be taking a break from blogging until mid-August.Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
  • Little Free Library

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:38 pm
    I came across this "little library" and thought it was a clever way to encourage people to read and share books.Have you ever seen a little library?
  • Interview with Author Betty Adams

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:09 pm
    I'm really excited to share with you my interview with Betty Adams, a hard of hearing author who has just published her first book, Dying Embers, a science fiction fantasy YA novel with plenty of tears and hope. Betty's novel will be available August 19 upon debuting at Worldcon 2015. A link to order her book will appear at the end of this blogpost.Sarah: Hi, Betty. Welcome to my Speak Up Librarian blog. I enjoyed reading your book! Thanks for this opportunity to learn more about you and your writing and share that with my readers through this interview.You introduced yourself to me…
  • HearAngel

    18 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I just learned about HearAngel, a new smartphone app that could help protect your hearing. Once this app is released, HearAngel will enable you to understand whether your current smartphone listening habits are safe or not. It will do this by providing information on your audio consumption for review.For a small cost, HearAngel can also be enabled to intervene so that you never exceed your personal Daily Sound Allowance (DSA), set according to hearing health guidelines. How fast you use up your DSA depends upon how long, how loud, and what kind of music you listen to on your…
  • Good Vibrations: Enjoying How Music Feels

    14 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Meet the Beatles tribute bandLast night I was at an open air concert staged in a baseball park's concession area before the game began.  The musical group performing was Meet the Beatles, a tribute band (pictured above). My husband Rob, who is hearing, enjoyed the music tremendously and informed me that the "Paul" and "John" singers really sounded like the originals. I had the audacity to suggest we play a game of "Name that Tune". Ha! As if I stood any chance against someone who had grown up with this music. Naturally, Rob won that easily. Sometimes he identified the song after…
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  • By the disabled for the Disabled and only for the disabled...

    Melow Meldrew
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    A response to a recent suggestion UK disabled people should have own political party and representation and do away with the state electoral system of them electing who the disability Minister actually is.  It's clear in the UK a majority political party as we have now, that is anti-disabled has selected a Minister who is simply going to toe the party line and the Ministerial position has become a cruel, offensive, and patronising joke at our expense.It's clear too, any such party has to project, and form a united front of those disabled sectors, both perceived, and actual..  A…
  • Emergent Literacy in Deaf Children

    Melow Meldrew
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
  • Deaf V deaf (School)

    Melow Meldrew
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    Deaf vs deaf by RoderickGreenThe UK doesn't have 'deaf' schools, we mainstream. Wales a region of the UK, doesn't have 'Deaf' schools at all.  Maybe making the view accessible would be a lot better ?  deaf need captions not just ASL, or they will assume they are being discussed 'behind their back' and this doesn't help any sort of unity. ASL/BSL MUST be captioned.  Deaf most of all have to understand ACCESS has to be global, not select.  What you sow, you also reap, people won't sign for you.
  • 1,000th CI Implantee doing fine...

    Melow Meldrew
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:42 am
    A baby born "profoundly deaf" is incredibly hearing again following pioneering surgery.Little Maxime Foussadier, aged one, became the 1,000th patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have cochlear implant surgery which enabled him to hear and learn to speak.After failing his newborn hearing tests, Max from Ealing had hearing aids fitted at just eight weeks old but although this gave him access to sound at low frequencies, he was still profoundly deaf.  In September last year Max was referred to GOSH and diagnosed with Connexin 26, the most common genetic cause of deafness in…
  • Learn Finger Lingo...

