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  • Sonocativo's message

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    Calvin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    He would like me to inform you all that he will not be around for a while but he would like me to pass the message to say Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you all ADers. He will try to check in whenever he can when he have time.
  • El Deafo: moving, fresh YA comic-book memoir about growing up deaf - Boing Boing

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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Boing BoingEl Deafo: moving, fresh YA comic-book memoir about growing up deafBoing BoingCece Bell's young adult graphic novel El Deafo is a beautiful, sweet, moving and funny memoir about growing up deaf. Take one part Ernie Pook's Comeek and two parts of Peanuts, mix thoroughly, and add some indefinable secret ingredients, and you'll get ...
  • deafinprison - Press Release Video From Sachs Media

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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    By BitcoDavid This video was created by Dave Heller, and sent to me by Porsche Haynes of Sachs Media Group, via Pat Bliss. It can also be seen on Vimeo. Pat has shared with me, some of the monumental effort she put into this hearing ’ the travel, the personal financial expense, the sleeplessness and []
  • Learning to Hear Myself

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    For the second essay in my listening class, I was asked to discuss my ability to listen to myself. In that paper, the idea that I was deaf to myself emerged. I realized I had paid little attention to my intrapersonal communication. When I began to listen, I heard myself saying, "I need to do ___." Fill in the blank with any common chore. I discovered I mentally assign myself quite a few tasks to do around the house. Other messages were about the way I was feeling. The most frequent were "I am tired", "I am hungry", "I am scared", and "I am nervous". I was not hearing myself saying anything…
  • Osh’s Flea-Off Adventure

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    ocean1025
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Last weekend, my good friend Tara texted me to ask if I wanted to join her to go to the Flea Off Market. Naturally I said “Yes!” The Flea Off Market is a fun, funky flea market that occurs one weekend per month in the NuLu section of Louisville, in a parking lot off Market […]
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  • Sonocativo's message

    Calvin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    He would like me to inform you all that he will not be around for a while but he would like me to pass the message to say Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you all ADers. He will try to check in whenever he can when he have time.
  • A Bright Message From Me

    Nabila Mahdy
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Dear all, As you know, my name is Nabila. I m from Indonesia and a newbie here :wave: . Im here because I want to learn about deaf culture :cool2: . As I learn, most of the are type like Google Translate. I mean, they are not so good in their language. They are not use sign at all. Sometimes with their mouth, it sounds harsh, however. But I think they are very unique :hmm: . They can understand people's heart easily because they really know how it feels. Thanks for teach me, dear all. For every deaf people who read this message :wave: Nabila Mahdy <3
  • New! Looking for ASL buddy

    princessaurora
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Hi! (: Im new to sign and was hoping I could find someone on here that would be willing to sign with me, so I could get that extra practice in. :rockon: It would totally help like a lot. c: Well...bye (:
  • The new business... Cannabis

    goodonya
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The times they are a changing.... Kerching! Goes the cash register. Alaska has just gone legal for cannabis. Already there is a surge of entrepreneurs eager to cash in. It is still a ways before stores open and the legal herb is changing hands. Already the divide is clear. The politicians are all over it trying to stop it. The people who think the politicians they elected work for them are insistent and determined. There are a lot of us on the sidelines watching the action. I cannot help but think about the moral aspects. Hypocrisy is firmly built into human nature so the clarity is of course…
  • The new business... Cannabis

    goodonya
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The times they are a changing.... Kerching! Goes the cash register. Alaska has just gone legal for cannabis. Already there is a surge of entrepreneurs eager to cash in. It is still a ways before stores open and the legal herb is changing hands. Already the divide is clear. The politicians are all over it trying to stop it. The people who think the politicians they elected work for them are insistent and determined. There are a lot of us on the sidelines watching the action. I cannot help but think about the moral aspects. Hypocrisy is firmly built into human nature so the clarity is of course…
 
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  • El Deafo: moving, fresh YA comic-book memoir about growing up deaf - Boing Boing

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Boing BoingEl Deafo: moving, fresh YA comic-book memoir about growing up deafBoing BoingCece Bell's young adult graphic novel El Deafo is a beautiful, sweet, moving and funny memoir about growing up deaf. Take one part Ernie Pook's Comeek and two parts of Peanuts, mix thoroughly, and add some indefinable secret ingredients, and you'll get ...
  • Touching hearts: community unites to raise $20K for deaf, blind boy, 6 - The Tennessean

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The TennesseanTouching hearts: community unites to raise $20K for deaf, blind boy, 6The TennesseanLucas Hostettler, 6, received about $21,000, much of which came through donations in letters from people across Middle Tennessee. The boy needed the money for a new hearing device. (Photo: Dessislava Yankova/Staff) ...
  • Raising a Deaf Child Makes the World Sound Different - TIME

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    TIMERaising a Deaf Child Makes the World Sound DifferentTIMEAll of that was normal, yet I hadn't really noticed it before. Now, I was hearing the world differently, imagining it through the ears—and the hearing aids—of Alex, who might someday be a student here. Having a deaf child, I realized, was going to
  • Sh*t People Need to Stop Saying to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Immediately - Mic

