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  • Sabrina vs Ed Bosson

    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)
    28 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, this picture is worth a thousand signs. If you don’t understand why, then read the embedded post. This simple screenshot created by Swanhilda Lily. Read the comments. As you can see, it is really creating controversy within the deaf community. What's wrong with this picture? My heart goes out to both of them but this is the best example of white privilege....Posted by Swanhilda Lily on Thursday, May 28, 2015So who is right? Or is what is happening right? Is this an issue of…
  • Breaking News! Father of VRS, Ed Bosson, loses home in recent flood!

    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)
    27 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Ed Bosson, father of VRS, lost his home of 14 years on May 23rd. His home overlooked the Blanco River from 150 feet away and that night, realized that they needed to get to higher ground. According to their GoFundMe page, it was an intense night: He and Lisa quickly decided that they needed to get themselves and their dogs to a safer, higher ground. Fortunately, they had the keys to their neighbor’s two-story vacation house. They brought one of their dogs next door and as soon as they returned, the water had already crept in their house and…
  • High school valedictorian is GAY during graduate speech and told parents shocking!

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    sara1981
    29 May 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Brave valedictorian set to reveal he was gay in graduation speech before school blocked him and then OUTED him to his parents shares the uplifting words he had planned to say http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...aring-gay.html I'm told you school policy is so strictly about same sex couples
  • Deaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the Wallis - Los Angeles Times

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    29 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Jewish JournalDeaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the WallisLos Angeles TimesDeaf West Theatre has a way of reimagining musicals. The company's practice of assigning certain roles to two actors, one singing, the other signing, opens the art form up to deaf performers and theatergoers. But it's more than just that: At its best 'Spring Awakening' finds a voice at Deaf West TheatreJewish Journalall 2 news articles »
  • Silent Grapevine - RDF Introduction of Board Members and Coordinators

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    29 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    RDF Introduction of Board Members and CoordinatorsThis video is unedited - with bloopers included.Enjoy the video--and please share this video with your friends!Posted by Rochester Deaf Festival on Friday, May 29, 2015
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  • High school valedictorian is GAY during graduate speech and told parents shocking!

    sara1981
    29 May 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Brave valedictorian set to reveal he was gay in graduation speech before school blocked him and then OUTED him to his parents shares the uplifting words he had planned to say http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...aring-gay.html I'm told you school policy is so strictly about same sex couples
  • China Executes Teacher Who Raped 21 Young Girls

    rockin'robin
    29 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    A former teacher in China was executed for sexually abusing 26 young female students over the course of a year. Li Jishun reportedly raped 21 of his female students, between the ages of 4 and 11, in his classroom, in dormitories, and in the woods outside of the school. Five other students were sexually abused. Jishun, according to China's Supreme People’s Court, sought out victims who were “young and timid.” He was described by the Gansu court as a “grave threat to society.” “The Supreme People's Court thus believes that it was appropriate for Li Jishun to be executed,” a…
  • New software coming

    linicx
    29 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    I spent some time today talking to Ian at NexTalk about their Access Home Edition software. Presently it only works on a PC running Windows.(I have to wait.) It essentially replaces the unwieldy TTY with a virtual machine that is included in the software. Within the year there will be a version for Mac users, too. Tablet and Linux appears to be on the horizon. Check it out at http://www.nextalk.com/
  • Sepp Blatter Re-Elected As FIFA President For Fifth Term

    Foxrac
    29 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...n_7470664.html I want USA to get out of FIFA and dumping all FIFA on TV shows.
  • New at All Deaf, too

    linicx
    29 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    I am HOH; I wear aids. I am also losing my sight; I usually walk with a white cane. My bro has been profoundly deaf since a small child. I did not begin to lose my sight or hearing until I was 65. He lives in a large town. I live in a very small rural farming community where I am one of one. I have come to grips with my disabilities. Most people, even little kids get that grandpa doesn't hear very well without his hearing aids. What I will never quite understand is why? IF most every child and adult in America knows what a hearing aid is, why don't they also know what a white cane signifies?
 