    Melow Meldrew
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
 
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  • UPDATED: SWSAD Softball Tournament 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    HIGHLIGHT: SPORTING EVENT IN DALLAS… Dallas Association of the Deaf (DAD) will host the 48th Men’s and 41st Women’s Annual Regional Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament under the banner of Southwest Softball Association of the Deaf (SWSAD). SWSAD has created new Mixed Teams this year which is called COED. The softball games will be at the Kiest […]
  • Justice Department Files Statements of Interest in Title III and Section 504 Lawsuits against Harvard and MIT

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Justice Department Files Statements of Interest in Title III and Section 504 Lawsuits against Harvard and MIT The Justice Department announced that it has filed Statements of Interest in two private cases pending in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, National Association of the Deaf, et al., v. Harvard University, et […]
  • Texas Effective Communications Tool Kit

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Texas Effective Communications Tool Kit In order to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and to support the whole community, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, all emergency management materials are to be developed in accessible formats in order to integrate the needs of people with disabilities. In addition, […]
  • Deafhood 101 in Dallas

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    DeafHood 101 in Dallas! Four Day Course from August 6th to 9th, 2015 Class Schedule: Thursday & Friday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm Class Location: Deaf Action Center 3115 Crestview Drive Dallas, TX 75235 Butch Zein, Deafhood Teacher Butch has hosted several workshops in the past few […]
  • Martha’s Vineyard Place – A Deaf Action Center Community

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Martha’s Vineyard Place – A Deaf Action Center Community June 2, 2015 Much like the current redevelopment boom in the City of Dallas, the Deaf Action Center (DAC) is going through a renaissance of our own. There has recently been renewed recognition in the validity of Deaf history and its discourse. For the first time […]
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  • See-sighting and Eating in Xiamen & Yongding

    Joel Barish
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    On a day off from the World Deaf Business Expo, Joel Barish and his friends went on an adventure on the island of Xiamen. The adventure began with a ride on the ferry then a three-hour road trip to the Hakka walled village in Yongding, Fujian, and ended at the bustling marketplace with freshest seafood […]
  • World Deaf Business Expo: The Future of Deaf Business Owners

    DeafNation
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Joel Barish traveled to Xiamen, China for business and cultural exchange at the World Deaf Business Expo. Joel also gave his presentation about empowering Deaf business owners and interviewed several business owners and the Expo coordinators that are making the differences for the future of Deaf business owners. (captioned)
  • The Tribe

    DeafNation
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    Yana Novikova, a Belarus actress who made her film debut in Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s award-winning and acclaimed film, The Tribe, explained to Joel Barish her experiences making the film and winning the awards at the Cannes Film Festival. (Captioned)
  • Deaf Culture #9: Deaf Standard Time

    DeafNation
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Deaf Culture #9: Deaf Standard Time
  • Inside the Fish Hatchery

    DeafNation
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Ryan Fontana takes us on a very educative tour through a fish hatchery in Texas. He takes us along as he continues his job of fish breeding, teaching us the process. We see how both a catfish and a Florida bass are raised, starting from when they were just conceived. Male and female fish are […]
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  • Special Report - Sex, scares, special effects spice up Pemex safety movies - swissinfo.ch

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    swissinfo.chSpecial Report - Sex, scares, special effects spice up Pemex safety moviesswissinfo.chThe aim, according to Pemex, is to foster an overall culture of safety to complement the company's hands-on safety training. That's important. Oil exploration and production is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. And Pemex has one of the ...and more »
  • What the Nina Simone Netflix Documentary Can Teach Us About Today's Young ... - Mic

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    MicWhat the Nina Simone Netflix Documentary Can Teach Us About Today's Young Mic"When I look at Nina Simone, I see what is right with her, and what was wrong with the culture that surrounded her." Simone is symbolic of how America eats its most fragile black creators. This has especially been true for black women whose pain and more »
  • 'Spring Awakening' production by Deaf West heading to New York - Los Angeles Times

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Los Angeles Times'Spring Awakening' production by Deaf West heading to New YorkLos Angeles TimesThe recent revival of "Spring Awakening" mounted by Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles will be heading to New York. A spokeswoman for the company confirmed reports Wednesday that the staging, which features actors performing in a mix of English and ...and more »
  • When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language' - 90.5 WESA

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    90.5 WESAWhen It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'90.5 WESAGallaudet has a rich community and a history of generations of people who are deaf. But some deaf people don't sign, which can limit their ability to be part of the culture. Deaf mentor Stacy Abrams has seen what kind of impact limited accessibility and more »
  • The Internet Opens a Window to the Deaf World - Huffington Post

