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Friday, 29 August 2014

Helen Keller's Love Of Reading

DHN News Broadcast

DHN is a bi-weekly news broadcast that incorporates American Sign Language, spoken English and captions into each production.
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What It's Like To Be A Deaf Auntie

Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie http://wp.me/p408Yl-3bE
It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you...
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Disability Inclusion Act 2014

Disability Inclusion Act 2014 Factsheets in Auslan (Australia)
One of Australian State Governments (NSW) has just translated five factsheets about the new Disability Inclusion Act into Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
The Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 was passed by the NSW Parliament on 14 August 2014. Upon assent, the Bill will become the Disability Inclusion Act 2014.
ADHC.NSW.GOV.AU

British Children Test Their Fingerspelling Speed At A National Competition

 DeafWire Report http://ow.ly/AR1Ie

On TV & Online Next Week -- Deaf World Episode 1 BSL

On TV and online next week, there's the first episode of Deaf World, bringing...
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

That Deaf Guy: "Wonderful"

Hello Friends,
So happy to be back. We have been working all summer on our new book which will be ready to pre-order very soon. Details to follow. Wooohooo.
Cedric is back to his old tricks. Here he takes full advantage of the phrase "whats the sign for..." to get in good with his new teacher. That Cedric is one smart boy!!
Enjoy!
-Matt and Kay
P.S. Still don't have our book? You are missing out! "That Deaf Guy: A Family Portrait" is 120 pages of Deaf culture fun. Just click to orderwww.thatdeafguy.com/store

Louise Stern: A New Book... What The Deaf Experience Really Is

Louise Stern: A new book with a story that cuts through to what the deaf experience really is http://wp.me/p408Yl-3c9
Born in Northern Ireland, reared in Scotland, the writer and translator Donal...
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Every Kid Is...

Deaf Life Magazine Delay...

A staff member had to deal with her mother's death. That caused an interruption in our schedule. We are now working on the May, June, July, and August issues. We will be back on track soon. Thanks for your patience. We will continue to bring you many exciting cover stories and inside reportage.

Disney In ASL @ ASL Nook

Join us for many magical moments in ‪#‎ASL‬ as our family explores ‪#‎Disney‬World. Share this magical video with your friends and family.
Join our family to the most magical place in the world. During our day at DisneyWorld, we met so many Disney princesses as well as other characters such as Minnie Mouse and Tinkerbell. The best part i
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Elyse Salpeter's "Flying" Books (Deaf Character)

Elyse Salpeter's ~Flying~ Book Launch Party August 30th


Elyse Salpeter is coming out with a sequel to her 2011 novel, Flying to the Light. While   preparing another interview with her, she wanted to point out that there is to be a book launch party. You can join her Facebook Launch event ofFlying to the Fire.


If you’re just learning of Salpeter’s book. You can order a Kindle edition version for $2.99. 
Flying to the Light by Elyse Salpeter
Publisher: Cool Well Press, Inc. (November 10, 2011)

Elyse Salpeter’s Flying to the Light is told through the perspective of older brother Michael who until a few days before the story begins is an average high school student with parents who work as scientists and a little brother Danny who just happens to be deaf and uses American Sign Language to communicate. The entire family is fluent in ASL and the characters attempt to gain Danny’s attention through visual clues. Salpeter explains that Danny’s deafness wasn’t intended as a disability. “It is simply a part of who he is, but I do make him special…” In fact, Danny is quite special; he knows what happens after a person dies, and he’s able to communicate with these individuals for certain period of time. As one might imagine, this special gift attracts the attention of a dangerous scientist.  While older brother Michael is left confused and unsure whom to trust, especially after learning that his parents and little brother aren’t exactly the family members he always thought they were, he seeks help from friends of the family and his teachers-- individuals he hopes they can trust. In fear that Danny’s knowledge of the afterlife could lead to someone attempting to control the world, the boys are in mortal danger. Their parents are kidnapped and they’re left to outwit and outrun a mad scientist and the FBI. While the story is very much about the relationship of brothers, it also has a great deal to do with our understanding of communication and the journey of adolescence. Flying to the Lightfocuses on the two boys’ independent struggle but includes some winged friends who are able to assist them along the way.  

