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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Deaf MD.org Health Education In ASL

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Excellent medical information website with most topics presented in ASL videos. Viewers can research diseases, various medical tests, and even locate "deaf-friendly" doctors in their area.

Welcome to DeafMD, an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population. Using health information created by two trustworthy and unbiased government sources—the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, our team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators translates this complex information into ASL.

Our goal is to develop an easy to use site without overwhelming advertisements. DeafMD contains 4 distinct, informative sections: Diseases & Illnesses, Understanding Tests, News, & Find a Deaf Friendly Doctor. While each section is different, each one is specifically designed to promote a better understanding and knowledge of health. Navigate to the Disease & Illness section, the Understanding Tests section, or the News section, and a video will begin to play discussing how to use each section. One of the most exciting areas of the site is the Find a Deaf Friendly Doctor section. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990 to ensure equal rights to every citizen, the Deaf have repeatedly been overlooked. We have attempted to compile a list of doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities that use ASL fluently with their patients or comply with the ADA by hiring qualified interpreters for their patients. This list is in no way exhaustive, and we encourage you to submit your provider for inclusion to this list. Email us at ContactUs@DeafMD.org to help us add to this list.

It is important to understand that treatment should never be delayed because of something you have read on DeafMD. If you think that you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest Emergency Room. DeafMD does not provide medical advice or promote any product or service. All content found on DeafMD is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified physician or healthcare professional about any medical concern and do not disregard professional medical advice because of anything you have read on DeafMD. Do not go on if you do not understand. Navigating past this page indicates that you have read and accepted the Terms & Conditions of Use for www.DeafMD.org.

It is our desire to improve the understanding of health related topics to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf community. Please sign up for our email list to be included in the latest health information posted to DeafMD. Please remember, DeafMD functions from the generosity of donations from our users. Any support you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any constructive feedback, after all, this site is built for you. Wishing you a lifetime of health & happiness,

The DeafMD team.
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I Don't Just Kiss Lips, I Read Them T-Shirt

How Are You Feeling Today? (Signs)

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Hearing Aid Colouring Pages

Read My Lips

More Deaf Cartoons

A Deaf Man's Best Friends Are..

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Interview With Deaflympic Hopefuls

Visit this site for the whole interview:

You could not have missed the fact that London 2012 is being hosted in the UK this year, yet until now you may not have heard that much about the Paralympics which thanks to the games is getting much deserved recognition. However, there’s another sporting event you may never have come across before – the Deaflympics.

The first Deaflympic games were held in 1924 and today has more than 44,000 deaf athletes taking part from over 77 nations, still the event is yet to have the same draw from the world as the Olympics. So to find out more we interviewed two Deaflympic footballers for the GB women’s football team Victoria and Claire.

Here’s what they had to share…

Paralympics Beijing 2008, Opening Ceremony (ASL Dance)

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Dressed in white gowns, girls with hearing loss perform a dance using sign language during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Paralympic Games at the National Stadium in Beijing on September 6, 2008.
(Photo credit: Xinhua)

Laura Rankin's ASL Children's Story Books

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Photo by John G. Stephenson

Laura Rankin  http://www.harpercollins.ca/authors/32307/Laura_Rankin/index.aspx

Laura Rankin is the creator of The Handmade Alphabet, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie. She is the illustrator of many other books for children, including Alexander McCall Smith's Harriet Bean books and How to Drive Your Sister Crazy, by Diane Z. Shore. She lives in Easton, Maryland.

Deaf Advocacy Cartoons

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Click here to see more cartoons:

Deaf Advocacy Cartoons by Tami Davidson Many Thanks to cartoonist- Tami for working with Advocacy Support League on these advocacy comics.
You will find humor and much truth with these cartoons. ENJOY !

1) Despite what society believes
Lip reading still relies on much quesswork.
Almost 80% of everything spoken on the
lips is lost communication.
When it comes to full understanding of
what is spoken- whether it be in
a Doctor's office, interacting with
a Law Enforcement Officer or any daily
activity...are you willing to run the
risk of losing your civil rights
based on part of the communication ?
Missing one word can mean the difference
in medication errors or worse.
Don't Risk it.

