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08/25/2020
Deaf Umbrella

Remember Jane Fonda in 1979? She helped increase Deaf visibility during a time when ASL was barely recognized as a legitimate language!

@janefonda speech at Oscar®️ in 1979 - Supporting Deaf people and invisible disabilities 💪🤟😉 #HappyFriday

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#oscars #janefonda #signlanguage #inclusion #invisibledisabilities #deaf #deafness #hearingloss #communication #welldone #proud #support

California is the most diverse state and their court system reflects that:
07/11/2020
ASL In California's Courts: A Study's Recent Findings -

California is the most diverse state and their court system reflects that:

Home of 200 languages with ASL being the third most popular language, California Judicial requires evaluation of policies to provide consistent language access

06/07/2020
Cultura Colectiva +

Do you sign with your dogs?

This doggy and her human communicate perfectly through sign language ❤️

Chase Bank in Washington DC opens first branch set up for Deaf customers’ needs:
01/31/2020
Chase opens first bank for deaf and hard of hearing in D.C.

Chase Bank in Washington DC opens first branch set up for Deaf customers’ needs:

JPMorgan Chase has officially opened the first retail branch designed to serve the deaf and hard of hearing community. The branch, located in Washington, DC’s H Street corridor, offers state of the art technology and design elements incorporated to best serve people with hearing loss. The firm...

Have Disney+ ? Check out The Little Mermaid TV series and its episode titled "Wish Upon a Starfish." It's about Ariel's ...
11/20/2019
The Little Mermaid TV series aired an episode with a deaf character, Gabriella

Have Disney+ ? Check out The Little Mermaid TV series and its episode titled "Wish Upon a Starfish." It's about Ariel's Deaf friend and her octopus sidekick.

Gabriella is a deaf mermaid who was featured on the Little Mermaid TV series in the early 90s and has a friend who also voices for her in conversation.

If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you can get a smoke detector from the Fire Department. Details with an  email addres...
11/14/2019
Smoke alarms for deaf and hearing-impaired save lives

If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you can get a smoke detector from the Fire Department. Details with an email address are in the article:

A 13-year-old boy with aural artresia woke up to a fire alarm that doesn't require hearing.

Roy Allela from Kenya invented gloves to convert Sign Language into hearing speech
10/31/2019
Black Engineer Invents Gloves That Turn Sign Language into Audible Speech

Roy Allela from Kenya invented gloves to convert Sign Language into hearing speech

Roy Allela, a 25-year old engineer and inventor from Kenya, has found the ultimate solution to bridging the communication barrier between deaf and hearing people. He has invented the Sign-IO gloves that can translate signed hand movements to audible speech so deaf people can "talk" even to those who...

08/05/2019
CNN

Congrats FaZe Ewok!

FaZe Ewok is among the few female professional Fortnite players to sign with an elite esports team. The 13-year-old, who's deaf, explained some of the challenges of being a girl gamer and how esports is on the rise. https://cnn.it/2SXJyBu

Delta Airlines staff who know sign language will have a pin in their uniform from now on.
07/19/2019
Delta Will Add Sign Language Badges to Company Uniforms

Delta Airlines staff who know sign language will have a pin in their uniform from now on.

Delta Air Lines customer-facing staffers who know American Sign Language, or one or more of 300 other signed languages worldwide, will now sport a badge on their uniform saying so. The badge will sit under name tags on uniforms for flight attendants, gate agents and other Delta staff. The change was...

07/16/2019
Seek the World

Take a peek at the work behind Google!

Deaf Employees at Google want to show you what it’s like to have an unique workplace at their headquarter (a.k.a Googleplex), located in Silicon Valley, California, with full communication access through the use of interpreters.

07/02/2019
LADbible

LADbible

This deaf dog communicates with her deaf owner in sign language. Who knew dogs were that smart 😮👏

05/15/2019
ESPN

Congrats Danik Soudakoff!

The teen who changes the game

05/04/2019
Natural Choice

Heartwarming TV commercial from Natural Choice food products:

Sure, technology can help us connect. But sometimes all we need to really connect is a good sandwich. A little good goes a long way. Find more good at makethenaturalchoice.com.

05/02/2019
Ashleigh Walters

Creative kids make a music video in ASL

ASHLEIGH IN A.S.L.: As I continue to learn American Sign Language, I found this story to be a wonderful inspiration on WPTV!

Students who are deaf and hard of hearing at Bankbridge Elementary School in New Jersey created a music video! Music truly is a universal language, everybody can feel the beat!

04/07/2019
Commonly

This CODA volunteers her time to help deaf seniors get the medical access they need.

Bian Haifang is an interpreter for deaf hospital patients. She's helped more than 4,000 people.

Born deaf, Darren Toh recently passed the Mensa IQ test at the age of 12.
04/07/2019
Deaf boy has IQ 'greater than Einstein'

Born deaf, Darren Toh recently passed the Mensa IQ test at the age of 12.

