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  • JR. NAD 2015 Conference

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    Grant Laird Jr
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    JR. NAD 2015 Conference Are you ready for the Junior NAD Conference in Florida this November?! Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Jr. NAD members announce the conference theme. http://www.nad.org/jrnad The Junior NAD, a program of the NAD, offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to […]
  • On Sabbatical.

    The Tree House.
    The Tree House
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Dear beloved Tree House dwellers, I would like to advise that I have decided to take a break /sabbatical of which I will return when the time is right. It is an honour to be handing over the Facebook group to the capable (signing) hands of Mr Andrew Arthur who has kindly agreed to take it on. Andrew has been with the Tree House ever since it was first built and he, amongst other valued members, has helped to build on it with all their invaluable experience and knowledge which will always be very much appreciated – more than one can realise. I have lovingly watched The Tree House grow…
  • Personal cues can have a strong effect on craving in individuals with addiction

    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily
    4 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Unique person-specific cues -- such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song -- appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study also found that person-specific cues may have a longer effect on craving than more general substance-specific cues, such as the presence of bottles, syringes, or lighters.
  • At The Rim - VISION ON...

    DeafRead - Best of Deaf Blogs
    5 May 2015 | 11:31 am
    Vision On Opening and Closing Theme 1964 - 1976 (With Snippets) from TeeVees Greatest on Vimeo.A peek at some old ground-breaking deaf TV.
  • Twitter–How to Learn and Use? –Great Info!

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

    ncff07
    5 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Tick-caused bobcat fever can be deadly to domestic cats Kansas State University veterinarians are warning pet owners to watch out for ticks carrying a disease that could kill cats. Cytauxzoon felis, also known as bobcat fever, is a blood parasite that infects domestic cats and has a very high death rate. Susan Nelson, a veterinarian and clinical associate professor at Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center, says this disease was thought to be carried only by the American dog tick, but now may be carried by the lone star tick, which is quite prevalent in northeast Kansas.
  • Documentary about New Zealand sign language

    Frisky Feline
    5 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    it just been put on line recently, it appears to be a long 28 minutes documentary about New Zealand Sign Language. Oh the documentary talks about the limitation of its use, and the problem of ownership of the language. Hope you all enjoy watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhNwGe-QbQc
  • Post here if you're hot!

    Woody
    5 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Well go ahead. :D
  • Who like Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles as a couples?

    serena1986
    5 May 2015 | 6:01 pm
    I love two together and I wish that they marries should have work! Sent from my XT1526 using AllDeaf App mobile app
  • Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

    rockin'robin
    5 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means enjoying Mexican food and probably a few margaritas. But Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5 in Spanish, is probably one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day. Mexican independence is celebrated Sept.16. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico had trouble paying back war debts to European countries, and France had come to Mexico to collect that debt. Today, Cinco de…
 
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  • A Hollywood filmmaker, a Columbus deaf man and their passion for a movie ... - Columbus Business First (blog)

    5 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Columbus Business First (blog)A Hollywood filmmaker, a Columbus deaf man and their passion for a movie Columbus Business First (blog)A native of Houcktown in northern Ohio, he was a graduate of the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus. Hoy was remembered for teaching his teammates sign language, which they used on the field to communicate with him. It's also seen as perhaps the
  • Charge reduced against Trenton teen in assault case of deaf woman - Southgate News Herald

    5 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Southgate News HeraldCharge reduced against Trenton teen in assault case of deaf womanSouthgate News HeraldThe 19-year old Trenton man charged with attacking a 56-year-old deaf woman was ordered to a pre-trial following his preliminary examination on Tuesday, but had the most severe charge against him substantially reduced. The decision took place during ...and more »
  • Indiana School for the Deaf baseball team brings focus, communication to game - WTHR

    5 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Indiana School for the Deaf baseball team brings focus, communication to gameWTHRINDIANAPOLIS - Baseball is usually a game of chatter. But the only words you hear on this diamond come from the umpire. There is still plenty of noise at this ballpark, but most of the players don't hear any of it. "Commonly deaf people, since we don't
  • Golf clinic for deaf students at The Players - WJXT Jacksonville

