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Monday, 29 July 2013

Amazing Gracie (True Story About A Deaf Dog)

Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/485440.Amazing_Gracie

It was love at first sight. Amid the frenzied barking and prancing of a house full of Great Danes, one pup was shivering in the corner. Gracie. But when Dan Dye reached her, she struggled to her feet like a clumsy foal, raised her forehead to his, and announced, as clearly as if she had actually spoken the words, You know I'm the one. Now get me outta here!

By turns funny, moving, tender, and inspiring, Gracie's tale is a treat for every dog lover. There is Gracie's first morning, racing around Dan in the snowy yard. Gracie's first determination to prove to her step-sisters, Dottie the Dalmation and Sarah the Black Lab, that she's one of the girls. Gracie's defiant romance with a pint-size charmer named Byron, a Boston Terrier from the wrong side of the fence.

Then born of necessity, the eureka moment: When Gracie's delicate constitution starts turning into anorexia, Dan teaches himself how to cook, and in three days is baking her the cookies that will spur her appetite, launch Three Dog Bakery, and transform their lives forever.

Courage. Compassion. Kindness. Soul. Tenacity. And joy, above all, joy. These qualities Gracie possessed in abundance, and shared with everyone, human or canine, who had the good fortune to cross her path.(less)

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I.S.S (Is Somebody Singing): American Sign Language



Click here to watch the video:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=668847649809468&set=vb.321821894512047&type=2&theater

BSL Job Vacancies

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Magnetic Sign Language Letters

http://store.oblockbooks.com/wonderfoam-magnetic-sign-language-letters/


Wonderfoam Magnetic Sign Language Letters

Looking For DHoH Youth In Toronto, Canada




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJxvzPewQOQ&feature=youtu.be

Attention Parent with Child & Youth!!!! ( 7 years old to 25)

Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

We need Deaf/Hard of hearing Youth to participate of making of ASL video about the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
8 youth spots limited.

Where: Toronto, 401 Bay St.#2200
When: August 17/18 - all day weekend August 24/25 - All day Weekend
interested? or want more information - Please contact me ASAP at Juan.Jaramillo@provincialAdvocate.on.ca

*We will provide food, pay for your transportation, honorary$ & Gifts
*Interpreters will be provided.

Info: http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/main/en/about/advocacy_services.cfm

You Too Can Become Great!


Keep away from negative people. Here's why! 
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Creating Yourself...


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Deaflympics - Sofia 2013





Visit this site to watch all the videos:
http://www.sofia2013.com

Opening Ceremonies Video Of Deaflympics

Theatre A Place of Dreams


Another great example of people going for there dreams. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taeS0aJ0uYs&feature=youtu.be

Producer Nerina Penzhorn visits a 150-year-old school for the deaf in New York City where students are using theatre to express their creativity and their hopes and dreams. 

(This video is silent.)

For more information, visit http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/usa_69797.html

No Ordinary Hero Movie

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

None Harmed By Using ASL!

Sad but true

Finger Spell Coffee

ASL Coffee

Braille Menu!!??

Deaf friends have told me this has happened to them! Yikes...

DeafPeople.com



http://deafpeople.com/

 This site celebrates the achievements of deaf people in history, and those who are still active in their careers. Each month, we’ll highlight a contemporary newsmaker.

   We also honor the achievements of hearing people whose commitment and dedication enhanced the quality of life in the Deaf community. Along with biographical information on notable deaf people of the past and present, we hope to make this site a “Deaf Who’s Who” by listing leaders of organizations, agencies, and institutions serving the Deaf community.

   You can nominate someone (such as a Deaf mentor, professor, or businessperson whom you admire) for “Deaf Person of the Month.” Click here for the nomination form.

Deaf problem #457

Deaf problem #457: Having to look nicer whenever making calls. Don’t tell me you don’t do the same thing whenever you need to make a VP call using interpreters. ;)

For those who are new, VP means Videophone (similar to facetime). We deafies use VP to make calls. We can directly call other deaf people. But if we want to call hearing people, we have to go through ASL interpreters from the relay company. I don’t care if I’m wearing pajamas in front of friends. But with ASL interpreters- it's just weird to have strangers see you wearing pajamas haha.


[6 Panels]

[Panel 1: Ryan, Alexis’s boyfriend, is sitting at dining table. He has iPad and a cup of coffee in front of him. Alexis was wearing a pokemon t-shirt, pajamas shorts, and her hair is messy. She lent in and kissed Ryan on side of his forehead. Alexis said, “I gotta go and get dressed.”]

