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  • DWP PIP: Culling of the disabled and deaf approaches.

    At The Rim
    Melow Meldrew
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    The DWP 'PIP' BLOG, not getting all the help they want !  A few deaf feedbacks, at least the ones the DWP allowed to be printed...PIP discriminates against deaf people because :#1  "1. There is nowhere on the PIP application form where deaf people can describe their affliction. When you consider that deafness is a complicated sensory disability with many social side-effects one wonders why this is?In fact deaf people have to make their application on separate sheets of paper in which they describe their problems and provide evidence from a professional. Deaf people who don't have…
  • Summer camps for adults

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    whatdidyousay!
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/adult-ca...inner-child/2/
  • Devin Hale was born deaf, but that didn't stop the 9-year-old from attending ... - Anniston Star

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    2 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    Anniston StarDevin Hale was born deaf, but that didn't stop the 9-year-old from attending Anniston StarDevin is a student at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega, where his mother said he continues to work on his speech and communication, after being unable to hear during some of his early years of development. The Hales, who live
  • Captioned Web TV - Quella Sporca Sacca Nera

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    2 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    From Google Translate:\"The Dirty Bag Black\" created and directed by Mauro Aragoni is a violent and raw Spaghetti Western. The director pays homage and takes the old school of the great Sergio Leone while taking into line his personal style dark and horror. Four episodes, each episodes 10 minutes or more in --- and Nominations:LA Web Fest 2015 - nominationsRome Web Fe...
  • Charity agencies in in the Dock...

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    Melow Meldrew
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Whatever happened to well-meaning dedicated people rattling a tin under our nose in the street ?  Charity is such big money these days charities hire agencies to raise funds for a percentage, here, is the result.Downing Street is understood to be considering imposing more far-reaching statutory regulation if charities do not mend their ways. Announcing his intervention, Mr Cameron had said: ‘Our charities undertake vital work, bringing communities together and providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.‘But the…
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  • Summer camps for adults

    whatdidyousay!
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/adult-ca...inner-child/2/
  • Hello, I am intrested in deaf culture and want to connect

    amandaw1323
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Hello My name is Amanda. I myself am not deaf, but I have recently been extremely interested and inspired by the deaf community. Please tell me the best ways to learn basic asl and more about your life
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    amandaw1323
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:39 am
    Hello My name is Amanda. I myself am not deaf, but I have recently been extremely interested and inspired by the deaf community. Where is the best place to find out about the deaf community/ news
  • PLEASE READ- Oppurtunity to Communicate with Chinese Deaf

    amandaw1323
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Hello My name is Amanda. I myself am not deaf, but I have recently been extremely interested and inspired by the deaf community. I was wondering if any of you would be willing to communicate with def college students from china. To understand my request I need to tell you my story. I have been a ballerina since I was three years old. Earlier this year my dance group (mainly composed of highschoolers) was asked to fly to China to perform on Amazing Chinese (the Chinese version of America's got Talent). My dance school is composed of mainly Chinese girls and we perform a dance called Jasmine…
  • cilla black

    caz
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    so sad Cilla died last night she was part of my youth (not that I liked her singing)72 young by our standards today
 
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  • Devin Hale was born deaf, but that didn't stop the 9-year-old from attending ... - Anniston Star

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    Anniston StarDevin Hale was born deaf, but that didn't stop the 9-year-old from attending Anniston StarDevin is a student at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega, where his mother said he continues to work on his speech and communication, after being unable to hear during some of his early years of development. The Hales, who live
  • Missing autistic teen found on city's South Side - Tribune-Review

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    Missing autistic teen found on city's South SideTribune-ReviewTraveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring and more »
  • Deaf school cuts ties with Sound Beginnings, to ire of parents - The Herald Journal

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    The Herald JournalDeaf school cuts ties with Sound Beginnings, to ire of parentsThe Herald JournalSound Beginnings started as a program where USU graduate students who wanted to specialize in teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students could receive specific training in that area. It then grew into a practicum where graduate students studying speech ...
  • Old Orchard Beach Surge's Skip Flanagan is deaf, but has big-league dreams - Press Herald

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:03 am
    Press HeraldOld Orchard Beach Surge's Skip Flanagan is deaf, but has big-league dreamsPress HeraldFlanagan, 22, is a rarity in professional baseball. Only three deaf players have had prolonged careers in the major leagues. But Flanagan, of Framingham, Massachusetts, is sanguine about his impairment and has never seen it as a reason to give up on
  • Film documents journey of deaf Arlington Heights family - Chicago Tribune

