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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Deafness Is Not A Deficit!


But when it comes to hearing and Deaf cultures, “healthy” is defined differently. Four out of 5 deaf children are born to hearing parents. When told this prognosis, hearing parents often experience what psychiatrist and grief expert Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross characterized as the Five Stages of Grief.

But for culturally Deaf parents (it is common practice to capitalize Deaf when writing about Deaf culture and its members) the news is often met with joy.

Wee Deaf Girls Adorable Chat In ASL!


"Who is Going to Marry First?" Little Deaf Girls' Adorable Chat in ASL!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Deaf Art Website

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This site is long overdue for maintenance and is currently published for archival reasons only. It was intended to be a resource for anyone interested in Deaf Art, particularly the category defined by Deaf View/Image Art (De'VIA). 
The site's chief purpose was the provision of information about the National Touring Exhibit of Deaf Culture Art that visited seven American cities between 1999 and 2001.

International Sign Language Right


World Wide Sign language Right Movement is here now !!

World Federation of the Deaf Congress Resolution

16-22 July 2007, Madrid, Spain
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), its Members and the participants at the 15th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Madrid, Spain, 16-22 July 2007,

Reaffirming that deaf people are entitled to the same human rights as all social groups and that diversity is an intrinsic factor in the Deaf Community,
Recognising the importance of children and youth; deafblind; deaf with disabilities; immigrants; Indigenous peoples; Lesbians, Gays, Transgenders and Bisexuals; people in rural areas; religious minorities; senior citizens; and all deaf people as citizens of society with the same rights and obligations as other citizens,
Emphasising that by adopting positive actions, equality among all will be accelerated,
Reaffirming that multi-lingual education in sign language gives deaf and hard of hearing people the best opportunity to achieve full citizenship and enjoyment of all human rights,

Deaf Linx

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Deaf Linx is your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Langauge (ASL) and all other related topics. Deaf Linx firmly believes that deafness is not a disability, but a condition that produces a sub-culture that should be celebrated. Many people are unaware of all the accomplishments that deaf individuals have made and the unique ways in which they have come together to create a distinctive identity. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.

We understand that many visitors want to learn all they can about American Sign Language (ASL), so they can communicate with deaf friends, family, and business associates. We offer American Sign Language resource and learning materials just for that reason. Deaf Linx visitors have knowledge right at their fingertips, including American Sign Language resources. On Deaf Linx you can find ASL Classes or American Sign Language Interpreting Agencies, as well as various other ASL Resources, such as ASL Dictionaries, Informative Facts and other Resources to help you practice your American Sign Language skills.
Deaf Linx is designed to be a one-stop shop for legal deaf cultural resources, American Sign Language (ASL) resources, deaf education, and deaf services. Health care, government assistance, real estate access, insurance, and travel also may create issues that uniquely affect deaf people and their families. There are many resources available here to help you find the information and programs that can greatly improve the deaf community, as well to help deaf individuals and their friends and family navigate all of the concerns that may arise in these areas. Whether you were born deaf, suffer from degenerative hearing, or are the parent or loved one of a deaf child, Deaf Linx has valuable information to help you find the information you are looking for.
Ensuring that deaf children receive a quality education is also a significant concern in the deaf community, and we want to help ensure that every parent of a deaf child is able to find a school that can accommodate their son or daughter. Dealing properly with deaf issues that can occur in families that have one or more deaf children is also important, and we have many resources to help you navigate the challenges that come with raising a deaf child.
We invite you to visit Deaf Linx and to browse the websites and resources that are listed to educate users about the deaf community and gain a better understanding of American Sign Language (ASL).

Audism & Deafhood Articles: LibGuide Rochester University


Visit this link to read many aricles relating to the topic of Audism & Deafhood.

"My Valentine" (Paul McCartney) ASL Music Video Staring Natalie Portman & Johnny Depp


‎'My Valentine': Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman Star In Paul McCartney-Directed Video

Deaf Student Surprised When President Obama Responsed in ASL!

Obama Deaf

As the president was shaking hands and making his way through the crowd, he met up with Stephon, who was born deaf.
"I am proud of you," Stephon signed to the president.
Not missing a beat, President Obama signed back: "Thank you."
Another deaf student then signed to the president, "I love you." The president smiled back at her and shook her hand.
An elated Stephon later recounted his experience on YouTube via American Sign Language.


Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye

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The OFFICIAL page for 'Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye'! Get DVDs at http://www.suethomasdvd.com/
"Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye," the award-winning series from creators Dave and Gary Johnson (Doc, Against the Grain), stars with Deanne Bray (Heroes) as the profoundly deaf Sue Thomas whose exceptional lip reading ability helps solve the FBI’s most difficult cases. Inspired by the remarkable true story, Sue and her hearing dog Levi join handsome Agent Jack Hudson (Yannick Bisson) and other members of an elite surveillance team and find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime!
Actress Deanne Bray with the REAL Sue Thomas.

You Are Special!

C.O.D.A. (Short Film)

(Watch the whole C.O.D.A. video here) http://www.bslbt.co.uk/zoom/films/zoom_2011/coda/


A drama following a Deaf girl over 3 decades as she struggles to come to terms with her place in a hearing family.


Director Melissa Mostyn-Thomas

Melissa is a published writer/journalist and arts practitioner who has also managed Deaf arts projects with numerous high-profile organisations. CODA is her first short film project.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Signs Of Hope International


Every day thousands of children in Africa wander the streets in isolation. Instead of learning to read, write and interact, they’re struggling to teach themselves how to survive in a world of quiet desperation.

These children are deaf.

There are more than 400,000 deaf people in Ghana, West Africa—some due to heredity, others to disease. In a country of nearly 22 million, that’s two percent of the population.

In villages throughout the country, deaf children are left without hope for an education. While families are forced to choose between eating or paying school fees, many eager children miss their opportunity to learn. A cycle of loneliness and self-doubt ensues.

Signmark: Deaf Rapper


Signmark was born deaf into a world where music is for the hearing. He pursued his childhood dream and became the first deaf in the world to get a record deal.

Monday, 9 April 2012


The Deaflympics are more than just the world's second oldest multiple sports games after the Olympics. They are also among the world's fastest growing sports events. The games that started as a small gathering of 148 deaf athletes from nine countries competing in the International Silent Games in Paris, France, in 1924, have grown into a global movement.

Built on one man's vision of worldwide ath...letic competition and the sharing of experiences among deaf athletes, the Deaflympics have endured for over 85 years as unique and separate in the world of sports.

The games are sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, IOC. But unlike the athletes in all other IOC sanctioned games, including the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Special Olympics, the Deaflympians cannot be guided by starter's guns, bullhorn commands or referee whistles. Nor can they experience the crucial sense of inclusion in other general games because they cannot just strike up a conversation or in other ways communicate instantly or in a practical manner with fellow hearing athletes.

For these and other reasons, the Deaflympics must and will continue to go on independently, while building on their rich traditions and continuing their rapid growth in scope, size and importance. Increasingly, they also serve as a bridge between athletes brought up in the traditional schools for deaf children and the increasing number of deaf athletes from mainstream educational institutions.

Unlike other games for athletes with disabilities, which are all directed by non-disabled officials, the Deaflympics are run by deaf people for deaf athletes.









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