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    The Internet Opens a Window to the Deaf WorldHuffington PostSince popular media only seems interested in covering Deaf culture when a sign language interpreter is going viral, or if a deaf person's rights have been abused, the ability to access news and views from the deaf perspective is rather refreshing and more »
 
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  • Interview with _Until I'm Safe_ author Jane Grace

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    Until I'm Safe by Jane GracePrint Length: 234 pagesISBN: 1680460862Publisher: Fire and Ice Young Adult Books; First edition (May 7, 2015)Book Description:Does she stay and possibly get shot by her crazed father or run into the storm of the century, Hurricane Katrina? Marguerite Aucoin has no choice but to run! Like the fiction heroine she writes about, a teen named Toots Gentry, Marguerite must be brave, despite the fact she’s lost both hearing aids and is virtually deaf. Amand rescues Marguerite from the swirling bayou waters. At his home, she awakes but doesn’t speak, writing her name,…
  • A Review of Shay & Ivy: Beyond the Kingdom by Sheena McFeely

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Last September, Manny Johnson, one of the creators of ASLNook.com, contacted me because co-founder and wife Sheena McFeely had determined to write a picture book loosely based on their two daughters. At that point, they were working with an illustrator so the book wasn’t yet ready to review. The book came out in May 2015 and after seeing the interview on DeafNation, I went ahead and posted a quick blurb about Shay& Ivy: Beyond the Kingdom (2015) by Sheena McFeely (Author), Casie Trace (Illustrator). Shay& Ivy: Beyond the Kingdom (May 15, 2015) by Sheena McFeely (Author), Casie…
  • New Picture Book: Shay & Ivy: Beyond the Kingdom (May 2015)

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Shay& Ivy: Beyond the Kingdom(May 15, 2015) by Sheena McFeely(Author), Casie Trace (Illustrator)Hardcover: 28 pagesPublisher: The Mansfield Press (May 15, 2015)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0996278508ISBN-13: 978-0996278508This was part of a Kickstarter project.  The book includes a Deaf family.    Book Description: The first book is about Shay & Ivy and their friends, at an imaginary ball in their bedroom, dreaming of being princesses. They all dreamt of riding horses, owning closets full of gowns, and dancing in royal castles. All girls, but Shay felt out of place.
  • New Publication: Until I'm Safe by Jane Grace (May 2015)

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    28 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    I just purchased this book and I'm pretty excited about it. The main character appears to be an oral deaf character named Marguerite who is 17-years-old. Until I'm Safeby Jane GracePrint Length: 234 pagesISBN: 1680460862Publisher: Fire and Ice Young Adult Books; First edition (May 7, 2015)Book Description:Does she stay and possibly get shot by her crazed father or run into the storm of the century, Hurricane Katrina? Marguerite Aucoin has no choice but to run! Like the fiction heroine she writes about, a teen named Toots Gentry, Marguerite must be brave, despite the fact she’s lost both…
  • The Wishing Pearl by Nicole O'Dell-- free from Kindle

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

    Tina
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    We attended the HLAA convention in St Louis and we had such fun! It was great to see many old friends again and catch up on our amazing cyborg-ness. The photo shows the Japanese delegation, I was so pleased to be able to practice my Japanese.  今日は! One of them kept asking why Jacob had to raise money for his cochlear implants when CI recipients have insurance in the US. In Japan, the national health care system, like the UK, completely funds cochlear implants. One of the guys in the photo is a jazz musician. He’s looking for any other jazz musician CI recipients to connect…
  • Live captioning comes to South Africa

    Tina
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Live Captioning at a university in Cape Town, South Africa. The client connects to the captioning service via a microphone set up in the classroom. The captioner hears what is being said and writes the text back – coming up live on your device in 1 second. Your device can be a laptop, smartphone, Google Glass, Kindle…. whatever connects to the internet. Used effectively in classrooms, meeting, conferences, and teleconference calls – having the text coming up on a big screen and on participants’ own devices in 1 second. Making conversation accessible to all disabilities!
  • Who’s the best lipreader of all?