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Chicago TribuneFilm documents journey of deaf Arlington Heights familyChicago Tribune"I learned that some people in the deaf community would not even consider giving their children cochlear implants…they don't think there's anything wrong with being deaf, because that is the way God made them, and they don't want to let anyone change ...
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  • Captioned Web TV - Quella Sporca Sacca Nera

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    From Google Translate:\"The Dirty Bag Black\" created and directed by Mauro Aragoni is a violent and raw Spaghetti Western. The director pays homage and takes the old school of the great Sergio Leone while taking into line his personal style dark and horror. Four episodes, each episodes 10 minutes or more in --- and Nominations:LA Web Fest 2015 - nominationsRome Web Fe...
  • Captioned Web TV - St. Peter Meets

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    In this funny short series, Disney bad guys try to get into Heaven any way they can. From Above Average. The trailer is not closed captioned; only the episodes are captioned. The bad guys are not animated here; they are played by human actors. The screenshot below is from the video with Ursula, a Little Mermaid bad woman. They had us at \"bull ---
  • Liz's Deaf Blog - Changes made back to a reliable template are finished

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    The changes made here on Liz\'s deaf blog, back to a reliable template have finished. I wasn\'t able to choose the original purple shade as before, because it made it where the text on the right hand side of the blog not readable. So a lighter shade of purple has been chosen. It has took some doing to get it to a presentable and readable stage, where ever you ch...
  • Deaf News Today - the first deaf contestant on 'America's Next Top Model'

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    image from Nyle DiMarco\'s Instagram account Meet Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf contestant on America\'s Next Top Model. DiMarco attended Gallaudet University and will appear on the TV reality show for the first time this coming Wednesday (August 5). \"It is inspiring being the first deaf participant on ANTM, knowing I am making a difference by reaching out and educating...
  • Captioned Web TV - BuzzFeed

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    BuzzFeed is hugely popular, and has improved their captioning but still has large gaps. BuzzFeed has multiple channels, and you have to look through the video listings on each channel to find the ones that have captions. Exasperating, we know. They publish multiple videos daily, so although it may be only a few days since the last captioned video, there could be many ...
 
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  • Charity agencies in in the Dock...

    Melow Meldrew
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Whatever happened to well-meaning dedicated people rattling a tin under our nose in the street ?  Charity is such big money these days charities hire agencies to raise funds for a percentage, here, is the result.Downing Street is understood to be considering imposing more far-reaching statutory regulation if charities do not mend their ways. Announcing his intervention, Mr Cameron had said: ‘Our charities undertake vital work, bringing communities together and providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.‘But the…
  • DWP PIP: Culling of the disabled and deaf approaches.

    Melow Meldrew
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    The DWP 'PIP' BLOG, not getting all the help they want !  A few deaf feedbacks, at least the ones the DWP allowed to be printed...PIP discriminates against deaf people because :#1  "1. There is nowhere on the PIP application form where deaf people can describe their affliction. When you consider that deafness is a complicated sensory disability with many social side-effects one wonders why this is?In fact deaf people have to make their application on separate sheets of paper in which they describe their problems and provide evidence from a professional. Deaf people who don't have…
  • London's 1st deaf paramedic

    Melow Meldrew
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:01 am
  • D/deaf can dance....

    Melow Meldrew
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    D/deaf CAN Dance! from Doctor Ray on Vimeo.A unique, cross disciplinary research project into the value of queer tango as a means of enabling D/deaf people to experience music - with Dr Ray Batchelor and Melanie ParrisWhat do we want to find out? Our question is, can D/deaf people experience music and musicality through queer tango? And if so:o How? o What meaning might it have? o What value? o And what benefits?
  • Shaun the Sheep gets a CI...

