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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

3 Choices In Life...

Photo: In life You Have Three Choices.
Which do you choose?
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Be The One Who...

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Can You Sign Your Name?

Photo: Do you understand? 



Created by Jeremy Gauthier.

Waves Of ILY

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Deaf Baby PAH!

Photo: The Joy; birth of a Deaf child.

Curtis Pride, Deaf Baseball

Photo: It is not easy to break into the major leagues in baseball, whether you are hearing or deaf. In baseball’s early years, we had a few deaf baseball players such as Dummy Hoy; today, we have Curtis Pride. Pride has played briefly for major league teams, and has had a long minor league career. Along the way, he has compiled an impressive resume of community-related achievements.

Curtis Pride’s Early Years
Pride was born in the Washington, DC metro area, deaf at birth from rubella. He grew up oral. According to an About visitor, Pride was an excellent soccer player who had played for the United States at the 1985 Under 17 World Championships in China. Pride completed college as a student athlete, and also played basketball.

Curtis Pride’s Baseball Career
Pride began his career as a part-time New York Mets minor leaguer, and moved on to stints with the Montreal Expos (minors and majors), the Detroit Tigers (majors), the Boston Red Sox (minors/briefly in the majors), the Atlanta Braves (majors), the Kansas City Royals, the Salt Lake Stingers (minors), and the Nashua Pride (minors).

In 2003, Pride was called up from the minors by the New York Yankees. The Yankee stint did not last long - only four games. Articles covering Pride’s performance:

The New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 2003
The Star-Ledger, Monday, July 7, 2003
Asbury Park Press, Monday, July 7, 2003
The New York Times,July 7, 2003
In 2004, Pride was called up again from the minors, this time by the Anaheim Angels.

Curtis Pride’s Baseball Cards
Pride has appeared on some baseball cards during his career in both the majors and the minors:

Pittsfield Mets
Atlanta Braves
Curtis Pride’s Media Appearances
In addition, his picture graced the front page of the first issue of the now defunct HIP Magazine for deaf and hard of hearing kids. Pride also appeared on CBS News’ 48 Hours program. The March/April 2000 issue of World Around You, a publication for deaf teenagers, had an article on Pride.

Curtis Pride’s Good Works
When he is not playing baseball, Pride and his wife, Lisa, are active in the Together With Pridefoundation. This foundation aids hearing impaired children, through a hearing aid bank. There are several activities the foundation supports or hopes to support, such as a scholarship program, literacy, and mentoring.

Curtis Pride After Professional Baseball
Curtis Pride became a head baseball coach for Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, a university for deaf and hard of hearing students.

It is not easy to break into the major leagues in baseball, whether you are hearing or deaf. In baseball’s early years, we had a few deaf baseball players such as Dummy Hoy; today, we have Curtis Pride. Pride has played briefly for major league teams, and has had a long minor league career. Along the way, he has compiled an impressive resume of community-related achievements.

Curtis Pride’s Early Years
Pride was born in the Washington, DC metro area, deaf at birth from rubella. He grew up oral. According to an About visitor, Pride was an excellent soccer player who had played for the United States at the 1985 Under 17 World Championships in China. Pride completed college as a student athlete, and also played basketball.

Curtis Pride’s Baseball Career
Pride began his career as a part-time New York Mets minor leaguer, and moved on to stints with the Montreal Expos (minors and majors), the Detroit Tigers (majors), the Boston Red Sox (minors/briefly in the majors), the Atlanta Braves (majors), the Kansas City Royals, the Salt Lake Stingers (minors), and the Nashua Pride (minors).

In 2003, Pride was called up from the minors by the New York Yankees. The Yankee stint did not last long - only four games. Articles covering Pride’s performance:

The New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 2003
The Star-Ledger, Monday, July 7, 2003
Asbury Park Press, Monday, July 7, 2003
The New York Times,July 7, 2003
In 2004, Pride was called up again from the minors, this time by the Anaheim Angels.