    5 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    WJXT JacksonvilleGolf clinic for deaf students at The PlayersWJXT JacksonvilleFor Strano, he says it's a little bit more challenging teaching deaf golfers, because he says some of the terminology that he would ordinarily use isn't the same as what he has to sign to the students. "Things I would ordinarily say, 'Don't swing so and more »
  • Partially deaf children 'overlooked' at school - BBC News

    5 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    BBC NewsPartially deaf children 'overlooked' at schoolBBC NewsThe National Deaf Children's Society is calling on the next government to "provide the vital support" needed for partially deaf children in the UK. Nearly half of children with limited hearing fall behind at school, a survey of parents and Employers 'discriminating' against deaf peopleITV Newsall 6 news articles »
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  • The Limping Chicken - Deaf director Bim Ajadis Underwear Rule film for the...

    5 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The NSPCC is launching a video version of its successful Underwear Rule guidance today to help keep deaf children safe from sexual abuse. The new seven minute film is being launched to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week this week, and isdirected by award-winning Deaf film-maker Bim Ajadi. Heres the film: The new film, which is []
  • doozeedad - 13-19 of 365 Photo Challenge

    5 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Great week! 365 Photo challenge For this past week, I was trying to get my ISO fixed. I set the meter on my camera to a fixed 100 and maximum of 8000, and shot primarily in Aperture Priority. Are you in? Hashtag your photos on Instagram #photoswithmeriah to share your photos from this 365 Photo [] The post 13-19 of 365 Photo Challenge appeared first on A Little M...
  • At The Rim - A Mothers Grief: Two Deaf Sons

    5 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    When her second son was born deaf, Mrs. Liu collapsed on the floor in tears. She had spent all she had to buy her oldest son a hearing aid, but it didn\'t work. Witness the breakthrough in this family because friends like you cared enough to help.
  • DSTidbits - Ism is the Poison of Society

    5 May 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Every type of -ism is a form of oppression based on something that is not perceived normal by the oppressor. It is a ugly and Continue reading ’
  • At The Rim - VISION ON...

    5 May 2015 | 11:31 am
    Vision On Opening and Closing Theme 1964 - 1976 (With Snippets) from TeeVees Greatest on Vimeo.A peek at some old ground-breaking deaf TV.
 
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  • 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…
  • Third Health Update

    3 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Despite the cheerful puppy smiling from my calendar from Canine Companions for Independence, March was a rough month for me health-wise. I got off track with my exercising and did not make my weight goal although I did lose 3 pounds. At the end of the month, Rob and I both caught a cold. It seemed so unfair when we had been eating so healthfully.Here's a photo of one of my new meal creations. It's pasta topped with marinated artichokes, onions, diced tomatoes, and chopped olives. I did not follow a recipe, but just put these ingredients together one night and found I like it much…
  • Workshop Report

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Last Saturday was my workshop. I had a great turnout with 19 people attending. My target audience was hearing people and eight of my attendees were friends and family members of people with hearing loss. Because CART captioning was provided their loved ones with  hearing loss could attend with them. Many were affiliated with ALDA Chicago.I began by demonstrating what different types of hearing losses sound like through video and audio clips. In their training workbooks, I provided them with a chart that illustrated the four levels of hearing loss (mild, moderate, severe, and profound).
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  • Shamus

    David
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    In the last winter before our faithful furry friend entered into twilight, he got to winter in Florida.I like to think of this as his last hurrah. My mind will record it as a  simple request from a wonderful little dog who asked for nothing, and gave so much back. I  tell people the reason Mary wintered for 2 months in the sunny confines of Florida was because of Shamus: It was our boy's final and only thing he ever asked for: "Guy's, before I eat my last treat  on this planet , can I put in my a request to winter south and not have to do those morning walks in the biting…
  • Molly

    David
    17 Aug 2012 | 6:52 am
    I am not sure there is such a thing as a "perfect pet", but Molly was as close as you could get if "perfection" exists in cats.Molly came into our lives by adoption. A batch of feral kittens a few weeks old were brought to our local animal shelter where she was kept in quarantine as feral kittens are.Mary was elated at her looks and we filled out the papers and home she came. Shamus (our 8 year old shih tzu) and Riley ( our adopted same age as Molly Calico kitten) were not amused as you can imagine. A third animal in the house meant less attention for them, and quite possibly less…
  • Of Paper And Pens