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

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

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

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Age of AutismGovernor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound ConstituentAge of AutismGovernor Brown Turns Deaf Ear to Young Wheelchair Bound Constituent. Joshua and Otto Coleman with the Petition Governor Brown Never Saw. By Anne Dachel Compare the words of Joshua Coleman and Dr. Richard Pan, sponsor of SB277 in California ...and more »
  • Loud message on remapping; deaf ears in Assembly? - The Virginian-Pilot

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Loud message on remapping; deaf ears in Assembly?The Virginian-PilotThe heat's rising on state legislators over redistricting. Flames might be flickering - for now - but sparks will continue to catch as Virginians tire of lawmakers concerned more about winning re-election than fashioning equitable district maps and more »
  • Deaf Bible Making a Change to Reach 75% of Deaf Community for Christ - Christian News Network

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Christian News NetworkDeaf Bible Making a Change to Reach 75% of Deaf Community for ChristChristian News NetworkDeaf (MNN) — There are over 400 different sign languages worldwide, but less than 1% have a complete translation of the Bible. Millions are part of the deaf community, and yet, more than half remain illiterate. It's fair to say the deaf community is
  • Deaf Smith Co. judges to stop conducting all wedding ceremonies - ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Deaf Smith Co. judges to stop conducting all wedding ceremoniesConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVIIMarriage licenses are being issued to both heterosexual and same sex couples all over the panhandle, but for Deaf Smith County, a marriage license is all any couple will now be able to get in court as judges have decided to stop doing wedding ceremonies.and more »
  • 'Spring Awakening' production by Deaf West heading to New York - Los Angeles Times

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Los Angeles Times'Spring Awakening' production by Deaf West heading to New YorkLos Angeles TimesThe recent revival of "Spring Awakening" mounted by Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles will be heading to New York. A spokeswoman for the company confirmed reports Wednesday that the staging, which features actors performing in a mix of English and ...Duncan Sheik's 'Spring Awakening' Heads For Fall Broadway Reprise, May Set DeadlineSpring Awakening Headed Back to BroadwayTheaterMania.comWill Andy Mientus & Krysta Rodriguez Star in Spring Awakening B'way…
 
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  • PAD Closed on Saturday July 4th

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    Hello Everyone, PAD is closed for July 4th. No Bingo night as well. Stay safe on July 4th. Thanks,
  • Prom Night Cancelled

    jsjdeafbowler
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Hello Everyone Would like to inform you all that Sat June 27th Prom Night is CANCELLED!!! Thank you Holly Mendel
  • Deaf People in Havana, Cuba Movie

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

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

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

    LeeAnn Mason
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
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  • Signing Time Academy 2014-2015 Instructor of the Year

    LeeAnn Mason
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The Signing Time Academy is proud to announce Amy McKnight of Austin, Texas as our 2014-2015 Instructor of the Year! Each year, the Academy members nominate their peers for this award, then the final decision is made by popular vote from the entire Academy. This is Amy’s second year winning this honor due to her contribution not only to her students and the Texas Instructors, but the Signing Time Academy as a whole. One of the Instructors who nominated her said, “Amy goes out of her way to encourage and help her fellow instructors in any way she possibly can. She sets a great…
  • Start Your Own Business – Get 20% off Signing Time Academy Starter Kits

    LeeAnn Mason
    31 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Register Now and use Coupon Code: STA20 to Get 20% off your Signing Time Academy Instructor Starter Kit Signing Time Academy Instructors are people from all walks of life who love Signing Time and teaching children. Share your passion by teaching Signing Time classes and sharing our learning systems with the families in your community. Start building a rewarding business of your own today! Baby Signing Time Instructor Starter Kit Signing Time Instructor Starter Kit Join Now Learn more about the Signing Time Academy. Learn more about Instructor certification levels. NEW Instructor Product Kits…
  • Teaching Hearing Children to Communicate With Sign Language