    Melow Meldrew
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    The imaginative designs from pupils at Langley Mill Junior School saw Shaun dressed as a ballerina and a superhero, with some giving him hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids).‘Shaun’s Cracking Ideas Design Challenge’ is a programme for children which teaches them about protecting designs, trademarks and inventions.The programme includes a competition to design a “cracking contraption” to transport Shaun and his friends back to the farm, after they get stranded in the big city. The winner’s design will be brought to life around a 5ftfoot-high Shaun…
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  • Interpreter Workshop: Certified Legal Interpreter Skills – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    2 Days Certified Legal Interpreter Skills Workshop Package Only $125.00 for the Package! 1.4 BEI and RID CEUs DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015 TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM “ASLegalese” This workshop will be focused on understanding the meaning behind basic legal terminology and getting to the heart of legal concepts. Sunday, September 20, 2015 […]
  • Save $10 on the DreamZon LightOn White Cell Phone Signaler.

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    Save $10 on the DreamZon LightOn White Cell Phone Signaler. Don’t worry about missing that important call! The DreamZon LightOn will alert you to incoming calls, texts and emails. Simply set your phone to vibration mode, place it in the cradle, and once you receive a call or text, LightOn will sense the vibration and […]
  • Sunny the Deaf Dog Needs Your Help!

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    Sunny the Deaf Dog Needs Your Help! Breed: Dalmatian Mix Gender: Male Age: Young Size: Medium We have someone really interested in Butch (one of the deaf brother dogs) but can only take one.  Which means, this leaves Sunny without a brother and still living at the boarding facility. Our hope was to adopt them […]
  • GriefShare 8/3/15 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    GriefShare is an Ongoing Grief Recovery Support We meet weekly to encourage and support you in this difficult time. You can start at any session. We facilitate communication with a sign language interpreter. In the last two weeks our sessions were about the BASIC lessons we learn in our grief journey and the more COMPLEX […]
  • Jean Massieu Academy Open enrollment for 2015-2016

    Grant Laird Jr
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Jean Massieu Academy Open enrollment for 2015-2016 Jean Massieu Academy had an exceptional year of academic growth in 2014-15 and is currently confirming enrollment for the 2015-16 year. JMA offer’s a self-paced On-line High School program, with dual credit opportunities and all students have access to a tablet for interactive and state of the art […]
 
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  • DeafNation News Headlines – July 31, 2015

    DeafNation
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    – NYLE DIMARCO: FIRST DEAF ‘AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’ – SASA DESIGNS BY THE DEAF – SONY PUSHES PAST 50 PERCENT OF THE CONSOLE MARKET – FIRST CHILD TO RECEIVE DUAL HAND TRANSPLANT – NEW TECHNIQUE ALLOWED PARALYZED PERSON TO MOVE LEGS AGAIN – EXTRADITE DENTIST OVER KILLING OF CECIL THE LION – A BAG […]
  • France: Eiffel Tower, Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel

    Joel Barish
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    There’s more to Paris than meets the eye. The historical yet entertaining tour Joel gives us shows a lot more behind the scenes such as how the Eiffel Twoer has almost destroyed in WW2 – only to be saved by a general’s intentional procrastination. Joel also hows how what happened with the Normandy Beach has […]
  • DeafNation News Headlines – July 29, 2015

    DeafNation
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    – Deaf Teacher From Africa Observes Local Artists At Work – Uber App Update To Enables Deaf Kenyans To Become Drivers – Republican Presidential Candidates 2016 – Trump Would Love To Have Palin In His Administration – Jen Welter: First Female Coach in NFL – Sensors And Computer To Play Umpire In Pro Baseball Game […]
  • France: Coffee and Signs Cafe

    Joel Barish
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Based in Paris, Coffee & Signs is a cafe founded and run by a Deaf man. With three all-Deaf employees, the cafe serves a variety of sandwiches, some wine, and of course, coffee. While serving Joel food, the owner William Lagrue shares his dreams: having Coffee & Signs become a franchise and a popular Deaf […]
  • DeafNation News Headlines – July 27, 2015

    DeafNation
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    – Pool Fire At Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas – NHL Receives Expansion Bids from Las Vegas and Quebec City – America Still Leaves The Disabled Behind – 10-Year Old Boy Gave Blessings To Veterans – Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies At 22 – Top 5 Movies of the Week – Is Apple To Go Electric […]
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  • Tributes to Cilla Black, 'Liverpool's Cinderella', pour in - The Guardian

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    The GuardianTributes to Cilla Black, 'Liverpool's Cinderella', pour inThe GuardianShe had arthritis and was deaf, saying last year that she was “falling apart”. She told Radio Times she ... Chris Bryant, the shadow culture minister, said: “Whenever I met her she was very generous and entertaining with a wicked smile.” Scotland first and more »
  • Film documents journey of deaf Arlington Heights family - Chicago Tribune