[Panel 2: Ryan asked, “Why? Pajamas look sexy on you on Sundays!” Alexis blushed, “Oh stop!”]

[Panel 3: Alexis was changing her clothes. Ryan walked in and said, “Hey.”]

[Panel 4: Ryan asked Alexis, “Are you going out to a store?” Alexis, putting on a nice shirt, replied, “No.”]

[Panel 5: Brushing her hair, Alexis continued, “… I need to make a VP call.” Ryan paused, “… You’re dressing up for a VP call?” Alexis replied sheepishly, “… Yes.”]

[Panel 6: Ryan grinned, “You know VP interpreters won’t judge your messy hair and Pokemon t-shirt.” Alexis furrowed her brows and jokingly said, “Shush!”]
Deaf problem #457: Having to look nicer whenever making calls. Don’t tell me you don’t do the same thing whenever you need to make a VP call using interpreters.

For those who are new, VP means Videophone (similar to facetime). We deafies use VP to make calls. We can directly call other deaf people. But if we want to call hearing people, we have to go through ASL interpreters from the relay company. I don’t care if I’m wearing pajamas in front of friends. But with ASL interpreters- it's just weird to have strangers see you wearing pajamas haha.


... [6 Panels]

[Panel 1: Ryan, Alexis’s boyfriend, is sitting at dining table. He has iPad and a cup of coffee in front of him. Alexis was wearing a pokemon t-shirt, pajamas shorts, and her hair is messy. She lent in and kissed Ryan on side of his forehead. Alexis said, “I gotta go and get dressed.”]

[Panel 2: Ryan asked, “Why? Pajamas look sexy on you on Sundays!” Alexis blushed, “Oh stop!”]

[Panel 3: Alexis was changing her clothes. Ryan walked in and said, “Hey.”]

[Panel 4: Ryan asked Alexis, “Are you going out to a store?” Alexis, putting on a nice shirt, replied, “No.”]

[Panel 5: Brushing her hair, Alexis continued, “… I need to make a VP call.” Ryan paused, “… You’re dressing up for a VP call?” Alexis replied sheepishly, “… Yes.”]

[Panel 6: Ryan grinned, “You know VP interpreters won’t judge your messy hair and Pokemon t-shirt.” Alexis furrowed her brows and jokingly said, “Shush!”]
 

ASL Tales

Photo: Now Available for purchase!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
H Dee Clanton - ASL Storyteller
Connie Clanton - Deaf Artist
Pinky Aiello, and Alisha Bronk - ASL Consultants

See sample pages of the DVD, the book and our unique "ASL Clues" at 
http://www.asltales.net/wolf%20product.htm

Buy by August 15 and get free shipping. 
(Use coupon code - freeship)

Now Available for purchase!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
H Dee Clanton - ASL Storyteller
Connie Clanton - Deaf Artist
Pinky Aiello, and Alisha Bronk - ASL Consultants
...
See sample pages of the DVD, the book and our unique "ASL Clues" at
http://www.asltales.net/wolf%20product.htm

Buy by August 15 and get free shipping.
(Use coupon code - freeship)
See more
 

My Track Record Is 100%

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Irish Deaf Boy WWl

Click here to watch the video of our Deaf History:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=664992050195028

& read more here: https://app.box.com/s/493a62f27e8e331a5bd7

Alice Cogswell

Photo: This is our Beautiful Alice Cogswell (August 31, 1805 – December 30, 1830). She is very important to us Deaf people in our History. She is signing love because that's what she did, love

This is our Beautiful Alice Cogswell (August 31, 1805 – December 30, 1830). She is very important to us Deaf people in our History. She is signing love because that's what she did, love...

Timber (Deaf Joke)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

ASL Music Video "True Colours"


True Colours (by Artists Against Bullying) ASL.

The Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) proudly presents "True Colours" in American Sign Language. A song originally performed by Cyndi Lauper, then re-recorded by a group of seven Canadian musicians, "Artists Against Bullying." This video premiered at ORAD's 5th annual "Drag'ing ASL to Pride" on June 2nd, 2013 as part of an Anti-Bullying Campaign for Deaf Queer Youth.

www.ORAD.ca


Equal Love


Hearing Vs Deaf Babies


Eyes & Hands

Friday, 19 July 2013

The Forest Of Aisling By D.S. Elstad (Kindle Edition)

http://pajka.blogspot.ca/2013/07/t-he-forest-of-aisling-willow-series-by.html


The Forest of Aisling (The Willow Series) by D.S. Elstad
 April 22, 2013 

Per the author, one of the main characters named Bram is a Deaf, Irish boy. Look for a review of this book in the following months.  