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

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

  • Quiet that ringing in the brain

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells. Healthy nerves have a built-in system that slams on the brakes when they get too excited. The 'brakes' are actually potassium channels that regulate nerve signals. A new drug may treat both conditions by selectively opening potassium channels in the brain.
  • Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves.
  • Acquiring 'perfect' pitch may be possible for some adults

    28 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    If you're a musician, this sounds too good to be true: psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training's effects last for months.
  • Hallucinations and delusions more common than thought

    27 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Scientists have found that hearing voices and seeing things (that others cannot) impacts about 5 percent of the general population at some point in their lives.
  • Anti-stroke drug effective treatment for middle-ear infections, researchers say

    21 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers.
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Drop in Clinics for Hearing Aid users in Nottinghamshire

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    The aim of the Hear 2 Help project is to provide hearing aid maintenance, advice and support within the local community to NHS hearing aid users via Drop In Clinics, Care Home visits, Sheltered Housing visits and Home visits.They also provide Care Home and Home visits as required and training to carers and support workers for those people working with and around hearing loss and hearing aids. At these Drop In Clinics, they provide:BatteriesRe-tubing of hearing aidsSupportAdviceSignposting to other servicesRehabilitationThey currently run 16 Drop In Clinics in the Nottingham area and…
  • I want to watch TV like anyone else

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    Like everyone else, I just want to sit and relax in front of the TV and watch a good programme or film. But until it is 100% accessible, I won't get that same enjoyment. Not all channels have subtitles and I have blogged in the past many times on how I wanted to watch something, to find it does not have subtitles.Some of my experiences below. By clicking on the link, it will take you directly to the written post:Subtitles: My email to Community Channel and their reply.Subtitles: My email to True Movies.Subtitles: True Movies reply to my email.Remember to make sure there are captions on a…
  • It's been a year, since the new look.

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It has been just over a year since Liz's deaf blog had a makeover and started using the Dynamic views template. How time flies! By going onto this template, it gave you the choice to view Liz's deaf blog how you wanted. (That was if you were viewing from a computer, you would see this option.) This was the biggest change I have ever made to this blog since writing on Liz's deaf blog. Although it looks simple on screen, it some doing behind it, compared to other templates used.The first few months in of using the Dynamic views template, I received helpful comments to tweak accordingly when…
  • Richard Turner: Deafness and Hearing Loss Hustings: why doing nothing is not an option.

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    I find it really sad that so many of us feel disconnected, mistrustful and disenchanted with our politicians at the moment. People feel that they are too professional, too aloof and do not represent the society we live in. This is especially the case for many people in the deaf and hard of hearing community, who feel so frustrated and disempowered by the political establishment. Some even wonder why they bother to vote at all.I recently attended .... Click here to read more at Richard Turner's blog.© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any part of my…
  • D.A.R.G : Hearing Loss and Social class: What is the connection?

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Click on the link below, to read more at D.A.R.G.http://www.dargfmallard.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/hearing-loss-and-social-class-what-is.htmlDo follow D.A.R.G. for further updates on this and other deaf news there.© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any part of my blog, explaining what you would like to use and where it will be used. If permission is granted, any part of my blog content that is used, it must link back to my original blog post. Thank you.
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • Review of buying an ITE hearing aid online from Hearing Direct

    bobsyouruncle
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Hearing Direct are a Web-based company that provide hearing aids, amplified telephones and other products through their website. My Mum was not happy with her NHS-supplied behind-the-ear hearing aids so we decided to get a pair of in-the-ear aids from Hearing Direct. This is a review of the aids and a round-up of Mum’s experience of buying online. Why we went to Hearing Direct Mum has been wearing a pair of Oticon Spirits supplied by the NHS for a few years. She had two problems with these: She wasn’t particularly happy with wearing visible behind-the-ear hearing aids and she had…
  • Taxi-cab company Uber make changes to support their deaf and hard of hearing users

    bobsyouruncle
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    Uber is a technology startup that is making waves in the taxi-cab business – their Apple/Android app allows anyone to call a cab to their location, see how much the ride will cost and track pick-up and drop-off times. Uber are currently testing an update to their app that contains features for their deaf and hard of hearing drivers: – When a customer requests a pick-up, the drivers app will alert them to the request with a flashing light as well as an audio alarm. – If a driver register themselves as deaf/HoH with the Uber app it will no longer let passengers call them,…
  • Audiogram Creator now supports bone conduction, air masked and bone masked markings