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Chicago TribuneFilm documents journey of deaf Arlington Heights familyChicago Tribune... his film to be a one-year project, following up on a documentary about cochlear implants he had made for the University of Chicago, he said the Stark family's conviction and determination inspired him to bring to light the social issues inherent to
  • She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake - NPR

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    NPRShe Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate CakeNPRHer granddaughter, born deaf and blind, is a graduate of Harvard Law School and works as a civil rights attorney. It's easy to understand .... "Many cultures, including Ethiopian culture, view disability as a curse on the family," she explains and more »
  • CLC participates in unique partnership - Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Brainerd Daily DispatchCLC participates in unique partnershipBrainerd Daily DispatchIn its second year, the partnership between CLC and Gallaudet University, a Washington D.C.-based university for the deaf and hard of hearing, has brought students from across the world together for one cause: water. It all started with two educators
  • Technology breaking down barriers between deaf and hearing communities - Statesboro Herald

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    Statesboro HeraldTechnology breaking down barriers between deaf and hearing communitiesStatesboro HeraldSome students will choose to learn sign language because they have a deaf relative or friend, while others are simply fascinated with the idea of a visual language, Krentz said. However, respecting and getting to understand deaf culture is when the and more »
 
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  • Lipreading the dregs of history

    Tina
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    It is with great disappointment that we have seen a video from the Royal Archives of the Queen and Queen Mother published in the newspapers with an attempted lipreading translation of the footage. As expert witness forensic lipreaders, working with the courts and police in the UK and internationally, we are well qualified to comment on this video. Several of our expert lipreaders have examined this footage and our professional conclusion is that this footage is not lipreadable due to the very grainy resolution and distance from the video camera. This video is of such poor quality that it is…
  • 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…
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  • Devin Hale was born deaf, but that didn't stop the 9-year-old from attending ... - Anniston Star

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    Anniston StarDevin Hale was born deaf, but that didn't stop the 9-year-old from attending Anniston StarDevin is a student at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega, where his mother said he continues to work on his speech and communication, after being unable to hear during some of his early years of development. The Hales, who live
  • Missing autistic teen found on city's South Side - Tribune-Review

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    Missing autistic teen found on city's South SideTribune-ReviewTraveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring and more »
  • Deaf school cuts ties with Sound Beginnings, to ire of parents - The Herald Journal

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:35 am
    The Herald JournalDeaf school cuts ties with Sound Beginnings, to ire of parentsThe Herald JournalSound Beginnings started as a program where USU graduate students who wanted to specialize in teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students could receive specific training in that area. It then grew into a practicum where graduate students studying speech ...
  • Old Orchard Beach Surge's Skip Flanagan is deaf, but has big-league dreams - Press Herald

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:03 am
    Press HeraldOld Orchard Beach Surge's Skip Flanagan is deaf, but has big-league dreamsPress HeraldFlanagan, 22, is a rarity in professional baseball. Only three deaf players have had prolonged careers in the major leagues. But Flanagan, of Framingham, Massachusetts, is sanguine about his impairment and has never seen it as a reason to give up on
  • Film documents journey of deaf Arlington Heights family - Chicago Tribune

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Chicago TribuneFilm documents journey of deaf Arlington Heights familyChicago Tribune"I learned that some people in the deaf community would not even consider giving their children cochlear implants…they don't think there's anything wrong with being deaf, because that is the way God made them, and they don't want to let anyone change ...
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  • PADETTE NEWSLETTER: August 2015 – October 2015

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    31 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Download PADette Volume 73, Issue 3 newsletter with 8 page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees!   PADette Volume 73, Issue 2
  • President Corner: August 2015

    jsjdeafbowler
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Hello members & friends, I am very exciting that we are now half way of year!! We have a lot of things to do before winter comes!  I believe our membership has grown and teamwork has been stronger.  I am looking forward to more events coming up for remaining of 5 month. I am sure you all have been on vacation, or spending time with your family as its summer time.  I am proud to say that Angel, my wife just gave a birth to baby boy, Jasper James last June 26th, he is doing extremely well.  We are enjoying every moment with our son!  congrats to others who are currently pregnant or…
  • Paint Night Fundraising for Yinzers Women Softball Team