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  • Deaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the Wallis - Los Angeles Times

    29 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Jewish JournalDeaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the WallisLos Angeles TimesDeaf West Theatre has a way of reimagining musicals. The company's practice of assigning certain roles to two actors, one singing, the other signing, opens the art form up to deaf performers and theatergoers. But it's more than just that: At its best 'Spring Awakening' finds a voice at Deaf West TheatreJewish Journalall 2 news articles »
  • Sepp Blatter's FIFA re-election joins a long list of tone-deaf sports moments - ESPN

    29 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    ESPNSepp Blatter's FIFA re-election joins a long list of tone-deaf sports momentsESPNTo many observers, the decision seems mighty tone-deaf, coming just days after 14 people were indicted and seven officials were arrested in the latest FIFA embarrassment. But Friday's election certainly has plenty of company in the Tone-Deaf Sports
  • Ferguson Mayor Responds to Protesters' 'Tone Deaf' Comments - CBS Local

    29 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    CBS LocalFerguson Mayor Responds to Protesters' 'Tone Deaf' CommentsCBS LocalLOUIS (KMOX) – Protesters who've filed petitions seeking a recall election of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles have called him “tone deaf.” Thursday on the Mark Reardon Show, Knowles responded. “People do say that because I don't do what they want us ...
  • Grumpy Grossi continues to be tone deaf as OTA season begins - Dawgs By Nature

    29 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Grumpy Grossi continues to be tone deaf as OTA season beginsDawgs By NatureThe Browns wrapped up their second day of OTAs on Thursday. In keeping with tradition (and the ever-present need for clicks) the Browns beat writers began doing what they do best, which generally includes making huge leaps in judgement based on a ...and more »
  • Man sentenced after police say he extorted a deaf person - Boston Herald

    29 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    MassLive.comMan sentenced after police say he extorted a deaf personBoston HeraldWESTFIELD . — A Springfield man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $13,000 in restitution for charges that he extorted money from a deaf person by pretending to be a police officer. The Springfield Republican reports ...Springfield man ordered to pay $13K in extortion of deaf victimMassLive.comall 16 news articles »
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  • Silent Grapevine - RDF Introduction of Board Members and Coordinators

    29 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    RDF Introduction of Board Members and CoordinatorsThis video is unedited - with bloopers included.Enjoy the video--and please share this video with your friends!Posted by Rochester Deaf Festival on Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Deaf Anthology - Flood

    29 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    This is a PSA warns motorists not to attempt crossing flooded roadways but stillsome Deaf drowned in their vehicles.
  • The Creative Pensieve - "La Vie Deafie": A Song Parody

    29 May 2015 | 3:08 pm
    In going through old college papers and essays, I came across this song parody that I co-authored with other Deaf students and interpreting majors. We took the song \"La vie Boheme\" (the first part) from the 1996 Broadway musical Rent and rewrote the lyrics, adding a Deaf culture twist to them. We did this purely for fun (and probably to avoid studying for tests and fi...
  • Deaf Anthology - Uber

    29 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Once you had to hail down a cab, or call the dispatcher. Whywasteyour time going tointerviews after interviews knowing that you\'ll be turned down anyway.Our world is changing and so is our habits.Technology iscreating new business opportunities for us Deaf be our own boss, one such venture is being an Uber driver. You really don\'t need to know the streets ...
  • Deaf News Today - Film Animation Co. to HQ at Gallaudet

    29 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Gallaudet Assistant VP for Admin. Fred Weiner A digital animation company is coming to Gallaudet University. Pigmental Studios will setup its 4,000 square feet headquarters at the Washington, DC campus. As many as 40 people will work on gaming, film and TV projects for companies ranging from Disney to Dreamworks and Pixar. Speaking during the school\'s announcement ce...
 
