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  • Bankruptcy, Deaf Sister, and Failed Suicide Pact

    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Jill Blackstone is pictured on the left, her sister, Wendy Blackstone, is pictured on the right with her dog. Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ In the latest twisting story in the suspected murder of Wendy Blackstone by her sister, Jill Blackstone, the Dailymail.com is now reporting that the failed suicide pact turned to suspected murder is because of debt. Bankruptcy papers revealed that Blackstone was deep in debt and filed for bankruptcy. Her sister, Wendy, owed $122,000 for a loan that she took out. Both of them were still living in their home even though it was…
  • I wish "Purple is for everyone"

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    Barbaro
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    ...but not for me. I played with Purple options. Already downloaded P3 on smartphone and computer. I like it how easy it is. I recently requested a device, SmartVP. There is one tiny problem. While I registered my Purple account, I clicked on the area code for new phone number, but there is no area code available where I live. Purple worker was baffled. She had her head scratched wondering why it doesn't exist on Purple website. Another two Purple workers tried to figure it out, too. It could mean anything like there are not enough Purple users in the area code where I live. (Do I dare to say…
  • モビットでの借り入れ方法

    モビットの審査や増額はどうなの?【みんなの体験談】
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:21 pm
  • Girl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape Trial - CBS Local

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    30 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    CBS LocalGirl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape TrialCBS LocalYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – A northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early Monday morning, hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial. A total of three people were reported dead by the ...Youngstown couple and granddaughter killed in early morning house firecleveland.comPolice interviewing mom of rape victim who died in Youngstown fireWKBN.comAt least 3 dead in Youngstown house firenewsnet5.comwwlp.comall 57 news articles »
  • The Last Hiccup - The Secret of Skulls

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    30 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The first three cervical bones govern the head, including eye gazing, eyebrow movements, tonguing, sucking, chewing, and. talking. I use my arms and hands in my language. American Sign Language Continue reading ’
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  • I wish "Purple is for everyone"

    Barbaro
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    ...but not for me. I played with Purple options. Already downloaded P3 on smartphone and computer. I like it how easy it is. I recently requested a device, SmartVP. There is one tiny problem. While I registered my Purple account, I clicked on the area code for new phone number, but there is no area code available where I live. Purple worker was baffled. She had her head scratched wondering why it doesn't exist on Purple website. Another two Purple workers tried to figure it out, too. It could mean anything like there are not enough Purple users in the area code where I live. (Do I dare to say…
  • Australian man mauled by lion on safari

    The Joker
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    GRAPHIC IMAGES: A Perth man has relived the terrifying moment he was mauled by a lion while on a safari trip in South Africa, just 36 hours after he arrived in the country. Brendan Smith posted a light-hearted message on his Facebook page with graphic images of the bites, much to his friends' surprise who all reacted with concern and disbelief. It is believed Mr Smith was on a safari near Johannesburg and was treated at the city's Fourways Life Hospital for his injuries. He explained how the lion jumped through an open car window and attacked him causing graphic injuries to his legs. WARNING!
  • Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

    The Joker
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said. A local police official said the animal travelled some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the unfenced reserve to the town in Makwanpur district where it chased down startled pedestrians as well as vehicles. "The rhino hit and killed one 61-year-old woman, and injured six others," said Shishu Sharma, Makwanpur police spokesperson. Sharma said the animal appeared to have calmed down and was now resting behind a hospital in…
  • Mom of 20 year old Hard of hearing son.

    shellcona
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Hello everyone, I am mom to a son with a mild to moderate high frequency loss, APD and fluctuating conductive loss. I also have a niece who is deaf. All of my sons life we were not given any alternatives for communication or any options for hearing aids. The reasons range from speech only communication was best to his hearing could clear up after this surgery or that medication, to hearing aids do not help high frequency loss. Now 20 years later he still has high frequency loss and struggles with verbal communication. He is now very reclusive and has a difficult time interacting with people…
  • Polite Mom and Rude Daughters

    Jiro
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Mom Apologizes For 'Rude And Obnoxious' Kids In Viral Facebook Post Quote: ALABAMA (WPXI) - An Alabama mother has quickly become an Internet sensation after she apologized for her misbehaving children on Facebook and the post went viral. Kyesha Smith Wood says she was upset to learn that he daughter and stepdaughter had been rude and obnoxious at a movie theater over the weekend. Smith Wood posted on Facebook that her son, who was also with the girl at the theater, told her the girls ruined an evening for a mother and daughter. She went on to say that the girls are being punished, but she…
 
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  • Girl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape Trial - CBS Local