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    When September 11th, 7pm to 9pm PLEASE CLICK THE WEBSITE TO PURCHASE THE TICKET BEFORE THEY SOLD OUT!!!!! Deadline is on Aug 28th. $45 http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/pittsburgh/905305 GPCCD women softball team, Yinzers are aiming to go to the National Softball Association of the Deaf tournament in California in August 2016! To raise funds, we are happy to host a paint night party at P.A.D. A sign language interpreter (Vickie D’Avanzo) will be provided. Bring your friends and family! PAD will have appetizers and a bartender if you’re up for some drinks. Your support and…
  • Job wanted at PAHrtners Deaf Services

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career building position…
  • Manager Special on Saturday July 25

    jsjdeafbowler
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Hi everyone, Hope you all are having a great summer. Would like to announce manager special  as we are half way through the summer. When??? Saturday July 25th Happy hour 8-10 Ham BBQ sandwiches for 1 dollar. (First come, first serve) Poker game at 8 p.m Have a great week. Thank you. Club Manager,Holly
 
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  • Tempe, Arizona – Signing Time Concert to Kick-off DSNetwork’s annual BUDDY WALK

    LeeAnn Mason
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
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  • Hand-y Craft: Father’s Day Ribbons

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    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…
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  • Editorial #151: Dr. Z on Certified and Qualified Interpreters

    pbravin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Dr. Z offers his view on certified and qualified interpreters. What is the difference between certified and qualified interpreters? This is explained in the video. ZVRS prides itself as the ONLY video relay provider with 100% certified interpreters. No other VRS company can make this statement. Dr. Z cares about your communication access. (Dr. Z wants to apologize for the long absence since the last posting. He was sidelined due to medical reasons and is now back on his feet–100%!) Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business…
  • “Father of VRS” Ed Bosson and Family Home Lost in Texas Floods

    pbravin
    29 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Dr. Z is saddened by the news of our “Father of VRS” Ed Bosson and his family…they lost their home in the recent floods in Texas. The entire VRS, telecommunications, deaf community and friends (including ZVRS) have done an Amish style barn-raising in the form of contributions to GoFundMe. (link). Any support they can receive will go a long way in restoring normalcy to their lives. Dr. Z and his wife, Judy have made a contribution. Ed was the one who conceived the concept of VRS while he was an administrator at the Public Utility Commission of Texas in 1995 and he engineered…
  • Editorial #150: Dr. Z on 100% Certified Interpreters

    pbravin
    14 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Dr. Z offers his view on certified interpreters. Why is certification important? This is explained in the video. ZVRS prides itself as the ONLY video relay provider with 100% certified interpreters. No other VRS company can make this statement. Dr. Z cares about your communication access. Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development
  • Dr. Z on Interpreter Appreciation Day (May 6, 2015)

    pbravin
    6 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Today is Interpreter Appreciation Day for our interpreters. Dr. Z wants to express his sincere appreciation for the great work they do via a video message. Dr. Z cares about your communication access. Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development
  • Battery on Your iPhone–Making it Go Further? Dr. Z Has a Solution!

    pbravin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Sometimes when you use your iPhone often, the battery runs down quickly. You want to charge and use it quickly again. It is easy if you can wait one hour! Here’s how… 1) Go into airplane mode 2) Use an iPad charger (not the iPhone charger) 3) Turn the iPhone off In one hour, you will gain about 30-50%, in 2 hours, it will go over 75%! Try this! Dr. Z is not responsible for those of you not using non-Apple chargers or non-Apple cables. Here’s more info (link) By the way, if you want something for your desktop, why not get Z5 MAX? Click this link. Dr. Z cares about your…
 
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Changes made back to a reliable template are finished

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    The changes made here on Liz's deaf blog, back to a reliable template have finished. I wasn't able to choose the original purple shade as before, because it made it where the text on the right hand side of the blog not readable. So a lighter shade of purple has been chosen.      It has took some doing to get it to a presentable and readable stage, where ever you choose to read Liz's deaf blog. But thankfully not as long as I thought it would be.Lessons I have learnt from this?I won't be changing this blog to another template again. I am sticking with what I know.Thank you to…
  • European Union laws requirement...

