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“We are all on our own ultimately, and that is where my work comes from.” Meet Deaf artist and author Louise Stern

October 21, 2014

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You are an artist and an author – how much were you exposed to art and literature in your younger years? My folks always had books around the house and Dad would read to us every night or make up wild stories for us. My sister, brother and I always looked forward to story time. My mother […]

Deaf News: American Deaf woman sues to get sign language interpreter for baby’s birth

September 1, 2014

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Earlier this year, a British Deaf couple made headlines when they complained about the lack of an interpreter during their baby’s birth. Things aren’t any better across the Atlantic, as this story from America shows. Extract from the Miami Herald: Sometime this month or next, Cheylla Silva will be admitted to Baptist Hospital to give […]

Watch: The video everyone’s talking about, ‘Happy’ in sign language!

August 29, 2014

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It’s the video that’s gone viral and is being added to more news sites on a daily basis – the signed version of Pharrell Williams’s song ‘Happy’, which was made by a group of Deaf Campers at the Deaf Film Camp 2014. It even features a Deaf Brit – Bim Ajadi, who has made a […]

Joseph Santini: How Deaf students can avoid isolation when they first start university or college

August 27, 2014

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Gallaudet University is the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf people. It’s a wonderful place, and definitely more accessible for a Deaf scholar than most, but chances are you don’t go there. Most Deaf teenagers in America and around the world go to non-deaf universities and colleges. In discussions and interviews certain themes about getting […]

Andy Palmer: 10 situations when knowing sign language can help any deaf child (BSL)

July 18, 2014

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Many severely or profoundly deaf kids these days wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. Some parents, new to the experience of having deaf children and advised by audiologists and scientists, may think that sign language seems unnecessary and their focus wholly falls on listening skills and speech development. But what happens when things don’t go to plan? Like […]

The Secret Deafie: Why I gave up wearing hearing aids

July 7, 2014

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The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This one comes from a Deaf man who has tried internet dating… I was born profoundly deaf. My parents found out when I was only 2 years old, having not responded to my name being called but to a thumping foot vibration […]

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

January 27, 2014

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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 […]