Children Set To Take Part In UK"s Biggest Fingerspellathon, October

Deaf News: Children set to take part in the UK’s biggest Fingerspellathon this October http://wp.me/p408Yl-3cI
Children and young people across the country are being encouraged to sign up...
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Raising A Deaf Or Hard-of-Heaing Child

Monday, 25 August 2014

Tablift Universal Tablet Stand For iPad, Galaxy, & Kindle For Hands Free Use

Our Differences...

Job Opportunity: ASL Preschool Teacher

Job opportunity! Email Seth Greene Cox-Ziegler via Facebook.
Looking for ASL preschool teacher!

Deaf EU Parliament Representative (Video)

New captioned video clip on Deaf European Union Parliament. Proud of Dr. Ádám Kósa Enjoy the video!
http://deafnation.com/joelbarish/world-tour/deaf-eu-parliament-representative/
Joel meets and interviews the first and only Deaf representative of the European Union Parliament (EUP), Dr. Ádám Kósa from Hungary. We meet up with Dr. Kósa in his hometown of Budapest, and give y...
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Award-Winning Playwright Creates Play For Deaf Actress Sophie Stine

Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stonehttp://wp.me/p408Yl-3cK
Kaite O’Reilly, an award-winning playwright, has created a new play for Deaf...
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Friday, 22 August 2014

Humour Can Bring Deaf Culture Into The Mainstream, Edinburgh Fridge

Only 8,000 Deaf Children Are In School Out Of 200,000

Thrive Early (Raising Deaf Babies Bilingually)

Children With Special Needs Will Inspire You...


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South Africa Sign Language Is Finally Allowed In Schools

South African Sign Language use finally allowed in schools! DeafWire Report. http://ow.ly/ABFKF

Photo: South African Sign Language use finally allowed in schools! DeafWire Report.  http://ow.ly/ABFKF

Thursday, 21 August 2014

VAMEFunding For DHoH Artists

This is truly awesome. Deaf and hard of hearing creative professionals will finally get the focused support they need!
Are you deaf or hard of hearing? Are you an artist? Are you in need of money for an amazing project? If you said yes to all of these questions, then we've got JUST the answer for you. ‪#‎VAMEFunding‬ is coming soon! Stay tuned with us.

I Live By The Devotion And Service Of Others...

"You see now what I live by--the devotion and service of others. I was blind, now I see; I was deaf, now I hear; I was dumb, now I speak, and it is through the hands of others that this miracle was wrought in me. It was through the hands of others that I found myself, found my mother and father, found the world, found my soul and love and God. It is through the hands of others that I, deaf and blind, know the richness and fullness of life. It is through the strength of others that I am able to do work that is worth while."

-Helen Keller, from a draft of a speech entitled "A Message from the Hand, or from Darkness to Light (Another Beginning)", 1928

To learn more about Helen Keller's life, go to http://www.afb.org/info/about-us/helen-keller/12

Photo courtesy of the Helen Keller Archives, American Foundation of the Blind

Image: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, seated, spelling words by hand, circa 1893

Photo: "You see now what I live by--the devotion and service of others. I was blind, now I see; I was deaf, now I hear; I was dumb, now I speak, and it is through the hands of others that this miracle was wrought in me. It was through the hands of others that I found myself, found my mother and father, found the world, found my soul and love and God. It is through the hands of others that I, deaf and blind, know the richness and fullness of life. It is through the strength of others that I am able to do work that is worth while." 

-Helen Keller, from a draft of a speech entitled "A Message from the Hand, or from Darkness to Light (Another Beginning)", 1928

To learn more about Helen Keller's life, go to http://www.afb.org/info/about-us/helen-keller/12

Photo courtesy of the Helen Keller Archives, American Foundation of the Blind

Image: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, seated, spelling words by hand, circa 1893