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  • Workshop Feedback and Faith

    24 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    [This is a follow up from an earlier blog post in which I shared my struggle to meet my teacher's expectations on an assignment and my family's sage advice to focus on the feedback of workshop participants rather than my instructor's reaction.]I'm delighted to share with all of you, some feedback I received from my Communication Training workshop for ALDA Chicago. In the Spring 2015 newsletter, editor Marsha Swetin wrote a recap of my presentation for the organization. She titled her article, "Hats Off to One of Our Own" with a graphic that showed lots of different types of hats. I loved…
  • Never Been "Deaf Kissed"

    19 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I enjoyed the 1999 Drew Barrymore film "Never Been Kissed" about a woman who had never been kissed passionately. This award winning short film by Charlie Swinborne called "The Kiss" is no chick flick. Instead, it's part deaf awareness and part prank. I thought it was funny and great and wanted to share it, although I must admit I've never been "deaf kissed". Have you?
  • Unwanted Book Sets Become Art Canvasses

    3 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    These photos are from an art exhibit titled "Stories and Stuff" currently on display in my library. Artist Jeff Stevenson used unwanted book sets to create these male portraits. His idea was inspired by the book, The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. I thought it was a cool idea!
  • Fourth Health Update

    3 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Salad with dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, onions, and artichokes.Healthy eating continues at my house. My husband has lost 32 pounds and he looks terrific! I am so proud of his accomplishment. I have made it halfway to my weight goal by losing 17 pounds. Spring is here!I've been walking more frequently on my lunch break at work, but we have not gotten into our regular workout habits on our home gym equipment, so that is a goal for the month of May. Unfortunately as I write this, I have come down with a cold again, so I will have to put that off a few more days.
  • President's Award

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:41 pm
    At the annual ALDA Chicago birthday party luncheon today, I received the President's Award from Joe Linder and the board in recognition for my volunteer service. Words can't adequately express my love and gratitude for this support group. I have received more than I have ever given. It was an honor to have Joe say that I embody what the group is all about.You may not know this, but ALDA national's slogan is lost my hearing, found a family. I can affirm this has been true for me with the ALDA Chicago chapter.I would like to dedicate this award to my parents who have consistently demonstrated…
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  • Is speech Important ?

    Melow Meldrew
    29 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    Obviously not here, nor captioning access.... the right message for our deaf children ?
  • Improving Community Access for Deaf People

    Melow Meldrew
    29 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    From Ireland...  People living with hearing loss or deafness in the Southern area now can access a wider range of activities and opportunities through the Community Access Service for the Deaf.There are 300,000 people in Northern Ireland who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus. Pat McAteer, Specialist Services Manager for the Southern Trust explained, “Having a hearing impairment can be a huge barrier for people, making it much more difficult to do things that many of us would take for granted, like pursuing an education, working or even just enjoying leisure activities.“The…
  • The Virtual remote interpreting service...

    Melow Meldrew
    29 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    When she wanted to level the playing field for her deaf employees, Debra Simpson was surprised to find "there's an app for that."John Slone, left, and Jon Mowl of Defense Logistics Agency Finance use the virtual remote interpreting service via tablet. The service is being tested at DLA Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., as a tool to improve communication for deaf employees.Simpson, the program analysis master planning branch chief for Defense Logistics Agency Energy, is leading the effort to implement a tablet- and desktop-based remote interpretive service for deaf employees.  The…
  • UBER App to help deaf & HI.

    Melow Meldrew
    29 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    Uber HAS JUST UPDATED its partner app with features designed for its deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers.Once a driver chooses to turn on the special features by flipping a switch inside the app, a light will flash when a new trip is requested in addition to the existing audio cue. The option for passengers to call the driver will be blocked; riders who want to provide special pickup instructions are given only the ability to text. The app also adds an extra screen for passengers to enter their destination alongside a note that lets them know their driver is deaf or hard-of-hearing.“We hope…
  • GOT YOUR CINEMA CARD ?

