A relay center for the deaf in
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
A relay center for the deaf in
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Amy Winehouse Dionne Warwick, and Rod Stewart are among the celebrities that have signed up to promote education about hearing loss. They’ve all been photographed cupping their ear for the Hear the World campaign. It was launched by Phonak Hearing Systems.
AT&T plans to offer a new iPhone plan designed for the deaf and hard of hearing. The TAP (Text Accessibility Plan) will run $40 a month. It gets you unlimited data and visual voice mail along with unlimited text messaging. Voice calls will cost 40 cents a minute and a two-year contract is required. Customers who want the plan will have to fill out a forms that verify of a hearing impairment from a health care professional, a speech or language therapist or a nonprofit group working in the area of disabilities.
Monday, April 28, 2008
James Raymond has permanent hearing loss that he suffered during his time in
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Marlee Matlin had the lowest marks of any celebrity on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars. All three judges gave the deaf actress seven points. Even having a partner who is a World Mambo Champion didn’t help. Marlee looked stiff, barely moving her mid-section. Before dancing, she called her friend Henry Winkler who offered her a pre-show pep talk. Find out if she survives to dance again on tomorrow night’s show.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Actress Marlee Matlin stars in the new film Sweet Nothing in My Ear along with Jeff Daniels that airs tonight at 9pm on CBS. They play husband and wife who battle over whether to give their son a cochlear implant. The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie was adapted for the screen from a play by Stephen Sachs. Director Joseph Sargent has won four Emmys. For the role, Daniels had to study sign language and many deaf actors had parts in the cast.
A former Gallaudet University sports star is trying his hand at pro soccer. Matthew Eby (pronounced EE-bee) plays for the Real Maryland Monarchs as a reserve defender. The Monarchs are on the third rung of the professional ranks and Eby is believed to be the only professional deaf soccer player in the
Sign language interpreting is one of the jobs most likely to give you a problems with carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. That’s according to a new study by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The research suggests interpreting causes more physical stress than jobs like assembly line work. The study goes even further, suggesting there’s a link between increased ergonomic risk and the mental and cognitive stress of the work. Details are in the journal Ergonomics and more studies are planned.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Lanny Steptoe says his arrest on a charge of passing false checks cost him extra time in jail because
Monday, April 14, 2008
A new film called Music Within tells the story of Richard Pimentel. Pimentel lost his hearing during the Vietnam War and when he returned home he struggled to finish college and get a job. He eventually became an activist for the rights of the disabled. His efforts helped the Americans with Disabilities Act. Director Steven Sawalich has a personal interest in the Deaf community. He’s the stepson of Bill Austin, who runs Starkey, one of the world's largest manufacturers of customized hearing aids.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Albert Y. Lin - a partner at Brown McCarroll in
Scott Harrison – a solo practitioner in
Scott Simser – the only deaf lawyer in private practice in
For more, check out Deaf Attorneys
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A WiFi-enabled, portable videophone will be available to the public this week for $99. Viable first unveiled its VPAD a few months ago for $699. To get the discount, you have to be registered for the DeafNation Expo
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Actress Marlee Matlin has survived to dance in the 4th round of TV’s reality show Dancing with the Stars. Comedian Adam Carolla was eliminated from the ABC dance-off during last night’s results show. Matlin and her partner Fabian Sanchez still face competition from pro football player Jason Taylor, Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi, singer Mario, and actors Shannon Elizabeth, Christian de la Fuente, Priscilla Presley.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
When someone suffers unexpected hearing loss, close relationship are affected more than anything else. That’s the finding of an online survey by the Harris Corporation. The cochlear implant maker says 54% of more than 2500 adults say they have been frustrated by people who showed no consideration for their hearing loss. A third said they felt really annoyed and 18% said they were ignored. Only a fifth of them were aware of the treatments available.
Alexander Veman is getting $175,000 because he wasn't provided a sign language interpreter in his adult classes at Maryland' Morris County School of Technology. The county vocational school in Denville tried to make due with a voice recognition device that didn't work properly and only hired an interpreter after he hired an attorney - and then it wasn't for the full school day. School officials say they had trouble finding an interpreter who could work the needed hours. Morris County School of Technology has agreed to put up signs about the school's responsibility to provide interpreters and add new procedures to ensure every efforts is made to get interpreters.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Following protests from unhappy parents and students, the chairman of the board at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo has resigned. At the same time, a recently fired math teacher may come back to the school. Although it receives government money for operation, the board has kept its meetings secret. Although members have not agreed to open their gatherings to the public, they have said they will post summaries on the school's web site. An advisory board made up of parents will also be formed.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Talk about Gallaudet University shutting down its football program are not true. The school issued a statement today saying Deaf Digest posted a note in its e-newsletter that started the rumor. It said President Davila would close the program due to financial setbacks. But Deaf Digest has issued an apology, explaining it was supposed to be an April Fool's joke.