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Sh*t People Need to Stop Saying to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People ImmediatelyMicThe ability to hear things is a part of being alive that most people take for granted. Many hearing people can't possibly imagine life otherwise. It's not unthinkable for people to have questions about people who are deaf or hard of hearing. But
  • Some Vermonters Question The Benefits Of Mainstreaming Deaf Students - Vermont Public Radio

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Vermont Public RadioSome Vermonters Question The Benefits Of Mainstreaming Deaf StudentsVermont Public RadioThe closing of Vermont's only school for the deaf has opened new debate about the best way to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing children. For decades, mainstreaming in public schools has been seen as a more enlightened alternative to residential schools ...
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  • deafinprison - Press Release Video From Sachs Media

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    By BitcoDavid This video was created by Dave Heller, and sent to me by Porsche Haynes of Sachs Media Group, via Pat Bliss. It can also be seen on Vimeo. Pat has shared with me, some of the monumental effort she put into this hearing ’ the travel, the personal financial expense, the sleeplessness and []
  • Show of Hands - ASL Interpreting or Captioning at Broadway Shows: A Dea...

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted on the message board over at Broadway World asking members of the theater community which shows they have seen ASL interpreters or Open Captioning (OC) at, and thus a debate started on the logistics of both in the theater.This posting was in response after noticing that Theatre Development Fund (TDF) seemed to be cutting back on the number ...
  • Byddar - Cymru - DIGITAL TV Wales 2014.

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    According to the most recent health survey, around 1 in 7 adults in Wales (or 15%) reported having difficulties with their hearing (Welsh Government, 2013, p. 11). This health concern increased with age, affecting around one third of senior citizens aged 65 and over and affecting men more than women. A 2010 study estimated that British Sign Language (BSL) is the first...
  • At The Rim - Avianca says disabled people must wear diapers in-fligh...

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Colombias national airline Avianca set a new low in discrimination against the disabled by asking people who cannot make their way the toilet to wear a diaper in-flight. Initiatives like the Accessible Tourism Universal Network, part of the program called Bogot, Accessible Tourism Destination put the South American country on the map of developing acce...
  • At The Rim - SOCIAL WORKER FOR DEAF: Failed clients.

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    An Aberdeen social worker who worked for a charity for the blind and deaf has been struck off after being found guilty of a catalogue of failings. Neil Thompson failed to maintain clear and accurate records during his time at North East Sensory Services, between October 2010 and August 2011. A Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) conduct sub-committee also fo...
 
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  • Learning to Hear Myself

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    For the second essay in my listening class, I was asked to discuss my ability to listen to myself. In that paper, the idea that I was deaf to myself emerged. I realized I had paid little attention to my intrapersonal communication. When I began to listen, I heard myself saying, "I need to do ___." Fill in the blank with any common chore. I discovered I mentally assign myself quite a few tasks to do around the house. Other messages were about the way I was feeling. The most frequent were "I am tired", "I am hungry", "I am scared", and "I am nervous". I was not hearing myself saying anything…
  • Deaf to Myself

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    This semester in grad school, I have been taking a class on listening. I never had a chance to take a listening class before so I was wondering what it would be like. At the beginning, I was inwardly hostile to the idea of learning how to improve my listening. I felt as though I did plenty of work already being hard of hearing and struggling to hear what other people said. Thank you very much! In fact, I had structured much of my day around not having to listen. I found sustained listening tired me out and gave me headaches.My teacher has given me an entirely new perspective on listening. She…
  • 2014 Chicago Walk4Hearing

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Today was a beautiful day for the 2014 Chicago Walk4Hearing in Lincoln Park. The temperatures were in the low 70s and the sky was sunny. Walking along Lake Michigan we had cool breezes to enjoy.I was really happy to be walking with my ALDA Chicago friends Kim, Julie, Nathan, Jenifer,  Carol, Marsha K., Marsha S., Beth, and Joe. We were joined by a student named Mimi that I took ASL with last year. We were given delicious cookies and bottles of water before the walk. Afterwards, we were fed slices of pizza and ice cream treats. It was  a really fun event.Of course, the reason for the…
  • Who is Tinsel?