Curtis Pride’s Baseball Cards
Pride has appeared on some baseball cards during his career in both the majors and the minors:

Pittsfield Mets
Atlanta Braves
Curtis Pride’s Media Appearances
In addition, his picture graced the front page of the first issue of the now defunct HIP Magazine for deaf and hard of hearing kids. Pride also appeared on CBS News’ 48 Hours program. The March/April 2000 issue of World Around You, a publication for deaf teenagers, had an article on Pride.

Curtis Pride’s Good Works
When he is not playing baseball, Pride and his wife, Lisa, are active in the Together With Pridefoundation. This foundation aids hearing impaired children, through a hearing aid bank. There are several activities the foundation supports or hopes to support, such as a scholarship program, literacy, and mentoring.

Curtis Pride After Professional Baseball
Curtis Pride became a head baseball coach for Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, a university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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Tama Project



Click here to provide support and to watch the project video:
http://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/tama

Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing film-makers. It follows a Deaf Maori teenager as he struggles to learn the haka in Kaikohe. Determined to rise to the challenges that stand in his way, Tama undergoes the transformation necessary to earn the respect of his community.
 
The innovative script includes dialogue in four languages (the three official languages of New Zealand and Maori Sign Language). Jared Flitcroft (who is co-directing with hearing film-maker Jack O'Donnell) is the first Deaf film-maker to graduate from Wellington's film school. We are interested in creating opportunities for emerging Deaf actors and crew to gain experience that may lead to employment opportunities.

The funds raised from Boosted will go towards the production phase of the film including gear, crew, transport and NZSL interpreters. We will shoot the film in January and February 2014 while editing and mastering will take place in the following four months.

Call For Applications To Join WFD

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I Want To Be...

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ASL DIY Tea Bowl In Scarborough, Ontario

Photo: Secret Teatime, a ceramic studio in Scarborough is offering a 2-part workshop held in Sign Language. It is a workshop where you will watch a demonstration of a Japanese Tea Ceremony and talk about its history. Participants will make a tea bowl and pick it up the following week where tea will be served in your own handmade bowl. See attached for contact details.

Secret Teatime, a ceramic studio in Scarborough is offering a 2-part workshop held in Sign Language. It is a workshop where you will watch a demonstration of a Japanese Tea Ceremony and talk about its history. Participants will make a tea bowl and pick it up the following week where tea will be served in your own handmade bowl.

http://www.secretteatime.com/#!asl-classes/c1e2y

Tilden 5k Run For Deaf Humanity, June 2, 2013





DREAM REACHER
Douglas Tilden became a world famous sculptor. After graduation from the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, CA, Tilden went on to study sculpting in Paris.

For any of you in the San Francisco area, please spread the word of the run this weekend.

http://deafhoodfoundation.org/vlog/2013/02/douglas-tilden-5k-walkrun-and-10k-run-event-this-june-2-2013/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Tilden





Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Walk For ASL (& Other Deaf Related Videos)



Click here to watch the videos posted:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FacundoElement?feature=watch

Lakeland Family Embraces Deaf Identity in Hearing World



Click here to read the whole article:
http://www.theledger.com/article/20130519/NEWS/305195041

LAKELAND | Carrie Moore drives into the parking lot of a business near the Lakeland Square mall, where a charter bus awaits on a Sunday afternoon.

Moore's three children disembark -- Cammie, 16; Michael, 14, who goes by his middle name, Boyd; and Ashley, 11 -- and give their mother a hug before disappearing into the bus. Seen through the windows, several sets of youthful hands soon flutter in excited conversations conducted in American Sign Language.
 
Such is the weekly routine for the Moore family of South Lakeland. The three children, who attend the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, depart each Sunday afternoon, joining about a dozen other local students from the Lakeland area.
 
The Moore children return by bus each Friday to spend weekends with their parents, both of whom are also deaf.