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    CBS LocalGirl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape TrialCBS LocalYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – A northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early Monday morning, hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial. A total of three people were reported dead by the ...Youngstown couple and granddaughter killed in early morning house firecleveland.comPolice interviewing mom of rape victim who died in Youngstown fireWKBN.comAt least 3 dead in Youngstown house firenewsnet5.comwwlp.comall 57 news articles »
  • Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services ... - Niagara Frontier Publications

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services Niagara Frontier PublicationsMary and Jody Lomeo will serve as co-chairs of the Deaf Access Services Spring Gala, a black-tie-optional fundraising event Saturday, April 11, at Statler City. DAS is the area's premiere advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Jody is the ...
  • President Obama's receptionist is 27 years old and deaf - Examiner.com

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Examiner.comPresident Obama's receptionist is 27 years old and deafExaminer.comAccording to NBC News on March 29, President Obama's newest receptionist is proving deaf people can do anything, such as working for the President of the United States. Leah Katz-Hernandez, 27, is the president's newly-appointed receptionist, but she
  • Addressing Gaps in Care for Michigan's Deaf Community - Public News Service

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Public News ServiceAddressing Gaps in Care for Michigan's Deaf CommunityPublic News ServicePHOTO: Experts say deaf individuals in Michigan are not accessing needed care because interpreters are typically not trained in mental health and social workers are unfamiliar with deaf culture. Photo credit: Bert Heymans/Flickr.
  • Wegmans to expand help for deaf - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleWegmans to expand help for deafRochester Democrat and ChroniclePassing notes may work OK in study hall, but it really doesn't get the message across at the pharmacy counter. "I often want to ask the pharmacist about the different medications I'm taking," said Matthew Starr of Greece, who is deaf. "When you go to a and more »
 
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  • The Last Hiccup - The Secret of Skulls

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The first three cervical bones govern the head, including eye gazing, eyebrow movements, tonguing, sucking, chewing, and. talking. I use my arms and hands in my language. American Sign Language Continue reading ’
  • Deaf News Today - Gally panel on race

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    A Black Lives Matter panel will convene at Gallaudet University Tuesday. The president of Howard University, a Washington Post reporter, and leaders in law enforcement and civil rights will take part in the discussion. This isn\'t the first such meeting. The school started its Black Lives Matter program series back in February. Gallaudet University\'s Counseling and Psy...
  • At The Rim - deaf have to be accountable to Deaf ?

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    A poster to a charitable site said that the TreeHouse (UK) facebook side, with a stance of all are welcome regardless of loss degree and recently asked a sign charity to be more accessible to non-signers, \"Has no proper system of accountability to deaf people and no proper system of consultation with deaf people. They represent themselves only.\" But, why do we the ...
  • doozeedad - Rainbow Farts

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    My first picture with my phone!! I had to share that first because ’ holy cow ’ 2 weeks without a camera of ANY kind.!! Rainbow Sparkle Farts You know how you have all those layers in rainbow cakes, one upon another and it is layered with frosting and then something on the very, very [] The post Rainbow Farts appeared first on A Little Moxie.
  • Usher's Syndrome Life - Do You Genuinely Want Cosmetic Medical procedures? Veri...

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    When thinking about plastic surgery, numerous men and women picture seeking like a superstar or a person else who has experienced a procedure. But, you need to know that your expertise and outcomes may possibly be extremely distinct than theirs. These suggestions will help you get an comprehension of what you need to anticipate. These []
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  • Workshop Development Continues

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Since my last blog post, I have moved forward on creating my workshop. My mom and my aunt Louise gave me some great advice about dealing with my disappointment. My sister believed in me and gave me a confidence boost when I most needed it. I also received some wonderfully supportive comments on my last post and on Facebook and that helped tremendously.I decided to forge ahead and get on with the next assignment: putting together the workshop's structured lessons. Two days later I met with my teacher. I showed her what I had put together thus far and found out I had gotten it wrong - again!
  • Creating a Communication Training Workshop

    8 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    This semester I am taking a class called Communication Training. As part of the class, we are required to do some actual training. I thought I would share with you what I plan to do and how the plans for my communication workshop have been coming along.The topic I selected was "How to Communicate Effectively with Adults Who Have Hearing Loss". I've attended various hearing loss related workshops and this training opportunity seemed like a good way for me to pull together information from some of the resources I have found through writing this blog. My target audience is people who do NOT have…
  • Second 2015 Health Update

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Today was check-in day for me and my husband to monitor our progress towards improved health and fitness this year. Here were our results:Rob and I both lost another 5 pounds this month and met our target weight loss goals. Hooray!I eliminated a daily medication for migraine prevention and my doctor approved reducing my daily medication for asthma prevention to the lowest dose available. I exercised 21 days this month and Rob exercised 20.We watched a vegan film Vegecated which gave us both pause when we learned how animals are treated on industrial farms (viewer discretion advised). We…
  • 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.
 
