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  • How I ended up on the front page of the local paper.

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

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    rockin'robin
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    IN THE early hours of April 29th, Indonesia executed eight convicted drug traffickers. Seven of the eight were foreigners: two Australians, a Brazilian and four Nigerians. The sentences have provoked outrage from the prisoners’ home countries, none of which hands down the death penalty to drug offenders. Brazil and the Netherlands had already withdrawn their ambassadors, following an earlier round of executions in January. Indonesia is rare in executing drug smugglers; in most of the world they are condemned to long stretches in prison instead. Where else does trafficking earn a death…
  • Deaf West's Spring Awakening Brings Its West Coast Student Body to Broadway - TheaterMania.com

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    30 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    TheaterMania.comDeaf West's Spring Awakening Brings Its West Coast Student Body to BroadwayTheaterMania.comMembers of the original Deaf West company now slated to make their Broadway debuts include Miles Barbee (Otto), Katie Boeck (Voice of Wendla / Guitars, Piano), Alex Boniello (Voice of Moritz / Guitar), Joshua Castille (Ernst), Daniel Durant (Moritz), ...Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Broadway WorldKrysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and 20 Newcomers Set for Broadway's Spring Playbill.comall 4 news articles »
  • DeafREVIEW - Founders Corner: The Long Path to Advocacy

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    30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    One of the most disempowering moments we experience as Deaf consumers is when we face relinquishing control over interpreters to those who dont know our needs, are driven by corporate profits, and serving personal interests. It requires a leap of faith, every time when we request an interpreter at an unfamiliar doctors office or agency, in hopes they know how to...
  • Charity is forced to disband

    At The Rim
    Melow Meldrew
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    A group which supports deaf and hard-of-hearing people across the region is to disband just a month after having to leave its base in Galashiels.The Borders Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network was one of several charitable organisations left homeless when The Hive in Low Buckholmside went into voluntary liquidation earlier this month.  At an extraordinary general meeting of the network, the decision to call it a day was confirmed.  A statement cited the loss of its premises and the “retention and recruitment of crucial volunteers and board members”.The network, staffed entirely by…
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  • Which countries have the death penalty for drug smuggling?

    rockin'robin
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    IN THE early hours of April 29th, Indonesia executed eight convicted drug traffickers. Seven of the eight were foreigners: two Australians, a Brazilian and four Nigerians. The sentences have provoked outrage from the prisoners’ home countries, none of which hands down the death penalty to drug offenders. Brazil and the Netherlands had already withdrawn their ambassadors, following an earlier round of executions in January. Indonesia is rare in executing drug smugglers; in most of the world they are condemned to long stretches in prison instead. Where else does trafficking earn a death…
  • Colombian Model Allegedly Smuggled Drugs In Her Computer, Faces The Death Penalty In

    rockin'robin
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    A Columbian model who reportedly smuggled drugs into China could now face the death penalty. Juliana Lopez, 22, originally went to China to collect clothing, accessories and other souvenirs that she could sell at home, according to Lopez’s friend Lis Hernandez. However, when the beauty pageant winner arrived she was detained for allegedly smuggling psychoactive drugs in her computer into the country. She was arrested on July 18 at the Guangzhou airport, according to Columbian newspaper El Tiempo. The crime is punishable in China by life in prison and even death, the NY Daily News reported.
  • Looking for healthy lady in Blackfoot and Idaho Falls in Idaho

    Wymoosehead
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    She need to love nature, humble generally green mentally not 100% but lay back type and likes to party little bit just be happy under the sky!
  • Hey to you all

    Wymoosehead
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    I am fully deaf since I was three due to the mengisgitis (spinal). Right now I seems likely only one deaf in this town, Blackfoot, Idaho. I am looking for local deaf friends so I hope there is any!
  • little girl with CI

    caz
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    A little girl born deaf she given surgery and gets meningitis few months later gets CI contracts meningitis again this time due to CI. I understand to get meningitis twice is millians to one or more I understand she had limbs amputated...CI should have waited until child was of an age to have informed choise..mostly they good but I hope parents wait now. was on news this week ...wdys may get link I don't know how
 
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  • Deaf West's Spring Awakening Brings Its West Coast Student Body to Broadway - TheaterMania.com