    Melow Meldrew
    29 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    Going to the cinema is an activity loved and shared by many, but the traditional screening doesn’t cater to everyone’s needs. For those with additional needs pertaining to vision and hearing, and those with other physical or sensory difficulties, enjoying the latest film can often be a struggle.Although there’s an argument to be made that cinemas don’t do enough to help those with additional needs to make it to the movies, recent years have undeniably seen a spike in support from several cinema chains.How to Apply for a CEA card:There are three ways in which you can apply for…
 
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  • Houston Black Deaf Advocates Juneteenth Celebration

    Chrissy Snider
    27 May 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Event will be June 20,2015, 1:00pm to 7:00pm Location of the event will be at MacGregor Park Pavilion A  5225 Calhoun  5225 Calhoun, Houston, Texas 77021 Menu: Hamburger Plates or Hot Dog Plates Plates include chips, drink, baked beans, and cake Raffle drawings! Games! BDA Members: $8.00 • Non Members: $10.00 • Children under age 12: $5.00 […]
  • Ed and Lisa Bosson Flood Relief Fund: Need Your Support!

    Grant Laird Jr
    27 May 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Help Ed & Lisa Bosson Start Over – Need Your Support! Link: http://www.gofundme.com/bosson In 1995, Ed Bosson, Texas state relay service administrator, helped start videophone trials with Sprint Relay that gave birth to one of the most functional equivalent relay services for deaf and hard of hearing people in America today. Also, Ed Bosson (father […]
  • Z5 Event at Tyler 6/1/15

    Grant Laird Jr
    27 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Z5 Event at Tyler 6/1/15 Z5 Max When: Monday, June 1, 2015 Where: Java Cafe at Brookshire’s of Tyler 100 Rice Road Tyler, Texas 75703 Time: 7:00 PM Coffee will be provided For more information / To RSVP: Michael Bryam at mbyram@zvrs.com and Rogelio Fernandez, Jr at rfernandez@zvrs.com
  • Deaf Players and Volunteer Interpreter Wanted: Texicon Game Convention 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    25 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Texicon Game Convention June 25-28, 2015 (4 days) Grapevine Convention Center 1209 S Main Street Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-410-3459 Website: http://www.texicon.net VOLUNTEER INTERPRETER Texicon is seeking volunteers to help bring gaming to the deaf community. If you are an interpreter and are interested in volunteering at Texicon in exchange for a badge then this opportunity […]
  • Pebble Smart Watch: Find Out How Much it Can Do for You

    Grant Laird Jr
    22 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Pebble Smart Watch: Find Out How Much it Can Do for You What can the Pebble Smart Watch do for you? It can alert you to incoming phone calls, texts, emails and social media messages with a vibration alert. You can even reply to texts and emails on the watch! There are apps for calendars, […]
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  • A Time with Bernard Bragg

    DeafNation
    29 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Joel Barish catches up with Bernard Bragg at the Pomona DeafNation Expo. They discuss about how technology and Deaf theaters have evolved over his 70 years of performance. His next plan is to travel to Paris to give his performance using the Visual Vernacular.
  • Deaf Culture #4: Signing With Food in Your Mouth

    DeafNation
    28 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
  • Cafe Talk with Bellamie: Advices for the Graduates

    DeafNation
    27 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Congratulations to the recent graduates! Bellamie Bachleda has some useful life advices for you to prepare yourself in the real world. They range from financial to relationships with people to the attitude toward failures.
  • A Chat with Marlee Matlin

    DeafNation
    26 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Joel Barish sits down with Marlee Matlin at the Pomona DeafNation Expo. Marlee shares some of her personal life as a soccer mother and her plans as an actress and motivational speaker. She talks about her motivational speeches and what topics she covers, which are a wide range as well as the impacts her speeches […]
  • Deaf Culture #3: Locked Out & Stuck

    DeafNation
    22 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
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  • 'Spring Awakening' finds a voice at Deaf West Theatre - Jewish Journal

    29 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Jewish Journal'Spring Awakening' finds a voice at Deaf West TheatreJewish Journal“Ninety percent of deaf children have hearing parents and often feel that they are being raised in a culture that is not their own,” Kurs said. “They feel disconnected from the hearing people around them. Imagine sitting at the dinner table while your and more »
  • Bulls, Reinsdorf show true colors in classless dismissal of Tom Thibodeau - SI.com