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  • Deaf Lives Matter Too

    ocean1025
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Edward Miller. John Williams. Errol Shaw. Who are these men, and what do they have in common? All three lost their lives when they were shot by police officers. All three were deaf. During a time that has seen thousands of people across the country marching in protest of police brutality towards persons of color, […]
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  • deaf have to be accountable to Deaf ?

    MM
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    A poster to a charitable site said that the TreeHouse (UK) facebook side, with a stance of all are welcome regardless of loss degree and recently asked a sign charity to be more accessible to non-signers, "Has no proper system of accountability to deaf people and no proper system of consultation with deaf people. They represent themselves only."But, why do we the non-signing deaf have to be 'accountable' to the 'deaf people' ? (note not even a capitalisation of Deaf there),  so please define who is deaf and who isn't ?  I've been profoundly deaf 39yrs do I qualify yet ? prior to…
  • Rikki Poynter: Experiencing Deaf Culture In Person.

    MM
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    Captioned vlog.
  • Pharmacies: How do you use them ?

    MM
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    An issue in the UK too. Our government suggests we consult Pharmacies and Chemists regarding health issues that are minor (How do we/they know they are ?), and medication issues.  In the UK it is illegal to diagnose in a chemist, only Dr's can do that.  Our government invites the deaf to break the Hippocratic oath and undermine Doctors.. simply to save money.However like the US of A, we have occasional loops systems and consultation booths, but, no staff qualified to help a deaf person, whether they sign or lip-read.  Given UK patients have…
  • Marlee: Is she really deaf ?

    MM
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    A picture says a thousand words.....
  • CONVO Launches deaf business directory

    MM
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Convo Relay just announced their newest features for Convo Mobile: the Deaf Ecosystem Directory. DHN takes a first look at what you can do with the features and what it includes.
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  • Alumni Boat Ride Party 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party Alumni Party at Lake Austin on October 16, 2015. A Nice Wheel-Paddle Boat – up to 220 people!!! $65 per person: Four-hour boat ride, BBQ food: brisket & chicken, ranch-style beans, potato salad, cole slaw, iced tea, water, soda, unlimited beer/wine AND unlimited margarita. LIMIT TO: 220 people. […]
  • Workshop: Opening the Gateways, Back to the Future – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Opening the Gateways Back to the Future Deaf and Hearing Interpreting Teams Join us for dialogue and group activities facilitated by Kim Mcclurkan and Nancy Riley Location: Austin Deaf Club 8818 Cullen Lane Austin, Texas 78748 DATE: April 25, 2015 TIME: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM Breakfast tacos served at 9:30 AM – What does […]
  • Fundraising: Beer Garden Gala 4/11/15 – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Beer Garden Gala DATE: April 11, 2015 TIME: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ASL Charity Event to support KODAustin events & summer camp. We will bring Matthew “Magic” Morgan, Joette Paulone, Rita Corey and Mindy Moore to our camp. $40 donation for unlimited craft beer, delicious food from local eateries, silent auctions and mingling with […]
  • KODA Summer Camp 2015 – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    KODA Summer Camp 2015 – Austin June 8 to 12, 2015 On June 12, 2015, there will be an art gallery, performance and a magic show by campers from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for KODAs and Deaf children! Campers must be 5 years or older and will be put in one of three age […]
  • MurWell’s Cookies: Spring Specials 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    MurWell’s Spring SPECIALS!!! I am offering a spring special!!! Order 2 dozen of cookies and receive 6 cookies of your choice free! Order 4 dozen of cookies and receive 1 dozen of cookies of your choice for free! Code to put in text order button= DeafNFree This coupon expires April 30, 2015!! Spring SPECIALS!!! Order […]
 
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  • Truth about Women in Farming

    DeafNation
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    The number of women farmers is rising. In fact, women are the backbone of the agricultural economy, and yet they still face inequality, especially in the developing countries.
  • Deaf Superhero Colorist

    DeafNation
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Kyle Ritter shares his experience as a colorist for DC Comics with Joel Barish. Kyle worked with the popular superhero characters such as Batman and Flash. He is currently working in the Flashpoint series: Emperor Aquaman and Doomed, and the Flying Graysons.
  • Getting Down With Zumba

    DeafNation
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    Sabrina Valencia sits down with Jessica Von Garrel, Deaf Zumba instructor and discusses about what is Zumba and what inspired Jessica to become a Zumba instructor. Jessica also shares her experience teaching Zumba to children and offers some helpful tips for those who want to become a Zumba instructor. (captioned)
  • Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow

    DeafNation
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Women have a powerful impact on world’s economic growth, yet so few women hold leadership positions in politics and businesses. The root of the problem already began long before women enter the workplace.
  • Touch the Music