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    TheaterMania.comDeaf West's Spring Awakening Brings Its West Coast Student Body to BroadwayTheaterMania.comMembers of the original Deaf West company now slated to make their Broadway debuts include Miles Barbee (Otto), Katie Boeck (Voice of Wendla / Guitars, Piano), Alex Boniello (Voice of Moritz / Guitar), Joshua Castille (Ernst), Daniel Durant (Moritz), ...Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Broadway WorldKrysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and 20 Newcomers Set for Broadway's Spring Playbill.comall 4 news articles »
  • LRU's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program Receives $2500 from Piedmont Natural ... - UALR Forum

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    UALR ForumLRU's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program Receives $2500 from Piedmont Natural UALR ForumHICKORY, N.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne University was recently awarded $2,500 from Piedmont Natural Gas in response to a grant application for funding captioning equipment for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing program. Specifically, the award will go toward the cost ...
  • Deaf Wish Pray For 'Pain' on New Full-Length - SPIN

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    SPINDeaf Wish Pray For 'Pain' on New Full-LengthSPINWhen Deaf Wish first joined forces it was a reluctant communion. The quartet had no expectations of turning the band into a long-term commitment: “let's not make anything that's going to last,” they agreed, according to a press release. The group
  • Q&A with Frederick's Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf contestant on 'America's ... - Frederick News Post (subscription)

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Frederick News Post (subscription)Q&A with Frederick's Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf contestant on 'America's Frederick News Post (subscription)Nyle DiMarco, a former Frederick resident who is deaf, was selected to be on one of the longest standing reality shows on television, “America's Next Top Model,” for its 22nd cycle. From the early-to-mid 2000s, DiMarco was enrolled at the Maryland and more »
  • Blind, deaf man still runs - Huntersville Herald

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Huntersville HeraldBlind, deaf man still runsHuntersville HeraldPatrick Vellia (second from right) is legally blind and deaf, but competed a triathlon on July 20 with the help of (from left) Mooresville native Todd Keel, Ryan Pinion and Cornelius resident Michael Lieberman. (Courtesy of Tara Costenoble). Patrick and more »
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  • DeafREVIEW - Founders Corner: The Long Path to Advocacy

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    One of the most disempowering moments we experience as Deaf consumers is when we face relinquishing control over interpreters to those who dont know our needs, are driven by corporate profits, and serving personal interests. It requires a leap of faith, every time when we request an interpreter at an unfamiliar doctors office or agency, in hopes they know how to...
  • Deaf News Today - Explaining The Brain Stem Implant

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Bloomberg has a video that explains what\'s happening on the Auditory Brainstem Implant frontier here. Read More at DeafNewsToday.com
  • doozeedad - When Special Needs, Disability and Parenting Stor...

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    There was a great post out last week by Carly about moms who blog about their kids with disabilities, or special needs as its popular to say here in the U.S. Her post was excellent ’ its here ’ I think you should take a minute to read it, if you havent already. Ill wait. [] The post When Special Needs, Disability and Parenting Stories ...
  • -Selina^Wing- - Royale Vietnam @ Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang, Kuala...

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    My sister and I want to bring my dad who never try the Vietnamese food so I check on ENSOGO Malaysia, then we decided to buy 1 pax of Royale Vietnam\'s Buffet for my dad. Royale Vietnam is really great because we got an unique buffet experience where you can order unlimited amount and types of food and drinks from their menu. Want to save money? No worries! You can u...
  • The Last Hiccup - Slip of the Sign: Mental Health Stigma Free Pledges...

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    After watching sort of public service announcement [PSA] coordinated by Deaf Women United about Mental Health Stigma Free Pledge, one of the biggest struggles coming out of the Deaf community is one that received only modest notice: Not enough awareness in understanding mental health stigma and that is something we need to start over and []
 
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    At The Rim

  • Charity is forced to disband

    Melow Meldrew
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    A group which supports deaf and hard-of-hearing people across the region is to disband just a month after having to leave its base in Galashiels.The Borders Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network was one of several charitable organisations left homeless when The Hive in Low Buckholmside went into voluntary liquidation earlier this month.  At an extraordinary general meeting of the network, the decision to call it a day was confirmed.  A statement cited the loss of its premises and the “retention and recruitment of crucial volunteers and board members”.The network, staffed entirely by…
  • lip-reading technology promises to make hearing aids more human

