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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Made You An Incredible Person...

Loneliness Comes From...

Job Opportunity: Assistance Principal

Job opportunity!
Assistant Principal Elementary at Maryland School for the Deaf
Education: Master’s degree in Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities or Special Education required.
Experience: Three years of successful classroom teaching experience with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students required. Must be fluent in American Sign Language and written English.
Education: Master’s degree in Education of Deaf students, Education of Deaf students with additional disabilities or Special Education required.

The Miracle Worker

A Mighty Girl Pick of the Day: "The Miracle Worker" directed by Arthur Penn. This stunning Oscar-winning film tells the true story of the incredible bond between Anne Sullivan and her famous pupil, Helen Keller. After losing her sight and hearing at a young age, Helen was locked in a dark, silent world for years. Her parents hired Anne Sullivan, who has experienced her own trials with disability, in hopes that she will be able to find a way for Helen to connect with the outside world. Although many thought it impossible, thanks to Sullivan’s determination, Helen ended up learning not just how to communicate by sign, but to speak, read, and write. And, Helen eventually became a renowned speaker and author, as well as a tireless advocate for the rights of the disabled.
This film, which is based on the Broadway play and stars the leading actresses from the stage production, Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, beautifully captures the deep, dedicated relationship between the friends who began as teacher and pupil. Bancroft’s depiction of a no-nonsense Sullivan is letter-perfect, while Duke’s portrayal of the lonely and frightened Keller is captivating. An inspiring story, perfectly told! Highly recommended for ages 8 and up.
To learn more about "The Miracle Worker," visithttp://www.amightygirl.com/the-miracle-worker -- or you can stream it on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1jC8a8e
For books to introduce your children to Keller's amazing life story, we recommend "Helen Keller: The Story of My Life," her autobiography for young readers 11 and up (http://www.amightygirl.com/helen-keller-the-story-of-my-life); "Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller," a stunning picture book for ages 6 to 9 (http://www.amightygirl.com/helen-s-world); "Who Was Helen Keller?", an illustrated biography for ages 7 to 12 (http://www.amightygirl.com/who-was-helen-keller); and "Anne Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller," a graphic novel for ages 9 to 14 (http://www.amightygirl.com/trials-of-helen-keller).
For these and other books about Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, visit our "Helen Keller Collection" athttp://www.amightygirl.com/character-collection/historical-characters-1?cat=646
For a selection of books about Mighty Girls with a range of disabilities, visit our section on "People with Disabilities" athttp://www.amightygirl.com/books/fiction/multicultural-fiction?cat=52
For more girl-empowering films and TV programs for all ages, visit A Mighty Girl's "Movies & TV" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/movies-tv

Signs Of Change

In a recent PLOS ONE study, scientists examined regional variations within British Sign Language (BSL), and found evidence that the language is...

Friday, 30 May 2014

Depiction In ASL

Describing something in detail - known as depiction - is a fundamental part ASL. Compare the photos and ASL depiction. How similar are they to each other? Practice copying Justin's depiction and see how well you can describe the video!

Deaf Daughter Prevented From Moving To Canada Because She Is Deaf

Mother: Not seeing my deaf daughter is "heartbreaking"
(image from CBC video report)

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Job Post

The Finance/Human Resources Manager reports to the Executive Director, and will lead all financial, accounting, and Human Resources operations. The Finance/Human Resources Manager will define,...

Be Self-Supporting...

Normal Vs Amazing

You Have Sacrificed A Lot...

You're Not Allowed To "Do" Sign Language… What?

"I cannot comprehend the reasoning behind denying someone such a fundamental human right: their right to ACCESS, their right to LANGUAGE. Freedom of expression. Taken away by those who have absolutely no right to do so."
By: Mariam Janvelyan Managing Intern Do you understand these words as you’re reading them? Is English your native language? Did you answer yes to both of these questions? Okay then, stop reading. I...

Subtitle Protestors Have Sky TV In Their Sights

Deaf News: Subtitle protestors have Sky TV in their sightshttp://wp.me/p408Yl-2TX
Following Love Film / Amazon’s commitment to subtitling their online video...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Establishment Of The Sign Language Board Underway In NZ

Good news for the Deaf community!
It has been a good week for the Deaf and NZSL community with the official launch of the Family Whanau Sign Language Facilitator service which will be delivered by Deaf Aotearoa and now a new Board will be established.
The establishment of the New Zealand Sign Language Board is underway with Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announcing further details today.

Character Lies in Their Hands...

Photo: Choosing a "palms up way of life" truth, honesty, and openness.~ Rae


Power In Diversity...

Photo: How do you feel empowered through diversity?

Growing Up With A Deaf Sibling

Deaf Nation -- Joel's Hanoi Experience, Vietnam

American School For The Deaf Gets New President

The Greatest Fear...

I'm Deaf. I Dream!

Big News!!! This is the first video for our YouTube campaign:
"I'm Deaf. I Dream." We'll post a new video every Tuesday!
Burcu shares her life dream from Istanbul, TURKEY!!!
...See more
#DeafDream The Deaf Dream supports and promotes the life dreams of Deaf worldwide. Check us out atwww.thedeafdream.org! We offer online internships to Deaf ...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Scotland Government Not Informing Deaf Voters

Newspaper finds Scotland government not doing enough to inform its Deaf Voters.DeafWire video. http://ow.ly/xbsAW

EUD Vacancy: Administrative Officer

We are excited to announce a new vacancy: Administrative Officer. 
Anyone with a valid work permit for Belgium who can start working on the projected starting date may apply.
 If you are interested, please go to our website:

Casa Presidencial Announces All Public Events Will Have Sign Language Translation

Good for Costa Rica! I wish all countries would do this!
Estefanía Carvajal, a Costa Rican sign language interpreter, was a common sight...

That Deaf Guy "Vibrations"

Hello friends,
I am pretty sensitive to vibration...many deaf people are. So I know when something is wrong with my car even when I can't hear it sputtering or clanking down the highway.
Of course, if my radio is blaring some awful music.... well I don't feel the difference between good music vibrations or bad ones. I defer that one to the hearing folks in the car.
-Enjoy, Matt and Kay
PS. Hey, hey, hey...Summer is almost here. What do you have on your reading list? Why not "That Deaf Guy: A Family Portrait" It also makes a wonderful Fathers Day gift. Just click on the link below for 120 pages of pure hilarious fun. www.thatdeafguy.com/store

Are Deaf People More Empathetic

Liam O’Dell: Are deaf people more empathetic? http://wp.me/p408Yl-2T5
Body language and communication experts, along with psychologists, have all stressed the importance of body language and gestures in communicating emotions. Everyone has a default mind-set that allows them to...