    David
    3 Sep 2011 | 10:06 am
    August is over, and the annual "back to school" frenzy that attacks those of us that have "bairn's. bambino's and/or brats" is well under way. ♬♪♩The autumn wind, ♪♬♫ came rolling in...♪♬♫. But I digress. The back to school Flyer's confuse me with "Notepads, Ipads, PC, Mac books, Ibooks, laptops, mainframes, calcubooks, Smart phones, IPhone, skypehones, Kobo readers, eyereaders, electronic notebooks....." Note pads I always thought were a smaller version of a legal pad, and I am not so sure that I can find anyone in the "back to school" crowd that can define a "legal pad".
  • Love Is Better Than Anger

    David
    24 Aug 2011 | 8:17 am
    Jack Layton served Canadians! Jack Layton died this past week. In his memory I want to post his last words that he left to world. " My friends, Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic, and we'll change the world" Today I got angry at one of those typical "little things" in life. A speed bump the size of an anthill to be sure. I went immediately and re-read Jack's gift of words to us this week, and decided that "Love is better than anger". We were not sent here to live in a vacuum. I think perhaps that on…
  • Marriage and Parenthood

    David
    24 Aug 2011 | 5:44 am
    Some days are diamonds, some are stone. Yesterday was mix. The day ended in a rock avalanche. I try to do the best I can, and I've made mistakes along this particular road in life. I never asked to be a Dad, but it is part of my reason for being a lot of days more than I'd like to admit. I did ask, in marriage, to be a Husband; and yes I have made mistakes along that road to be sure. Mary has taught me a lot about parenting, and I am grateful for it, I was left as single Dad, the sole parent of a 14 year old, in the winter of 2009. I thought it would be pretty easy as the 14 year old boy at…
 
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  • A Mother’s Grief: Two Deaf Sons

    Melow Meldrew
    5 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    When her second son was born deaf, Mrs. Liu collapsed on the floor in tears. She had spent all she had to buy her oldest son a hearing aid, but it didn't work. Witness the breakthrough in this family because friends like you cared enough to help.
  • VISION ON...

    Melow Meldrew
    5 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Vision On Opening and Closing Theme 1964 - 1976 (With Snippets) from TeeVees Greatest on Vimeo.A peek at some old ground-breaking deaf TV.
  • Guess the country....

    Melow Meldrew
    5 May 2015 | 11:02 am
  • Deaf-Blind Tactile signing...

    Melow Meldrew
    5 May 2015 | 3:28 am
    I always wonder, how do deaf-blind VIEW youtube signing ? perhaps a deaf-blind reader can let me know ?
  • The SKY Project (2015)

    Melow Meldrew
    5 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    Building a Bridge between our Hearing Friends and the Hard-of-hearing Community.STOP PRESS: FULL VERSION HERE
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  • Kick Off of MOM’s MATTER support for moms of D/HH children

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Join us for the Kick Off of MOM’s MATTER support group for moms of Deaf/hh children. Part 1: Birth-3 yrs Assessments & Evaluations May 14th Parent Training Event 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Training Video (Viewing) Kick-off Event at Hope Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Video is captioned with interpreting. Handouts will be given and group discussions […]
  • Spectacular Clearance Sale at Harris Communications

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Spectacular Clearance Sale at Harris Communications The savings are spectacular at the huge Clearance Sale going on now at Harris Communications. Save up to 75% on books for children, sign language students and interpreters. Plus, get free shipping on your order!* We have a variety of books to educate, entertain or inspire you including: “A […]
  • Free Comic Book Day 5/2/14

    Grant Laird Jr
    1 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Free Comic Book Day 5/2/14 On Saturday, May 2, 2014 – the comic book industry once again celebrates Free Comic Book Day! The annual event is the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at your local comic book store. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and […]
  • America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Northrop Grumman and PNC Bank Help Launch America’s First Disability Rights Museum on Wheels Today, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) officially announced that Northrop Grumman and PNC Bank have joined America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, the country’s first disability rights mobile museum as tour partners. America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels (DRMW), an […]
  • JR. NAD 2015 Conference