    Melow Meldrew
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    Hearing aids can be lifelines for people with hearing loss. But their limitations can mean that, in particularly noisy environments, users cannot exploit the best of the existing technology. Most new hearing aid designs just make small improvements to microphones, power efficiency and noise filtering. We propose an entirely new approach.My colleagues and I are working as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Stirling University, which includes a psychologist and a clinical scientist and is supported by a hearing aid manufacturer. Our aim is to develop an audio-visual hearing aid for…
  • Deaf Museums and Archives

    Melow Meldrew
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
  • 29 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am

    Melow Meldrew
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued controversial new guidance on disability hate crime which could cut the number of successful prosecutions, after a senior government barrister concluded that the existing guidelines were unworkable.Disability News Service (DNS) understands that CPS and senior police officers believe that it has been almost impossible to persuade a magistrate or judge that a crime was motivated partly by hostility towards disabled people.This means that few offences receive the increased sentences given to crimes accepted by the courts as disability hate…
  • CC/Subtitles: What's the difference ?

    Melow Meldrew
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:34 am
    How Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) Differ from Closed Captions In order to fully understand the difference between subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH) and closed captions, first the distinction should be made between subtitles and closed captions.Subtitles vs. Closed CaptionsBoth subtitles and closed captions are synchronized with the media so the text can be viewed at the same time the words are spoken. Closed captions and usually subtitles can be turned on or off by the user.Subtitles are intended for viewers who can hear the audio, but cannot understand the…
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  • Join Texas Hands & Voices at Globe Life Park – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    STATEWIDE Back to School Baseball Extravaganza Play Ball! Let’s end the summer with a big hit! Join Texas Hands & Voices members and GBYS Guides @ Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas for a back to school social. #TXHVplayball2015 An annual back to school celebration for families of kids who are deaf/hard of hearing. Come […]
  • Dallas Deaf Club: Upcoming events – August, September 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Dallas Deaf Club: Upcoming events – August, September 2015 Upcoming events: Saturday, August 1, 2015 – Garage Sale 7 am till ?? & LCR & Deaf Poker League (DPL) at 7:30 PM Saturday, August 8, 2015 – CLOSED Saturday, August 15, 2015 – CINGO at 7pm (Always 3rd Saturday) Saturday, August 22, 2015 – Social […]
  • Brief Survey: Reentry Program for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled & HOH Incarcerated Persons and Returned Citizens

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Greetings, I am a volunteer with Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD). Our volunteers from Louisiana are asking for assistance in passing this brief survey around to all your contacts who might be able to add useful information to create a Reentry Program exclusively for DDBDDHH persons. Our goal is to […]
  • Abilities Expo 2015 – Houston

    Grant Laird Jr
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Abilities Expo 2015 – Houston Sign Shares, Inc./International will be exhibiting at the Abilities Expo in Houston from July 31-Aug. 2 at the NRG Center, Hall E. American Sign Language interpretation services will be available at Abilities Expo compliments of Sign Shares. Sign Shares is a full-service, turn-key, interpreting research agency, serving Deaf, Hard of […]
  • Getting It Right Conference On Disaster Preparedness Workshop – Houston

    Grant Laird Jr
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    Getting It Right Conference On Disaster Preparedness – Houston Portlight Strategies & Southwest ADA Center/ILRU Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM – Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM (CDT) Houston, Texas About The Conference This two-day conference will provide tools and information to emergency managers, disability organizations and stakeholders who want to improve […]
 
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  • France: Eiffel Tower, Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel

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

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

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

    DeafNation
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    – Pool Fire At Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas – NHL Receives Expansion Bids from Las Vegas and Quebec City – America Still Leaves The Disabled Behind – 10-Year Old Boy Gave Blessings To Veterans – Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies At 22 – Top 5 Movies of the Week – Is Apple To Go Electric […]
  • DeafNation News Headlines – July 24, 2015