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    I had a funny thing happen to me during my fundraising for Chicago Walk4Hearing. I just can't resist sharing it with you.A couple days ago I noticed a donation posted by Tinsel on my fundraising page. For more than a day, I could not figure out who Tinsel was. I thought maybe it was one of you, my blog readers, but no one had ever posted a comment and signed it as Tinsel. It finally hit me who Tinsel is - a donkey on my aunt and uncle's farm in Maryland. A while back my aunt had sent me this photo (below) when I blogged about something ear related. More recently, when she and my…
  • Chicago Walk4Hearing Fundraising Update

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    I am very pleased to share with you this update on my fundraising efforts for the Chicago Walk4Hearing which will benefit my local support group - ALDA Chicago as well as the sponsoring organization, the Hearing Loss Association of America.Dear Speak Up Librarian readers, friends, and family,As promised, here is an update on the Chicago Walk4Hearing fundraiser. Due to the generosity of many of you, I have personally raised $735. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support means so much!The ALDA Chicago team has raised $2,146 (72%) so far towards our total goal of $3,000.The overall…
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  • Osh’s Flea-Off Adventure

    ocean1025
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Last weekend, my good friend Tara texted me to ask if I wanted to join her to go to the Flea Off Market. Naturally I said “Yes!” The Flea Off Market is a fun, funky flea market that occurs one weekend per month in the NuLu section of Louisville, in a parking lot off Market […]
 
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  • The Elections 2014

    Sherlock Steve
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    G'day Everyone and Readers:History came roaring back last night. Just like the jibjab.com's "He's barack Obama" (He's Obama) was playing up to the election in 2008 (and Obama's first win) which swept the democrats into TOTAL power.But, voters had a sense of remorse in 2012 and then the House of Representatives fell to the Republicans. However, Obama held on to his power and his legacy.Then came the next 2 troublesome years.Last night: the Democrats feared the most awful thing would happen: Power ripped away.It was the worst of the worst feeling for any one who was a democrat. Especially a…
  • The VIRUS problem in the USA and the world today.

    Sherlock Steve
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    G'day Everyone and readers!Today's problem in this world: THE VIRUS PROBLEM.Diseases which are actually viruses makes us sick in this world. Diseases do come from animals and humans alike.In the 6000 years, mankind has seen many different diseases out there. But none so dangerous like AIDS / HIV that showed up in the early to mid 1980s. For a while, it was supposed be a deadly disease through sex. Yes, many people died from that disease. AIDS / HIV is still with us today, but people are more careful and more educated about this disease. However, we come to question why science and research…
  • Catching up to the last few weeks.

    Sherlock Steve
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Dear Readers and friends:It's been a while since I posted here and it's time I post again..The death of Robin Williams, who died by suicide, hits home very hard. Even for me. Even I have lost a good friend to suicide before. Suicide is NOT the answer. Many people think it's just one way out but it's not. It's death that exchanges life for MORE PAIN than you can bear in death and it's leaving the survivors in pain as well.  Please don't kill yourself. You owe yourself to get help and stay living. Too many people care about you.As the beheadings are going on daily in the middle east by…
  • Summer Polar Vortex 2014? and Gallaudet 150th

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

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

    Aaron
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I wanted to write a bit about music perception, specifically pitch perception with my implants.  I was a classically-trained musician for quite a long time during my youth when my hearing was more-or-less normal.  My pitch perception was relatively perfect, meaning, if you gave me a Middle C, I could re-create the entire 88 pitches in my head with very high accuracy.When I got my first implant activated and started intensive music therapy on my own, using songs I know very well, the perception was quite inaccurate.  A specific example of this was using a guitar.  I would…
  • Bilateral Cochlear Implants!

    Aaron
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    And on the heels of my 6 month update, I am happy to share that I got my second implant two weeks ago!I will be getting activated on October 14, and I plan to spend the first 2-3 weeks wearing only the new processor in an effort to equalize the new side instead of letting my good ear be a crutch/hindrance.I'm hoping my second activation goes as well as my first.  Fingers crossed!
  • Cochlear Implant - 6 month update

    Aaron
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    How are things going?Overall, I could not possibly be happier with my CI.  It has completely blown away even my highest expectations.  I've been using essentially the same sound processing strategies (Optima P, ClearVoice medium, IDR 60) for about 5 months now, with minor tweaks here and there.  The only time I even bother to change programs, is when I am in a very noisy situation like a restaurant, and want to use UltraZoom which allows me to focus on sound in front of me.How does music sound?This is probably the hardest part to explain, and is somewhat philosophical because I…
  • Post-Activation - 11 Day Followup

    Aaron
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I've gone back for my second mapping.  I had a moderately long wish list and we got through everything. I cannot stress enough how vitally important it is to understand how cochlear implants work, and what the tunable parameters are, and what each one does.  It makes far better use of our limited time together if I can convey what I need in "audiologist language".First, I wanted my favorite program in slot 1.  No brainer.  HiRes 120, Clear Voice medium, IDR set to 60, using tmic only.So next, we had to kill the RF lock issue I was having due to my thick skin flap and some…
  • Activation!