    Grant Laird Jr
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    JR. NAD 2015 Conference Are you ready for the Junior NAD Conference in Florida this November?! Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Jr. NAD members announce the conference theme. http://www.nad.org/jrnad The Junior NAD, a program of the NAD, offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to […]
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  • Robert Maher, President of PAD

    DeafNation
    5 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Robert Maher is the president of The Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf and he understands the incredible value of having a permanent location for the Deaf club in Pittsburgh. His goal is to improve technology to make the building more accessible to PAD's members and to grow membership overall. (captioned)
  • The World of Pinball Machines

    DeafNation
    4 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Joel Barish traveled to Springfield, Illinois, and met with Bob Coker. Known for owning one of the top ten pinball machine repair businesses in the United States, Bob showed us the pinball machines from different decades and how he repaired them. Bob shared the fun facts with us and showed us the inside of the […]
  • Courtney: The Newest Deaf MMA Fighter

    DeafNation
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    A former Olympic-level wrester and now a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt, Jeff Courtney has a goal of winning the World Championship this May and moving up into the UFC as a new international BJJ Deaf Champion. (captioned)
  • Christine Sun Kim: Visual Sound Artist

    DeafNation
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Christine Sun Kim came to the University of Texas' Visual Art Center in Austin, Texas for her residency program and produced two installations, "The Calibration Room" and "Bounce House" that focus on her exploration of sound and silence. Turn on CC for full experience. (captioned)
  • Virginia Association for the Deaf Sells T-Shirts

    DeafNation
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Gary Viall, a Virginia Association for the Deaf member, sits down with Joel Barish and gives advices to other state associations to think out of the box about fundraising. VAD travels out of the state to numbers of DeafNation Expos and other events to sell their popular 10 Reasons for Learning Sign Language t-shirts. (captioned)
 
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  • What's Happening for MAY (Updated May 6) - SunHerald.com

    5 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    What's Happening for MAY (Updated May 6)SunHerald.comDeafFest: Skit night, 6 p.m. May 8, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs. Cost: $20. Skit night and movie with deaf actors using American Sign Language and voice interpreters. 5K Fun Run with live entertainment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9
  • 'Survivor' Is a Damning Illustration of America's Distorted Class Politics - The New Republic

    5 May 2015 | 7:27 pm
    'Survivor' Is a Damning Illustration of America's Distorted Class PoliticsThe New RepublicAnd once you suppose that income doesn't matter and that class is nothing more than culture, then all descriptions of social status begin to sound like Jeff Foxworthy's “You might be a redneck” routine. In Class: A Guide through the American Status
  • The Baltimore Uprising and How TV Dramas Can Make A "Race" Episode That ... - Paste Magazine

    5 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    Paste MagazineThe Baltimore Uprising and How TV Dramas Can Make A "Race" Episode That Paste MagazineIn The Hollywood Race, Shannon Houston examines the dynamics of race and culture as they play out in film, television, music and pop culture. Here at Paste we recently published a fantastic list of five TV shows that provide great insight into another
  • New Kids on the Block appear older, more embarrassing in concert - SFGate (blog)

    5 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    SFGate (blog)New Kids on the Block appear older, more embarrassing in concertSFGate (blog)Culture Blog! ... Donnie appears to be going deaf in his old age. Sad. photo_prev_inline|culture-2246-post-8610-g32710|culture-2246-post-8610-g32710|0. photo_next_inline|culture-2246-post-8610-g32710|culture-2246-post-8610-g32710|0. At one point ...and more »
  • Deaf Spark comes to UNF on May 16 - Florida Times-Union

    4 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Florida Times-UnionDeaf Spark comes to UNF on May 16Florida Times-UnionDedicated to the preservation, education and appreciation of American Sign Language and to the culture of Northeast Florida's deaf community, Deaf Spark will feature artists, filmmakers, storytellers and performers for children who are deaf or hard of
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  • 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…
  • ALA announces Winners!