    2 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    European Union (EU) laws requires me to give EU visitors information about cookies used on my blog. In many cases, these laws also require me to obtain consent. So you will have found recently a notice that pops up on Liz's deaf blog, to meet with these regulations, that blogger has added.I have updated my 'Policies' page accordingly, but I also share a link here, so you can read more about it, which you will find here: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/6253244?p=eu_cookies_notice&hl=en&rd=1I cannot remove this pop up notice, as I would be breaking the law, but it…
  • Update on me

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    My blog break came rather sudden and this time was quite a long break than I usually have. But what have I been up to?I took a break as I was feeling overwhelmed by personal issues and with GCSE English work I was doing, so I needed to really concentrate on them. Although I was taking quite a long break this time, there were some posts ready to air. So even though I was quiet behind the scenes, my blog itself wasn't.       When I did pop in behind the scenes, checking my emails, there was a  couple of posts I knew I had to air, which could not…
  • A disappointing announcement to make, regarding the current template choice Liz's deaf blog uses.

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:53 am
    Liz's deaf blog has been using the Dynamic Views template for over a year now. Behind the scenes from first using it, to now, it has got it faults. But I always found a way around them. But when it came to closing this post down last night: "It's been a year, since the new look," I found the comment box is still there. From loads of faults that I found my way round out of, (still there, just doing something different,) that other bloggers had also, nothing seems to get done about it. But hey, it is a free blog, what can I expect. But I do know what I have encountered with this…
  • Do you read food labels?

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Until back in February, this year when I started my healthy eating plan, I did not look at food labels. I would go about picking up my shopping, by picking it up,  looking at the front of the packet and if I liked what I seen, I would pop it into my shopping basket. That was it.       If I did look a little deeper, then it was just do look at the ingredients, to rule anything out, that I did not want to eat. That was it. I did not look at salt content etc...I am not on a dietNow don't get me wrong. This healthy eating I am doing is no way a diet. What I am…
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • Walgreens now sell hearing aids in select stores

    bobsyouruncle
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    Walgreens have partnered with Connect Hearing to sell hearing aids in a small number of Walgreens stores as a trial to see if dispensing from big-brand pharmacies is a viable business model. Connect Hearing is owned by Sonova, the Swiss hearing aid manufacturer, which owns the Phonak and Unitron hearing aid brands. In response to a HearingHealthMatters articles about this partnership, Sonova’s Michael Issac confirmed that Walgreens stores in Dallas, Phoenix, Orlando and Chicago had been selected for the trial. He also said that no decision had been made as to whether a wider rollout…
  • TIME magazine rates audiologist as best job in America

    bobsyouruncle
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    TIME magazine have been comparing jobs across America. They’ve looked at growth within an industry, stress-levels of workers and average incomes to determine the best and worst jobs. Being an audiologist came out top! As it turns out, audiologists, medical professionals who treat hearing and balance problems, don’t have it so bad. BLS projects the profession is expected to experience a 34% boost in jobs between 2012 and 2022. The median salary for audiologists is a stable $69,720. The projected growth is likely a reflection of the fact that as the nation ages — the over-65…
  • 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…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Reiki - An Interview with Rickie Meryl Freedman

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    My friend and mentor Rickie, aka "Reiki by Rickie"  was recently interviewed by Amy of ABC Channel 27 News program Good Day PA. Below is the transcript Teresa Russ, professional captionist provided for me. There will be captions available for the video soon, as well.Good Day PA video link is below the transcript:ABC Channel 27 News An Interview with Rickie Freedman Reiki By Rickie GOOD DAY PA: When it comes to healing techniques like Reiki, I think some people are skeptical of whether or not the practice actually works, but for some, it has a profound effect on their health and well…
  • I've Opened my Reiki Practice

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    I'm so excited to share with you that I've set up my Reiki Practice here in Bandon at The Synergy Center. This article is a little outdated, but it tells you a little more about what Synergy Center is all about. It is a priviledge to be working with Jackie Day and the other professionals that have made Synergy Center what it is.Currently, I facilitate 2 Reiki Shares a month. Anyone who has had at least level 1 Reiki training is invited to join us. We meet together and exchange Reiki as a group.In addition to the shares, I am now offering private Reiki sessions to clients, and soon offering…
  • 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 &…
 
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Exclusive Interview with Jules Dameron

    13 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ An award-winning film director who happens to be deaf. Directed the 7-Episode Norwegian TV series, “Møkkakaffe” (Bad Coffee) shown nationwide in Norway on the NRK1 Channel, with numerous music videos, films and PSA’s under her belt. Jules has worked with all kinds of amazing known talents, such as Sean Young, Marlee Matlin, Sean Berdy, Sean Forbes, TL Forsberg, Michael Monks, Hana Hayes, Ed Gale, Amber Zion, among many others. Also having graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA in Television/Cinema in 2003, Jules trained at the…
  • "I love you" emoji in ASL. Should it happen?

