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  • Keys handed over to the new Sound Space, at The Ear Foundation.

    Liz's deaf blog
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    I last talked about The Ear Foundation 'Sound Space,' back on 20th November 2012. This was to mention what they was proposing in their new space they wanted to add onto their current building. Along with the money needed to raise it.The keys were handed over on the 23rd February 2015, after the Sound Space was finished being built. This now marks an exciting time for The Ear Foundation and a new chapter for them, as the new space will allow The Ear Foundation to double the professional training offered and triple the number of people helped through it's programmes it has to offer.The Ear…
  • A Quick Quiz

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    Annie09Z
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    http://www.iheartquizzes.com/can-you...ons/index.html I missed two of these questions! :shock:
  • A deaf sound artist - Boing Boing

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    27 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    Boing BoingA deaf sound artistBoing BoingChristine Sun Kim, deaf from birth, creates art at the intersection of sound, language, and music. From Medium: Can you tell me about the various ways that you experience sound without hearing it? I'm curious how this ties into your artwork and the
  • Cultura Surda - Depois do silncio

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    27 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Categoria: Filmes Pas: Estados Unidos Ano: 1996 Ttulo: Depois do silncio (Breaking through) Lnguas: Ingls e American Sign Language (ASL) Portoda a vida, Laura, uma jovem surda de 20 anos,viveu trancada em sua casa, sofrendo dia a diauma srie de abusos do pai. Ajudada por Pam (uma aguerrida assistente social), a moa abandona a tutela [...
  • Fire at Northbank - Onamalutu.

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    Robyn
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:21 pm
    I awoke this morning to the smell of smoke. I picked up my iPad to find messages to ask if I were okay and wondered what the fuss was. The fuss was bigger than I thought. Just 2km away from a fire was raging out of control at Northbank. Clouds of smoke billowed into the sky, some white, some black, and some pink.We've had no rain for weeks, the driest summer in 40 years in this region.I decided to stay at home and monitor the situation, but then RW from the Camera Club wanted to take photos, so I picked him up from the Renwick Takeaways and down to Northbank we went. These are some of the…
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  • A Quick Quiz

    Annie09Z
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    http://www.iheartquizzes.com/can-you...ons/index.html I missed two of these questions! :shock:
  • KFC is now serving edible coffee cups

    rockin'robin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    KFC is said to have a lot of "finger-licking" items on its menu, and now the fast food eatery can add "finger-licking" coffee cups to its spread, USA Today reports. KFC is testing out 100% edible coffee cups. "Scoff-ee Cups" are made from a special, wafer-like biscuit, then wrapped in sugar paper and lined with a layer of heat-resistant white chocolate. KFC spokeswoman Jocelyn Bynoe says the chain has been experimenting with edible packaging for a while, and it recently decided to test the cups out in some stores in the U.K. "If our customers occasionally…
  • As Jail Visits Go High-Tech, Isolation Grows

    rockin'robin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    Twice a week, Ashika Coleman-Carter drives out to the Travis County Correctional Complex, in Texas, to visit her husband. But when she sits down to say hello, she doesn't look at him through the traditional shatter-proof glass. Instead, she sees Keith's face on a video screen. "It just seems so impersonal," she said. "The old visits, even though you couldn't touch behind the glass, at least you could go into an actual visiting room and see someone's face. Now you can't get close to the person at all." More than 500 prisons and jails across 43 states and Washington, D.C.,…
  • Disabled Child Wins Legal Battle To Bring Service Dog To School

    rockin'robin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Although Stevie might appear to be a regular dog, the white-and-tan Staffordshire terrier is anything but. While he loves licking the faces of his owner and playing with kids, he has one special talent that separates him from the rest: Stevie will save a little boy's life when he is having a seizure or trouble breathing. The lucky child's name is Anthony Merchante, 7, and he suffers from cerebral palsy, a condition which inhibits muscle and motor function due to damage in the brain. Along with that, he suffers from a variety of other disabilities including spastic paralysis, a seizure…
  • 6 Places Never to Use a Debit Card

    rockin'robin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:07 am
    Credit or debit? Although both cards look the same, they offer different protections. Under federal law, if your credit card is used to make unauthorized charges after it is lost or stolen, you’re liable for only $50 – no matter the amount and with no time restrictions to report the fraud. And many issuers won’t even charge the $50 for valued customers. But with a debit card, you have just two business days to report an unauthorized loss or money transfer, or you could be liable for up to $500. Wait more than 60 calendar days after your statement is mailed and you could be responsible…
 
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  • A deaf sound artist - Boing Boing

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    Boing BoingA deaf sound artistBoing BoingChristine Sun Kim, deaf from birth, creates art at the intersection of sound, language, and music. From Medium: Can you tell me about the various ways that you experience sound without hearing it? I'm curious how this ties into your artwork and the
  • Blind, Deaf Dog Outs Two Suspected Burglars - WOWT

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    WOWTBlind, Deaf Dog Outs Two Suspected BurglarsWOWTHe told officers his dog, a partially deaf and partially blind Dachshund, named Charlii was the only thing missing from the home. The man told police he suspected his ex-girlfriend, Dakota Moody had stolen his dog. During the in-home interview, Moody Burglary of blind, deaf dog leads to two arrestsLincoln Journal Star2 accused of stealing partially blind, deaf DachshundKETV Omahaall 5 news articles »
  • Shelter readies 3 blind, deaf dogs for adoption - Press Herald