    Aaron
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Well activation day was today.  I've got to admit, there may have actually been more excitement and anxiety than with the surgery date itself.  At the end of the day there's good news and bad news, but almost all good news.First, the bad news.  I sat down in my audiologist's office and we assembled the Naida's, hooked them to her computer, and SoundWave recognized the processor right away, but sat there searching endlessly for the implant.  We swapped processors, cables, head pieces, everything.  Searching never ends, and implant is never found.  This feeling…
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  • Avianca says disabled people must wear diapers in-flight

    MM
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Colombia’s national airline Avianca set a new low in discrimination against the disabled by asking people who cannot make their way the toilet to wear a diaper in-flight. Initiatives like the Accessible Tourism Universal Network, part of the program called “Bogotá, Accessible Tourism Destination” put the South American country on the map of developing accessible tourism. Reduced Mobility Rights assessed Colombia’s flag carrier Avianca’s services for people with disabilities. During our inspection we found the incredible “diaper rule” in the section dedicated to help…
  • SOCIAL WORKER FOR DEAF: Failed clients.

    MM
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    An Aberdeen social worker who worked for a charity for the blind and deaf has been struck off after being found guilty of a catalogue of failings.Neil Thompson failed to maintain clear and accurate records during his time at North East Sensory Services, between October 2010 and August 2011.A Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) conduct sub-committee also found he had failed to follow reasonable management instructions, failed to work in an effective way and failed to be honest and trustworthy.Mr Thompson did not record and progress a Department of Work and Pensions Attendance Allowance…
  • SIGNMARK in Warsaw.

    MM
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    Signmark show in Warsaw by LIDEX from LIDEX on Vimeo.
  • Deaf Culture (For Hearing)

    MM
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    About Deaf culture, but without sign and using google mess as captioning.
  • Getting the most from Access...

    MM
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    But, via an IN-accessible video...
 
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  • TAD Board Meeting 12/5/14 – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:37 pm
    TAD Board Meeting 12/5/14 – Austin TAD President Marcus Myers has ordered a TAD Board meeting to be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Texas School For the Deaf Middle School Teacher’s Break Room. Thank you. TAD Secretary Ronny Taylor Email: ronnyrtaylor@yahoo.com
  • Deaf Poetess Terrylene Sachetti brings her phenomenal hands to TEXAS for three cities TOUR!

    Grant Laird Jr
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Deaf Poetess Terrylene Sachetti brings her phenomenal hands to TEXAS for a 3 cities TOUR! Deaf Community, ASL Students, Student Interpreters, and Professional Interpreters will all benefit from the remarkable performances, discussions and lessons. Witness and learn how to create masterful poetry and prose in American Sign Language! SEE YOU THERE! ASL Performance Poetry Intriguing […]
  • IndieAustin: Scan Mailboxes

    Grant Laird Jr
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Indie Austin AIBA Member: Scan Mailboxes Snail mail, that constant stream of notices, bills, checks, packages and junk, can require a killer management strategy to maintain order, especially if you run your own business. Recycle this, file that, deposit this other; staying on top of business and personal correspondence takes time. And what if you […]
  • Full Time Sign Language Interpreter Position Open at Tarrant County College

    Grant Laird Jr
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Full Time Sign Language Interpreter Position Open at Tarrant County College https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/10023 Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Provides sign-language interpreter services • Creates interpreter schedules to cover all students classes requiring their services including part-time staff and contractors • Interprets/transliterates information using American Sign Language or the mode of communication preferred by the student • […]
  • Free Shipping/Free Returns at Harris Communications

    Grant Laird Jr
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Free Shipping/Free Returns at Harris Communications There is great news for the holiday shopping season! Harris Communications has FREE shipping and FREE returns for most products in their store.* With a complete selection of products for deaf and hard of hearing people, you will find what you need without having to worry about additional shipping […]
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  • Behind the Scene at UPS

    Joel Barish
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Joel Barish stops by Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. Thanks to Lester, Joel gets a fun tour and learns of the UPS system. With Lester, Joel shows viewers the progress boxes go through between Point A and Point B, something everyone wondered. Lester also introduces Joel and viewers to other Deaf employees working at Boeing […]
  • The Iconic Landmarks of San Francisco

    Joel Barish
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Joel spends his day in San Francisco wearing Levi’s jeans created from the company’s highly innovate lab, relaxing in the Japanese-inspired Hotel Nikko in the heart of the city, and riding in the world’s only existing motorless cable cars. What are so special about them? Join Joel and find out! (captioned)
  • Ragnar Trail Hill Country 2014

    DeafNation
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    DeafNation sponsored a trail relay team of 8 for Ragnar event in Hill Country, TX. More details about Ragnar Trail on http://www.ragnartrail.com/locations/hill-country-tx
  • Deaf Lyft Drivers

    Joel Barish
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    Joel arrives in San Francisco, but how does he get around? Lfyt! Andrew and Steven, the Deaf Lyft drivers answer to Joel’s call and introduce him to the world of ridesharing through the use of Lyft’s app on iPhone. A passenger request a pickup on the app and is matched with the closest driver who […]
  • Black Deaf Role Models

    DeafNation
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Joel Barish has a sit-down with Sam Holden and Antoine Hunter, both role models in the Black Deaf community. Both Sam and Antoine shares their experiences in their contribution to their community. Sam is a member of Black Deaf Advocates in Bay Area, and Antoine is a rap artist. They share their struggles, experiences, and […]
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  • I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch?s Tone-Deaf Speech - Daily Beast