    10 Jul 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ There is a petition from change.org called,”We Want the “I Love You” ASL handshape in emoji. As you might have noticed, people all over the world are going “emoji-crazy”! Thus, two people have started a petition to include the popular “I love you” hand sign as a emoji. Of course, of all places, they’re from Portland, Oregon. CM Hall and Chad A Ludwig started this petition toward the Unicode Consortium, which is a non-profit organization that regulates the coding standards and one of those standards are emojis. They believe that…
  • “UpTown Funk” Awesome Rendition in ASL by Brian Guendling

    9 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Brian Gundling is a football player that plays for Texas State, yet he pull off an amazing rendition of “UpTown Funk” in ASL. In this performance, he calls it the “First Sign Language Concert Ever” and with the help of what appears to be the Hot Cops and friends, pulled off a fun and entertaining version of “UpTown Funk” in ASL. Brian didn’t always have it easy growing up; he had two uncles that suffered from blindness and were mentally handicapped. Brian also struggled during his younger years as he went through special…
  • 5 Things You Can Learn from WFD President Colin Allen Opening Statement

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ On July 6th, 2015, WFD President Colin Allen kicked off the 22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf with his Opening Statement titled, “Full Accessibility to Deaf Education through Sign Language”. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was founded in Rome, Italy in 1951. At this time, in its’ first World Congress, only 25 national countries were represented. Now, in 2015, there are 134 national countries (or National Associations of the Deaf) that are represented today. For more information on their history, check out…
  • How To Make A Musical For The Deaf aka BuzzFeed

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Spring Awakening is taking over the internet and the acting world via Buzzfeed. With Buzzfeed 6 million subscribers, Spring Awakening really has a chance to make its' case for Broadway, okay, well, it already did. But it can still make the case that you should go see this show if you're in Broadway! Buzzfeed "How to Make A Musical for the Deaf" is a awesome informal video to  understand what Deaf West "Spring Awakening" is all about and the excitement it's going to bring to Broadway! 
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    The Tree House.

  • You are not your user and you do not live their life by Simon Hurst.

    The Tree House
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    The lovely Simon Hurst​ shared this link with the Tree House dwellers in the hope that we could all share it, comment on it and help them to perfect PIP that bit more. Thank you very much https://dwpdigital.blog.gov.uk/2015/07/23/you-are-not-your-user-and-you-do-not-live-their-life/ Mr Simon Hurst.
  • How I ended up on the front page of the local paper.

    andrewarthur2014andy
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:23 am
    It  was a total accident really.  I read an item in the local paper about a man who had been taken to court for not making a phone call before using a level crossing. This particular crossing was outside town on a quiet lane leading to a renowned beauty spot and the line was only used by one train per hour. Many people use the crossing because they like to walk in the lane and admire the many wild flowers, some of them rare. The crossing has a phone box beside it and people are ordered via a big notice to phone the signal box before opening the gate and crossing the line. The man in court…
  • Encryption of messages

    Paul
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Whilst reading my Facebook feed today, I read a few people had posted an aricle to save Whatsapp in the UK.  Curiosity got the better of me, and because I thought it was yet another load of rubbish I decided to take a further look – no, it was true, David Cameron (our Primer Minister) is considering banning WhatsApp along with Facetime, iMessage etc.  His reasoning, because it falls under, “methods of communication that cannot be read by the security services even if they have a warrant”. I kinda see where he is coming from, because I guess he is trying to stop the…
  • Thank You For The Service

    Paul
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Recognise the guy on the right?  No, I didn’t either! His name?  Matti Makkonen.  So, who is he and why am I writing about him?  He is the guy (with Nokia’s help apparently) who came up with the idea of SMS (Short Message Service) or “texts” over mobile phones (or cell phones to you Americans).  Without his idea, there would be literally tens of thousands of Deaf people still unable to contact their loved ones in the way they do today.  Who would of thought SMS has been around since 1992?!  Not that long ago really! Obviously technology has moved on leaps and bounds and here…
  • 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…
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