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Press HeraldShelter readies 3 blind, deaf dogs for adoptionPress HeraldBut this is most likely a first – no one at the shelter remembers having three blind and deaf puppies as residents. The puppies are now in three foster homes. Felicia Mazzone, a staff member at the shelter, is taking care of Chance. She used certain
  • 1.1 billion people are at risk of going deaf - Business Insider

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Business Insider1.1 billion people are at risk of going deafBusiness InsiderGENEVA (Reuters) - Sports fans risk having their hearing ruined by vuvuzela trumpets and deliberate attempts to increase stadium noise and they need to start seeing earplugs as something cool, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Shelly Chadha ...and more »
  • Sign of the Times: Deaf Vermonters Seek Better Options for Services and ... - Seven Days

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Seven DaysSign of the Times: Deaf Vermonters Seek Better Options for Services and Seven DaysThe two communicate using American Sign Language because both Neila and her mother are deaf. Tammy Eaddy asked her daughter to tell a reporter what it had been like at Underhill Central School, which Neila attended from 2011 until early 2014.
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  • Cultura Surda - Depois do silncio

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Categoria: Filmes Pas: Estados Unidos Ano: 1996 Ttulo: Depois do silncio (Breaking through) Lnguas: Ingls e American Sign Language (ASL) Portoda a vida, Laura, uma jovem surda de 20 anos,viveu trancada em sua casa, sofrendo dia a diauma srie de abusos do pai. Ajudada por Pam (uma aguerrida assistente social), a moa abandona a tutela [...
  • Deaf YouVideo - Leonard Nimoy, Spock of Star Trek, Dies at 83

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the character Spock in the Star Trek television shows and films, died at 83. LOS ANGELES - Leonard Simon Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer has died at... See more, visit at ...
  • The Hearing Blog - Blue/Black or White/Gold? #TheDress Photo Illustrates A...

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Much has been written about just what colors #TheDress are, whether its blue & black, or likewe first saw it, white and gold. Were going to have a little Friday fun and show how this actually illustrates a pretty important visual perception principle, as explained by two neurosciense experts. To
  • doozeedad - Marital Glue

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    I was reading some article recently on giving your blog readers WHAT THEY WANT and I was kind of stymied because I dont actually know WHAT YOU WANT. While I try and stay within the parameters of traveling, disability and parenting, Im pretty much all over the place with this blog. Kind of like in [] The post Marital Glue appeared first on A Little Moxie.
  • The Chronicles of Garg.. - March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Kick off your new blog or explore the fundamentals of photography with a supportive community of bloggers.
 
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  • Fire at Northbank - Onamalutu.

    Robyn
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:21 pm
    I awoke this morning to the smell of smoke. I picked up my iPad to find messages to ask if I were okay and wondered what the fuss was. The fuss was bigger than I thought. Just 2km away from a fire was raging out of control at Northbank. Clouds of smoke billowed into the sky, some white, some black, and some pink.We've had no rain for weeks, the driest summer in 40 years in this region.I decided to stay at home and monitor the situation, but then RW from the Camera Club wanted to take photos, so I picked him up from the Renwick Takeaways and down to Northbank we went. These are some of the…
  • Amersfoort, Netherlands

    Robyn
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Despite crashing straight away the night before, I was still wide awake at 5am. I rested a few more hours then got up and showered, then moved my stuff back up into Anne’s apartment.  Anne cooked another fabulous breakfast – tomatoes, herbs and eggs – it was a great start to the day!Gordon and Anne then went and pick up a new sofa for Anne’s apartment, then we all jumped into the rental car and took it back to Hertz - the rental car that is, not the sofa!  It took some time finding a petrol station due to road works, but we eventually found the way.  We then caught…
  • Kinderdijk and Gouda, Netherlands

    Robyn
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    I fell asleep immediately the night before, and woke up thinking I had had 8 hours – felt so refreshed – to only find it was only 1.24am! Gah. Fell asleep again and woke at 5.00am. No getting back to sleep after that so gave up and worked on my photos.Anne cooked an amazing breakfast of French toast stuffed with berries and yoghurt for all of us. We then got a taxi to the Hertz Rental car place and hired a car and set off to the Kinderdijk.The Netherlands put on a stunning day for us to see the Windmills at Kinderdijk!   The boat cruise I wanted to do wasn't running that day, so…
  • Utrecht

    Robyn
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The flight got in a bit early, and getting through passport control took some time, which was a first in the Netherlands – usually it’s quite quick.  While waiting to get through, I could see my luggage going round and round the carousel.  First time my luggage has arrived before I was able to get there to pick it up!I got through, and went over to the meeting point, as Anne couldn’t get there before the first train! I had only been there a couple of minutes though when she arrived.Back to Utrecht – I chose to walk to her house because I had been cooped up in a plane for so…
  • Auckland to Guangzhou, China

    Robyn
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    The first leg of the flight was lovely - new plane, plenty of leg room and it was empty!  I was able to stretch out over 3 seats and get some sleep, but I didn't sleep as well as I usually do on the plane, as I had forgotten to pack my sleeping pills.  Usually I have one of those and sleep like a baby on the plane and arrive refreshed.  This time it was not refreshing at all when I woke up - I don't think I really went to sleep at all.Arrival in Guangzhou - was very confusing. Hordes of people and long queues everywhere.  I thought the lines in Singapore were bad when I…
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  • Hearing Aids Aren’t Just for Parties…The Importance of Wearing Hearing Aids Full-Time