    29 May 2015 | 4:56 pm
    SI.comBulls, Reinsdorf show true colors in classless dismissal of Tom ThibodeauSI.comThe move was unsurprising, yet Bulls management — immature, irrational and tone deaf on this issue to the end — still managed to screw it up. Head coach Tom Thibodeau ... "Unfortunately, there has been a departure from this culture.” Meanwhile The Chicago Bulls and Tom Thibodeau have finally ended itYahoo Sports (blog)Scottie Pippen backs Thibodeau firing despite history of tension with BullsCBSSports.comall 680 news articles »
  • One of the best comics of 2014 is getting turned into a movie - Business Insider Australia

    29 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Business Insider AustraliaOne of the best comics of 2014 is getting turned into a movieBusiness Insider Australia“Lumberjanes” is also a fantastic piece of feminist fiction, created for women, by women at a time when cultural concern for comic book publishers' efforts to reach out to female fans began to reach a fever pitch. Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Waters and more »
  • Gilmore Girls: What the Rumored New Season or Movie Should & Shouldn't Do - KQED

    29 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    KQEDGilmore Girls: What the Rumored New Season or Movie Should & Shouldn't DoKQEDWhile Lorelai and Rory seem to be pretty progressive, the show itself is a bit tone-deaf when it comes to LGBT issues. Although not as ... In the beginning of the series, Rory was counter-culture, albeit in a goodie good sort of way. Enter Logan and and more »
  • The Signs of Music - Pacific Standard

    27 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    Pacific StandardThe Signs of MusicPacific StandardThe brilliance of Deaf West is that it dismantles the notion that deaf culture is a lesser version of hearing culture. Mark Freund, a father of twins—a hearing boy and a deaf girl—and a member of Deaf West's board, became a supporter because the and more »
 
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  • Filipina Deaf Passes the National Teacher’s Exam

    jojomccid
    26 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Good news to all our Filipino Deaf friends out there. The very elusive board examination for teachers has been conquered by a lady! Her name is Mary Catherine Dela Torre. Most of the deaf after graduating from a bachelors degree in education, will land as teacher aide without any assurance of becoming a regular teacher, unless they pass the licensure exam. Now, it can be done! I’m not saying that she is the first board exam passer. I know of two persons who successfully made it in the past. But one unique thing about Mary Catherine is that she came from a regular college in Iloilo…
  • Deaf teen deemed ‘medically inadmissible’ to join mother in Canada

    jojomccid
    18 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    So, even in a rich country like Canada, discrimination against the deaf still exists. Their main reason is that it would be costly, $91,500 to be exact, for them to shoulder her “disability”. Would the discrimination also be because she is a foreigner, specifically, a Filipino? This action is what we Filipinos termed as “Pera pera lang pala yan!” (It’s just a money thing.) tsk tsk tsk News below: Filipino caregiver Karen Talosig is faced with the choice of giving up her teenage daughter in the Philippines or her dream of permanent residence in Canada. After…
  • 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…
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  • New Publication: Until I'm Safe by Jane Grace (May 2015)

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    28 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    I just purchased this book and I'm pretty excited about it. The main character appears to be an oral deaf character named Marguerite who is 17-years-old. Until I'm Safeby Jane GracePrint Length: 234 pagesISBN: 1680460862Publisher: Fire and Ice Young Adult Books; First edition (May 7, 2015)Book Description:Does she stay and possibly get shot by her crazed father or run into the storm of the century, Hurricane Katrina? Marguerite Aucoin has no choice but to run! Like the fiction heroine she writes about, a teen named Toots Gentry, Marguerite must be brave, despite the fact she’s lost both…
  • The Wishing Pearl by Nicole O'Dell-- free from Kindle

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The Wishing Pearl (Diamond Estates #1) by Nicole O'DellPublished October 1st 2011 by Barbour BooksCurrent Publisher: Choose NOW Publishing; 2 edition (March 1, 2015)-- I just purchased the e-Reader version for today's Kindle Price: $0.00A character named Tammy is deaf. The story includes multiple characters using “sign language.”Book Description:Join conflicted sixteen-year-old Olivia Mansfield on her journey to hope and healing as she leaves her messed-up life behind and moves into Diamond Estates, a home for troubled teens. This brand-new novel for teen girls will not only entertain,…
  • 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…
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  • Deaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the Wallis - Los Angeles Times