Raising & Educating Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children

Click here to learn more:
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/educatingdeafchildren/

International experts answer questions about various issues faced by parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Reflection Of Self...

How are you feeling about yourself today? <3

Monday, 20 May 2013

ASLized "The Giving Tree"



Click here to watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moUvQIsro_M

Translated by Dyan Kovacs
Produced by ASLized!

Original author: Shel Silverstein
http://books.google.com/books/about/T...

ILY Canadian Flag

Created by NEF (Nathan E. Fylstra) for showing ILY signing hand for Deaf Canadan. Please share it to everyone, thanks. Blessings to y'all! -NEF

Created by NEF (Nathan E. Fylstra) for showing ILY signing hand for Deaf Canadians.

10 Annoying Habits Of Hearing People

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Hearing people, eh? You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them.
Of course, the term ‘hearing people’ only really exists in the deaf world, because hearing folk generally see themselves as being, simply, ‘people.’ But to us Deafies, there’s something distinctive about them. We know there are things that only they would do.
Statistics show that five in six people are hearing. That’s a whopping 50 million people in the UK, and nearly 6 billion people worldwide. They’re literally everywhere.
So, listed for convenience, here are the 10 things we’d rather hearing people did a whole lot less – their very most annoying habits.

Click here to read:
http://limpingchicken.com/2013/05/20/charlie-swinbourne-the-10-incredibly-annoying-habits-of-hearing-people/

Eddie Buck Won On The Price is Right Today (had access to an interpreter)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Diversity Makes For A Rich Tapestry...

Born To Make Mistakes...

That Deaf Guy "Magic Hands"



Hey Friends,
Our son has learned many clever ways to get dad to say "Yes".There is always bargaining, promises, and bribes involved. Just like our son, Cedric uses his dad's love of ASL to get what he wants. Nice try, Cedric. It WORKED!!
Enjoy!–Matt and Kay

PS So you want to buy a book, eh? Here is how you can do it. Click on the link below to have 120+ pages of pure Deaf Culture humor arrive at your doorstep!! www.thatdeafguy.com/store

Who You Are...


Calling All ASL Actors!



Calling all ASL actors! See DawnSignPress's exciting announcement about an amazing children's project. Please address all questions to the email in the announcment! Good luck!

50th Anniversary Deaf Society ASL Flash Mob

Congratulations to the Connect Society's 50th Anniversary! How did they celebrate?

"Sign language flash mob marks 50th anniversary of deaf society"

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/sign-language-flash-mob-marks-50th-anniversary-of-deaf-society-1.1286745

Congratulations to the Connect Society's 50th Anniversary! How did they celebrate?

"Sign language flash mob marks 50th anniversary of deaf society"

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/sign-language-flash-mob-marks-50th-anniversary-of-deaf-society-1.1286745

Keep Calm & Sign On!

12 Reasons To Learn ASL

Saturday, 11 May 2013

ASL Interpreters Are...

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Blind & Deaf Study Unit

Libras (Brazilian) Sign Language

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ASL Rhyming

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Another example of RHYMING in ASL: the one phoneme difference here is the handshape (5 vs 3 vs 1) but all other parameters are identical: location, movement, palm orientation.

LOVE

Hand Alphabet

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Inspire People!

Please feel free to: Like ☮ Tag ☮ or ☮ Share www.positiveandinspirationalquotes.blogspot.com www.melaniemoushigian.blogspot.com www.inspirationalpicturequotes.blogspot.com

Skeleton Baby ILY

A Mom's Love (ILY)

Finger Spell Tee "Happy Mother's Day"

Leave People Better Than You Found Them!

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Freedom Of Communication



Click here to watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1eA98CI6ec

Published on May 11, 2013
Deaf children needs to be protected in human rights (language)

The Message Behind The Hands...

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ILY Tee

Nice shirt fingers sign I love you

Ashley Shaffer's Artwork

I'm Deaf... So?




