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Friday, 26 June 2015

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On This Date In 1889

Hellen Keller's Birthday June 27, 1880

Tomorrow is Helen Keller’s birthday (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968). She was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Deafblind Awareness Month celebrates her life, perseverance and achievements. She is an inspiration to the deafblind community.

The Internet Opens A Window To The Deaf World

While mainstream media still struggles to integrate diversity into programming, the internet offers a vastly different experience. People around the globe, of all backgrounds and abilities, are uploading original new content every day,...

A Friendship Blessing

A Friendship Blessing
May you be blessed with good friends.
May you learn to be a good friend to yourself.
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where
there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness.
May this change you.
May it transfigure that which is negative, distant, or cold in you.
May you be brought in to the real passion, kinship, and affinity of belonging.
May you treasure your friends.
May you be good to them and may you be there for them;
may they bring you all the blessing, challenges, truth,
and light that you need for your journey.
May you never be isolated.
May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging
with your anam ċara. ~John O'Donohue
Artist~Claudia Tremblay

Clear Connection For Deaf & Hard-Of-Hearing Students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students can effectively miss class, even if they attend every day. Learn to spot this phenomenon and help reverse it ›› http://bit.ly/1HjwbB8

Casting Call

Please have the child tell a 1-2 minute story to us, about his dog, cat, friend, ANY subject he wants to talk about using ASL. The objective is to get a sense of the child, his personality etc. If he prefers to do the monologue that is provided, that is fine too.

Monday, 15 June 2015

I Love Being Me. I Love Being Deaf

I love being me, I love being deaf… yep I do. I love the fact that I am my own person and there is no one else like me. I love how my deafness resembles me as I am. I love how my deafness made me as I am today. Growing up was ***, I can tell you that but it made me as I am today and I am grateful for that experience to evolve me as me. [ 705 more words. ] 
I love being me, I love being deaf… yep I do. I love the fact that I am my own person and there is no one else like me. I love how my deafness resembles me as I am. I love how my deafness made me a...

Losing Your Sight As A Deaf Person

Sight is very important for deaf people, especially when attempting to talk with others, so what happens if you also start to go blind?
Deaf people are very visual, we use sign language and lip-reading as a way to communicate and socialise, so the prospect of losing our sight can be very daunting. A medical study found deaf people may even have enhanced peripheral vision, compensating for a lack of hearing.
There is one group of deaf people who live with the near certainty that their sight will fade. Those with Usher syndrome are born deaf and later, through an associated condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, also lose their sight. Peripheral vision becomes restricted, night vision worsens and sudden changes from dark to light (and vice versa) take a much longer time to adjust to.
Sight is important for deaf people to communicate, so what happens if you also start to go blind?

Sunday, 14 June 2015

"innocents Of Oppression" Novel (Video)

"Fascinating, morbid, all–feeling, all–seeing and very evocative. Whirlwind and an emotional rollercoaster ... The book is a huge legacy of those times of Deaf Education. Long may it be a classic."

BSL "Flag"

Happy Flag Day!

To honour our flag, we’re sharing artist Chuck Baird’s piece “Stars and Stripes!”

Help For The Signing-Impaired

In hearing-world contexts in which verbal communication fails, I long to say to my hearing companion: “Do you realize that, when your capability to hear fails you, you are essentially disabled?”

Service Dog Jumps Between Blind Owner & School Bus

Figo, a golden retriever, was wounded trying to protect his owner, but had to be forced to leave his owner's side when paramedics came

Dame Evelyn Glennie Polar Prize Ceremony

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music...

Commercial: Learning Sign Language (Video)

A couple learns a new language to welcome a new addition to their family. See how Wells Fargo is always there to help you prepare financially for life’s bigg...

Deaf All-State Catcher Drafted To The Atlanta Braves

In an surprising round, the Atlanta Braves selected Chase Smartt from Charles Henderson High School. Smartt, who is deaf, was selected in the 35th round of the...

Boy Asked To Remove Hearing Aids For School Photo

There's been controversy today after a story broke about a 6 year old boy who stopped wearing his hearing aids after a school photographer asked him to remove it for his...

Stop Calling Sign Language "Cool"

Note: As is consistent with the written and culturally accepted standard, “Deaf” is used to refer to a community, while “deaf” is used to refer to a physiological state of being A few days ago, a good friend and fellow linguaphile posted a video on my Facebook...

Can You Help? Norwich Deaf Man Without Interpreter For Father's Funeral

It's been reported by the Eastern Daily Press that a Deaf man from Norwich is without an interpreter for his...

Documentary Helps Michigan Deaf-Blind Student "Find Her Voice"

North Branch graduate Brittany Winkleman, who is deaf-blind, created the 38-minute documentary to show people what life is like for her.

BC Education Minister Supports "Inadmissible" Deaf Girl

Peter Fassbender said in a letter that Jazmine Talosig "meets the criteria of acceptance" and would incur no extra costs

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

You Have It All, Darling...

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Careers At Deaf Aotearoa

Did you know there are current employment opportunities at Deaf Aotearoa?
Check out the link below to see advertisements and job descriptions for the following roles:
Communications Development Officer
Resource Development Officer
Secretary to the Boards
HR & Training Administrator
iSign Operations Manager
All the details are below! Go and check them out!
Deaf Aotearoa employs nearly 60 staff throughout the country. There is a mixture of Deaf, hearing impaired and hearing staff.

Friday, 5 June 2015

NDIAA 2015 National Champions For Baseball & Softball

SportsMX congratulates the Indiana School for the Deaf, Maryland School for the Deaf and Texas School for the Deaf on their selection as NDIAA 2015 National Champions for baseball and softball.

‪#‎H3DeafWire‬: Papua New Guinea Recognizes Sign As An Official Language

‪#‎H3DeafWire‬: Papua New Guinea recognizes sign as an official language! Play video -  http://ow.ly/NVn6G

"The Matrix" Cinematic ASL Video

First try ‪#‎cinematicasl‬ for The Matrix!

"Hearing Aids Are The New Black" (Video)

‪#‎H3DeafWire‬: “Hearing Aids Are the New Black” campaign launches in Australia. Play video -  http://ow.ly/NVnkA

CN Tower Lights Up Blue For DeafBlind Awareness

Live in Toronto? Starting at sundown the CN Tower will light up in blue to commemorate Deafblind Awareness Month. This month celebrates the life of Helen Keller, a widely recognized deafblind person known for her perseverance and achievements.

3 Day Event, India Deaf Expo 2015

‪#‎H3DeafWire‬: Three day event, India Deaf Expo 2015, will happen in December! Play video -  http://ow.ly/NVnBd

Sun Kim, Deaf Sound Artist

Christine Sun Kim’s work is an expression of the spaces between sound and silence—the many dimensions that are overlooked simply because no one can...

Fallacy: Deaf As Economic Burden (TEDxGallaudet Video)

Fallacy: Deaf as Economic Burden From a deaf family, Wanda Riddle was raised in the South. A faculty member at Gallaudet University since 2009, she has taugh...

ASL Story "Rabbit Vs Turtle" (Video)

A turtle traveled across the world seeking to challenge the fastest animal in the world after defeating Cheetos in Egypt. Much to the rabbit's surprise, the ...

1989's Comic Relief UK Video

For 1989's Comic Relief efforts, children across the UK learned 40 basic signs in British Sign Language (BSL). Stephen Fry and Harry Enfield appeared on the BBC magazine programme See Hear! to learn these signs too