    29 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Jewish JournalDeaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the WallisLos Angeles TimesDeaf West Theatre has a way of reimagining musicals. The company's practice of assigning certain roles to two actors, one singing, the other signing, opens the art form up to deaf performers and theatergoers. But it's more than just that: At its best 'Spring Awakening' finds a voice at Deaf West TheatreJewish Journalall 2 news articles »
  • Sepp Blatter's FIFA re-election joins a long list of tone-deaf sports moments - ESPN

    29 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    ESPNSepp Blatter's FIFA re-election joins a long list of tone-deaf sports momentsESPNTo many observers, the decision seems mighty tone-deaf, coming just days after 14 people were indicted and seven officials were arrested in the latest FIFA embarrassment. But Friday's election certainly has plenty of company in the Tone-Deaf Sports
  • Ferguson Mayor Responds to Protesters' 'Tone Deaf' Comments - CBS Local

    29 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    CBS LocalFerguson Mayor Responds to Protesters' 'Tone Deaf' CommentsCBS LocalLOUIS (KMOX) – Protesters who've filed petitions seeking a recall election of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles have called him “tone deaf.” Thursday on the Mark Reardon Show, Knowles responded. “People do say that because I don't do what they want us ...
  • Grumpy Grossi continues to be tone deaf as OTA season begins - Dawgs By Nature

    29 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Grumpy Grossi continues to be tone deaf as OTA season beginsDawgs By NatureThe Browns wrapped up their second day of OTAs on Thursday. In keeping with tradition (and the ever-present need for clicks) the Browns beat writers began doing what they do best, which generally includes making huge leaps in judgement based on a ...and more »
  • Man sentenced after police say he extorted a deaf person - Boston Herald

    29 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    MassLive.comMan sentenced after police say he extorted a deaf personBoston HeraldWESTFIELD . — A Springfield man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $13,000 in restitution for charges that he extorted money from a deaf person by pretending to be a police officer. The Springfield Republican reports ...Springfield man ordered to pay $13K in extortion of deaf victimMassLive.comall 16 news articles »
 
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  • 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
  • CDI Certified Deaf Interpreters Presentation

    jsjdeafbowler
    14 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    This Friday, May 15 7:00 – 8:00pm at PAD Keven Poore, MA, LPC, CDI talks about Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs)! FREE to attend Light snacks provided by Jessica K Adams, LLC. Philadelphia has many. Pittsburgh has none! We need to change this!!! Come learn why a Deaf/Hearing Team is SOOOO important! CDIs are used in many many different situations! DeafBlind only? NO! Minimal Language only? NO! Come ask questions and learn something new! Advocate for yourselves and for others! Be a part of the REVOLUTION!!! See you there! Pittsburgh CDI Revolution Task Force
  • Events for May 2015

    admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Check the events in month of May 2015!  Click the link on this event for more information. Saturday, May 2: Bingo Night Saturday, May 9: Mother’s Day Bash Saturday, May 16: Pingo Night Saturday, May 23: Pajamas Party Saturday, May 30: Sports Party  
  • Kennywood Tickets for Father’s Day by GPCCD

    jsjdeafbowler
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    GPCCD Proud host Father’s Day at Kennywood on Sunday June 21st. Look Link below for informations to get tickets. Fathers Day Kennywood    
  • May 2015: President’s Corner

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Hello Members & Friends, We are getting very exciting for the spring to come and it has been warming up lately! I got all of my outdoor stuff and a grill out on my porch! I believe you did the same! It is my pleasure to say that we have amazing members at PAD; I am so exciting of what we have done in past 4 months, big successful events and with the DeafNation Expo weekend. Those events were very successful due to our teamwork and efforts! Thank you! I am looking forward for more coming up! The Active member just approved PAD to order Point Of Sale cashier (computer) program. It is newest…
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  • 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…
  • Signing Time Academy – Instructors in the News