    DeafNation
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Evelyn Glennie is the world’s first musician to work full-time as solo percussionist. Using her own body to listen to the music, she gives over hundreds of performances around the world annually. This year, she won the Polar Music Prize.
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  • American Sign Language comedian coming to VSU - Valdosta Daily Times

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:23 am
    American Sign Language comedian coming to VSUValdosta Daily Times"In his comedy show, Wink recounts his experiences growing up in a Deaf home and how much his parents taught him about the beauty and value of American Sign Language and Deaf culture,” said Christia Williams, an instructor in VSU's American Sign ...and more »
  • Addressing Gaps in Care for Michigan's Deaf Community - Public News Service

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Public News ServiceAddressing Gaps in Care for Michigan's Deaf CommunityPublic News ServicePHOTO: Experts say deaf individuals in Michigan are not accessing needed care because interpreters are typically not trained in mental health and social workers are unfamiliar with deaf culture. Photo credit: Bert Heymans/Flickr.
  • Wegmans to expand help for deaf - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleWegmans to expand help for deafRochester Democrat and ChroniclePeople who are deaf or who are hard of hearing may encounter barriers to health care, ranging from miscommunication to lack of understanding of deaf culture, according to several studies. As with other aspects of health care, the Americans with and more »
  • How deaf people come up with signs for slang terms like 'photobomb' - The Week Magazine

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    The Week MagazineHow deaf people come up with signs for slang terms like 'photobomb'The Week MagazineThe process is no different for the coinage of new terms in ASL. When a new idea comes into the culture, signers can borrow from English (through finger spelling), modify an existing sign, or come up with something new through a reimagining of the concept.
  • Watch: Deaf gay man shares his journey to find acceptance - PinkNews

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    Watch: Deaf gay man shares his journey to find acceptancePinkNews“It was a very nice time, as he was very patient and understanding. But I realized that being deaf and gay can be difficult with gay hearing people that I had dated. “Sometimes they don't understand about deaf culture or know about deaf culture. Also and more »
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  • MCCID scholarship exam on March 24

    jojomccid
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Scholarship Exam Poster Attention all deaf high school graduates! Do you want to study Information Technology courses in the “Home of the Filipino Deaf World IT Champions” but are having difficulty financially? Now is your chance to study at MCCID! We are offering up to 100% scholarship grants on your fees. All you need to do is take the scholarship examination which will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 am in our campus in San Mateo, Rizal. The entrance exam is free. To know more about it, please feel free to contact us at (632)664-7034, text at 09204656138 (Smart) or email…
  • Yay! First 320,000 Visits!

    jojomccid
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Yehey! I reached another milestone in my blogging career! I reached my first 320,000th visits! Last week, I also gained another first; reaching 921 visits in one day alone, on February 20! And within that week, I also had three straight days of nearly 1000 visits! Philippine General Hospital (Photo courtesy of Hospital Map Online) What’s unique about this sudden surge of visitors is that they did not come from my usual deaf related articles. It came from my copied post of “Humorous Stories from Philippine General Hospital“. This is about a funny collection of stories from…
  • 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…
 
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  • Author Cecily Paterson's 3rd book will include multiple deaf characters & she needs YOUR help!!!

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Last November, I reviewed and challenged author Cecily Anne Paterson to not only write a third  book in her series but to include at least one other deaf character.  Tonight, I’m a bit giddy because Ms. Paterson and I have been discussing this and she’s ready for some input on her third novel! Read that as her Deaf Character Jazmine is ready to meet some other deaf characters!!! (Okay, my excessive use of exclamation points might be annoying but I'm super excited about this.)If you haven’t read Invisibleor Invincible, you’re going to want to do so quickly especially if…
  • Interview with Deborah Lytton, author of Silence (2015)

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Silenceby Deborah Lytton Hardcover: 320 pagesPublisher: Shadow Mountain (March 3, 2015)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1609079450ISBN-13: 978-1609079451I’m going to start this a bit unconventionally because I’ve been in that kind of place this week. It all began when a new member of the book club that I’m in made the statement, “it must be horrifying to not be able to hear.” This was completely off topic and not at all related to deaf characters. In fact, this was part of a discussion about horror fiction.  I’m afraid that my reading falls into the categories of Deaf characters and…
  • 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.
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  • Girl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape Trial - CBS Local

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    CBS LocalGirl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape TrialCBS LocalYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – A northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early Monday morning, hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial. A total of three people were reported dead by the ...Youngstown couple and granddaughter killed in early morning house firecleveland.comPolice interviewing mom of rape victim who died in Youngstown fireWKBN.comAt least 3 dead in Youngstown house firenewsnet5.comwwlp.comall 57 news articles »
  • Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services ... - Niagara Frontier Publications