    5 Feb 2015 | 5:45 pm
    A guest post by Dusty Jessen, Au.D.As an audiologist, I’ll often have patients tell me that they are ready for hearing aids, but they only want to wear them when they leave the house or when they plan to be around a group of people. I will admit that I do not personally wear hearing aids, so I can’t speak from personal experience on this matter. But I can relate based on my visual impairment. Before I had eye surgery, there would be days when I wouldn’t wear my glasses all day. I didn’t need them to cook, clean, or play with my kids. I did, however, need them to drive. So I’d…
  • Fun in the Snow 2

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    I woke up to this Winter Wonderland today.The dogs were happy to go out and play in the real snow, as they were thoroughly bored by now with indoor snow.Last year they had so much fun romping in the snow when Melody was a little pup. Here's the original Fun in the Snow video I made back then: I made a Fun in the Snow 2 video today to show how much Melody has grown in that time. Eventually the dogs got wet and cold.In this photo, Blondie raised her paw to say, "Can I go in now, please?"Back inside but a little snow came in too.
  • First 2015 Health Update

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    A healthy salad I made with white beans, tomatoes, olives, avocado, & lettuce with home made dressing.Today was the first day of reckoning to track the progress my husband and I have made towards being healthier people. Here were our results:I have not lost any more weight since the 5 pounds I reported in my last post on January 18. My husband has lost about 13 pounds this month. We bought a digital scale which is easier to read.We've been eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, nuts, and seeds. We're eating meat about once a week. We've kept on with…
  • A Prescription for Patience & Other Encouragement

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    After a few trying days this past week, I opened my Bible to James 1:2-4 for encouragement and read these words:Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.  Living Bible translationI always want to skip right to the end result of being strong and ready for anything without going through the process of…
  • First Night of Class Discoveries

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    On the first night of my new class, Communication Training, my professor had us take a Myers-Briggs personality test. I was very interested in this activity because I had taken one about 25 years ago and remembered my result was ESFJ. I was able to remember that distinctly because it was around the time I was in library school and the typical librarian is an ISFJ. I was curious if my personality type had changed over the years. My results showed I was now an ISFJ. At first, I attributed that to nearly two decades of working in libraries. But then the thought occurred to me that perhaps it was…
 
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  • Tree of Emotions

    ocean1025
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:04 am
    Due to my own personal experience with cancer, I decided to seek out some support from Gilda’s Club – a national organization for cancer support, founded by actor Gene Wilder in honor of his wife, the late Gilda Radnor, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. As I waited for my appointment with a staff […]
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  • Deaf TV Show - Discussing Cochlear Implants

    Aaron
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Kadie and I participated in a local Deaf-Services TV show to discuss cochlear implants.  This is Part 1 of a multi-part show that will feature people who have had good success with implants, and also people who have not had very good success.BCTV - World of PerceptionsEnjoy!
  • 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…
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  • DEAF REACH (ASL)

    MM
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 am
    Deaf reach Documentary from rais khan on Vimeo.
  • Listen Up Doc.....

    MM
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    I’m waiting to be called for a smear and I have a couple of concerns to discuss. I’m on high alert. Not for me a browse of last year’s magazines; I need to be sure that I know when I’m called, and that means keeping my eyes peeled for the nurse. Having made it to the consulting room, the next obstacle is the “confidential tone”—the enemy of every patient with hearing loss. We stumble our way through a series of questions, half heard, on intimate matters (plenty of scope here for misunderstanding and embarrassment), and I ready myself for the next bit of the ordeal.Now an…
  • New Ears for Sophie...

    MM
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:02 am
    Sophie Aldred recently became a UK first after having a new pair of "ears".The 23-year-old was born with moderate hearing loss and after years of grommets, hearing aids and getting regular infections in her ears, she has had a bi-lateral bonebridge implant fitted, meaning that she can hear properly for the first time in her life.  The implant has been available to patients for about four years and is an effective solution for people who are unable to tolerate using hearing aids.They sit behind the ear and transmit sound waves via the cranial bone directly to the inner ear.  Fitted…
  • Funny or Not ?

    MM
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    Deaf humour is gaining pace with a new breed of stand-up comedians. But is it possible to get the jokes across to a hearing audience if they are performed in sign language?COMMENT:Signed or spoken, I think deaf comedy is a cul-de-sac and mostly not topical.  To the uninitiated, it looks like a deaf 'In' thing and partial lecture with laughs.  Basically unless the audience KNOWS sign language how will they appreciate the jokes ?  I am assuming BSL comics have their own deaf following or something.  I think also, deaf are highly reluctant to poke fun at other…
  • Missing teenager Lauren Parker found 'safe and well'

    MM
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Lauren is 'safe and well', police said. A teenager who was reported missing last week has been found safe and well.Lauren Parker, 19, was found in Derbyshire today.  Police had raised the alarm after the teenager disappeared after catching a bus to Leicester city centre in the Stocking Farm area.In a statement, Leicestershire Police said: “Police would like to thank all those who helped locate her.”SOURCE
 
