Tuesday, August 26, 2014
DC Zoo officials will announce the name tomorrow of the bison named by Gallaudet students. The Smithsonian National Zoo has two female American bison and Gally students are naming one of them, while Howard University students are naming the other. The American Bison Exhibit opens to the public this Saturday (August 30). There's more information here.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Bonnie Sloan was the first deaf player in the NFL. The Tennessean interviewed him about playing defensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973. Unfortunately, the Tennessean does not include captions, though Bonnie signs his answers.
Researchers are trying to replicate the super hearing of a particular fly. They believe harnessing that knowledge could lead to a break through in hearing aid technology. KTVT-TV in Dallas has a video report below. No captions, but you can read the story here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
photo from Gallaudet.edu
photo from Gallaudet.edu
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has an interim superintendent. Joel Coleman was appointed to fill in while a search continues for Martell Menlove's replacement. KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City has a video report. No captions but you can read the story here.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A county in Eastern Pennsylvania apparently violated ADA law when it failed to provide a certified interpreter for a deaf defendant last month. When Steven Gonzalez appeared for arraignment in Northampton County for charges of theft and receiving stolen property, there was no one who signed. Read the full story from the Lehigh Valley Live here.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
A Georgia judge sentenced a man who killed a deaf cyclist to 15 years, with five years in custody, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Damon Thomas Latuch hit Joseph "Deaf Joe" Gathambiri with his truck and killed him. Latuch pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide. He agreed to pay $9000 to Gathambiri's family. Read more about the story here.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
"Foreign language agencies are notorious for poor reputations in hiring of ASL interpreters. They don't know how to screen because they don't know the language. The outcome is deaf people receive poor and low-quality services," Western Oregon University C.M. Hall told the Statesman Journal. The newspaper looked into allegations that patients at some Oregon hospitals are not getting needed interpreters. Read the full story here.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
|Congressman Mark Takano|