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services Niagara Frontier PublicationsMary and Jody Lomeo will serve as co-chairs of the Deaf Access Services Spring Gala, a black-tie-optional fundraising event Saturday, April 11, at Statler City. DAS is the area's premiere advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Jody is the ...
  • President Obama's receptionist is 27 years old and deaf - Examiner.com

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Examiner.comPresident Obama's receptionist is 27 years old and deafExaminer.comAccording to NBC News on March 29, President Obama's newest receptionist is proving deaf people can do anything, such as working for the President of the United States. Leah Katz-Hernandez, 27, is the president's newly-appointed receptionist, but she
  • Addressing Gaps in Care for Michigan's Deaf Community - Public News Service

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Public News ServiceAddressing Gaps in Care for Michigan's Deaf CommunityPublic News ServicePHOTO: Experts say deaf individuals in Michigan are not accessing needed care because interpreters are typically not trained in mental health and social workers are unfamiliar with deaf culture. Photo credit: Bert Heymans/Flickr.
  • Wegmans to expand help for deaf - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleWegmans to expand help for deafRochester Democrat and ChroniclePassing notes may work OK in study hall, but it really doesn't get the message across at the pharmacy counter. "I often want to ask the pharmacist about the different medications I'm taking," said Matthew Starr of Greece, who is deaf. "When you go to a and more »
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  • GPCCD Easter Kids 2015 Photos

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    22 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
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  • Deaf Blind Meeting

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    11 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Deaf Blind Meeting on Thursday March 26th 4pm to 7pm Thanks, Renee Fisher
  • The Deaf Club – Official Trailer movie

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    The Deaf Club – Official Trailer (HD). Deaf people have it all – friends, romance, fights, etc. – at their own club, where everyone uses sign language. Suddenly something is bad happening at deaf clubhouse…. Rustic Lantern Films is proud to release the official trailer for the upcoming movie, The Deaf Club! The movie will be shown for the very first time at the Red Carpet event at Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf. This community movie will release on Spring/Fall 2015 at selected local deaf clubhouse.
  • ALERT: LGBTA Night is cancelled

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    Just reminder to you that LGBTA Night is cancelled on Saturday, March 14, 2015 and replacing to St. Patrick’s Party hosted by PAD.
  • Interpreters at Home and Garden Show

    jsjdeafbowler
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Interpreters at the Home & Garden Show this weekend! March 7– Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00 adults & $4.00 Children 6-12. Interpreters will be available from 11:00am-9:00pm for stage presentations and exhibitor one-on-one conversations. The Interpreter desk will be set up on the second level just to the right of the escalators.
 
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Free Friday – Animals

    Signing Time
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Friday! This week’s free TreeSchoolers Activity Pack is loaded with activities! It teaches signs and concepts taught in Rachel & the TreeSchoolers Ep. 4: Awesome Animals.  Download Your Activity Pack This Activity Pack is a companion to Rachel & the TreeSchoolers Ep. 4: Awesome Animals Get the Awesome Animals DVD
  • Free Friday – Outside

    Signing Time
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Happy Friday Spring is in the air! This week’s free Signing Time Activity Pack features signs you can use while talking a walk outside. Your PDF Activity Pack includes activity pages and printable sign flash cards. Download Your Activity Pack This activity features signs taught in the DVD Signing Time Series Two, Vol. 5: Outside Activities and flash cards are from the Signing Time Classroom Edition
  • Free Friday – Strollin’

    Signing Time
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Happy Friday! As the weather warms up, you and your child might be taking more walks. So this week’s free Activity Pack features the signs for things that you’ll see outside. Enjoy your PDF with lyrics, coloring pages, and flash cards. Don’t forget to download the free song as well. Get Your Activity Pack Here
  • 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…
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Cochlear implantation improved speech perception, cognitive function in older adults

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Cochlear implantation was associated with improved speech perception and cognitive function in adults 65 years or older with profound hearing loss, according to a report. Hearing impairment is associated with cognitive decline, the researcher say.
  • Received wisdom about mental illness challenged by new report

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    A new report challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness and has led to widespread media coverage and debate in the UK. Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain disease that makes people unpredictable and potentially violent, and can only be controlled by medication. However the UK has been at the forefront of research into the psychology of psychosis conducted over the last twenty years, and which reveals that this view is false.
  • Voices in people's heads more complex than previously thought

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Voices in people's heads are far more varied and complex than previously thought. One of the largest and most detailed studies to date on the experience of auditory hallucinations, commonly referred to as voice hearing, found that the majority of voice-hearers hear multiple voices with distinct character-like qualities, with many also experiencing physical effects on their bodies. The study also confirmed that both people with and without psychiatric diagnoses hear voices.
  • Myelin-maker: How an FDA-approved drug boosts myelin synthesis

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    A researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market. Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases.
  • 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.
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Editorial #148–Certified Interpreters? ZVRS Has 100% Certified Interpreters! What About the Others?