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  • The Vagina Monologues 2/28/15 – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The Vagina Monologues 2/28/15 – Austin Deaf Students Association (DSA) presents: The Vagina Monologues A production by Eve Ensler In ASL Saturday, February 28, 2015 We have an amazing cast of ASL-fluent Women in all sizes, shapes and colors!!  Voice Interpreters provided. All ticket sales ($10 each) will be donated to SafePlace.  Food and drinks […]
  • Job Opening: Convo Call Center Manager – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Job Opening: Convo Call Center Manager – Austin Call Center Manager – Full Time Location: Austin, Texas Description Convo Communications, deaf-owned and deaf-operated, is an FCC-certified company that provides 24/7 Video Relay Service (VRS). We are looking for a talented and driven individual to embrace an incredible team here at Convo, and to join the Convo […]
  • Concealed Handgun License (CHL) classes conducted in ASL 3/28/15 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Concealed Handgun License (CHL) classes conducted in ASL – DFW Next Class: March 28, 2015 @ Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine. 8am – 4pm Hello All! I’m Lara Wagner, a certified firearms instructor as well as a nationally and state advanced certified interpreter. I combined these two skill-sets and established a company named All Can […]
  • Dallas Deaf Club: Upcoming events – February & March 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    Dallas Deaf Club: Upcoming events – February,  March and April 2015 * The General Meeting at the Dallas Association of the Deaf is CANCELLED by President Jesse Carrizales. The concern is the snow may come again Friday or Saturday. The General Meeting will be resumed on Saturday night, March 28th at 7:30. Have a safe […]
  • Talk of move raises alarm at TSD

    Grant Laird Jr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Talk of move raises alarm at Texas School for the Deaf February 21, 2015 By Julie Chang – American-Statesman Staff “A good number of deaf people, including myself, have moved to Austin specifically to attend our children at TSD, and many of us changed jobs, sold our homes, and left behind our relatives in order […]
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  • 8 Free and Cheap Fun Activities With Your Kids

    DeafNation
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Kids love being physically active, but they need adult role models to encourage them to maintain healthy and active lifestyle when they enter adulthood. Sabrina Valencia gives you eight different activity ideas you can do with your kids and still have fun. (captioned)
  • The Allergy Puzzle

    DeafNation
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    Got watery and itchy eyes? Hives? Can’t stop sneezing? You could have either seasonal or perennial allergies. What are they? From an allergy capital of the world, Sabrina Valencia explains where they come from and why they occur in your body. (captioned)
  • Lost in Translation

    DeafNation
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    Deaf Australians made noises over the misassumptions in their political candidate’s election ad. The word, “VOICE,” has a long history in Deaf community, making it a politically incorrect word when representing Deaf people, and what’s even worse, it is spelled in American Sign Language, not Auslan! (captioned)
  • Love Your Heart

    DeafNation
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    What is one of the leading causes of death among Americans? Heart attack caused by heart disease. Sabrina Valencia explains in depth how heart attack happens and how we can prevent them. You may want to think twice before reaching out for that doughnut! (captioned)
  • All About Migraines

    DeafNation
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    HealthFit tells the viewers that migraines occur when the brain doesn’t agree with what the body is doing or eating. Migraines are a way for the brain to communicate with the body. HealthFit also shares some possible causes of the migraines such as certain smells and foods, and HealthFit also gives the viewers some good […]
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  • Wiltonian designs costumes for Emerson College production - Wilton Bulletin

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Wilton BulletinWiltonian designs costumes for Emerson College productionWilton BulletinWith the exception of local deaf actor Elbert Joseph, who plays Tuc in all three productions, the cast of Mother Hicks is made up of Emerson College performing arts majors, who have a curricular and social interest in deaf culture. Mother Hicks will
  • Sign of the Times: Deaf Vermonters Seek Better Options for Services and ... - Seven Days

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Seven DaysSign of the Times: Deaf Vermonters Seek Better Options for Services and Seven Days"I feel the state of Vermont needs more awareness about deaf children in general. There is just not enough exposure to our culture, our language, who we are." Several weeks ago, Eaddy and dozens of other deaf Vermonters brought their concerns to the ...
  • Coach Roderica Johnson and Her Teams: A Special Bond - Permianbasin360

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Permianbasin360Coach Roderica Johnson and Her Teams: A Special BondPermianbasin360"I believe this opportunity helps me to be more humble, more patient, and know their culture," said Johnson. The deaf culture. Johnson coaches at Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. "There are times where there are many obstacles that come my and more »
  • Hip-hop performer Sean Forbes gets 'Deaf and Loud' for Flint Southwestern ... - MLive.com

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    MLive.comHip-hop performer Sean Forbes gets 'Deaf and Loud' for Flint Southwestern MLive.comThe project, dubbed Better Vibrations, is an integration of arts, academia, culture, and career and college readiness, the Flint School District said in a statement. English and drama students, hearing, hard of hearing/deaf students have been and more »
  • Katherine Carlsen: bringing the deaf culture to COS - COS The Campus

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    COS The CampusKatherine Carlsen: bringing the deaf culture to COSCOS The CampusHowever, there is one person who has helped to embed this wonderful culture into COS. Katherine “Kathy” Carlsen was born deaf on June 12, 1949. Growing up in Riverdale, she has always had a knack for learning and attended Riverdale's School for the ...
 