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Daily BeastI Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch?s Tone-Deaf SpeechDaily BeastThere's already been plenty of ink spilled in response to Robert McCulloch's rambling, evasive, tone-deaf speech announcing no indictment in Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown. It has been pointed out how incredibly rare it is for grand juries and more »
  • Cosby's art paired with African art at Smithsonian - FinalCall.com News

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    FinalCall.com NewsCosby's art paired with African art at SmithsonianFinalCall.com NewsA centerpiece is “The Thankful Poor,” painted in 1894 by Henry Ossawa Tanner, a son of slaves who went to Paris and painted scenes that dignified Black people at a time when they mostly suffered degrading images in popular culture. The work depicts an and more »
  • Some Vermonters Question The Benefits Of Mainstreaming Deaf Students - Vermont Public Radio

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Vermont Public RadioSome Vermonters Question The Benefits Of Mainstreaming Deaf StudentsVermont Public RadioShe came for an hour twice a week to introduce them to deaf culture and American Sign Language or ASL. Dixon noticed that Paxton was quick to learn the visual language. Looking back, she wishes they'd spent more time learning ASL from the beginning.
  • Listening: getting involved with the deaf community - The Advocate

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Listening: getting involved with the deaf communityThe AdvocateDeaf, to a person who can hear, seems like a derogatory term. But this is far from the truth. The use of the term deaf indicates someone who cannot hear, with deep roots in deaf culture. Deaf people have a rich and flourishing culture with strong
  • Living in silence: Richmond's Club for the Deaf - RVANews

    7 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    RVANewsLiving in silence: Richmond's Club for the DeafRVANewsBut now the RCD struggles to unite Richmond's deaf community, especially its younger constituents, while the club itself remains homeless. Sipple finds himself presiding over a club passionate about deaf culture, concerned about isolated kids, and
 
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  • Invincible by Cecily Anne Pateron-- Review & Challenge!

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In my interview with Cecily Anne Paterson, she explained, “I certainly didn’t set out to write a book about a deaf girl. It all came about because I needed a plot device...” I adored her first book, Invisible. Although a plot point, she offers a dynamic character; in numerous ways, my own inner 13-year-old can relate to Jazmine’s feelings of isolation and how those middle years of adolescence can truly be tough. In her sequel, Paterson doesn’t need a plot device. Jazmine, a 14-yr-old girl who is deaf and fluent in Auslan, is an established character. When I review books with deaf…
  • Forthcoming publication INVINCIBLE by Cecily Anne Paterson

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    In September, I interviewed Cecily Anne Patersonregarding her novel, Invisible. In just over a week (November 26, 2014), the sequel Invincible will be released.“When I was smaller I thought that at some point in my life I’d reach the top of the mountain. You know, the place where you’re finally happy. The night I got a standing ovation in the school play was the night I got to the top. The trouble was, no one ever told me that I’d have to hike back down.”Finally, everything is going right for 13 year-old Jazmine Crawford. After years of being invisible, she’s making friends,…
  • Interview with D.S. Elstad, author of The Forest of Aisling

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The Forest of Aisling (The Willow Series Book 1) byD.S. Elstad Publisher: Pepper Publishing; 1 edition (December 4, 2013) Print Length: 441 pages Reading level: YA Literature/ Teen Literature Willow Whelan began having mysterious dreams about a month before the story begins. Her mother, born on a reservation and part of the Lakota tribe of North Dakota, explains Ihan’bla, a ritual or vision quest that some Lakota have in the form of dreams. Of course, two months earlier Willow began attending a new school, The Santa Fe Fine Arts Academy, so there is a great deal…
  • New Publication (Cross-Over): Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption  by Gail Harris and Brandi Rarus with a foreword by Marlee Matlin Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: BenBella Books (October 7, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1940363225Book DescriptionAt just a few months old, Zoe was gradually losing her hearing. Her adoptive parents loved her—yet agonized—feeling they couldn’t handle raising a Deaf child. Would Zoe go back into the welfare system and spend her childhood hoping to find parents willing to adopt her? Or, would she be the long-sought answer to a mother’s…
  • New Publication (Cross-Over novel)- Talk to Me: A Love Story in Any Language by Paul Simmons

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Not explicitly an adolescent literature piece but perhaps suitable for a cross-over novel for mature teens. Talk to Me: A Love Story in Any Language by Paul SimmonsPaperback: 330 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (August 22, 2014) ISBN-10:1500756342Book DescriptionDespite being deaf as a result of a fireworks explosion, CEO of a St. Louis non-profit company, Noel Richardson, expertly navigates the hearing world. What some view as a disability, Noel views as a challenge—his lack of hearing has never held him back. It also helps that he has great…
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    deaf news - Google News

  • El Deafo: moving, fresh YA comic-book memoir about growing up deaf - Boing Boing

