Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Getting AHEAD :- University Access for Deaf Young People

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Action Deaf Youth worked with Ulster University to produce a reusable resource to encourage deaf students to attend higher education. The film hears from a current and past student of Ulster University, and shows hig...

Action Deaf Youth – Deaf Awareness Film Project

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This project has been created and filmed by the Young People of Action Deaf Youth, to create more awareness about the issues that deaf young people face with this unseen disability. We aim to help you understand some ...

Deaf Man Becomes Incredible Finger ‘Dancer’ – Andrey Dragunov

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Andrey Dragunov has perfected the art, which involves him moving his digits to create interesting shapes.What makes it even more impressive is the 24-year-old is deaf.You would think this dancer may have difficulties ...

Deaf And Police Interaction

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For more information, go to https://www.aclu.org/deafrights Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and the wife of a police officer, teamed up with ACLU and advocacy group HEARD, on an American Sign Language video to e...

The importance of Deaf culture

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Deaf students benefit in many ways from being educated in inclusive settings, but it is also crucial for them to have opportunities to interact socially with other deaf people. In this video, experts explain why socia...

Australian choir to perform ‘world-first’ concert alongside deaf choir

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An Australian choir will perform Handel's Messiah accompanied by a deaf choir which will use sign language – believed to be the world’s first such simultaneous performance. The Sydney Philharmonia choir, Austra...

Embracing our journey as parents of deaf children

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For more reading: for more news When their twin daughters had turned two and still hadn’t begun to speak, doctors Bianca and Graeme Birdsey began to worry. “We were reassured with many excuses as to why this ...

New device translating sign language to speech in real time

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Over the past couple of decades, the world has evolved in a way that favors the hearing impaired, believe it or not. Whereas telephone calls had once been the preferred means of long-distance communication, text-based...

Signs for a Good Education – Must Watch and Share

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(Sydney, October 18, 2013) -- Deaf children have a right to a quality education, like all other children, in a language and environment that maximizes their potential. In this video, in conjunction with a global confe...

Introducing the Engaging Deaf Men Project

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ADWAS (abused Deaf women's advocacy services) is proud to share the first official PSA from the EMP (Engaging Men Project). The PSA was created during the first Deaf men's weekend retreat hosted by ADWAS in Nov 2013 i...

The challenges of being a deaf woman in a war-torn country

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is a forgotten country. But for those living in it, twenty years of conflict and devastation still make life hard. It's even more difficult for these four deaf women. Their story is...

The Enchanting Music of Sign Language | Christine Sun Kim

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Artist Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Lang...

Landmark surgery allows deaf woman to hear unborn child’s beating heart

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A woman who became the UK's first pregnant patient to undergo a cochlear implant has fulfilled her desire to hear the heartbeat of her unborn child.Kimberley Ward, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, went through surgery ...

Deaf community seeking closed-captioning during movies

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"Santikos Theatres has always had a good relationship with the deaf community. For the last year-and-a-half we have had ‘Open Captions’ at the Santikos Rialto for films requested by the DNOSA, a local deaf and hard of...

Inspiring Story Of Indian Hockey’s Deaf Champion Who Dreams To Play For India

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Somewhat similar to the Bollywood film 'Iqbal', is the story of Abdul Samad, a hearing and speech impaired hockey player from Madhya Pradesh. Hailing from Bhopal in central India, he plays hockey with able-bodied athl...

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