    LeeAnn Mason
    18 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Signing Time Academy Instructors are making a difference in their communities every day. Our Instructors are independent business owners who are certified to teach our Baby Signing Time, Potty Time, and Signing Time curriculum. Our Instructors teach Story Times, Mom & Me Classes, Workshops, Teacher Training and more. Check out some of the great Instructors who have recently been featured in their local media. Daryl Everett – Jacksonville, Florida “Baby Sign Language” Soma Ward – Al Reef, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates “Baby-signing: where you can learn to do…
  • Researchers from Emory University Determine Videos Helpful for Children Learning Communication

    LeeAnn Mason
    11 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. If you’re already a fan of Baby Signing Time, the results of a recent study by researchers at Emory University will come as no surprise. If you’ve ever secretly wondered if using our videos really helps, or if you should be concerned about using the videos with children under age two (a topic we tackle HERE), the results may offer some reassurance. What is particularly exciting about this research is that it looked specifically at sign language acquisition and retention, so the results speak very directly to what we do here at Two Little Hands…
  • Mother’s Day Hand-y Craft: Colored Flowers and Vase

    LeeAnn Mason
    5 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    In Scientific Reasoning, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends learn the steps of the Scientific Reasoning Cycle: Reflect and Ask Plan and Predict Act and Observe Report and Reflect Together they create science fair experiments that explore the properties of air, water, and light – and learn the importance of never giving up. Teaches more than 60 ASL signs!   
  • Testimonial Tuesday – I have been inspired by you in so many ways.

    LeeAnn Mason
    5 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Dear Rachel, I have been inspired by you in so many ways.  I have sung your praises to at least a hundred people so it is time I shared my story with you.  We began our Signing Time exposure about two years ago.  My daughter, Darby is now five and her brother Jameson is two years old.  Not only do I love the videos for the amazing music and signs, but because of the wonderful lessons like setting the table and colors of the rainbow.  My daughter has not yet started kindergarten but is already a great reader and I attribute that to Signing Time.  I believe the preparation with sign…
 
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    Dr. Z and You

  • “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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYznSNTNSO4 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w5ZTSGRWIE 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…
  • Editorial #149–ALL 6 VRS Providers Ask FCC to Freeze Rates and Look Into Other Things

    pbravin
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    A major accomplishment! All 6 VRS providers got together and have submitted a filing to the FCC to freeze rates and look into other things. Dr. Z is pleased to see everyone working together–it is for the benefit of deaf and hard of hearing folks who use the service. In addition to freezing rates, the providers are asking the FCC to look at the following: -speed of answer (to come to a reasonable compromise on how they calculate and penalize speed of answer) -skills based routing (to ask the FCC to allow specialized interpreters for things like legal and medical situations) -use of deaf…
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    Hearing Aid Know

  • How the New Apple Watch Works in Conjunction with Hearing Aids

    bobsyouruncle
    29 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    Disability rights groups have long been praising Apple for its dedication to developing accessible technology for people with visual and hearing impairments. Many people with these impairments have even gone as far as saying that iOS devices have dramatically changed their lives for the better. Apple’s newest device, the Apple watch, is the latest device to hit the headlines for its fantastic accessibility features, particularly for those with impaired hearing. The latest version of the watch can be used to set mono audio, sending both audio channels into a single ear, so that hearing aid…
  • Human gene therapy trials for hearing loss have started

    bobsyouruncle
    19 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Researchers in America have started a clinical trial to test a ground breaking gene therapy which aims to treat hearing loss by restoring sound detecting cells that have been damaged by trauma to the inner ear. Novartis, a Swiss drug company, is collaborating with University of Kansas Medical Center to run trials on human volunteers with hearing loss. As far as I know, this is the world’s first gene therapy trial for hearing loss. The volunteers will get an injection of a harmless virus containing a gene that should trigger the regrowth of the sensory receptors in the ear. “The…
  • 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…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • 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…
  • Princess Ewauna and the Legend of Face Rock (photo by Gary Edmiston)