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Boing BoingEl Deafo: moving, fresh YA comic-book memoir about growing up deafBoing BoingCece Bell's young adult graphic novel El Deafo is a beautiful, sweet, moving and funny memoir about growing up deaf. Take one part Ernie Pook's Comeek and two parts of Peanuts, mix thoroughly, and add some indefinable secret ingredients, and you'll get ...
  • Touching hearts: community unites to raise $20K for deaf, blind boy, 6 - The Tennessean

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The TennesseanTouching hearts: community unites to raise $20K for deaf, blind boy, 6The TennesseanLucas Hostettler, 6, received about $21,000, much of which came through donations in letters from people across Middle Tennessee. The boy needed the money for a new hearing device. (Photo: Dessislava Yankova/Staff) ...
  • Raising a Deaf Child Makes the World Sound Different - TIME

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    TIMERaising a Deaf Child Makes the World Sound DifferentTIMEAll of that was normal, yet I hadn't really noticed it before. Now, I was hearing the world differently, imagining it through the ears—and the hearing aids—of Alex, who might someday be a student here. Having a deaf child, I realized, was going to
  • Sh*t People Need to Stop Saying to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Immediately - Mic

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Sh*t People Need to Stop Saying to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People ImmediatelyMicThe ability to hear things is a part of being alive that most people take for granted. Many hearing people can't possibly imagine life otherwise. It's not unthinkable for people to have questions about people who are deaf or hard of hearing. But
  • Some Vermonters Question The Benefits Of Mainstreaming Deaf Students - Vermont Public Radio

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Vermont Public RadioSome Vermonters Question The Benefits Of Mainstreaming Deaf StudentsVermont Public RadioThe closing of Vermont's only school for the deaf has opened new debate about the best way to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing children. For decades, mainstreaming in public schools has been seen as a more enlightened alternative to residential schools ...
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    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf

  • 7th Biennial Holiday Party

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf welcome you to the 7th biennial: HOLIDAY PARTY on November 14, 2015 at Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport (Formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts) 1160 Thorn Run Road Coropolis, PA 15108 Donation: $50 per person, before October 24, 2015. GIVEAWAY: $10,000. Includes $3,500 Door Prizes and $6,500 Grand Prizes. Depends upon attendance. Deadline Dates: Before Oct. 24, 2015: $50 per person. After Oct. 25, 2015: $60 per person. At the door on Nov. 14, 2015: $60 per person. CASH ONLY!! Party Schedule: Registration: noon to 2pm Social: 2pm to 4pm Buffet Dinner: 4:30pm…
  • 2014 Children’s Halloween Party photo gallery

    admin
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The deaf kids and KODA had blast time at PAD/GPCCD’s 2014 Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Click the picture below to view 88 photos in our gallery! Thanks to Kimberly for her volunteer time to take pictures!
  • PADette Newsletter: November 2014 – January 2015

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Download PADette Volume 72, Issue 4 is 9-page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees! PADette Volume 72, Issue 4
  • November Events for PAD and GPCCD

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Sat Nov 1 Bingo Night 7 pm Fri Nov 7 Poker League 8:30 pm Sat Nov 8 Active Meeting 7:30 pm Wed Nov 12 Senior Citizen Social 10 am to 4 pm Fri Nov 14 Poker League 8:30 pm Sat Nov 15 Pingo Night 8 pm Fri Nov 21 Poker League 8:30 pm Wed Nov 26 Turkey Bash 7 pm Fri Nov 28 Poker League 8:30 pm
  • December Events for PAD and GPCCD

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Fri Dec 5 Poker League 8:30 pm Sat Dec 6 Bingo Night 7 pm Sun Dec 7 GPCCD Christmas Children Party 1 pm to 5 pm Wed Dec 10 Senior Citizen Social 10 am to 4 pm Fri Dec 12 Active Meeting Election Night 7:30 pm Sat Dec 13 Active Christmas Dinner Party 4:30pm Fri Dec 19 Holiday Bash 7pm Fri Dec 19 Poker League 8:30 pm Sat Dec 20 Pingo Night 8 pm Fri Dec 26 Poker League 8:30 pm Wed Dec 31 New Years Eve Gala 7:30 pm
 
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Sign of the Week – Silly

    LeeAnn Mason
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:15 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Silly 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
  • Thanksgiving Paper Plate Hand-y Crafts

    LeeAnn Mason
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Create and Celebrate! November is the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect on what we are grateful for. Enjoy creating a turkey to decorate for your Thanksgiving festivities. Download Mayflower directions Download Turkey directions Download other Signing Time Hand-y Crafts Teaching Children Gratitude Helping Children Show Gratitude Teaching Children About Charity
  • Sign of the Week – Grandma

    LeeAnn Mason
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Grandma 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…
  • Sign of the Week – Five

    LeeAnn Mason
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: the Number “5″ Watch the Video with Numbers 1-10 (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.) This weeks sign comes from: Volume 5 – ABC Signs Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach the alphabet in American Sign Language. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all! Available only on DVD. Close-Captioned. Approximate run time: 30 minutes, plus…
  • Sign of the Week – Dance