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  • Filipino Deaf Candidate asked to resign from Beauty Contest

    jojomccid
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    This is again another act of discrimination against the deaf! Binibining Pilipinas is a national organization which holds the annual search for Filipina beauties who will represent the country in international contests such as Ms. Universe, Ms. International, Ms. Tourism and Ms. Supranational. According to their website’s FAQ, here are their requirements: A single lady, 17 to 25 years old A Filipino citizen, minimum 5’6” in height with pleasing personality At least a high school graduate and of good moral character Now, let us check the requirements of Christine Balaguer: A single…
  • On Deaf and Relationships

    jojomccid
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Wedding Invitation Letter from my former student Two days ago I received a greenish glittering letter from a former deaf student inviting me to attend his Catholic Church wedding celebration. Of course, I would also assume that he did not invite me just as a mere spectator. He, together with his mom, went to our school and hand carried the letter requesting me to interpret in his wedding this February.  I was out of the office that day. But I already knew his purpose because he is my FB friend and he already contacted me there. I got excited when I received the invitation. The last time I…
  • Yes the Philippines can become a deaf-inclusive country

    jojomccid
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    Mr. David Lozada of Rappler.com made a very interesting and informative article about the inspiring activities of Deaf organization in Cebu led by my idol and Ashoka Fellows of 2015, John Paul Maunes. I copy-pasted it here. The original article which was published in January 27, 2015 appears here. Cheers! ‘There is a worldwide movement viewing deafness as a culture beyond hearing impairment, and the community of the deaf as a cultural and linguistic minority has become visibly accepted in global circles of advocacy’ REACHING OUT. GSVP executive director John Paul Maunes talks to a…
  • Cebu Pacific Airlines, the Filipino Deaf and Me

    jojomccid
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    My Presentation about “Deaf and Travel Sensitivity Seminar”. Last Wednesday (January 21), I was one of the invited resource speakers of Cebu Pacific Airlines. I have never imagined that I would be doing it! You see, I did many blog posts highlighting their blunders and blatant disregard about the welfare of Persons With Disabilities most especially the Filipino Deaf. “Nothing about us without us”. So I invited my uber-talented deaf protege Moises Libot to be my tandem. To refresh everyone’s memory, I made my first blog post about them in April of 2008 when…
  • Philippine Revolution with Deaf Actors

    jojomccid
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    MCCID College students led by Thenejon Del Mundo and directed by Sir Moises Libot made a simple 6-minute video (with background sounds) about the heroes of Philippine Revolution. This is part of their Digital Video Editing Subject.  Film shooting was done at the hillside area of the campus. Enjoy! Filed under: Anything Filipino, Deaf Video Tagged: Moises Libot, thenejon del mundo
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    Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature

  • New Kindle edition- Let's Play It By Ear

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Let's Play It By Ear by Jared LopatinPaperback: 210 pagesPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 22, 2013) Kindle Version January 2015Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1483935582Jackson Fearn has always been an exemplary student. He takes every assignment above and beyond the call of duty. So when he's given the assignment to behave as a person with hearing loss for two weeks, he goes all out, borrowing his roommate's hearing aids and communicating only through sign language. All is going well...until he meets Topher and tries dating. Despite the warnings of his friends and his…
  • ALA announces Winners!

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The American Library Association (ALA) announced the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards today during its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The Newbery Medal is award to book for “the most outstanding contribution to children's literature”. This year there were two Newbery Honor books. One of the two named includes deaf author Cece Bell' s El Deafo. In September, I wrote a review for the Washington Post and posted this on this blog. Bell is a children's author and illustrator who has written books such as Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover (2014). El Deafo (2014) is her…
  • Silence by Deborah Lytton's Advanced Reader arrived!

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
     On Friday, Deborah Lytton’s forthcoming novel Silence arrived in university mail. The publication date is March 3, 2015. This is the third week of the semester and I have to be honest that last semester’s sabbatical has made me a commuting wimp. I’ve been exhausted and now fighting a cold but at least I’ve been making good use of my train commute by reading. I’ll keep you posted about this book and look forward to interviewing the author.
  • Silence In Center (2014) by Jody Studdard

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Silence In Center (Softball Star) (Volume 5) (March 2, 2014) by Jody Studdard Series: Softball StarPaperback: 132 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (March 2, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1496143671Book Description:Melody Gold is a fourteen-year-old fastpitch player who wants to make the move from Little League to select ball. But none of the select coaches want her since she has a hearing impairment and must wear hearing aids at all times, even during games. Unwilling to take "no" for an answer, Melody becomes determined to prove her hearing…
  • Interview with _Silent Starsong_ author T.J. Wooldridge

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    When I first began my sabbatical and started catching up on reading my pile of books with Deaf Characters, I mentioned Silent Starsong by  T.J. Wooldridgewhich had just been published a few weeks before (inJuly).  This was a quick and interesting read that is certainly appropriate for young adolescents.While this is a chapter book, there are some illustrations included along with the text. Main character Kyra is supposed to follow her mother’s line of interpreting the future by listening to the stars’ songs but Kyra is deaf and her mother is broken-hearted because she doesn’t…
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  • A deaf sound artist - Boing Boing

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    Boing BoingA deaf sound artistBoing BoingChristine Sun Kim, deaf from birth, creates art at the intersection of sound, language, and music. From Medium: Can you tell me about the various ways that you experience sound without hearing it? I'm curious how this ties into your artwork and the
  • Blind, Deaf Dog Outs Two Suspected Burglars - WOWT

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    WOWTBlind, Deaf Dog Outs Two Suspected BurglarsWOWTHe told officers his dog, a partially deaf and partially blind Dachshund, named Charlii was the only thing missing from the home. The man told police he suspected his ex-girlfriend, Dakota Moody had stolen his dog. During the in-home interview, Moody Burglary of blind, deaf dog leads to two arrestsLincoln Journal Star2 accused of stealing partially blind, deaf DachshundKETV Omahaall 5 news articles »
  • Shelter readies 3 blind, deaf dogs for adoption - Press Herald