    11 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    I love living in the small coastal community of Bandon. My Fabulous Husband was up very early one morning to catch the moon over Face Rock before it dipped into the sea. I love how he also caught the reflection of the moon along the shoreline. Below the photo is the Legend of Face Rock, as found on the Coastal Muse page.Face Rock, Bandon, Oregon Photo by Gary Edmiston"The Legend of Face Rock"Many, many years ago, the legend begins from the Nah-So-Mah tribe. Chief Siskiyou, from the far mountains, traveled with his family and clansmen to the coast to trade with the four tribes who lived by the…
  • A Mother's Day Note from my Mother

    9 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I found this in my jewelry armoire today from 8 years ago. My mother's words still deeply touch me. 
  • My Mother

    9 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I am incredibly grateful for the woman who selflessly allowed me to be adopted into another family.My mother adopted me when I was 11 months old. She not only was my mother, she was my best friend, and I miss her dearly. It's been 17 months since she transitioned from this earth, but I find the grief still too fresh. She gave me an incredible life filled with travel, hiking, camping and fishing and a myriad of other experiences. She was smart, funny, kind and gentle. But more than all of that, she loved me unconditionally. I hope I am like her when I grow up. Mom (Mary Evans)…
  • Spiritual Maturity: What is it?

    8 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    This little gem showed up in an email this week, and it is an excellent perspective of what Spiritual Maturity really is:Being Spiritually MatureSpiritual maturity isn’t measured by how long you’ve been a Christian, or how much you know, or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other people. It’s measured by the love you allow to operate through you.First Corinthians 13 tells us about the characteristics of love. When we are walking in love, we treat other people with courtesy and respect. Are you kind to the person at…
 
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  • Sabrina vs Ed Bosson

    28 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, this picture is worth a thousand signs. If you don’t understand why, then read the embedded post. This simple screenshot created by Swanhilda Lily. Read the comments. As you can see, it is really creating controversy within the deaf community. What's wrong with this picture? My heart goes out to both of them but this is the best example of white privilege....Posted by Swanhilda Lily on Thursday, May 28, 2015So who is right? Or is what is happening right? Is this an issue of…
  • Breaking News! Father of VRS, Ed Bosson, loses home in recent flood!

    27 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Ed Bosson, father of VRS, lost his home of 14 years on May 23rd. His home overlooked the Blanco River from 150 feet away and that night, realized that they needed to get to higher ground. According to their GoFundMe page, it was an intense night: He and Lisa quickly decided that they needed to get themselves and their dogs to a safer, higher ground. Fortunately, they had the keys to their neighbor’s two-story vacation house. They brought one of their dogs next door and as soon as they returned, the water had already crept in their house and…
  • #Deaftalent Goes to Toronto!

    27 May 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Today, Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival kicked off with their new theme this year called, “Deaf Cinema”. TIDFAF will be celebrating their 5th Biennial festival and they have some of the most talented, diverse actors/actresses that will be featured throughout the festival.One of the biggest names is Stephanie Nogueras and she will be the co-hosting the Masters of Ceremony with Mr. Anthony Natale. TSG had the opportunity to interview Stephanie when she was just starting her acting career with Switched at Birth. Stephanie is…
  • Open Letter to Waze

    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Dear Waze:I am obsessed with your app, Waze. I downloaded your app on May 13, 2015 and I’m so obsessed with it. When I got to GrownUp Wazer, I couldn’t help myself but do a happy dance! Waze has helped thousands, if not, millions of people everyday to commute around traffic and let them know ahead of time if there’s caution on the road that they need to be aware of. My favorite feature is the ability to find out some of the lowest gas prices in the area as well as to know if there’s some police activity in the area.However, I feel that…
  • 7 Things You'll Love about The Kiss

    19 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ For those of you who haven’t seen The Kiss by Charlie Swinbourne, this is a must see short film that is quite hilarious and it’s British humor, you just can’t miss it. Within two days...48 hours...The Kiss has amassed over 24,000 views! Here’s 7 Things You’ll Love about The Kiss: 1. The story-line is totally unexpected. Seriously, you will find yourself thinking, “I hope I never find myself in this dating situation, yet, this is so funny!”. 2. Actors/actress did a excellent job. You couldn't ask for a better cast! 3. Typical…
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