    LeeAnn Mason
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:15 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Dance 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.) This week’s sign comes from: Vol. 6: My Favorite Things – DVD Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for fruits, vegetables, colors of the rainbow, and activities. Buy Board Book Now Buy Flashcards Now Buy DVD Now
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Ears and hearing effects continue to reverberate after Boston marathon bombing

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Boston researchers detail the types of otologic injury suffered by victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and report on the outcomes of patients undergoing otologic treatment.
  • Best supporting actors -- in your ears? Research points to potential way to restore hearing

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears -- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound signals to the brain. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear’s supporting actors – and their understudies.
  • Bilingual brains better equipped to process information

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Speaking more than one language is good for the brain, according to new research that indicates bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who know a single language. The benefits occur because the bilingual brain is constantly activating both languages and choosing which language to use and which to ignore, said a researcher.
  • So, you think you can clap to the beat? Beat-deafness better explained by research

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat? Researchers have discovered that beat-deafness, though very rare, is a problem not simply of how people feel a pulse or move their bodies, but instead, how people synchronize with sounds they hear.
  • Novel tinnitus therapy helps patients cope with phantom noise

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Patients with tinnitus hear phantom noise and are sometimes so bothered by the perceived ringing in their ears, they have difficulty concentrating. A new therapy does not lessen perception of the noise but appears to help patients cope better with it in their daily lives, according to new research.
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Thanksgiving is Upon Us-Recommended iOS Apps!

    pbravin
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr. Z is not jumping the gun for Thanksgiving. It is an important holiday where everyone gets together. He is now helping you all prepare for this holiday the high-tech way–using apps! He found a cool website (link) which suggests some apps (not all of them are free.) The apps are as follows: Clear+ to make lists Peapod to go food shopping online (not in all areas) Butterball Cookbook Plus – Recipes for Thanksgiving & Every Day Occasions (yummy!) Gluten-Free Recipes by iCookbook™ Thanksgiving Menu Maker from Fine Cooking KitchenPad™ Timer (so your turkey won’t get…
  • Editorial #145: Look–If AT&T and Verizon Can Be Interoperable, Why Can’t The VRS Industry Do It?

    pbravin
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Recently, ATT and Verizon announced plans to make their new LTE networks interoperable (link). They are major giants in the industry and see a need for this. The VRS industry, while getting better, is still not 100% interoperable. We continue to see things like poor video connections, black screens, and address books that cannot be ported. Dr. Z is challenging the VRS industry to move on—we all have to deal with a dominant provider who is causing all this. While they all including the dominant provider have been meeting periodically on SIP interoperability–there are areas within…
  • Why Don’t Deaf People Use Twitter? Dr. Z Does and It’s Great!

    pbravin
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Dr. Z has been using Twitter for some time–it’s a great resource. But we all know deaf people don’t use it–they use Facebook, iMessage, VRS and other tools to communicate and read. Dr. Z thinks Twitter is like a visual radio. The problem with Twitter is that it is a bit confusing to use and learn at the beginning. ZVRS uses Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public. Dr. Z will give you tips on Twitter for the next couple months. As a beginning, you don’t need to set up a Twitter account to use Twitter. To follow CNN on Twitter, simply type…
  • NEW Z5 MAX Sizzles! Flying Off the Shelves!!

    pbravin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    After months of research and deciding what you, the consumer, wanted the best in video communication, ZVRS put together the Z5 Max–it’s a videophone with a browser! Before we knew it, the Z5 MAX has turned into a very HOT item, popular with our video communication users. With Firefly, which flashes for incoming calls, it is a complete unit! It also is a touchscreen, so you can tap on the screen to make calls! Why did we include an Internet browser? Simple, how often in the middle of a call do you go to your computer to get information you need for the call. With Z5 Max, no running…
  • NEW Z5 Mobile Number Lookup! What is it? GPS to Make Calls!

    pbravin
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    What is the Number Lookup feature on the Z5 Mobile App from ZVRS? No more looking up the phone number using Safari! Just type the place you want to call in the Number Lookup feature and your device will use GPS to locate the place Then just click the name on the list and you will be connected! The slide show below will show you how EASY it is! For more information on the NEW Z5 Mobile, click this link! To download the NEW Z5 Mobile, click this link! Dr. Z cares about your communication access. Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of…
 
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • Big Goals for Big Kids

    Elizabeth
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    A lot of attention in the AVT world is focused on infants and toddlers — detecting hearing loss at birth, fitting them hearing technology ASAP, and getting their families off to a running start with listening and […]
  • Safety for People with Hearing Loss

    Elizabeth
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Hearing technology can provide incredible access to sound for speech, language, cognitive, and social development.  However, one of the most basic reasons people choose hearing aids, cochlear implants, or Baha devices for themselves or for […]
  • Success on the Job for Employees with Hearing Loss