 

I'm Deaf... So?
You can call me Aubrey, and yes, I’m Deaf*.


I come from both worlds. I always came from both worlds. I was born hard of hearing, and still am technically. I had a Deaf family and a hearing family. I’m fourth generation Deaf from my mother’s side, and they’re a wild, crazy mix of hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf folks, and I say that in the fondest way. My father’s side of the family are hearing, does not sign. Not even he signs to my own mother who is profoundly Deaf. He’s the typical hearing person who denies the concept of a deaf person, of diversity. He does not see the point of it. But then, my father’s a whole different issue himself. He’s an ableist, misogynist, racist, homophobic, and however else you can think of. He’s a functioning alcoholic who is incredibly self-centered with a “you-don’t-matter-shit-I-know-better-than-you-and-you-and-you” mentality, estranged himself from his own family and his friends are dropping off one by one. Verbally, mentally, emotionally, can be but rarely so physically (not to me though he does invade my space by getting into my face to talk me down if I had the guts to talk back, and unfortunately for him I always did) abusive. Isolating and negligent abusive. I’m just stating this because despite it all, I’m not torn down in my identity.

It’s surprising, even to me, whenever I think back, of living under his rule and having nothing of his ideology. I grew. I have nothing of his beliefs. Always have been since I lived under his rule that I stood my own ground against his talk. I defied his crudeness, refused his thoughts. I would have and did defend against him.


Since then, my identity in being Deaf have grown. Along with that is my passion for injustice. In this blog, I will speak of my experiences, use articles, and so on about the issues of being deaf/Deaf. I will do the same with racial issues, genderqueer issues, and whatever else that is fitting. I welcome diversity. After all, I thrive on it.

And since I’m in a long term relationship with a hearing guy, the cultural clash is definitely noticeable to me. Maybe not as much to him, but he is learning. He supports me for who I am anyhow. Perhaps it helps that he is also a minority, and a dwindling one at that as he is Native American, to understand my perspective. I guess I’ll always live in both worlds. Of hearing and Deaf. He had said that once to me, that I am able to understand everything for everybody because it always seems I’m on the border right down in the middle of everything else.

The reason why I want to share these is because I feel that the Deaf, while is a minority, they are what I call the blind minority. The Deaf are easily overlooked, not thought of when thinking of minorities. We are not as understood or known as other minorities. They are not familiar with the culture, the history, the issues as much as other minorities. And that needs to change.



* I use “Deaf” and “deaf” interchangeably as capital D means culturally, and I use whatever term that I think is fitting.

“After such an introduction, I can hardly wait to hear what I’m going to say.” –Evelyn Anderson.

A Deaf Dog & His Hearing Pal

LOVE

Proud Teacher Of Deaf Students!

Amen :).

Animals in ASL! Cobra Snake ~ Sea Lion ~ Giant Panda

 

Click here to watch the video:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=459281610819471&set=vb.180955115318790&type=2&theater

Animals in ASL! Cobra Snake ~ Sea Lion ~ Giant Panda
(Part 1 of 3)

Students in ASL classes from Kindergarten through 2nd grade describe in ASL about their favorite animal, including physique, behavior and habitats. Enjoy the descriptions, films, photos, De’VIA art, and students’ own A-Z ASL poetry:

... Let your Deaf and hearing children enjoy learning more about animals. They can view expository descriptions in ASL by their own peers!

Thanks to Kerry Hile, Elementary ASL Teacher, for this project!

"Retreat" @ UK's Deaffest 2013, May 17th

 
 
The winner of Ben Steiner Bursary 2012, Ted Evans, has released the trailer of his upcoming film, Retreat, online for everyone to see! Make sure you watch the full film, which will make its premiere on Friday 17th May at Deaffest 2013!
Click here to watch the trailer of "Retreat":
https://vimeo.com/64553047
 
 
 
Deaffest 2013

About

Deaffest is the UK’s Deaf-led film and arts festival, which celebrates the talents of Deaf filmmakers and media artists from all over the world.
 