    bobsyouruncle
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Audiogram Creator is a free tool that lets you record hearing test results, save them for viewing later and download them as an image to your computer, smartphone or tablet. I have released a new version of Audiogram Creator with the following features: – You can now record results for the following tests: air conduction, bone conduction, masked air conduction and masked bone conduction using the industry-standard symbols. – The new “download as image” button lets you….yeah…. download your audiogram as an image to your local device. This option will work…
  • Amplifon urges greater understanding of diabetes and hearing loss link during Diabetes Awareness Week

    bobsyouruncle
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    A new study promoted by hearing specialist Amplifon has revealed that diabetes and hearing loss may share an often ignored link. The Consensus Paper “Hearing and Diabetes”, promoted by Amplifon, puts in evidence studies in which type 1 and type 2 diabetes sufferers were discovered to be 2.15 times more likely to have a hearing impairment than the matched control group. Diabetes patients seem to be more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss and this may be due to impaired recovery from noise-induced injury, the study concludes. Amplifon suggests people with diabetes should be urged to…
  • Forecasted sales of hearing amplifiers set to reach $78.2m by 2022

    bobsyouruncle
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    According to California-based Grand View Research, Inc. the hearing amplifiers market is expected to reach $78.2 million by 2022. The market research and consulting group published a report in June on the global hearing amplifiers market by product. The total market value of the sector was $54.3 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% from 2015 to 2022, to reach this projected performance. Hearing amplifiers are usually lower-cost, lower-spec alternatives to hearing aids. One example of an amplifier on the market today is the SoundHawk. The…
 
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  • A Beautiful Scientific Aspect of Reiki

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The word is spreading I can tell pregnant women the sex of their baby BEFORE their ultrasound reveals the gender. Two women asked me yesterday what they were having. So far, the accuracy percentage is 100%.My trick? No trick.. It's Science! Male and female genders are created magnetically/energetically differently. I learned this during my Reiki practice at the end of a session when I was making sure all the client's energy centers (chakras) were unblocked with a final scan. Her Sacral Chakra responded differently, and I realized she was expecting... And she was going to have a girl.
  • Happy Father's Day, My Fabulous Husband

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    Happy Father's Day, Fabulous Husband, Gary. I honor you as the Father to my children and Grandfather to my grandchildren. You are a precious gift and God's blessing to us. I honor you and all that you are and all that you mean to us with love, admiration and appreciation. You are deeply loved.
  • ASL Classes and Bible Studies, Harrisburg, PA area

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    Here is the latest information for happenings with DeafKonnect in the Harrisburg, PA area:DeafKonnect – a Ministry by and for members of the Deaf Community in the greater Harrisburg area.Pray, Preach, Teach, ReachPRAY: Prayer takes place throughout the ministry’s activities: before and after classes and events.PREACH:Rev. Martin Lewis (Deaf) leads Bible Class on Sunday mornings at 9:30 on the gym stage.WSEFC’s Worship Service (10:45am) is interpreted weekly by certified &/or qualified interpreters.TEACH:Bible study is conducted on the 2nd &…
  • 2015 Oticon "Focus on People Awards" Now Accepting Nominations

    29 May 2015 | 10:14 am
     2015 Oticon Focus on People Awards Seek Outstanding People with Hearing Loss For National Recognition and Prizes SOMERSET, NJ   May 28 -- Oticon, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Oticon Focus on People Awards. The national awards program, now in its 17th year, celebrates the accomplishments of people with hearing loss who demonstrate that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to achieve, contribute and excel.  People with any degree of hearing loss – from mild to more severe -- are eligible. Winners…
  • Princess Ewauna and the Legend of Face Rock (photo by Gary Edmiston)

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

  • Top 10 Tweets: Deaf West Going to Broadway!