Darren Toh, 12, scored higher than Albert Einstein in IQ test but insists he's "not quite a genius".

04/02/2019

Remember Light Flashes? Meet the woman behind the group--Vikee Waltrip! And guess what? She has a workshop coming up!
Check out Deaf Niche's website for more information about her history and upcoming workshop.

The basis of Girls Scouts is to be all-inclusive, which is what its creator Juliette Gordon Low accomplished.
03/20/2019
Juliette Gordon Low-Founder of Girl Scouts USA

The basis of Girls Scouts is to be all-inclusive, which is what its creator Juliette Gordon Low accomplished.

Gordon-Low founded Girl Scouts for the sole purpose of having an all-inclusive program Juliette Gordon Low was born hearing and became deaf at the age of 17 due to multiple ear injuries. She was a very

03/17/2019
MBC News

Check it out-Korea’s Silent Taxis in action!

택시 콜을 받는데 어려움이 많았던
청각 장애인 택시 기사를 위한 '택시 앱'이 출시됐습니다 #고요한택시

Did you know about this incredible woman? Celebrating Women's History Month.
03/17/2019
Did you know that Olympic Swimmer Gertrude Ederle was deaf

Did you know about this incredible woman? Celebrating Women's History Month.

Ederle broke 10 world records in 1926 Gertrude Ederle was the daughter of German immigrants and she was deaf from childhood due to measles. This didn't stop her from swimming competitively! When she was only twelve years

In honor of Women's History Month, we are re-sharing feature pieces on Deaf women!
03/10/2019
Top 10 Deaf Women in History You Need to Know About For International Women's Day

In honor of Women's History Month, we are re-sharing feature pieces on Deaf women!

History textbooks tend to be dominated by hearing male history, which is why International Women's Day and Deaf History Month were established, so we don't forget the women and deaf individuals who made history. See if you know any of these famous deaf women!

02/28/2019
Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Warning: this video is guaranteed to make you smile. ❤️

02/13/2019
Commonly

Visiting China? Stop by this all-Deaf bakery!

Qiu Junkun opened a bakery so deaf students from his baking school would be able to find work.

Check out the video in the article-it's an incredible story!
01/14/2019
It's Official! Quiet Taxis Hit The Streets Of South Korea

Check out the video in the article-it's an incredible story!

Hyundai Group especially focused on developing and installing the latest technology into their cars; they won last year's Most Innovative award at the national tech show. The award gained Hyundai the Quiet Taxi project, the company went to work on features tailored for deaf drivers.

Today is the 306th birthday of Abbe Charles-Michel de l'Epee, the monk who set up the first public education program for...
11/25/2018
www.google.com

Today is the 306th birthday of Abbe Charles-Michel de l'Epee, the monk who set up the first public education program for the deaf in France! Also, did you know that he required that all education be free and accessible to the deaf?
#GoogleDoodle

Check out Deaf Niche Events for upcoming Halloween parties! http://event.deafniche.com
10/12/2018
MONSTER Ball Sacramento, CA 2018

Check out Deaf Niche Events for upcoming Halloween parties!
http://event.deafniche.com

WHERE: Mack and Powell Event Center 2003 Howe Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825 WHEN: October 27, 2018 TIME: 7-11 pm TICKETS: $65 until October 26 $75 at the door Buy tickets HERE (bottom of page, under video) WEBSITE: NORCAL Center's Monster Ball

Ground-breaking Opportunity For Deaf Taxi Drivers In Seoul, South Korea
09/23/2018
Ground-breaking Opportunity For Deaf Taxi Drivers In Seoul, South Korea

Ground-breaking Opportunity For Deaf Taxi Drivers In Seoul, South Korea

New technology was put to the test on the city's roads in June 2018 for deaf drivers—built-in tablets in taxi cars. “We just wanted to provide deaf people with more job opportunities,” said Song Min-Pyo, head of Coactus. Coactus is a group of university students who developed tech for taxicabs

Do you know someone who loves space and STEM?
08/16/2018
Deafness And Space Exploration: A Love Affair Spanning Over A Century

Do you know someone who loves space and STEM?

Did you know that we have a comet named after a deaf man? Or the star classification system was developed by a deaf astronomer? Right now there is a deaf engineer employed at NASA, and don't forget about the Gallaudet Eleven. Read the fascinating story here!

Congratulations, Washington, D.C. will be home to the United States' first all-ASL Starbucks store!
07/19/2018
Starbucks to open its first U.S. sign language store this year

Congratulations, Washington, D.C. will be home to the United States' first all-ASL Starbucks store!

Starbucks says it will open its first U.S. signing store in Washington, D.C., boosting hiring and accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing employees and customers alike.

07/14/2018
Sorenson

Sorenson

There are a lot of talented artists in the deaf community. 🎨 Ben Davis has some challenges of his own and he would not allow it to be a barrier in his inspiring journey.

Artwork: https://www.artpal.com/bendavis83

#JourneyBySorenson

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