2) The world we live in values the ability
to hear of paramount importance. Many Hearing
parents and others feel ashamed that their child
is deaf. There has been a ban on deaf
children using sign language because many
felt it was inferior communciation and not on the same
level as speaking. People like Alexander Grahamn Bell
campaigned actively against deaf using
American Sign Language. However, today many
babies are being taught to communicate with
their parents by using signs.
Signing is ok for hearing but was always
forbidden for Deaf...go figure !

3)Instead of providing Strobe
Visual Alarms - Deaf are treated
like second class citizens
The Americans With Disabilities Act
provides for deaf and hard of hearing
to be alerted in the most effective and
equal manner. This means that when a
hearing person is warned by a ringing alarm,
deaf have the same right to be warned
immediately as well. A visual strobe
light does that. People panic during
an emergency. Prime example:
Sept 11, 2001: World Trade Center and
the Pentagon > MASS PANIC- no visual
strobe alarms for Deaf and hard of
hearing, and clearly shows that a
better buddy is not human but a strobe alarm system.

Deaf Posters From Zazzle.com

ILY "Stop Sign"

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Friday, 28 September 2012

RIT/NTID Alumnus Matt Daigle Will Be The Lyon Lecturer Oct. 25!

Custom ASL Name Print

 CUSTOM American Sign Language ( ASL ) Name Print  8" x 10"  CUSTOM American Sign Language ( ASL ) Name Print  8" x 10"


Create your own personalized print with a name, word, or phrase of your choice, customized with your own colors! This print can be ordered in additional sizes, please send me a convo for pricing information.

These simple, modern illustrations were inspired by the graceful hand movements of the American Sign Language (or ASL) alphabet. While the world has produced many written alphabets, none are as lively as the physical motion of fingerspelling.

I wanted to create a print that would be clean and graphic and I think that this customized print would work well in a nursery, kid's room, office, or any other other room. It's also a great personalized gift, and can be made in any color combination!

This listing is for a single name or word- if you would like a print with more than one name or phrase, please convo me for information on pricing.

This professional quality inkjet print is printed on high-quality 44lb matte presentation paper with archival Chromalife pigment inks. The printed area is 8" x 10", printed on an 8.5" x 11" sheet to provide room for framing. Will fit many standard fram sizes when matted. Print is shipped flat in a sturdy envelope to prevent bending.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Deaf Culture Centre, Toronto Canada

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In 1970 Forrest C. Nickerson, a Deaf person, realized his dream to create a Deaf cultural organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural    lives of Deaf people across the country. Today, the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) represents over 450,000 Canadians and serves many more with its programs, cultural activities and Deaf heritage resources.

The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE, a project of CCSD, has developed a virtual museum website www.deafculturecentre.ca. This state-of- the-art multilingual site offers content in ASL, LSQ, English and French, providing visitors from around the world a virtual view into the Centre's award-winning Deaf heritage exhibits, archives and multi-media capabilities.

The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE is a symbol of the Deaf community celebrating Deaf life. It is a public forum both historical and forward-looking. The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE is contemporary, a fun gathering place that is open to the public and rooted in the Deaf community. It provides education, culture, visual and performing arts.

ASL Butterfly

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Odyssey (New Direction In Deaf Education)

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"Odyssey ~ New Directions in Deaf Education" is a magazine put out by the Gallaudet University Clerc Center. Odyssey features articles about issues important to the families of deaf and hard of hearing children and the professionals who work with them. Each issue centers around a specific theme. Subscription is free. To view the issues online you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This is a linkable list of the issues that can be downloaded and read, covering many themes.

Aryanna Enginner In The Film "Orphan" 2009

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Aryana Engineer was discovered as an actress by her neighbor, an agent, who saw her communicating in sign language with her deaf mother. The neighbor introduced her to casting directors for the film "Orphan", who were looking for a young girl fluent in sign language for the part of Max, and Aryana was cast in the role. Aryana is herself hard of hearing and uses a hearing aid.

The Film "Ophan": A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1148204/

"Deaf" Shirts From www.cafepress.ca