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Monday, 28 March 2016

"The Sound Of All Things" By Myron Uhlberg

"Different Ways Of Being" By Alan Balter

Australian Books With Deaf Characters

Interview With "Until I'm Safe" Author Jane Grace

Don't Worry About My Ears...


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Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Fight To Be Heard

By DANIEL KRIEGER March 25, 2016 Lydia Callis wanted to get her mother a gym membership for Christmas last year. When she called to arrange a consultation, she mentioned that her mom (who lives in Arizona) is deaf and would need a sign-language interpreter for the session. The health club said it would not provide a signer. Ms. Callis — who became an Internet sensation during… [ 1355 more words. ] 
By DANIEL KRIEGER March 25, 2016 Lydia Callis wanted to get her mother a gym membership for Christmas last year. When she called to arrange a consultation, she mentioned that her mom (who lives in …
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Be Afraid Of The Quiet Ones...


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Deaf History Month

Deaf History Month spans from March 13 to April 15 celebrating the contributions the deaf have bestowed upon the larger population. Deaf History Month’s roots go back to March 13, 1997 when the Washington D.C. Public Library had its first Deaf History Month event hosting deaf authors and guest speakers. The popularity of Deaf History Month has grown with an effort under way, orchestrated by the American Library Association and the National Association of the Deaf, to encourage the White House to declare Deaf History Month an official national event. [ 405 more words. ] 
Deaf History Month spans from March 13 to April 15 celebrating the contributions the deaf have bestowed upon the larger population.Deaf History Month’s roots go back to March 13, 1997 when the Wash…
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ASL Zone: $100 Fine Per Spoken Word


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Be An Optimist...


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BSL "Chocolate"


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BSL "Easter"

Create A New World!


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Dr. Graham Williams: Who Were The World's Greatest Deaf Scientists?

I really enjoyed the Deaflympics in 2013 and was dismayed that it was not given a higher priority in the media – especially after the feel good factor of the Olympics and Paralympics last year. It made me think about other areas where the achievements of deaf people are not recognised. As I am a deaf scientist myself, I naturally wondered if any famous scientists were deaf. [ 578 more words. ] 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Sandra Mea Frank -- ASL Music Video "Pride"

Take pride in who you are, what you do, and your community. Check out this new video from the band American Authors starring Sandra Mae Frank!!

Video features award winning actress Sandra Mae Frank who most recently starred as the lead of Deaf West Theater’s ground-breaking & critically acclaimed Bro...

What Makes A Translator?


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Alphabet ASL & LSF (Video)


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Seek the World added a new video Alphabet of France Sign Language (LSF) & American Sign Languag...
Alphabet of France Sign Language (LSF) & American Sign Language (ASL) 
French Sign Language (LSF) is the sign language of the deaf in France. 
Fact: American Sign Language (ASL) is most closely related to French Sign Language (LSF). The influence of LSF on ASL has been found that about 58% of signs in modern ASL are cognate to Old French Sign Language signs. 
Now aren't you curious about 42%? You better watch this video to see some different alphabet signs! 
Here's the new thing I did with this video is to replay its alphabet of French Sign Language without ASL. You'll be able to watch him signing only, which I hope it will help you learning better. 
Hope you learned something new today! Enjoy learning the difference between ASL and Australia Sign Language. 
Happy learning!
Share with your loved ones if you think this is awesome for them to learn!

Bobbi's Fireside Chat, March 2016 (Video)

Bobbi's Fireside Chat, March 2016

Gallaudet University President Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano updates the campus community on her three months in office.

#DeafTalent


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Interview With Sandra Frank

Check out Sandra Mae Frank's interview about her profession in acting!
Check out this Exclusive Interview with Sandra Mae Frank, a young Deaf woman who will be performing at Deaf West’s Spring Awakening again this Spring from…
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DeafLife Magazine Video

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

#WhyISign "Deaf Parent" Video

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Jenn Pfau
15 March at 13:50OS X
Hi, my parents are not deaf. My parents were the victims of the system under the medical field advising my parents what was best for me: Speech and Listening. My parents thought it was best for me to learn to speak and listen; however, I struggled knowing something was missing. Until my son was born deaf, I knew what it was best for him: Access to language, not to deprive him with his birth right to ASL, ensuring my son’s not deprived with full access to language.” Jennifer Pfau
Note: As a deaf parent with the experiences knowing the life of growing up in spoken language environment, it was definitely not a “language rich environment” as I had struggled for years, not just being deprived from the language, but the opportunity to engage in full conversation with my family, peers, and classmates. It is my hope the parents truly consider listening to deaf adults who had the experiences growing up pretending they “get” everything but inside, the link is missing. The connection I finally found via ASL and I was able to grow with love and acceptance of just being who I am.