Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thunander told the story of his attempt to overcome abuse and depression in a book released last year called Silent Thunder. According to the autobiography, Thunander endured abuse and multiple foster homes as a child, finally hitting the bottom when a head injury ended his football career. He wound up trying to commit suicide. But Thunander says he turned his life over to God, went back to school to complete his degree and became a motivational speaker.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Born deaf, Carey learned ASL but stopped using it after attending third grade when he received hearing aids and being encouraged to learn to lip-read. Carey says he’ll try to relearn the language. An athlete himself, he participated in last year’s Ultimate Frisbee Championships in Florida.
Nearly 4,000 athletes from 81 countries are expected to take part in next month’s Deaflympics, in Taipei City starting September 5th.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Enrollment at the South Dakota School for the Deaf has fallen from 30 to only 6 students this fall. The governor wanted to close the facility but the school was saved by federal stimulus funds. The Brandon Valley School District took over deaf school's auditory-oral program. It serves a dozen students at an elementary school. The South Dakota School for the Deaf has a 14-acre campus worth an estimated $10 million.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
More than two dozen protesters showed up at the law offices of the bankruptcy for Kathy Cox in Newnan, Georgia yesterday. She promised to give the $1 million she won on a TV show to the state schools for the deaf and blind: the Georgia School for the Deaf, the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and the Georgia Academy for the Blind. But after she declared bankruptcy, that donation was in question. The prize money could go to creditors. Her attorney did not meet with the demonstrators but has said he is working to free the money up. Some of the creditors have withdrawn their claim to the prize money. Georgia's Attorney General has issued an opinion that the money should go to the schools. She won the money on the Fox show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? The network says it will not give out the prize until there is an agreement on who should get the money. If there is no agreement, Fox says it will let the courts decide.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Meanwhile, Viable's president is headed to court September first. Mary K. Moylan accuses John Yeh of not pay her wages of more than $7400, according to The Gazette. The Maryland deaf services company faces that trial in Rockville followed by an October civil contract hearing.
Viable has nearly 250 workers, many of whom are deaf.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
- Hate that Cat - Creech, S. (2008)
- Tree Wise - Abbamonte (2007)
- Singing Hands – Ray (2006)
- Dad, Jackie and Me - Uhlberg (2005)
- The Printer - Uhlberg, M. (2003)
- Of Sound Mind - Ferris (2001)
- Sometimes I Talk , Sometimes I Sign - Mc Intosh (2000)
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
In response to the lawsuit, the Archdiocese says it has long admitted the priest was sexually abusive and apologizing to victims.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Love says he stayed in the Dollar General store rest room because he was sick and panicked when he saw someone trying to force their way into the bath room. The officers should have ordered Love taken home or had his family contacted, according to the report. Instead, they tried to charge him resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer.
The magistrate judge on duty refused to accept those charges. His family says they didn't even bother to explain to the confused and metally challenged man what had happened.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
- Brazilian supermodel BRENDA COSTA
- Actress MARLEE MATLIN
- Miss Deaf World 2008 ROSANNA MAZZOCCHIO
- Weeds cast member SHOSHANNAH STERN
- Porn star JENNIFER VENILLI
- Singer FOXY BROWN
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here's a transcript:
Hello. I’m here at Disney California. They have a new device. Well, maybe it’s not new, but it’s new to me. It’s called Hand Held Caption. It’s for Closed Captions. You can push the buttons, aim it in the direction you want to look at and it will copy the closed caption to the screen so you can read what is being said. Pretty cool! Disney California is accessible! Whoo!(Showing device)Later: Hello again. I’m here at “Talking with Crush” the turtle. I love sea turtles if you don’t already know that. Something interesting I want to share… I got that Hand Held Caption machine that is supposed to help with closed captions, but there is no closed captions here. Only at one event here. That’s all. Just one ride/show in all of Disney California. Only one called “Monster Inc.” But here with Crush, there’s none. Darn! Is Disney really accessible to Deaf people?? Not. I asked a worker if he could turn on the closed captions, but they had none. Sad.Hello again. You know, as an individual, I wear many hats. I have many roles. I am LaRonda: a mom, a woman, Deaf, a boss… and I do many different things. Today, you will see me in “many different hats” just like the roles I play in my own life. Right now, I’m at Disneyland. Actually, I’m at an IHOP restaurant. (chuckle) Enjoy!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Fiolek was born deaf and can't hear anything less than 100 decibels. That makes it much harder for her to know when to shift gears. She depends on the vibration of the motorcycle. She was racing by the age of 7 and won a national championship when she turned 13.
Fiolek is the first American woman gain a major factory sponsorship. Her sponsors include Hondy, T-Mobile and Red Bull. Here's a sample of her riding.