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Press HeraldShelter readies 3 blind, deaf dogs for adoptionPress HeraldBut this is most likely a first – no one at the shelter remembers having three blind and deaf puppies as residents. The puppies are now in three foster homes. Felicia Mazzone, a staff member at the shelter, is taking care of Chance. She used certain
  • 1.1 billion people are at risk of going deaf - Business Insider

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Business Insider1.1 billion people are at risk of going deafBusiness InsiderGENEVA (Reuters) - Sports fans risk having their hearing ruined by vuvuzela trumpets and deliberate attempts to increase stadium noise and they need to start seeing earplugs as something cool, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Shelly Chadha ...and more »
  • Sign of the Times: Deaf Vermonters Seek Better Options for Services and ... - Seven Days

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Seven DaysSign of the Times: Deaf Vermonters Seek Better Options for Services and Seven DaysThe two communicate using American Sign Language because both Neila and her mother are deaf. Tammy Eaddy asked her daughter to tell a reporter what it had been like at Underhill Central School, which Neila attended from 2011 until early 2014.
 
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  • ALERT: Deaf-Blind Meeting cancelled on Feb 16th.

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Deaf-Blind Meeting has been cancelled on Thursday, February 26th. Please share this news to deaf-blind community in Pittsburgh. Thank you.
  • ALERT: Pingo & Bank Nite Cancelled, PAD opens

    admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    ALERT – PAD’s Bank Night and Pingo is cancelled, and PAD will still open on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
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  • PADETTE Newsletter: February 2015 – April 2015

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Download PADette Volume 73, Issue 1 newsletter with 8 page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees! PADette Volume 73, Issue 1
  • PAD Events for February 2015

    jsjdeafbowler
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Sunday Feb 1st Super Bowl Party Open 4 p Kickoff 6:30p Wednesday Feb 4th Uptown Community Meeting at PAD 6p Friday Feb 6th Poker League 8:30p Saturday Feb 7th Bingo Night 7p Wednesday Feb 11th PAD Senior Citizen 10a to 4p Friday Feb 13th Poker League 8:30p Saturday Feb 14th Active Meeting at 7:30p and                 Valentine’s Day Bash 7:30p Friday Feb 20th Poker League 8:30p Saturday Feb 21st Pingo Night 8p Friday Feb 27th Poker League Finals 7:30p Saturday Feb 28th Rave Night 7p    
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Sign of the Week – Ten

    LeeAnn Mason
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: the Number “10” 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,…
  • Sign of the Week – Nine

    LeeAnn Mason
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: the Number “9” 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 – Love

    LeeAnn Mason
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Love 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
  • Sign of the Week – Sick

    LeeAnn Mason
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Sick 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.) Buy Flashcards Now Buy Board Book Now Buy DVD Now
  • Sign of the Week – Swim

    LeeAnn Mason
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Swim 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

  • Unusual disease that causes acute confusion may be underdiagnosed

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 am
    An unusual disease called Susac syndrome, which can cause acute confusion and problems with hearing and eyesight, is rare but probably under reported, physicians report.
  • A bodyguard for your ears: Scientists discover novel pain sensors in inner ear that warn of dangerously loud noise

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Our hearing has a secret bodyguard, a newly discovered connection from the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise that causes tissue damage and hearing loss. Scientists believe it's the ear's novel pain system designed to protect it from dangerous noise. Because the ear doesn't have the nerve cells that normally detect pain, it needs its own alert system. The findings could usher new treatments for painful hearing conditions like tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Auditory brainstem implant: Hearing experts break sound barrier for children born without hearing nerve

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    Medical researchers are breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve. Hearing loss manifests in various forms, most of which can be partially restored through hearing aids and cochlear implants. Those devices cannot help a small population of individuals who do not have a cochlear, or hearing, nerve -- these people are unable to perceive sound, no matter how loud, outside of feeling vibration. The ABI is considered revolutionary because it stimulates neurons directly at the human brainstem, bypassing the inner ear entirely.
  • Can't sing? Do it more often

    9 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    If you've ever been told that you're 'tone deaf' or 'can't carry a tune,' don't give up. New research suggests that singing accurately is not so much a talent as a learned skill that can decline over time if not used. The ability to sing on key may have more in common with the kind of practice that goes into playing an instrument than people realize, according to experts.
  • Listening carefully: Brain waves indicate listening challenges in older adults

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    The elderly often complain about hearing difficulties, especially when several people are talking all at once. Researchers have discovered that the reason for this does not just concern the ear but also changes in the attention processes in the brain of older people. Particular importance is attached to the alpha waves whose adaption to altered hearing situations improves speech comprehension in everyday situations.
 