Book Description
Celtic Mythology, Gods of the Tuatha De Danaan, Balor of the Evil Eye, a Druid Mist...and shapeshifting?
Recurring dreams of a mysterious forest and a pack of wolves haunt Willow Whelan. Her mom explains that it might be her Native American vision quest...meaning the supernatural world is trying to tell her something. But what?  When her father receives word that his mother in Ireland has died, Willow is expected to accompany him to Killarney for the funeral of a grandmother she never met. There, she's introduced to second-cousins who confide in her that her grandmother may have died under suspicious circumstances.  Along with the question surrounding her grandmother's death, Willow wrestles with her own physical changes that manifest themselves the minute she sets foot on the Emerald Isle.  But the thing that confuses Willow the most is the emotional connection she develops, almost immediately, to the Deaf, Irish boy, Bram, who gives her a crash course in Celtic Mythology and a past that will unite them forever.



I Love ASL By Tiffany Lynn Risley


Good Morning to y-all :)

Artwork created by  Tiffany Lynn Risley.

Loves You No Matter What...

Promote What You Love...


...or as we say at Girls Inc., "Don't yuck my yum!!"

Blessings Vs Problems


Bathe in positivity, lovely and inspiring pages for you to join: Lessons Learned In Life , Dodinsky's Garden of Thoughts , Sandra Kring

Look Within...


"Sometimes our strengths and truths are invisible to us. In our journey, the inclination is to look around not knowing the answer is always to look within.” — Dodinsky

Know Your Worth...


Job Posting: RID Bookkeeper

Job Posting: DOVE Executive Director




















EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DOVE is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Deaf-Blind victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. DOVE’s purpose is to provide free services and education to Deaf victims, victim service providers and the general public.


Job Salary: Compensation based on experience. Position includes health insurance, vacation and sick leave benefits.
Employment Status: Full-time

Executive Director provides:
• Overall administration of the agency per Board directives
• Supervision of office and staff
• Support to the Board of Directors
• Financial Management with support and supervision from a licensed financial accountant
• Financial support for the agency through grant writing, fundraising, contracts

Specific tasks:
• Annual budget development and Quarterly budget reporting to the Board of Directors
• Grant research, writing and negotiation
• Pursue and Oversee all contracts and obligations (including government agencies)
• Monthly billing and bookkeeping
• Assist and Participate in various fundraising campaigns on behalf of the agency
• Recruit, hire and train new personnel
• Staff development and supervision
• Coordinate annual program planning and oversee progress through regular staff meetings
• Provide victim advocacy as needed
• Promote publicity for the agency on a local and national level

Qualifications:
• Fluency in American Sign Language
• Master’s Degree or its equivalent in experience
• Experience working with non-profit organizations
• Experience in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault
• Minimum three years administrative experience
• Ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele and staff


Reports to: DOVE Board of Directors


Position available immediately. Candidates that are interested in applying need to submit a cover letter and resume at president@deafdove.org.

DOVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

I Feel Love by Jeffrey Maher

Deafhood By Paul Scearce

Tone Deaf By Olivia Rivers



To read more visit these links:
http://pajka.blogspot.ca/2013/06/tone-deaf-2013-by-olivia-rivers.html

http://www.wattpad.com/9037026-tone-deaf-update#.UenaGhafdz8

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/637547093


 
by 
11698148
's review 
Jun 09, 13


I have to be honest: "Tone Deaf" was never intended to be read by others. I wrote the story out of frustration, when I was unable to find a book that featured a realistic main character with disabilities.

One day, on a whim, I posted the first chapter of “Tone Deaf” on Wattpad.com. The response I received was absolutely amazing and humbling. Apparently, I wasn’t the only reader frustrated by the lack of disabled main characters. “Tone Deaf” received over 1,000 hits within a week of being posted, and to this date, has over 750,000 hits.

Some readers have ventured to call “Tone Deaf” a “diverse” book, but I have another word for it: Realistic. In reality, not every person is perfectly healthy or functional. And not every person is white, straight, and good-looking. And, honestly, who would want that? The world would so boring without the diversity it presents us.

I truly hope "Tone Deaf" presents this diversity and reality in a way that readers can relate to. And, most importantly, I hope readers enjoy the characters and love-story within the book!