    pbravin
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    When we are in court, we want our interpreters to be certified! When we have parent meetings at schools, we want our interpreters to be certified! When we see our doctor, we want to be sure our interpreter is certified! But some interpreters in the video relay industry are not certified. They are “qualified”, which is different from being certified. To be a certified interpreter, you have to take rigorous training and testing by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or in some states where they require certified interpreters. All of ZVRS interpreters are…
  • Twitter–How to Learn and Use? –Great Info!

    pbravin
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Dr. Z continues to put his faith in Twitter. For some reason, deaf people relate more to Facebook, but not Twitter yet and Dr. Z is on a crusade to help the deaf community to look into and use Twitter more. The last few posts have been nothing but Twitter. In this post, Dr.Z will let you look up a great website which has a lot of good info on Twitter. The problem with Twitter is that it is a bit longer to learn and get used to than Facebook, for example–but patience patience, you will be rewarded at the end for a wonderful tool and resource. Here’s the link for a good resource on…
  • 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.
 
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • Studying Audiology as a Cochlear Implant User

    Jessica
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    About four years ago, I first met Nicole, whose mother and mine are good friends. Nicole and I instantly hit it off and became fast friends. Every now and then our mothers, Nicole, my sister, and […]
  • 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 […]
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Taking a break

    18 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    I have been debating on and off last couple of weeks, on whether to take a long break from Liz's deaf blog. I have decided from today, until August time, to take time out and have a break, for personal reasons. (But do look out for a post to come in June. Which your views are needed.)During this time out. I will not be replying to any post comments, (although I will still publish any I see when popping in behind the scenes, from time to time.) Starting from now till July time.I won't be replying to emails, till I come back in July.Do look out, beginning of July, for a post that needs…
  • D.A.R.G : Report: Deaf people face problems when accessing health services...

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    D.A.R.G : Report: Deaf people face problems when accessing h...: A new report has concluded deaf people are facing a number of problems when accessing health services across the town. Deaf Positives ...Click the above link, to read more at D.A.R.G.© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any part of my blog, explaining what you would like to use and where it will be used. If permission is granted, any part of my blog content that is used, it must link back to my original blog post. Thank you.
  • Top 8 posts of all time

    14 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Behind the scenes at Liz's deaf blog, I can see popular posts. Whether that is just now, in a day, a month, a week, and of all time. It is very interesting to look at this, to what is being read, when people come to Liz's deaf blog. But what I have found interesting, was since I wrote one particular post, to warn my readers and share my experiences of a particular company. It has remained at the number one spot most of the time. There must still be people who have problems with this company. But hopefully it is researching the company, before choosing whether to shop, or not.For today's post.
  • Part 2 of 2 - Some positive inspirations for you, for your 'Positive Jar/Journal.'

    8 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    In last weeks post, I gave you some tips to help with your 'Positive Jar/Journal.' In today's post, I share some of the things I wrote in my 'Positive Journal.'January time 2014 - Knowing Miley's operation on her anal glands, was a success.4th January 2014 - Giving a cross-stitch to someone I knew. Who would appreciate and finish it off.8th January 2014 - Receiving a small cross-stitch. In return for giving mine.14th January 2014 - My own copy of the book I wrote for, with other deaf/hoh people that also joined in with. A Students Guide to the Deaf Experience, by Michelle Jay. - Feel good.
  • Mental Health services debate in the House of Lords

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    For the official Lords Hansard report of the debate please visit http://goo.gl/HXLeph© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any part of my blog, explaining what you would like to use and where it will be used. If permission is granted, any part of my blog content that is used, it must link back to my original blog post. Thank you.
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • Overheard on Twitter

    bobsyouruncle
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    People will often tweet about things they’ve overheard in a bar, on a train or wherever – a good one I spotted in my Twitter feed today: Overheard Muggle conversation: “I wasn’t that drunk.” “Dude, you were hugging an old man with a beard, screaming ‘Dumbledore you’re alive!'” — Proffessor Snape (@ProfSnapeSev) March 21, 2015 Sometimes I feel like I need a reminder that most other people are hearing way more than I am, when you can’t overhear a conversation right next to you it is easy to forget that other people can hear yours.
  • An App that lets you converse with the deaf, no sign language necessary

    bobsyouruncle
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Transcense is a new app that accurately translates conversations in real time so the deaf and hard of hearing can participate in meetings, presentations and conversations. To put that another way: this app wants to provide real-time subtitles/captions where the captions are showing words from any number of people in a group. Founders Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng say one-on-one conversations are easy for the deaf. Either they are speaking with someone who can sign or they can just read lips. However, it’s very hard to follow group conversations with several people…
  • The awesome power of sound

