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Thursday, 30 October 2014

In Deaf Culture "Moaning & Groaning"

Happy 3 days before Halloween. This is one of Kay's favorites and one of my earliest cartoons.
-Matt and Kay
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Sign Language Interpreter Goes Viral After Press Conference

Shows that we need to use Sign Language interpreters more often so that people can just relax when they are being in use.
Sign-language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton stole the Ebola show from Mayor de Blasio, with his dramatic facial expressions going viral on You Tube. Summing up...

That Deaf Wizard

Here Sundays comic for the 6th day of Halloween!
Matt and Kay
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Everything Has Beauty...

That Deaf Guy "Zombie Movie"

Hello Friends...
Oops we missed Saturday and Sunday. Too many parties and sports events...So we will post them now.
Saturday was Happy 7 days until Halloween.
Matt and Kay
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The Best Medicine Is Love...


Certified Deaf Interpreter

There's been a lot of buzz lately about Certified Deaf Interpreters. Please take a minute to share and help spread awareness.
*Remember to 'like' Interpreting Network and use the 'share' button to make sure the description and resources are included.
“A Deaf Interpreter is a specialist who provides interpreting, translation, and transliteration services in American Sign Language and other visual and tactual communication forms used by individuals who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind. As a Deaf person, the Deaf Interpreter starts with a distinct set of formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enables nuanced comprehension and interaction in a wide range of visual language and communication forms influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, class, and physical, cognitive, and mental health. These experiences coupled with professional training give the Deaf interpreter the ability to successfully communicate across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk. NCIEC studies indicate that in many situations, use of a Deaf Interpreter enables a level of linguistic and cultural bridging that is often not possible when hearing ASL-English interpreters work alone.”
Resource: http://www.interpretereducation.org/specialization/deaf-interpreter/

Zoo Animals In ASL: ASL Nook (Video)

It is about time that ASL Nook does an episode all about zoo animals. Do you want to know how to sign lion, frog, eagle, and many more? Now is the time for you to learn so many animal signs by watchin

I Choose To Be Unstoppable...

The Secret Of Change Is To...

In Deaf Culture "Interpreter On-Call"

Happy 4 days before Halloween.
-Matt and Kay
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Because You Are Struggling...

Hiring People With Disabilities Isn't Just The Right Thing To Do -- It's Good For Business

A new study reveals that hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities doesn’t just improve culture—it improves the bottom line.

5 Recent Technological Advances That Are Changing Deaf People's Lives

1. Next generation text relay Once the mainstay of communication for deaf people, Text Relay or Type Talk, as it used to be known, was being ever more replaced by email, texting, skype or video relay service. Now Text...

Helen Keller Address To Blind WWl Soldiers

"Blind and deaf as I am, I get more fun out of life than a lot of people I know who think they see, but they are blind as bats when it comes to understanding." 
--Helen Keller in an address to blinded WWI soldiers, delivered at Evergreen Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, February 25, 1919
To learn more about Helen Keller and her life, go to http://www.afb.org/info/about-us/helen-keller/12
Photo courtesy of the Helen Keller Archives, American Foundation for the Blind 
Image: Helen Keller, laughing as seagulls fly around her, on the deck of a ship near the Orkney Islands, Scotland, circa 1932

Deaf Jewish Children Sent To Safety In WWll

Find out the remarkable memories of Deaf Jewish people who were sent to safety in Britain during World War II in this exclusive web clip.

Interview With Battle Lines Producer Justin Edgar

Interview with Battle Lines producer Justin Edgar on making the BSL Zone's upcoming WW1 drama: http://www.bslzone.co.uk/latest/interview-battle-lines-producer-justin-edgar/

Friday, 24 October 2014


Always Make Your Own Choices...

She Loved Him But He Ignored Her, Until This Happened (Video)

 What do you have to do to be noticed?

BSL Zone: "Battle Lines" Film (Video)

BSL Zone uploaded a new video.
Here's the promo for our upcoming World War One drama, Battle Lines. 
The film is about a Deaf man who looks for acceptance in his local community when he is prevented from serving in the war. 
Starring Sean Noone, Ace Mahbaz, Jacob Casselden and Sophie Allen, this film was written and directed by Julian Peedle-Calloo and produced by Justin Edgar for 104 Films.
Battle Lines will be shown on TV and online from Monday 10th November. Don't miss it!

Helen Keller & Smelling The Roses

Helen Keller was anchored by an enormous spiritual faith. Her optimism and common sense shines through all her writings – which were many! The following wise words seem particularly relevant today:
“However strenuous the times may be, we need to relax so as to gain insight into the reservoirs of feeling and dream which make us what we are. I have read of a tribe in the Amazon Valley who on a long journey stop every little while in order to let their souls catch up with their bodies. What a refreshing instinct! It is high time we stop our materialistic rushing to and fro and give the soul leisure to explore its treasures, recharge its faith and devise abilities to overtake the body.” 
From “Let Us Have Faith,” 1940. Copyright © American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives. www.afb.org
Image: Helen Keller, 1893.
For more quotations, online museums about Helen and her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy as well as a guide to the Helen Keller Archival Collection and a whole lot more, visit: http://www.afb.org/info/about-us/helen-keller/12

BSL Zone: "Supersonic" Film (Video)

BSL Zone uploaded a new video.
And, since it's Friday, here's the promo for our brand new superhero drama, Supersonic!
The drama is about a Deaf boy who discovers he has special powers. What are they? You'll have to watch it to find out! 
The film was directed by Samuel Dore, and stars Jamal Ajala, Rezene Woldeyesus and Vilma Jackson. 
You can watch the film on TV and online on the BSL Zone website from Monday 17th November. Don't miss it!

Hawaii Deaf Surfriders Association

1st Exclusive Look: Mozzeria's Mobile Neapolitan Pizzeria

EUD: The Ebola Virus (Educational Video)

The Ebola virus is a virus disease that causes acute and serious illness with often fatal outcome on humans.
So far about 8500 persons have been infected of which 4000 have died from the virus, almost all in the West Africa. In August, the WHO declared outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
The situation is still bad in countries Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia but in Senegal and Nigeria are the outbreaks under control and no more people have fallen ill there.
If you want to read more about the Ebola virus you can do so at the website of the World Health Organisation and the Commissions website.

That Deaf Guy "Halloween Scare"

Happy 8 days before Halloween. Haunted Houses have to work a bit harder to scare this gang. Have a great weekend.
-Matt and Kay
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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Kristen Bell Talks About Using Sign Language With Young Daughter

Kristen Bell uses sign language with her daughter and told People and US Weekly about it. She should have shared that we carry many great resources for signing with babies and toddlers here at the library!
When it comes to communicating with her 18-month-old daughter, Lincoln, actress Kristen Bell says sign language has been a help. "[She...