A dance workshop at West Hartford, Connecticut's American School for the Deaf brought out some great moves by the students. WTIC-TV has a video report (no captions but you can read the story here).
Thursday, February 11, 2016
A plan that would create a four-year college on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf got a lot of attention when the state legislature held a hearing on the topic Tuesday. Find out what happened in an article published by the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A woman in San Antonio shot and killed a deaf man who did nothing more than knock on her door. When his body was discovered, police found a note next to his body with the word "sorry" written on it. WOAI-TV has a video report (no captions but you can read the story here).
Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Florida is considering raising the level of requirements for sign language interpreters because "Florida is one of only five states that has no standard for sign language interpreter qualifications in K-12 programs.” Read the story at WFSU Radio/TV here.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
A deaf bank customer helped stop a bank robbery on this day (Jan 30) in 2003. A bank teller in Rochester, New York tipped off the man as he was going through the drive-through. The robber had entered a branch of HSBC yelled that he was robbing it, then jumped on a counter and pistol-whipped a teller. Another teller at the drive-up window just happened to be helping a deaf customer at that moment. She mouthed the words "we are being robbed." The lip-reading customer then drove to a nearby liquor store and called 911. Police nabbed the robbery suspect not far from the bank as he was trying to wash dye off his hands after a dye pack in the money bag had exploded. The injured teller suffered only minor injuries.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
|image from Marion Downs Hearing Center|
Saturday, January 23, 2016
|Image from Gallaudet University|
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
There was a time when sign language users had to go to a local club to shoot the breeze, share advice or have any kind of conversation, reports the BBC. But social media, particularly Facebook has changed everything. It's a look at the impact of Facebook on British Sign Language in the video below. You can read the story here.
|James LeVoy Sorenson(image from Southern Utah University)|
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
A Florida woman is facing charges she left her three young children--two of whom are deaf--unattended this past weekend while she “went to the club,” reports the Panama City News Herald. Read the full story here.
Monday, January 11, 2016
(image from Gallaudet.edu)