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Saturday, 31 January 2015

What Is Audism?

Our thoughts often gravitate to race or gender when we think of the words, ‘discrimination’ or ‘prejudice.’ These words are discussed often or heard/seen in conversations, television or radio news,...

You Make A Difference...

Tiredness In Deaf Children

You might have noticed that your deaf child gets more tired than hearing children. You’re not alone – fatigue is common in deaf children. Here we explain why this is and how you can help your child.

Love Of Nature Is A Common Language...

Let’s bridge those divides, shall we?

Own Eyes & Own Hearts...

7 Flawed Assumptions People Make About Sign Language

Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted...

Participate In Politics...

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One in every 6 Deaf men experiences domestic violence and sexual assault. Donate and help https://whowillanswer.org/ answer their calls for help and support. 
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Friday, 30 January 2015

Girl, 10 Honoured For Using Sign Language To Help Deaf Crash Victim

An injured woman was trapped in her wrecked car, and paramedics were having trouble communicating with her until a young girl came along to see what was...

My Memories Of Growing Up As A CODA In Ireland

There are moments in life that can change you forever. That moment for me happened in July 1987 at the...

Subtitles Make Tv "Unwatchable"

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.

Navigating Deafness In A Hearing World (TED Video)

In the United States, two-thirds of hearing-impaired people do not complete high school. In this talk at TEDxStanford, Rhodes Scholar Rachel Kolb -- who was ...

"Signs Are To Eyes What Words Are To Ears"

It’s all relative. ‪#‎ASL‬

Monday, 26 January 2015

Be In The Moment (Helen Keller)

Wherever you may be and whatever you are doing - If you are bathed in sunshine or wrapped in snow - take a few moments to enjoy and reflect on Helen Keller's wise words:
"It is beyond a doubt that everyone should have time for some special delight, if only five minutes each day to seek out a lovely flower or cloud or a star, or learn a verse or brighten another’s dull task. What is the use of such terrible diligence as many tire themselves out with, if they always postpone their exchange of smiles with Beauty and Joy to cling to irksome duties and relations? Unless they admit these fair, fresh, and eternal presences into their lives as they can, they must needs shut themselves out of heaven, and a gray dust settles on all existence. That the sky is brighter than the earth means little unless the earth itself is appreciated and enjoyed. Its beauty loved gives the right to aspire to the radiance of the sunrise and the stars."
Excerpted from "The Open Door," 1957
Copyright © American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives
Image: Helen Keller outdoors wearing a wide brimmed hat with flower decorations, circa 1920s

Deaf Rapper Sean Forbes Makes Himself Joyfully Heard On The Hip-Hop Scene

Sean Forbes lost his hearing at 9 months, but it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a hip-hop star.

10% Off "I Love You" Baking Supplies (Harris Communications)

Show someone you care by baking some sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. Harris Communications has products to help you make special ILY candy or cookies. Find ILY Candy Molds, an ILY Cookie Cutter and ILY Party Picks for decorating your baked goods. Put on an ILY Apron (in blue or red) and be inspired to bake up some holiday treats.
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Why Are You Here?

D-Pan's "Let It Go" ASL Music Video

On behalf of D-PAN: Deaf Professional Arts Network I'm proud to announce the world premiere of the ASL Music Video for "Let It Go" from the hit movie Frozen. Watch the full video at http://www.d-pan.com LIKE AND SHARE!!!

Improving Communication Between Law Enforcement & Deaf Citizens (Video)

This is part of a practicum research project for a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Saint Cloud...

British Sign "Scotland"

Honor That Girl Inside You...

So lovelies, this is from the workbook/journal from the thirty day ejourney called "Tender to my Soul". It's turning out to be such a beautiful voyage with a bunch of really beautiful and inspiring ladies, there for one another as they make their journey further inside themselves. It's healing. It's insightful. It's tender. It's exciting. If you are interested, private message the page Butterflies and Pebbles and I can give you more information or you can order and purchase the workbook on the link before and we will be in touch soon after for a unique adventure into self love and self-discovery xx https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/218585948/tender-to-my-soul-digital-workbook? x

Things Are As They Are...

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Friday, 23 January 2015

What Can A Deaf Composer Teach Hard-Of-Hearing Kids About Music?

Beethoven's music changed a lot after he lost his hearing. He became much more wild and free in his composing. Was it because he experienced music so much differently when he couldn't hear it? One man with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra is trying to teach kids to experience Beethoven's music like the composer himself did.

Even casual fans of classical music know of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness. But could his hearing loss actually have been his greatest advantage as a musician?...

Deaf Student Introduces 1st Lady Michelle Obama (Video)

Second grader Tristan got to introduce First Lady Michelle Obama! He was one of 10 KDES students who attended a "Let's Read, Let's Move!" event hosted by the...

Believe In Yourself...

Sci-Fi Theatre Show Thrills Out Of The Darkness

Deaf actor Matty Gurney tells his hometown paper about Theatre Ad Infinitum's LIGHT, which is now on tour after its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, the London Mime Festival and more. 

Deaf actor Matty Gurney tells Katherine MacAlister about his successful sci-fi theatre show, Light, which arrives in his home town of Oxford next week

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Here In Silence: Short Film (Video)

An Australian short film, "Here In Silence" is garnering recognition all over the world! DWIF Actress Phillipa Russell, one of the leading actors in it, has gotten Best Actress in Australia. Gorgeous work, Phillippa! Subtitled in English. http://vimeo.com/116647062