    Elizabeth
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Whether you’ve been hard of hearing all your life or are adjusting to life as a late-deafened adult, navigating the workforce with hearing loss can be a challenge.  How can you manage job interviews, communication […]
  • Ultimate Hearing Loss Gift Guide 2014

    Elizabeth
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    From babies to seniors, if there is someone with hearing loss on your gift list this year, check out these suggestions to help you pick the perfect present.      For babies, toddlers, and children: Check […]
  • Repetition Without Boredom

    Elizabeth
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    We know that you need thousands of hours of practice to become an expert at any skill, and many, many repetitions for something to stick. The same is true for children learning new speech, language, […]
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • A polite notice - comments left at Liz's deaf blog

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    This is a polite notice to remind readers who leave comments here at Liz's deaf blog that the following rules still apply when leaving comments:To not leave links inside comments itself, regardless of the link. For those that have blogs and websites and wish to leave comments, you have the url option of the comment form to do this. Failure to do this, means the post won't publish.Those comments left that have no meaning to post, or are rather very short, just for linking to blog, like for example of a comment "Nice blog." Will not get published.And final rule, no anomunous comments will be…
  • Cinnamon biscuits

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    5oz self-raising flour5oz plain flour2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon4½oz butter3½oz sugar1 egg beaten1. Pre-heat oven to 160C.2. Sift flours and cinnamon into a bowl.3. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar until smooth, then add egg and mix well.4. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix into a firm dough, then knead dough on a lightly floured board until smooth. 5. Roll to 5mm thickness, cut into shapes and place on a greased baking tray.6. Bake until light golden colour, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool and harden.© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any…
  • Hands off our hearing aids!

    8 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    Linda wears hearing aids and lives in North Staffordshire, where their Clinical Commissioning Group wanted to cut local hearing aid provision to people like her. That's why recently, a few days ago, Linda and lots of others went along to the CCG's board meeting, to demonstrate their fierce opposition to these misguided plans.To read more about it, click here, which will take you to AOHL guest blog.© 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 local: Sutton-in-Ashfield

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    I hope you enjoyed reading posts on my local area recently. I will have more to share next year, of a couple of parks I like to visit. This will probably happen when the weather will be nice again, before doing that. But until then, here is a link that will take you to Wikipedia, to a page on Sutton-in-Ashfield, for those who would like to read a little more.© 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…
  • My local area: Sutton Lawn

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    These photos taken are from different parts of Sutton Lawn.Photo below, one of football pitches in view.Photo below of skate park.Photo below of Rumbles community cafe, which serves lovely food. To the right of this cafe, not shown on photo, there is a small children's play area.In the distance of this photo below, where you will see a wired fence, that is where the tennis courts are and before that, one of the bowling greens.Carry on straight down this way, and it will take you off the lawn and onto Station Road.To read more about Sutton Lawn, then visit this page, which will take you to…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • 52 Reasons to Visit Breathtaking, Benevolent Bandon by the Sea, Oregon - guest post by Sherrill Gray

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Founded in 1873 by Lord George Bennett of Ireland, the quaint coastal town of Bandon, located just 90 miles north of the California boarder, may be referred to as the “Hub of the Southern Oregon Coast”.  Historically, known for fishing and timber opportunities; today’s modern Bandon is filled with an abundance of breathtaking scenery, benevolent residents, unique cultures, family recreation and historic venues. Its sights and shops are all within walking distance of charming Old Town, which makes it the perfect place for strolling, shopping and dining while you're on holiday. If…
  • A Snippet of What It's Like to be Deaf

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    There is a fabulous interview with this gentleman after the clip. He discuses not only what it was like to be temporarily deaf, but also how people he worked with started to treat him differently.https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=569771793156017I have been incredibly blessed these past few years to have family and friends who understand my hearing loss and are respectful and patient with me. I wish this were the case for everyone.
  • Thank you, Veterans!

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    On this Veteran's Day, we honor and thank those who have served, and continue to serve our country.
  • Lip Reading Challenge: Guest Post by James Story from Chums

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    I want to thank James Story for graciously accepting my request to share what Chums has created. Chums challenges us to 4 different lip reading exercises. Read about the challenge and see how well you do.~~~~~~~~~~As part of UK Deaf Awareness Week in May, Chums launched an interactive lip reading challenge to test people and see how well they could lip read ten videos of different people speaking directly to a camera. All you need to do is select one of four possible answers to identify what was said. The challenge is also timed, so you get to see how accurately you can lip read as well as…
  • Albuquerque New Mexico and the Petroglyph Monument

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    After our visit to Roswell, we headed north up to Santa Fe. I had spent time there with my parents back in the 70's. My mother and I LOVED the city, the culture that has been preserved, and especially the architecture. We visited museums and spent much time in the Old City.I was amazed how much the city had grown along the outskirts. It looked so different from what I remember from my visit decades ago. I wanted to visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, but to our dismay, the streets were too narrow and there was no parking for a large RV, let alone one towing a car like we are. We decided we…
 
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