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Crazy Weather and Twitter? Try this…

    pbravin
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Dr. Z is continuing to try to make everyone realize and appreciate the power of Twitter…. Those days, the weather is crazy for everyone except Dr. Z–Vermonters are used to the changes in weather–we are usually well equipped–actually, we usually have a lot of snow and swings in temperature every year–it changes from year to year..this year we have seen a bit more snow and felt a bit more colder than usual… To get weather info on twitter, here’s a recommendation for starters…Weather Link on Twitter If you have a Twitter account, type…
  • Valentine’s Day and Twitter? Try this…

    pbravin
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Dr. Z is trying to make everyone realize and appreciate the power of Twitter…. Here’s a way…if you do not have a Twitter account, click this link. If you have a Twitter account, type “Valentine’s Day” in the search bar You will see how many different views of Valentine will show up! Enjoy! By the way, if you want something for your desktop, why not get Z5 MAX? 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 Business Development
  • How to Watch the Super Bowl with Twitter and Facebook? Try It!

    pbravin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    You can enhance your TV viewing experience while watching the Super Bowl with your mobile phone or iPad in your hand. You can experience Twitter for the first time and get an idea of how this works. Download Twitter from the Apple App store (for iOS) or Google Play (for Android). After you set your account up, at the top of your screen, you will see a bar “Search Twitter”. Type the following hashtag “#SB49″ You will see a Twitter feed of news, comments and facts related to the Super Bowl. Swipe down on the screen to see new feeds as they will appear frequently.
  • Twitter! It’s a Text Radio for Dr. Z! Dr. Z Will Teach You How!

    pbravin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Dr. Z sees a trend. Many people are using Facebook but not enough people are using Twitter. Twitter is a very nice tool to keep yourselves up to date. The problem is it doesn’t make sense at first until you use it for a while. Dr. Z spent several hours on the internet trying to find a good tutorial on Twitter, but he feels most of them missed the concept or getting too complicated in the beginning. So Dr. Z gave up and put together a tutorial for those of you who could benefit. The slide show is below and you can download this as a PDF file using the link at the bottom. Dr. Z-Twitter…
  • Editorial #147: VRS Providers Agree on New Interoperability Standards Using SIP! Waiting for FCC to Agree to Changes!

    pbravin
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    Over the past year or so the following VRS providers (ASL/Global, CAAG, Convo, Purple, Sorenson, CSDVRS (ZVRS)) have been meeting on a regular basis to draw up interoperability standards using SIP. SIP is a newer method for video communication to talk to each other. The old method was called H.323 and H.323 is in the process of being phased out and everyone is moving to SIP. The providers have put together a working proposal and have met with the FCC on January 6th. The FCC has to agree to make some changes to its rules. When this happens, we can begin to see an environment where all…
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • Hearing in College

    Jessica
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:50 pm
    My mom and Sam’s mom met in the CI Circle many years ago and became friends. Sam and I had never met in person until we attended the AG BELL Leadership Opportunities for Teens Program […]
  • Through The Lens of Our Hearing Friends

    Jessica
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day! While Valentine’s Day is a day about love, I also like to think that Valentine’s Day is a day about appreciating friendship. Over the years, I have always wondered what it was […]
  • Children of Digital Sound

    Jessica
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Back in December of 2013, I met Bethany M. from Australia while she was staying with my sister in Boston. Bethany recently contacted me saying that she wrote an article for school about the long term […]
  • My Experiences

    Jessica
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    One of my closest friends from high school wrote this. Karina and I met over four years ago at the beginning of my freshman year of high school. When I first met Karina, she was […]
  • Cochlear Implants and Cheerleading

    Jessica
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:52 pm
    This past summer at the Usher Syndrome International Conference, I met Clare W. Clare is a high school student and is very involved in her cheerleading squad. Clare has decided to share her experiences about cheerleading, […]
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Pasta Bake

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Just before the New Year, I tried something a little different. Although I have had many pasta dishes, I had not tried this one before. It is a lovely, tasty dish, that is quick to make, which will serve approx 4 people.200g dry pasta shapes e.g. Fusilli450g jar of Homepride Creamy Tomato and Herb Pasta Sauce100g of your favourite cheese1. Preheat your oven 200C/Gas mark 6/Fan 180C.Empty the pasta bake sauce into a shallow (2 3/4 pt) oven proof dish. Fill empty jar to the top of the label with cold water and stir into your sauce. Then stir in your pasta, coating well. (No need to pre-boil…
  • Keys handed over to the new Sound Space, at The Ear Foundation.

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    I last talked about The Ear Foundation 'Sound Space,' back on 20th November 2012. This was to mention what they was proposing in their new space they wanted to add onto their current building. Along with the money needed to raise it.The keys were handed over on the 23rd February 2015, after the Sound Space was finished being built. This now marks an exciting time for The Ear Foundation and a new chapter for them, as the new space will allow The Ear Foundation to double the professional training offered and triple the number of people helped through it's programmes it has to offer.The Ear…
  • Artwork under the hammer, to raise funds for Hearing Link

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:45 am
    The following information has been sent to me from Hearing Link, for readers of Liz's deaf blog, that may be interested.Artwork goes under the hammer in online Hidden Art AuctionA series of beautiful artwork is going under the hammer in an online auction to raise funds for UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link.The charity’s ‘Hidden Art Auction’ takes place from Thursday (19th February) and will run until 1st March on ebay athttp://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/hearinglink.What makes the auction unique is that although the artists will be named, bidders won’t know whose work they are…
  • Young child helping to break the sound barrier for deaf children

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    Born without working auditory nerves, Angelica is detecting sounds for the first time. She is one of a small number of U.S. children who are testing what's called an auditory implant. (Or ABI.)Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2952840/Researchers-test-device-help-deaf-children-detect-sounds.html© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any part of my blog, explaining what you would like to use and where it will be used. If permission is granted, any part of my blog content that is used, it must link back to my original blog post.
  • West Midlands region, Chief Inspector Russell, hopes that news of his award, would act as a talking point for mental health.