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Booming with excitement with the news that Deaf West’s Spring Awakening will be going to Broadway, we wanted to share some of the best twitter responses about the news.TSG wrote about the possibility of Spring Awakening going to Broadway in this article, “Will Broadway Bring Spring Awakening to Broadway?”. Today, we learned from three different sources that Deaf West’s Spring Awakening has impressed lead producer, Ken Davenport of Godspell that he is looking into bringing Spring Awakening to Broadway. As of now, they are in the early…
  • Breaking News: Arrest of Two Men Made for Robbery of Deaf Man at Coffee Bean

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Last Wednesday, TSG reported about how a deaf man was attacked at Riverside Coffee Bean over a Macbook. The Riverside Police just announced that they have arrested two men in connection to the beating. They announced that Daniel Estremera, 22, and Dawone Sinnell, 22, were arrested on suspicion of strong arm robbery. A third man was identified in the video, however, the police determined that he was not involved in the robbery.While the police have made the arrest, they are still asking the public to contact them if they have any additional…
  • Is the National Theatre of the Deaf dying?

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ All evidence is pointing in that direction. The National Theatre of the Deaf was founded by some of the most prominent and influential members of the Deaf Community such as Bernard Bragg, Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove and the list goes on. Yet, there are many in the community that feels that the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), once a bright beacon in the Deaf Community in America, is now on its way to a slow, unbearable death. Don’t take my word; in fact, this has been on ongoing issue since for many years. There is growing concern that if…
  • ADA: Harvard got it wrong with Website Accessibility

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:08 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Yes, you heard that right. The Department of Justice wrote a Statement of Interest on June 23, 2015 and the National Association of the Deaf sealed a significant ally which will have real world implications if the Courts sides with them on website(s) accessibility for colleges and universities. NAD is taking their case against Harvard University to the United States District Court of District of Massachusetts and they have the Department of Justice on their side. In a fascinating read, the Department of Justice Statement of Interest smacked…
  • Nyle DiMarco will be on AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Nyle DiMarco, 25, made it official on his Facebook fan page that he will be on America's Next Top Model which is a show hosted by The CW channel. Nyle DiMarco will complete against 13 other models to prove their worth to be a supermodel. He will officially be the first ever deaf contestant on America's Next Top Model. The show will premiere on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 @8/7c. The show will feature seven men and seven women, in the show third "Guys vs Girls" edition, who will be battling each other to win the ultimate prize: a 100,000…
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  • We Can Do Everything Except Hear? By Mervyn James

    The Tree House
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    More grist to the ever-growing mill of deaf independence and the myth that it actually exists. Savage cuts to UK deaf and HI support are throwing out of work what jobs deaf people were able to get, and removing hard-won hard of hearing financial support and back up, because they are labelled the same as those cultural deaf despite not using same systems or communications or allude to a culture. Much anger is being seen recently online over UK ‘gestapo’ state attacks on support to get deaf and disabled into a job, with the main Minister showing real signs of clinical…
  • A Simple Awareness Maybe?

    Paul
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Today was the day Peter (our son) had to go to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. To cut a long story very short (too late!), he isn’t talking and to get some speech therapy, he needed to have (another) hearing test. (This would now be test number 4.) Having arrived there, under slightly calmly circumstances compared to last time, I was impressed. (That’s a whole other blog post.) You go in, take a ticket like you do it at the delicatessen and wait for your number to be called. The automated system, eventually calls out your number and tells you which kiosk to go to and so you can…
  • Deaf people: Are they just too expensive to support ? By Mervyn James

    The Tree House
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    “Sara Jae’s re-blog on the issues of unmoderated deaf support is a blog well worth reading. Although dated a year ago, little has changed, and the issue seems to be still unaddressed and deteriorating.. We suspect (And hope) priorities are still in favour of the deaf child being properly cared for and support monitored, but the adult population is wide open to abuses and still left to own devices.. Indeed in many respects contributing to own abuses by accepting unqualified support. That support can come via own family, or friends, who, acting with best intentions, in reality…
  • SJ – On Sabbatical.

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

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