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Saturday, 28 February 2015

How Deaf People Come Up With Signs For Slang Terms Like "Photobomb"

Social Justice: An Obligation For Sign Language Interpreters? (Video)

Dave Coyne challenges sign language interpreters to consider the role of social justice in their daily practice in order to be an effective advocate for the ...

Graphic Novel "El Deafo" Winner Of The John Newberry Medal

Graphic Novel “El Deafo” at Harris Communications
Winner of the John Newberry medal, “El Deafo” is Deaf author Cece Bell’s graphic novel about growing up deaf and all the super and super embarrassing moments she had along the way.
It was scary being in a new school, and even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school everyone was deaf. This was different. She is sure the kids are staring at her FM system, but then she finds out how powerful it is. She was on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All!
“El Deafo” is a novel full of warmth, humor and superpowered strength.
Preview pages of “El Deafo” (B1303) on the Harris Communications website.
Retail price only $10.95.
To find out more, go to http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_IDEAF030115 . Contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wanted: Deaf Artists (Canada)

If you have a project or an idea that you'd like to develop but need to apply for some money, please go to those two links to find more information about this:
Canada Council for the Arts is currently developing a Signed video about these two programs. It will be available in about a month or so and when this happens, we will e-distribute this information. The application forms are not out yet and the deadline to apply isn’t until September.
Please help promote this by sharing this information with the emerging and/or professional Deaf artists.

Don't Just Give Up!

I Am Always Doing Things I Can't Do.

"My Eyes Are My Ears"

"My eyes are my ears." ‪#‎ASL‬
Artist: Harry R. Williams http://bit.ly/1zDnaKE

Saturday, 21 February 2015

5 Differences Between Hearing People & Deaf People Who Can Hear

So, deafies come in all shapes and sizes. We also come with a wide, wide, range of hearing abilities. However, even those among us who use devices to help restore...

Shay & Ivy: More Than Just A Princess

New Children's Book Stars Online Sensation: ASL Nook
The young girls you've probably seen on ASL Nook will be appearing in a new children's book. The online sensation teaches you basic American Sign Language and features Mom, Sheena, Dad, Manny, and daughters, Shaylee and Ivy. You'll be able to purchase the book later this month.

10 Facts About Katie LeClerc

Helen Keller Receives Honorary Oscar, 1955

Sixty years ago, Helen Keller was given an honorary Oscar as inspiration for the movie "Helen Keller in Her Story" a documentary by Nancy Hamilton about her life; she turned 75 that year and had spent 6 decades fighting for those with vision loss. Decades earlier, in 1916 she delivered an address on the Midland Chautauqua Circuit in which she said:
"I, for one, love strength, daring, fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for right things." 
And that she most certainly did!
In addition to her work for those with visual impairments, Helen never ceased to demand that women, the poor and disenfranchised be afforded an equal chance to live a full life. It is interesting to consider that in the late 1940s and 1950s, as the Cold War set in and many American women were being relegated to the kitchen, here was a person who was in her 60s and 70s, who was deaf, blind, a socialist and a woman, and who was circumnavigating the globe unstoppable in her mission of equal rights and justice for all.
Image: Helen Keller holding her honorary Oscar, 1955

Learn British Sign Language (Video)

The Scout Association uploaded a new video.
How to: Learn Scout phrases in British Sign Language.

March Break @ Signs Restaurant -- Kids Under 12 Eat Lunch For $5

March Break is fast approaching...do you have any plans with your kids yet? We suggest you include a unique experience at SIGNS Restaurant.

A Glimpse Of "Shay & Ivy" Book

Two sisters go on a journey called life.

On This Date In 1875, A Sports Legend Was Born...

1 Small Gesture... Kanyon's Story (Video)

Great things happen every day at Safelite®. Watch this terrific story of how one small gesture from Portland, Ore. technician Kanyon became one big step forw...

ASL Vs ISL (Video)

A demonstration of the alphabet in Indian Sign Languagewww.seektheworld.com

Monday, 16 February 2015

This Is I, Remember Me (Deaf People & Dementia) -- BSL Zone

You can now watch Jack Smallwood's documentary on deaf people and dementia, called This is I, Remember Me, on our site: http://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/zoom-2014-i-remember-me/

Watch Jack Smallwood's documentary about Deaf people and dementia

NAD Sues Harvard & MIT For Discrimination In Public Online Content

More on the lawsuit against Harvard and MIT.
Watch NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum share an update about public online videos with no captions. If you have any complaints regarding MIT or Harvard...

Glide App = Best Way To Communicate

The Glide video is out! Check it out! ‪#‎deaftalent‬ ‪#‎yourglidestory‬
Over the past few months, you've let us know that Glide is the best way to communicate visually, and we're extremely grateful to all of our users in the Deaf/HOH community for their continued support smile emoticon
Please share this with your friends and help us give a huge thanks to Jules DameronThe Rosa Lee ShowDickie Hearts, Gabriel Silva, and Odunayo Akintomide. ‪#‎deaftalent‬
Check out these 5 heartwarming stories from real Glide users... What's your story? 
P.S. We're going to be visiting Texas, Fremont, and L.A this March. Get ready!!! (Announcing exact dates soon)

1 Week Left For Young Deaf People To Apply For NDCS Dance & Music Competition

Deaf News: One week left for young Deaf people to apply for NDCS dance and music competition http://wp.me/p408Yl-3DY
Former Hollyoaks star, Rachel Shenton is calling on all young deaf dancers and musicians to take the...