    bobsyouruncle
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    This is copied from a Reddit post by kerrigan7782 – normally I would just link to external sites but I don’t know if Reddit posts are deleted after a certain amount of time. The text is about the sound being emitted during the take-off of a space rocket. The Saturn V itself, (and all large rockets nowadays) are so loud that they will kill themselves from volume alone. NASA must employ a Sound Suppression System that dumps enormous quantities of water continuously onto the launch pad to muffle the sound waves reflecting off the launch pad surface as they are so powerful that they…
  • The sound so loud that it circled the earth four times

    bobsyouruncle
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    On 27 August 1883, the Earth let out a noise louder than any it has made since. It was 10:02 AM local time when the sound emerged from the island of Krakatoa, which sits between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It was heard 1,300 miles away in the Andaman and Nicobar islands (“extraordinary sounds were heard, as of guns firing”); 2,000 miles away in New Guinea and Western Australia (“a series of loud reports, resembling those of artillery in a north-westerly direction”); and even 3,000 miles away in the Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues, near Maldives (“coming from the eastward, like…
  • A sound you can’t unhear: why our hearing is mostly controlled by our own expectations

    bobsyouruncle
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Just listen to this radio clip. It’s only takes 50 seconds for the Franklin Institute’s chief bioscientist, Jayatri Das, to demonstrate something fundamental about your brain. She starts with a clip that’s been digitally altered to sound like jibberish. On first listen, to my ears, it was entirely meaningless. Next, Das plays the original, unaltered clip: a woman’s voice saying, “The Constitution Center is at the next stop.” Then we hear the jibberish clip again, and woven inside what had sounded like nonsense, we hear “The Constitution Center is…
 
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Glenn's Advice Regarding Meniere's Disease and Brain Fog

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    If you're living with Meniere's Disease and looking for practical advice to help alleviate some of its symptoms, I highly recommend you hop over to Glenn's page and check out what helps him. A few suggestions over there may help you, too.http://www.mindovermenieres.com/menieres-disease-and-the-battle-of-brain-fog-part-1/
  • Captioning Campaign for New York Times A SUCCESS!!

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Lauren Storck of CCAC Collaborative for Communication Access Via Captioning  spearheaded a campaign this week to encourage The New York Times to provide quality captioning for their videos. Here is her write up:https://ccacblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/new-york-times-videos-have-no-captioning-help-advocate/New York Times Videos Have No Captioning! Help Advocate:ccacblog.wordpress.comI'm pleased to share with you this follow up from Lauren celebrating SUCCESS!! We can make positive changes when we join our voices together to be seen and…
  • Teaching the World to Listen with Their Eyes

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    I was contacted by News Reporter, Amy Moss Strong recently for an interview for the Coos Bay  World and Bandon Western World newspapers in the series under "Neighbors". So often, we don't know who are neighbors are, or what their story is. Everyone has a story. I'm looking forward to the weekly series to learn about the people here in my community and getting to know them a little better.A short version ran in the Coos Bay world on Monday, and a full story ran in our local Bandon Western World today.  The full story is linked below.Amy came over and we spent 3 hours together. It was…
  • Interviews With Incredible Women ... interview with Joyce Edmiston

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Ann Parmer has an amazing, uplifting project that highlights inspiring women.Thank you, Anne Parmer for the honor of being among such Incredible Women with your project of Interviews with Incredible Women! And thank you, my Incredible friend, Denise VanBriggle for suggesting me.http://iwiwproject.com/2015/03/05/joyce-edmiston/
  • "Return to Listen and Talk" #WithCaptions

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    My friend, Cheri Hyatt Perazzoli (Let's Loop Seattle) posted this video along with these words:"Sound Possibilities..at School.. on the Job..in the Community Universal; induction loop technology ( hearing loop ) levels the playing field. As the ADA turns 25 this year; isn't it time we break down barriers for people who have hearing loss by making our places of work, transportation, school, government and community accessible to people with hearing loss? Hearing loops are the wheelchair ramp for hearing aids and cochlear implants. Let's Loop Seattle. Let's Loop America! Get in the Hearing…
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Review: Innocents of Oppression by Nick Sturley

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Innocents of Oppression, written by British author Nick Sturley, hails from across the pond, but American Deaf readers can find a lot to identify with here.The book is set primarily in the late 1970s to the early 1980s at Ewing Hill Park School, an oral boarding school for boys in England. The story looks at the lives of fifty pupils, who secretly use sign language outside of the classroom but are punished for using it in class. The main focus of the book is on the friendship between two boys, Aaron Stephens and Chris Matthaus. While Chris struggles with hiding his emerging…
  • Filmmaker of Always Chasing Love needs your help!