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:57 am
    To follow on from my blog post I written a couple of days back: Mental health suffers are not criminals. So why treat them like one? I came across this news, with thanks to MM letting me know about it.West Midlands region Chief Inspector Russell remained modest, and hoped that news of his award would act as a talking point for mental health. Please see this link for more on this: http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/news.aspx?id=2472Thank you to MM and also my readers for emails discussing mental health from topics raised here on Liz's deaf blog. I did not think I would receive…
 
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    Xpressive Handz

  • "Thank You" ASL Music Video #WithCaptions

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Here is a nice little video with ASL interpretation by Jason Listman, Dido's "Thank You" #WithCaptions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY6zmCrJri8
  • Far From the Tree with Hearing Loss Peeps by Nancy M. Williams

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    Nancy Williams breaks the stereotypical myth that people with hearing loss or deafness can't enjoy music. She shares her passion for music and encourages us to not set limits when it comes to following our passion. Thank you, Nancy, for taking time to guest post and sharing what's on your heart.Far From the Tree with Hearing Loss Peeps By Nancy M. Williams I’m going down to Missouri this summer to be with my people St. Louis, Missouri, to be exact, during the last week of June.  This summer will mark my four-year anniversary of going public with my hearing…
  • National Anthem ASL Performance by Treshelle Edmond at the Super Bowl

    2 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    "Treshelle Edmond has been selected to bring the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) to one of the most popular sports and entertainment events of the year – Super Bowl Sunday." National Association of the DeafBree Loggins, a Signing Time Academy Instructor posted the link on our Instructors page to the video provided by I Deaf News. I love how this is total access on their website for Deaf and Hard of Hearing - ASL and Captions. Sadly, however, the major networks and film crew did not give equal access of air time to Treshelle's interpretation. Each year, we sit and…
  • Sweetheart's Special at the Cottage

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    With so many of my friends experiencing harsh winters right now, might I suggest you come spend a week along the Southern Oregon Coast? I shared the post below from one of our visits here in 2012 on Facebook today. My friend Annie saw the post and wanted me to share this lovely message with you. Just tell her you're a friend of mine. You, Dear Readers, are friends. :-) Enjoy the photos and links below and contact Annie if you like what you see."Thank you, Joyce! February special for any of your friends who read this. $500 (instead of $800) for a WEEK in February. (sorry, Valentine weekend is…
  • "Let it Go" ASL Music Video #WithCaptions

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Here is another fabulous ASL music video directed by Jules Dameron (check out one of her other ASL music videos, "Rolling in the Deep" at http://youtu.be/QOUb6PhDBNc). This video, "Let it Go" is performed by Amber Zion and Jason Listman.http://youtu.be/g1HVoEW5s50 Be sure to check out D-PAN Deaf Professional Arts Network here: http://d-pan.com/videos/dpanvideos/let-it-go-frozen/ for other excellent performances available for your viewing entertainment.
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Ryan Kraus, Hottest Deaf Bodybuilder on the Internet?

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ TSG recent came across this video and we wanted to ask you, our audience, do you think Ryan Kraus is the hottest deaf bodybuilder on the Internet? Ryan Kraus is 24 years old, 5'11 and weighs 175 pounds. On his Youtube page information, he writes that he has only 9% of body fat. Crazyy, right ladies?!!Believe you can do it and you will find a way to get it. Be the lion, not the sheep. #‎deafbodybuilder #‎BelieveyourselfClick Like on Facebook if you agree, comment if you disagree!
  • FCC Intern Mary Harman, who is deaf, shares her experience.

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ An intern who is deaf shares her experience of what it is like interning for the Federal Communications Commission. Mary Harman shares some of her thoughts on what it's like to work for the FCC and some of the new proposals that are being addressed within the FCC and within the Disability Right Office.One of those offices is the Disability Rights Office or DRO. I'm the chief of that office. DRO oversees the accessibility aspect of technology and its services and products. Basically, all of the rulemaking…
  • Two Deaf students create quilt for teacher fighting stage IV cancer

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @In inspirational news for today, a teacher is fighting cancer, yet, when her students found out about it, they decided to get together and create a quilt for her. Two high school students from Marshall High School banded together to create a beautiful hand-made gift for Amber Peterson, their teacher. The story is quite inspirational.Two Deaf students create quilt for teacher fighting stage IV cancerTwo Marshall High School students created a beautiful hand-made gift for one of their teachers Togetheroriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth…
  • Deaf Women History Month - 2015

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Email them your nominations! Deaf Women History Month is coming up real fast! So, email them at info@dwu.org. These nominations are important and they recognize women who have and still are making a difference in the lives of deaf women all over the world. If you have some ideas, but aren't sure, then leave a comment on our Facebook page and or below! Or even better, leave a comment on Deaf Women United page!
  • Well-known Deaf Curler dies after being found outdoors by police.

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Clifford Beaulieu, 42, was taken to hospital after police found he had spent the night outdoorA well known Deaf Manitoba curler passes away after a night of drinking and tragedy. Clifford Beaulieu, 42, was out drinking with friends at a home in the Rural Municipality of St Francis Xavier, Man and never return after a argument broke out which after the argument he left the house. He was actually found outdoors by the police the next day. According to the CBCNews, Clifford brother, Martin said, "They told me that he was intoxicated when he left…
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