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

    Tina
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    First successful pilot project – Live Captioning done at a local University in Cape Town, South Africa. We connect to a UK 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. Funding was available to do the pilot project and with more interest, we hope to have a South African based live captioning service available soon. Used effectively in classrooms, meeting & conferences – having the text coming up on a big screen and on participants own devices.
  • 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…
  • Say hello to real-time captioning on Google Glass

    Tina
    2 Feb 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Did you know? 121 Captions can now stream real-time captions to Google Glass on their caption streaming platform, 1CapApp. This means you can have a speech-to-text reporter (palantypist or stenographer), a CART writer, or an electronic notetaker listen to your conversation and stream it to your Glass as captions. BRILLIANT for deaf people! As with all new technology, the Glass can be rather confusing at first. You are probably wondering, what on earth is Google Glass? You’ll understand what this product is and how it feels to wear one after the jump,  …. perhaps you’re even thinking…
  • 2 year bilateral cochlear implant review

    Tina
    31 Dec 2013 | 5:14 am
    So I’ve been bilateral for two years. Two amazing years. Life has taken over and I’ve been so busy that I haven’t made much time for focused rehabilitation exercises. I asked for my Advanced Bionics processors’ programming to be adjusted to include Clearvoice High with threshold levels reduced to zero, to improve sound in background noise. I asked for T-coil so I can use this with an FM system, the Phonak Roger pen system which I’m really looking forward to using in meetings. The sound field audiometry testing produced threshold responses at 10-20 dBhl, so I have…
 
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  • A Hollywood filmmaker, a Columbus deaf man and their passion for a movie ... - Columbus Business First (blog)

    5 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Columbus Business First (blog)A Hollywood filmmaker, a Columbus deaf man and their passion for a movie Columbus Business First (blog)A native of Houcktown in northern Ohio, he was a graduate of the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus. Hoy was remembered for teaching his teammates sign language, which they used on the field to communicate with him. It's also seen as perhaps the
  • Charge reduced against Trenton teen in assault case of deaf woman - Southgate News Herald

    5 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Southgate News HeraldCharge reduced against Trenton teen in assault case of deaf womanSouthgate News HeraldThe 19-year old Trenton man charged with attacking a 56-year-old deaf woman was ordered to a pre-trial following his preliminary examination on Tuesday, but had the most severe charge against him substantially reduced. The decision took place during ...and more »
  • Indiana School for the Deaf baseball team brings focus, communication to game - WTHR

    5 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Indiana School for the Deaf baseball team brings focus, communication to gameWTHRINDIANAPOLIS - Baseball is usually a game of chatter. But the only words you hear on this diamond come from the umpire. There is still plenty of noise at this ballpark, but most of the players don't hear any of it. "Commonly deaf people, since we don't
  • Golf clinic for deaf students at The Players - WJXT Jacksonville

    5 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    WJXT JacksonvilleGolf clinic for deaf students at The PlayersWJXT JacksonvilleFor Strano, he says it's a little bit more challenging teaching deaf golfers, because he says some of the terminology that he would ordinarily use isn't the same as what he has to sign to the students. "Things I would ordinarily say, 'Don't swing so and more »
  • Partially deaf children 'overlooked' at school - BBC News

    5 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    BBC NewsPartially deaf children 'overlooked' at schoolBBC NewsThe National Deaf Children's Society is calling on the next government to "provide the vital support" needed for partially deaf children in the UK. Nearly half of children with limited hearing fall behind at school, a survey of parents and Employers 'discriminating' against deaf peopleITV Newsall 6 news articles »
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    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf

  • 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…
  • PADETTE NEWSLETTER: May 2015 – July 2015

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Download PADette Volume 73, Issue 2 newsletter with 8 page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees!   PADette Volume 73, Issue 2
  • Taco Night on Thursday

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Need to unwind from long day at work and don’t want to cook! Thursday, April 30th, starting at 4:00 PM.  Where?  Pittsburgh Deaf clubhouse. Meal & Drink Specials.  Check for more information here.
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • 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…
  • Take a Class from a Signing Time Academy Instructor

