Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
"It really bit my butt that Margie automatically defended Luke's actions and accused the entire hearing world of thinking deaf people are dumb... When he acts up, she needs to see his behavior and call him on it. She can't just base all things on the world being against him because he's deaf."
You can read more here.
Friday, April 24, 2009
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Monday, April 20, 2009
▪ Southampton midfielder Jason Euell, who is deaf in one ear, has spent 12 years in the English leagues and represented Jamaica's national team.
▪ Canadian goalkeeper Tony Chursky, who played in the North American Soccer League from 1976 to 1982, was also deaf in one ear
▪ Early in the 20th century, Englishman Albert Gardner, who was profoundly deaf, played for Birmingham.
▪ Matthew Eby is former Gallaudet University sports star who now plays reserve defender for the Real Maryland Monarchs.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
On this evening's episode of Amazing Race, teams flew to China where Margie and her deaf son Luke argued with sisters Jen and Kisha. Luke pushed at Jen who calls him a bitch. Luke didn’t hear it, of course, but Margie did. And she tells her son what Jen said to him. At the next clue box, they have another confrontation. Luke pushes Jen into the clue box.
The CBS show made each train birds to retrieve fish in the middle of a lake. Luke tried to direct the birds with sign language and Jen laughed when one of the birds bit him. Margie and Luke then had to find a calligraphy station and copy four Chinese characters in calligraphy.
Jen and Kisha arrive at about the same time as Margie and Luke but the sisters are declared the winners and win a trip to Barbados. Luke signs his frustration and declares that Jen is a bitch. Kisha and Jen start laughing which upsets Marge because she thinks the sisters are laughing at Luke's deafness.
Stuntmen Mark and Michael are the last team to finish and are eliminated from the race.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
▪ Founder - deaf Frenchman Eugene Rubens-Alcais
▪ First Named - International Silent Games
▪ Last Time - 2001, including 2,405 competitors from 71 nations
▪ Next Time - The 2009 games will be in Taiwan
▪ Frequency - Held every 4th summer
▪ Requirements - Team members must have at least a 55 decibel loss in their better ear to be eligible
▪ US Requirements - The United States Deaf Olympics Association expects its coaches are competent in ASL
▪ US head coaches must take at least 1 college class in the subject ▪ Rules - At no times is a player allowed to be wearing hearing aids
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Researchers took a look at five studies conducted between 1966 and 2007. Lead author of the hearing study was Dr. Donald G. Keamy who is both an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Details are in this month’s issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Hearing loss is one of the most common birth disorders in the US. Two to four of every 1,000 children are born either deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The Kentucky School for the Deaf recently hosted the first MegaDeafConference. The two-hour teleconference included more than 40 institutions that educate the deaf in 21 states along with Northern Ireland and England. The program of student-produced offered presentations included:
- The Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf in Ontario showing drama productions
- The Kentucky School for the Deaf showed its award-winning program Idioms of the Week
- The Montana School for the Deaf and Blind offered a virtual ski trip
- The journalism class of the Minnesota’s North Star Academy took participants on a tour of its online newspaper
- The Ohio School for the Deaf showed off its recycling project called Goes Green!
- The Kansas School for the Deaf presented famous deaf Kansans.
What many viewers don’t know is that the series is based on a real person. The real Sue Thomas is a deaf fingerprint technician whose lipreading ability won her a job on the FBI's elite surveillance team.
Her story is told in the book Sue Thomas: Breaking the Sound Barrier.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Congress has passed a resolution to recognize both Abraham Lincoln's role in the establishment of Gallaudet University.
The resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by California congressman Lynne Woosley and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio who are both member sof Gallaudet's Board of Trustees .
Here's the full resolution:
Whereas in 2009, the United States honored the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln;
Whereas on July 4, 1861, President Lincoln stated in a message to Congress that a principal aim of the United States Government should be `to elevate the condition of men--to lift artificial weights from all shoulders--to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all--to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life';
Whereas on April 8, 1864, President Lincoln signed into law the legislation (Act of April 8, 1864, ch. 52, 13 Stat. 45) authorizing the conferring of collegiate degrees by the Columbia Institution for Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, which is now called Gallaudet University;
Whereas that law led for the first time in history to higher education for deaf students in an environment designed to meet their communication needs;
Whereas Gallaudet University was the first, and is still the only, institution in the world that focuses on educational programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from the pre-school through the doctoral level;
Whereas Gallaudet University has been a world leader in the fields of education and research for more than a century; and
Whereas since 1869, graduates of Gallaudet University have pursued distinguished careers of leadership in the United States and throughout the world:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That Congress—
(1) congratulates and honors Gallaudet University on the 145th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the legislation authorizing the establishment of collegiate programs at Gallaudet University; and
(2) congratulates Gallaudet University for 145 years of unique and exceptional service to the deaf people of the United States and the world deaf community.
Passed the Senate March 24, 2009