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Mark Levin: How being told “NO” drove me on

January 27, 2014


I remember the day I sat anxiously in the office of my Vocational Rehab counselor. The discussion that day was about my transfer to a mainstream college. I was set on changing my major to Audio Engineering or Music Business. I’ll never forget how her words stung. “You are setting yourself up to fail”. She […]

Deaf News: Deaf NFL star makes it to the Superbowl!

January 20, 2014


Deaf NFL fans are celebrating after deaf American football player, Derrick Coleman’s side The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Fransicso 49ers 17-23 last night. The Seahawks and Coleman will now play at the Superbowl on February 2nd against the Denver Broncos, giving Coleman the chance to win the biggest prize in American sport and become a […]

Dana Gornall: Why I became an interpreter

January 15, 2014


Sign Language fascinated me from very early on. I have a clear memory of being in the grocery store parking lot with my mom. She was loading up the car when a man approached us and handed her a card. She pulled out a dollar and he smiled, waved at me and moved on. “What […]

Lily Rayne: Why the word ‘hearie’ is not offensive, and what ‘hearing privilege’ amounts to

January 9, 2014


A few days ago, in a Facebook conversation, I was discussing the issue of lack of captions and Deaf rights in-depth. I went to the trouble of typing up a long response about the struggle Deaf people face to get equal access. I was talking about how my local theater used to show open-captioned movies […]

US Deaf News: WWE originally proposed that superstar wrestler Edge be written as a ‘deaf-mute’

January 6, 2014


  We all know that wrestling’s fake, the American WWE form of it at least, but it’s been revealed that any controversy over whether it’s really a sport or not could have been overshadowed by the introduction of a deaf wrestler, played by a hearing man, who confusingly, would also have recited poetry. An article […]

Deaf News USA: Deaf people in Seattle protest about local sign language interpreter

January 3, 2014


In the wake of the ‘fake interpreter’ scandal at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, it seems that the Deaf community across the globe are still struggling with interpreters who are not being understood by the Deaf people using their services. In Seattle, USA, protestors called for the Seattle Men’s Chorus to use a different interpreter for their […]

Cristina Hartmann: What it is like to be deaf from birth

January 3, 2014


Previously published on The Daily Beast and republished here by kind permission of Cristina Hartmann. In many ways, being born deaf is quite normal; in other ways, it’s not. I did a lot of “normal” things: joined the Little League (where I was one of the worst players, unrelated to my hearing or lack thereof); […]