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Friday, 28 June 2013

1st Deaf Woman President Of The World Federation Of The Deaf



















Tomorrow at 3pm will be an astonishing achievement for Dr Liisa Kauppinen who was the first woman president of the World Federation of the Deaf. She will receive an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin along with the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

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Concentration Fatigue

Ian Noon

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I went to a great conference today. It was riveting and I was hooked on pretty much every word.
And then I got home and collapsed on the sofa. I’m not just tired, I’m shattered. I’ve had to turn my ears off to rest in silence and my eyes are burning. I’ve also had about 3 cups of tea just to write this paragraph.
Boo-hoo, so the Noon is tired, so what? True. People go through worse.
But I do also think the fact that the impact of deafness doesn’t just manifest itself in communication is ever really that well understood. It’s about the energy involved in lipreading and being attentive all day long.
Processing and constructing meaning out of half-heard words and sentences. Making guesses and figuring out context. And then thinking of something intelligent to say in response to an invariably random question.
It’s like doing jigsaws, Suduku and Scrabble all at the same time.
For deaf children and young people, especially, I don’t think this impact is as widely recognised as it should be. Advice to teachers on working with deaf children tends to talk far more about language and communication, rather than concentration fatigue.

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Love Is Also Deaf


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Be Fair To The Deaf Child

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Deaf Educator Recognized For Excellence

Ontario, Deaf Students Protest Staff Cuts

Belleville (06/21/2013) Six-year old Vaylena, Owen, 9, and sister Tersha, 17, stand outside Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf in Belleville in protest of staff cuts. The girls fear the closure of the school, one of three in the province. Photo by Shelby Wye
Belleville (06/21/2013) The Sauve family, six-year old Vaylena, Owen, 9, and sister Tersha, 17, stand outside Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf in Belleville in protest of staff cuts. The girls fear the closure of the school, one of three in the province. Photo by Shelby Wye
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A group of students from the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf waved signs to the speeding, honking traffic Friday morning in protest of scheduled cuts at the school. The students were protesting the upcoming lay off of six full time support staff locally, which is among the 56 other specialty staff being laid off across Ontario. Students are worried the loss of support staff would lead to their education would be hampered because mainstream public schools would not be able to accommodate them. - See more at: http://www.qnetnews.ca/?p=28330#sthash.qeseX5FO.dpuf

Ontario Sign Language Education Falls Short

Zoey Goes Camping (ASl Literature)


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Success Despite Hearing Loss

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"Over time, I've learned one very important thing: I might not be able to choose what is easy for me, or what is difficult. But I can choose how to use the abilities that I do have." Rachel Kolb, MA '13, talks about learning to succeed in her goals despite living with profound hearing loss.



Rachel Kolb at TEDxStanford 2013
"Over time, I've learned one very important thing: I might not be able to choose what is easy for me, or what is difficult. But I can choose how to use the abilities that I do have." Rachel Kolb, MA '13, talks about learning to succeed in her goals despite living with profound hearing loss.
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Apply To Be A Deaf Dreamer


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Monday, 17 June 2013

Signing Should Be As Foreign Language In Britian


British sign languageGiving BSL modern foreign language status would boost opportunities for deaf and hearing impaired children

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Different is a good thing. Imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same.

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This role is located in San Ramon, CA and at this time pays $22.25/hour, but the rate might go up in a few weeks if they cannot find any qualified candidates. I will keep you posted on the rate status.

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