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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

The Greatest Gift...

That Deaf Guy "Deaf 'Twas The Night Before Christmas"

Hello friends, Happy holidays from our family to yours. As you tuck your children into bed and grab the ole favorite of "Twas The Night Before Christmas"...it is completely up to you which versions you use.  Enjoy!! See you in 2014!! -Matt and Kay

John Maucere's Happy Holiday Wish

Inexpensive Hearing Devices

CBS: Inexpensive hearing devices bring gift of sound to less fortunate


(image from CBS News video)

KODA Signs "The Star Spangled Banner"

"Smash" Deaf Police Horse

Folks, here is a picture of a real-life deaf police
horse. Btw, his name is "Smash." What a way to smash a new year real soon! Happy holidays!
Read more here: http://horsetalk.co.nz/2013/09/19/deaf-horse-enlisted-police-duties-texas/#axzz2oWuv1ihS

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Unusual Political Alliance

Looking For A Fluent ASL Person...

ASL Nook "The Night Before Christmas" ASL

Deaf Sailor Receives National Award

Santa ILY

"The Night Before Christmas" Bilingual ASL & English eBook

The Night Before Christmas
A Bilingual ASL-English eBook
by Clement Clarke Moore F.O.C. Darley Joshua Beckman Imran Hakamali Abigail Henderson Maria Vieytez

RISE (Reading Involves Shared Experience) ebooks are produced by a collaboration of students at Gallaudet University and Swarthmore College, under the guidance of 

Prof. Gene Mirus and Prof. Donna Jo Napoli. They are designed to delight deaf children and the adults who share the books with them, whether those adults be comfortable signers or not. The goal is to promote shared reading, an experience that enhances developing literacy skills.

For more information on RISE ebooks, contact the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University or the Linguistics Department at Swarthmore College.


Peggie Parsons, A former Gallaudet Professor Was Killed...

Long-time Gallaudet professor killed in Washington, DC


(image from WRC-TV)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Deaf Rights Movement South Africa

The Deaf of South Africa are marking the Mandela Memorial as the ignition point of their Deaf rights movement. They are making history as we speak!! Show your support by liking their page!

That Deaf Guy "Technology"

Hello friends,
How technology has changed our lives! Our son can not wrap his brain around a time when there wasn't instant messenger, texting, or facebook.
We had a good friend over the other night for a nice long chat and it was truly amazing. It has been such a long time since we had a visitor come to our house. As the holidays approach, we know we will have more opportunity to be with our friends and loved ones for some awesome face to face interactions and we are not freak out about that one bit.
-Enjoy, Matt and Kay
PS Still looking for those last minute gifts? If you order "That Deaf Guy: A Family Portrait" today (within the USA) and select priority shipping, you will get it in time for Christmas. Order atwww.thatdeafguy.com/store

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

"Say Something" In ASL (Jason Listman)

Nelson Mandela Memorial REAL Sign Language Site

Nelson Mandela was honored by loved ones, world leaders, and thousands South Africans in a memorial service on December 9th, 2013. Mandela was a one-of-a-kind human being who devoted his life to ending racism, poverty, and inequality.

An incident occurred during the memorial service in which a man, now dubbed the “Fake Interpreter”, stood next to speakers and interpreted the entire event in sign language. However, none of his signing was legitimate and the Deaf community was not given accessibility to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. This site is our way of honoring him while bringing language accessibility to the Deaf community all over the world, just what Mandela would have wanted.

We want this to be a place of community exchange and resources. We welcome submissions of speech translations in your country's sign language. Together, we can show the world what REAL sign languages look like. Contact submit@realinterpreter.com if you’d like to contribute.

Thank you to everyone involved in this movement. Your contribution made all the difference.

To watch the videos, please go to:


Brought to you by CONVO with support from World Federation of the Deaf, World Association of Sign Language Interpreters and Deaf Federation of South Africa

Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram - ‪#‎RealInterpreter‬

Deaf Theatre Group Montreal

Retweeted Deaf Around World (@aslworld):

Deaf theatre group presenting unique take on Snow Whitehttp://t.co/1fqhMZdoaB via @CTVMontreal

What Is Really Important?

Do you ask yourself enough questions and are you open to hearing the answers?

10 Things About Being A C.O.D.A.

Matt Dixon: Ten essential things to know about being the child of deaf parents http://wp.me/p408Yl-2q9