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Friday, 31 July 2015

It Is Our Choices...

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No One Is You & That Is Your Power!

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Think Differently...

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Practice Loving Kindness & Compassion

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Did Canada Break A Promise To Its Disabled Citizens?

Canadian courts have resembled their American counterparts in their reluctance to embrace the spirit of the Charter when it comes to equal rights for the disabled.

Nigeria Tells Parents Of Deaf Children To Learn Sign Language (Video)

‪#‎H3DeafWire‬: Nigeria tells parents of Deaf children to learn sign language. Play video- http://ow.ly/Qf5Xd

This Small Change Could Make A Big Difference For Accessible Technology

Tech firms such as Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and LinkedIn announced Thursday that they will develop standard language that lets applicants know that having...

ASL Preschool Printables

Free ASL Prechool Printables. Free American Sign Language worksheets, printable classroom charts, teaching flashcards, file folder game and more

That Deaf Guy: "The Benefits Of Being Profoundly Deaf"

Hello Friends,
Yet another reason being profoundly deaf is beneficial! During the summer our neighbors want to beat the heat and get up at the crack of dawn and turn on their mowers, poor Kay never really gets to sleep in. She's tried ear plugs but they don't REALLY block out sound just muffles it. I, of course, sleep like a baby.
-Enjoy! Matt and Kay
****Yes!!! we have a book and playing cards for your enjoyment. The perfect gift or supplemental reading for your Deaf Culture or sign language class. Buy yours today www.thatdeafguy.com/store

It's Mari Sign Language Week (Video)

It's Maori language week! Check this video out and learn some NZSL signs for Maori concepts!

Deaf Poets Share Their Stories At The ASL Poetry Slam

Every language has its artists, and American Sign Language (ASL) is no exception. ASL SLAM
Every language has its artists, and American Sign Language is no exception. Hamburger Mary's played host to Deaf slam poets and their fans on April 25, and Kevin Beaty was there to catch their performances.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Deaf Man's ASL Storytelling: "Fish" (Video)

Deaf Man's ASL Storytelling, "Fish" To book a live performance from Dack Virnig, contact Jacob Salem at manager@dackcube.com. Visit www.DackCube.com to learn...

The Importance Of Fingerspelling For Reading

This VL2 research brief, written by Sharon Baker, Ed.D., focuses on the importance of fingerspelling for reading. This also comes with three appendices for...

Deaf Confidence

That awkward moment when you have to explain to people that you have a profound hearing loss especially in your puberty years with your acne and clumsiness. Eeeek! There's not one deaf person who h...

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Super Mom Designs Super Hearing Aids For Children

One mother from the United Kingdom is taking the title ‘super-mom’ to a whole new level, after designing a line of children’s hearing aids that leave the young wearers feeling confident and unstoppable.

How To Make A Musical For The Deaf (Video)

How do you produce a musical when half the cast cannot hear the music? Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo MUSIC Sp...

Awesome Deaf Tennis Player!

Second seed junior Duck Hee-Lee battled past Marc Polmans in three sets to progress to the third round of the Boys' Singles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, despite being...

Hearing Experts In America Say Deaf Children Should Be Bilingual & Learn Sign Language

Hearing experts in the US, writing in a journal called Pediatrics, have said that deaf children should be bilingual, and that "the benefits of learning sign language clearly...

That Deaf Guy: Camping

Hello friends,
Who knew that the rustling sound in the woods was not a bear but just That Deaf Guy. Hope you all are having a great Summer so far. 
-Matt and Kay
*****Check out our awesome book and playing cards! The perfect thing for your camping trip! www.thatdeafguy.com/store

New 9-1-1 Texting Service Available

The Stratford Police is among the forces in the area who have joined to make 9-1-1 texting available to the hearing impaired.

Raising A Deaf Child Makes The World Sound Different

When I found out my son couldn’t hear, I figured out that I wasn’t really listening, either

The Importance Of Gesture In Child Development

Today we're reading So-One Hwang, Melissa Herzig, and Carol Padden's Research Brief on "Different Ways of Thinking: The Importance of Gesture in Child Development" yet another fantastic resource to come out of the  VL2 Science of Learning Center

We Want "I Love You" Emoji!!!

There is a petition from change.org called, ,”We Want the “I Love You” ASL hand shape in emoji. As you might have noticed, people all over the world are going “emoji-crazy”! Thus, two people have started a petition to include the popular “I love you” hand sign as a emoji. Click to find out more! 
Will one emoji change people lives? Two people believe that ASL "I Love You" hand shape should be emoji. Click to read more!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

DeaFined Restaurant In Kitsilano Introduces Diners To Sign Language

The recently opened DeaFined restaurant in Kitsilano is offering Vancouverites a unique dining experience where diners are encouraged to order their food and drink...

Justification For Teacher Of The Deaf Services

Heather - great post! I am going to let people know about this. It does a great job of explaining what a ToD does - I think too often there is very little understanding from...

10 Things Everyone Should Know About The ADA

A simple guide to protecting your rights, and making sure you don't trample the rights of your fellow Americans.

The Problem Is Irrelevant...

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Don't Tell Me I Can't Do Something Because I Am Deaf!

Don’t tell me I can’t do something because I am deaf!

"Spring Awakening" Heading For Fall Broadway Reprise

EXCLUSIVE: An acclaimed revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical Spring Awakening is transferring to Broadway in the fall, I'm told, as soon as a theater can...

6 American Sign Language Poems (Videos)

Recently on his Facebook page, author Neil Gaiman shared a video of a sign language interpretation of his poem “The Day the Saucers Came,” from his 2006 collection...

Hard-of-Hearing Woman Saves 2 Sailors After Receiving New Hearing Aids

It's been reported that a deaf woman has saved the lives of two sailors using the new hearing aids she had received only one day earlier. Extract: A virtually deaf pensioner saved the lives of two capsized sailors when she heard their desperate cries for help - while trying out her new hearing aids. Christine Bowden, 77, was sitting in the garden when she heard a man screaming for help half a mile out to sea. [ 292 more words. ] 
It's been reported that a deaf woman has saved the lives of two sailors using the new hearing aids she had received only one day earlier. Extract: A virtually deaf...