    LeeAnn Mason
    4 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Signing Time Academy Instructors are making a difference in their communities every day. They are teaching classes to adults and children, sponsoring outreach events featuring Rachel Coleman, and presenting at conferences to educate people about the benefits of using signs to help children of all ages and abilities communicate and connect with the people they love. Find an Instructor in your area   We are pleased to introduce you to our Gold Level Instructors! Gold Level Instructors are our Academy Advisory and consist of certified Baby Signing Time, Signing Time, & Master Signing…
  • Two Opportunities to See Rachel in May

    LeeAnn Mason
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    You and your family will sing and sign your favorite Signing Time songs with Rachel, Leah, & Hopkins in Oak Lawn, IL!   When Saturday, May 16, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm Where Oak Lawn Community High School 9400 SW Hwy Oak Lawn , IL 60453 General Admission $12.50 Doors open at 6:10pm. Rachel will stay after the concert for photos and autographs! VIP $75 Doors open at 5:10 pm. You get the best seats in the house, autographs and photos with Rachel, & Leah before the concert. Q & A opportunity. No waiting in line. BUY TICKETS NOW *Tickets available on-line only. No tickets will…
  • Free Friday – Farm Animals

    Signing Time
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Happy Friday! This week’s featured song is Leah’s Farm. Watch the video and download your free Activity Pack with song lyrics and sign language flash cards. Signing = Learning Signs bring out specific characteristics of each animal, which enriches your child’s understanding of concepts, categories and vocabulary. Get Leah’s Farm Activity Pack   Get Leah’s Farm DVD Get all of Series One
 
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    Dr. Z and You

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

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

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

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

  • We Are Grandparents Again!

    2 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    We are grandparents again! This little cutie pie will be signing before we know it!
  • Happy National Interpreter's Day

    1 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    Here's to all the interpreters who provide access to language! I'd like to include CART and Captioning Providers, as well! Text Captioning is language, too! #TextInterpreting #WithCaptions
  • "Can We Create New Sense for Humans" David Eagleman TedTalk

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    I love Facebook. My friends post and share some pretty amazing things from memes and stories to the latest in technology and science. Sherri posted this on my timeline. I admit I didn't watch the video, but I DID read the interactive transcript since I couldn't find the caption button. Will this be the way the blind will see and the deaf will hear in the future?"Can We Create New Sense for Humans" TED2015"David EaglemanNeuroscientistDavid Eagleman decodes the mysteries of the tangled web of neurons and electricity that make our minds tick — and also make us…
  • My Speech at "Focus on People Awards" and our interviews

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Below are 2 videos from the Oticon "Focus on People Awards" 2014. The 1st video is my speech. I want to thank Teresa Russ for providing the captions for my video. Click the CC button for the captions. If you need captioning added to your videos, I highly recommend Teresa. The 2nd video shows the interviews of each of us discussing our thoughts regarding role models.https://youtu.be/wT7Ak2eJf0wteresaruss45@gmail.comTeresa Russ, CSR, CRILic.#13770Certified Court ReporterCART/Provider Captioner(For the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing)Transcript:Oticon's Focus on People Award 2014 Award…
  • Glenn's Advice Regarding Meniere's Disease and Brain Fog

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

  • Eleven Things You Should Know About Deaf People

    2 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    </center> Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @A young woman by the name of Ren posted this video on YouTube yesterday, called "Eleven Things You Should Know About Deaf People". Her poetry is quite good and actually states well known assumptions about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to understanding deaf people. Some of her best quotes are: Four:(over-enunciating) NO, I DON'T NEED YOU TO TALK LIKE THIS.(laughter)I don't need you to be a megaphone;I need you to paint yourself on a canvas.Seven: Cafeterias seem to get louder and louder,a…
  • Bilingualism At Its Finest: ASL and English

    1 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Today, the Deaf and Hearing Network introduced their third of five-part story about LEAD-K. We reported the first of their five part stories that introduce coverage of LEAD K. The second of their five part stories (below) in which we learn that experts tell us how the brain works when it doesn't develop properly and when it does. Their solution?Giving Deaf children access to both ASL and English leads to healthy development and should be part of every child's learning process from day one.Now, in the third part of the series, we…
  • Sex Education in Deaf Education Survey

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Karen Bartlett, a doctoral student from Texas Woman’s University specializing in the psychology of Deafness, is currently conducting research for her dissertation looking at the effectiveness and impact of sexuality education in school programs that serve Deaf students. Karen is looking for more participants for her research for her dissertation and she has asked TSG to help her out. She is in need of 50 more participants who are D/HH adults (18+) who have been in high school any time since 2004 to take a survey about sex education. The…
  • Nepal, Earthquake, Deaf Survivors and How You Can Help!