    DeafNation
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    -Deaf Man Sues Truck Driving School -Deaf Will Soon Get The Call for Jury Duty -Brothers Save Hammerhead Shark -The Most Isolated Tribe in the World? -107th WFD Board Meeting -Deaf Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow -Social Security Disability Benefits Faces Cuts in 2016 -Earth’s Bigger, Older Cousin
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  • Disability Justice Is LGBT Justice: A Conversation with Movement Leaders - Center For American Progress

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Center For American ProgressDisability Justice Is LGBT Justice: A Conversation with Movement LeadersCenter For American ProgressSo, looking at the criminal justice system, an organization that I really respect and is doing great work is HEARD, or Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf, that predominantly focuses on advocating for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf
  • Holyoke Community College to give middle-schoolers bomb-squad, police dog ... - MassLive.com

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    MassLive.comHolyoke Community College to give middle-schoolers bomb-squad, police dog MassLive.comBesides the law enforcement academy, HCC's summer youth programs have included soccer, Lego robotics, fencing, baking, science, math and technology for girls, instruction on American Sign Language and Deaf Culture and beginning web design, the ...
  • AT&T Finds Another Way to Raise Wireless Prices - Motley Fool

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    AT&T Finds Another Way to Raise Wireless PricesMotley FoolAT&T seems to be a bit tone deaf to rising tides in its industry that are pushing for the elimination of sneaky fees like these. In a charge led by T-Mobile and somewhat adopted by Sprint, carriers are looking to simplify billing and offer ... In a and more »
  • To mark Comic Riffs' 7th birthday, here are our favorite quotes about comics - Washington Post

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    To mark Comic Riffs' 7th birthday, here are our favorite quotes about comicsWashington Post“We have to allow ourselves the freedom to make mistakes, including cultural mistakes, in our first drafts. I believe it's okay to get cultural details wrong in your ... Pulitzer-winning “Bloom County” creator and father of Opus BERKELEY BREATHED, on and more »
  • In discussing Olympic bid's demise, don't forget arts and culture - Boston Globe

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Boston GlobeIn discussing Olympic bid's demise, don't forget arts and cultureBoston GlobeLondon organized a nationwide Olympiad, with a series of major commissions, an open source approach to local communities, and the largest ever commission of art by disabled and deaf artists to coincide with the Paralympic Games. Over 170,000 activities ...and more »
 
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  • Lipreading the dregs of history

    Tina
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    It is with great disappointment that we have seen a video from the Royal Archives of the Queen and Queen Mother published in the newspapers with an attempted lipreading translation of the footage. As expert witness forensic lipreaders, working with the courts and police in the UK and internationally, we are well qualified to comment on this video. Several of our expert lipreaders have examined this footage and our professional conclusion is that this footage is not lipreadable due to the very grainy resolution and distance from the video camera. This video is of such poor quality that it is…
  • HLAA Convention 2015

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

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

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

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

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    TheaterMania.comDeaf West's Spring Awakening Brings Its West Coast Student Body to BroadwayTheaterMania.comMembers of the original Deaf West company now slated to make their Broadway debuts include Miles Barbee (Otto), Katie Boeck (Voice of Wendla / Guitars, Piano), Alex Boniello (Voice of Moritz / Guitar), Joshua Castille (Ernst), Daniel Durant (Moritz), ...Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Broadway WorldKrysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and 20 Newcomers Set for Broadway's Spring Playbill.comall 4 news articles »
  • LRU's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program Receives $2500 from Piedmont Natural ... - UALR Forum

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    UALR ForumLRU's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program Receives $2500 from Piedmont Natural UALR ForumHICKORY, N.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne University was recently awarded $2,500 from Piedmont Natural Gas in response to a grant application for funding captioning equipment for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing program. Specifically, the award will go toward the cost ...
  • Deaf Wish Pray For 'Pain' on New Full-Length - SPIN

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    SPINDeaf Wish Pray For 'Pain' on New Full-LengthSPINWhen Deaf Wish first joined forces it was a reluctant communion. The quartet had no expectations of turning the band into a long-term commitment: “let's not make anything that's going to last,” they agreed, according to a press release. The group
  • Q&A with Frederick's Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf contestant on 'America's ... - Frederick News Post (subscription)