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFILMMAKER RECOVERS LOST FOOTAGE, BUT NOW NEEDS ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO FINISH.Always Chasing Love: A film that shows deaf characters as complex people, not victims. LOS ANGELES, CA - March 26, 2015. Jadolphus Fraser, the writer, producer and director of "Always Chasing Love," is happy to announce that he is prepared to finish the film with help from you.  Always Chasing Love is an arthouse film about a young lady's passionate search to find her birth parents and the crime of passion that ensues, which is investigated by…
  • Bankruptcy, Deaf Sister, and Failed Suicide Pact

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Jill Blackstone is pictured on the left, her sister, Wendy Blackstone, is pictured on the right with her dog. Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ In the latest twisting story in the suspected murder of Wendy Blackstone by her sister, Jill Blackstone, the Dailymail.com is now reporting that the failed suicide pact turned to suspected murder is because of debt. Bankruptcy papers revealed that Blackstone was deep in debt and filed for bankruptcy. Her sister, Wendy, owed $122,000 for a loan that she took out. Both of them were still living in their home even though it was…
  • #Deaftalent, Avenged & Twitter

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Since January 31, 2015, #Deaftalent is still trending on Twitter. #Deaftalent has been trending for 49 days! This is an amazing feat, but it is still not over. What we really need to see is Hollywood doing something about it. Since we wrote about our thoughts about #Deaftalent, there is still much needed attention that needs to be brought to Hollywood attention. Jules Dameron, a well-known film director who is deaf, quoted on Twitter: If Hollywood was simply aware of the #deaftalent movement, think how many more jobs deaf actors would have…
  • Exclusive: Interview with Antoine Hunter

    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Antoine Hunter at Black Choreographers Festival Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Serious Questions:At what point did realize that you wanted be a dancer for the rest of your life?I believe I was alway a dancer but it goes beyond that, it’s something more than just being a dancer. Just as I am Deaf, African American, a father, and an advocate, dance is something that I am.What is your best performance that you’re proud of so far?I am proud of all of my performances. Whether good shows or bad, I’m still happy because I learn so much. I have been involved in, and helped…
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    The Tree House.

  • Computer Says No By Rosie Malezer

    The Tree House
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Rosie Malezer I am a Deaf Australian Aboriginal living in Finland (I am now also a Finnish citizen). On 23.11.2014, I lost my hearing – LITERALLY overnight. I woke up, could hear nothing. My husband spoke and I saw his mouth move, but I heard nothing. I could not hear my cats, the wind blowing outside, the television, my telephone, my alarm to wake me. Not a thing, except for a ringing in my ears. My left ear has louder higher pitched ringing than right ear. Over the past five months, I have been passed back and forth from specialist to specialist, doing many tests (some quite painful)…
  • Family Are Half The Problem? by Mervyn James

    The Tree House
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Recently in the USA, I read about a proposed bill to prevent family members being allowed to Interpret for deaf who may have been abused in police abuse/investigation cases. Frankly, I am surprised it is ever allowed to happen anyway. This issue is a particular ‘hobby horse’ of mine and having hearing family offer me their help, and seeing their surprise at my refusal, (And calling me ungrateful!), I see this very sensible bill suggestion as a vital part in making deaf aware of what they are actually doing to limit the support they need, and thus with this case I read, then…
  • An Open Letter To Steve Powell, The CEO Of SignHealth

    The Tree House
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Dear Mr Powell,  We are writing to you as an open letter from The Tree House group on Facebook and blog (http://viewsfromthetreehouse.com/), we are disappointed to find that there is lack of subtitles on videos that SignHealth have produced. We would like to remind you that The Tree House Group represents some of the 10 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK and we promote diversity, which means we welcome people of all backgrounds including all communication techniques they use. No one is inferior or superior to one another as we are all in the same situation. We want to make…
  • Viral Videos on YouTube

    Jamie Danjoux
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    In this blog post, I’m going to talk about videos that have gone viral on YouTube.  You may be thinking, “What the heck has this got to do with anything about being d/Deaf?” Most viral videos may involve people talking (in order to get the funniness bit) however not a lot of these YouTube clips get subtitled (in my opinion) and that’s the job of YouTube Auto Caption, right? This feature I would say is completely useless.  It tries to listen to the clip and guess what’s being said.  This feature hardly works when I’ve used it. A great example is a video…
  • Deaf Awareness and Communication Issues in the Public

    Jamie Danjoux
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Hello Everyone! This is my first post to the TreeHouse, I just want to say a HUGE thank you for accepting me to contribute to this great awesome site! I have faced many issues whilst out in public, often whilst in the busy Newcastle City Centre on a Saturday morning or after school.  These are often things like waiting in the queue to be served by someone and if I miss the “next please” announcement people behind can get a bit agitated.  If this does happen, I try to apologise and explain that I’m deaf etc… Some people don’t take none of it, I’ve even had…
 
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