    29 Apr 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Picture courtesy of DeafWayWritten by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ Update as of May 2, 2015: As more information becomes more available, we keep learning more information about the devastation that the recent earthquake has caused in Nepal. It is heart-wrenching to scroll down on Facebook to see the latest video of the massive earthquake in this instant-internet world that we live in. Yet, the world is looking after each other by quickly coming to their aid and doing what they can to help Nepal rebuild and get the food and services they need. Posted by World Federation of the Deaf…
  • Case Manager (part-time) OPENING

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Position: Case Manager Supervisor: Director of Health Education/ServicesFTE: 50% FTELocation: Los AngelesDepartment: Health Education/ServicesEFFECTIVE DATE: JULY 1, 2015PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Health Care Access Case Management Program will increase accessibility within the healthcare delivery system for deaf and hard of hearing consumers, and maximize health care knowledge and use of services through provision of one-to-one direct services, group workshops as well as technical assistance for health care service providers.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Under the…
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    The Tree House.

  • On Sabbatical.

    The Tree House
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Dear beloved Tree House dwellers, I would like to advise that I have decided to take a break /sabbatical of which I will return when the time is right. It is an honour to be handing over the Facebook group to the capable (signing) hands of Mr Andrew Arthur who has kindly agreed to take it on. Andrew has been with the Tree House ever since it was first built and he, amongst other valued members, has helped to build on it with all their invaluable experience and knowledge which will always be very much appreciated – more than one can realise. I have lovingly watched The Tree House grow…
  • Stabbing Eardrums

    The Tree House
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    To our friends across the big pond, SJ happened to be watching a programme on British TV the other night called the “U.S. Bounty Hunters”.  A fugitive was being sought and to the bounty hunters amazement; they found him hiding behind an upright mattress. He was then thrown down to the ground and naturally he resisted in being restrained. Then, to SJ’s horror, the fugitive’s eardrum was stabbed in order to subdue him so they could put the restraints onto him. Stabbing an eardrum? Seriously? Who would commit such an act?! An act as such could be extremely damaging and dangerous.
  • Hands on Ears – the video

    Paul
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    A while ago members of the Treehouse were asked if they wanted to take part in a video for the #handsonears campaign founded by Danielle Williams.  I was actually going to do it myself but a whole heap of other stuff got in the way and I missed my chance.  However, some of you (our beloved Tree House dwellers) got involved and seized the day alongside others and this wonderful video was made – take a look! Thanks Danielle.  
  • Contacting a Support Hotline

    Jamie Danjoux
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    I hope you all had a lovely Easter and enjoying the hot weather! Many businesses such as Internet Providers, to TV providers to banks they all have a support hotline for their customers to ring if they encountered any issues. A few days ago I had a problem with my internet, which is with Plusnet. I looked all over their website for a live chat facility, I did find one in the end. The chap on the chat said, “Due to our safety checks and policies, we can only handle issues and account changes over the telephone.” I can understand from their point of view of trying to be safe, but…
  • Deafened and Hearing Impaired: We are a special case – By Mervyn James

    The Tree House
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Continuing recent views regarding the UK charities insisting BSL using deaf are a ‘special case’ and deserve access more than other deaf do by producing information not accessible to deaf who need subtitles only, or, both subtitles/captioning and sign. Ideally, public information videos aimed at deaf and others with hearing loss should be law include dual access of sign, and subtitling. Indeed there are areas who would take this further and demand why no lip-spoken access… at ALL? The current deaf charity UK stance suggests an equality elitist attitude is being supported in…
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