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Frederick News Post (subscription)Q&A with Frederick's Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf contestant on 'America's Frederick News Post (subscription)Nyle DiMarco, a former Frederick resident who is deaf, was selected to be on one of the longest standing reality shows on television, “America's Next Top Model,” for its 22nd cycle. From the early-to-mid 2000s, DiMarco was enrolled at the Maryland and more »
  • Blind, deaf man still runs - Huntersville Herald

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Huntersville HeraldBlind, deaf man still runsHuntersville HeraldPatrick Vellia (second from right) is legally blind and deaf, but competed a triathlon on July 20 with the help of (from left) Mooresville native Todd Keel, Ryan Pinion and Cornelius resident Michael Lieberman. (Courtesy of Tara Costenoble). Patrick and more »
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  • Manager Special on Saturday July 25

    jsjdeafbowler
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Hi everyone, Hope you all are having a great summer. Would like to announce manager special  as we are half way through the summer. When??? Saturday July 25th Happy hour 8-10 Ham BBQ sandwiches for 1 dollar. (First come, first serve) Poker game at 8 p.m Have a great week. Thank you. Club Manager,Holly
  • Food Protection Manager Certification Class

    jsjdeafbowler
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    I am pleased to inform you that the Allegheny County Health Department will be offering a Food Protection Managers Certification seminar with a Deaf and Hearing Impaired Interpreter and we would like to personally notify you of this opportunity. The dates of the course are August 3 and 10, 2015. This is a two-day seminar being held at the North Hills Senior High School, 53 Rochester Road, West View (details can be found on our website: http://www.achd.net/food/food-cert-course-schedule.html). Please complete the registration form and remit with payment to ACHD Food Safety Program at least 2…
  • PAD Closed on Saturday July 4th

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

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

    jsjdeafbowler
    23 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Saturday, May 30 2015 Time Club Open 6pm Movie starts 7:30pm Free Admission DeafNation Documentary Film about Havana Cuba Deaf People in Havana Click the Link below Green link cuba shown in pad
 
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  • Tempe, Arizona – Signing Time Concert to Kick-off DSNetwork’s annual BUDDY WALK

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

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

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

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

    LeeAnn Mason
    20 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Master Signing Time Academy Instructor Kim Fries, who is also a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist teaches a weekly Story Time at Rolling Hills Moravian Mothers Morning Out in Longwood, FL. This week WOFL FOX 35 News Orlando featured Kim’s program in a piece titled Sign language helping hearing kids communicate better (view below). In the feature they referenced the White Paper: Signing with Babies and Children Written by Dr. Claire Vallottonfrom Michigan State University that was commissioned by Two Little Hands Productions.   The White Paper gives an overview of research…
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  • Editorial #151: Dr. Z on Certified and Qualified Interpreters

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

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

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

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

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

  • Update on SKY subtitles

    8 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Update from Action on Hearing Loss, regarding subtitles on SKY on Demand content. By summer 2016, all our customers will be able to watch the most popular and best SKY On Demand content, on their TV, with subtitles.To read more about it, visit this page, at Action on Hearing Loss.© 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.
  • Charity set to undertake one of the UK's biggest hearing loop audits

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The following is a News Release, from Hearing Link:Hearing Link and its army of volunteers are to undertake one of the biggest audits of hearing loops in the UK later this year.The hearing loss charity, which is active in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, will run ‘Hearing Loop Awareness Week’ from 2nd to 8th November 2015. The aim of the week is to encourage hearing aid users across the UK to assess the quality and availability of hearing loops in their local communities and report back on the findings.It will run in tandem with the charity’s highly…
  • Drop in Clinics for Hearing Aid users in Nottinghamshire

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

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

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It has been just over a year since Liz's deaf blog had a makeover and started using the Dynamic views template. How time flies! By going onto this template, it gave you the choice to view Liz's deaf blog how you wanted. (That was if you were viewing from a computer, you would see this option.) This was the biggest change I have ever made to this blog since writing on Liz's deaf blog. Although it looks simple on screen, it some doing behind it, compared to other templates used.The first few months in of using the Dynamic views template, I received helpful comments to tweak accordingly when…
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • Walgreens now sell hearing aids in select stores

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

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

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

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

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

  • I've Opened my Reiki Practice

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

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

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

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

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

  • Exclusive Interview with Jules Dameron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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