Since 1998, Wolverhampton’s Light House has hosted the annual Deaf Film and Arts Festival. Originally a collaboration with the BDA, the festival took a hiatus in 2005 and was re-launched in 2006 as Deaffest with Zebra Uno, an innovative company specialising in Deaf media and Communication solutions, at the helm. Deaffest has since built up a national and international reputation as a Deaf-led fest...ival that places great emphasis on showcasing films from Deaf filmmakers to a wider audience and nurturing Deaf talent. Deaffest 2010 will be the twelfth festival to be held in Wolverhampton since 1998.

The festival is managed by a steering group including representatives from Zebra Uno, Light House and University of Wolverhampton.
 
General information
The 2013 festival will be held at Light House in Wolverhampton from Fri 17 – Sun 19 May where Deaffest will be hosting the Film Gala Awards 2013. This dynamic and thriving festival helps to nurture talent in the Deaf community and showcase the work of Deaf filmmakers and producers.
 
(The Richard Griffiths interview will be premiered at Deaffest on Friday evening 17th May 2013 at Light House Wolverhampton.)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

That Deaf Guy "Train Go Sorry"

Hello Friends,
Here is one straight from our lives. If you are new to Deaf culture or do not use ASL. We can explain. The phrase TRAIN GO SORRY is one of the very few ASL idioms. It basically means (now this is MY understanding of it)... if you missed what I am signing because either you got distracted or looked away and then you want to know what you missed, Well, too late...soooo sorry. The train has left the station. "Train Go Sorry."  So when our son used it in THIS context... we couldn't help busting out laughing. 
Enjoy!-Matt and Kay
PS Hey! Do you love "That Deaf Guy"? Well, your in luck because we have the perfect book for you. It is 120 pages of the very best of TDG webcomic called "That Deaf Guy: A Family Portrait". Just click on the link to order. www.thatdeafguy.com/store

Hello Friends,
Here is one straight from our lives. If you are new to Deaf culture or do not use ASL. We can explain. The phrase TRAIN GO SORRY is one of the very few ASL idioms. It basically means (now this is MY understanding of it) if you missed what I am signing because either you got distracted or looked away and then you want to know what you missed, Well, too late...soooo sorry. The train has left the station. "Train Go Sorry." So when our son used it in THIS context... we couldn't help busting out laughing.
Enjoy!-Matt and Kay
PS Hey! Do you love "That Deaf Guy"? Well, your in luck because we have the perfect book for you. It is 120 pages of the very best of TDG webcomic called "That Deaf Guy: A Family Portrait". Just click on the link to order. www.thatdeafguy.com/store

Sunday, 5 May 2013

I'm A Proud Person Who Happens To Be Deaf...

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Filipino Sign Language From The PHILIPPINES

Photo: Filipino Sign Language from PHILIPPINES. 

Culture own Sign Language.

Terence Parkin -- Deaf Reacher!

Photo: Terence Parkin, a deaf swimmer born in Zimbabwe, took home a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics, as well as two gold medals from the from the 2005 Deaflympics.

Before going to the Olympics, Parkin said-

"I am going to the Olympics to represent South Africa, but it's so vitally important for me to go, to show that the deaf can do anything. They can't hear, they can see everything. I would like to show the world that there's opportunities for the deaf."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Parkin
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/news/2000/08/19/update_parker/
www.supersport.com

Terence Parkin, a deaf swimmer born in Zimbabwe, took home a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics, as well as two gold medals from the from the 2005 Deaflympics.

Before going to the Olympics, Parkin said-

"I am going to the Olympics to represent South Africa, but it's so vitally important for me to go, to show that the deaf can do anything. They can't hear, they can see everything. I would like to show the world that there's opportunities for the deaf."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Parkin
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/news/2000/08/19/update_parker/
www.supersport.com
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