Thursday, July 30, 2015
Forbes magazine has issued it's annual grades for private college, based on their financial health. Gallaudet University earned an "A" after Forbes looked at its endowment, reserves, assets, surplus, tuition, admission rate and other factors. If you look at how other schools on the list did, you'll see that's a major vote of confidence for the school's financial health. See the list here.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
A New York-area couple say a hospital refused to provide a sign language interpreter when the husband, Alfred Ortiz was admitted in January after having a heart attack. They are suing Westchester Medical Center-as well as the Orange Regional Medical Center. The couple says both facilities denied their request for an interpreter. Read the full story at the Daily Journal here.
A school in New Jersey won't let Kenneth Frilando attend because he is deaf. So the New Yorker is suing the Smith & Solomon School of Tractor Trailer Driving" in Linden, New Jersey. WABC-TV has a video report (thanks to Joseph Frilando for alerting us to this story).
Friday, July 24, 2015
Massachusetts is getting ready to start calling prospective deaf jurors to come in. "The state is two years into a three-year pilot program designed to work the kinks out of the process," reports the Boston Herald. Read the full story here.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Less than a year ago a video put together at a deaf camp racked up more than half a million views in only two weeks. While many videos have been posted on YouTube featuring Pharrell's Happy song, this one featured American Sign Language. Upworthy even said the work of two dozen deaf students was "better than the original." It was filmed at Deaf Film Camp which takes place each summer at upstate New York's Camp Mark Seven. The camp is about to get underway again this year (July 26). You can find out more here and you can read the Deaf Camp's Facebook page here.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Police in the Tampa, Florida-area are looking for the two men who attacked and stabbed a deaf man. They approached him from behind, just a few hundred yards from a mall. WTVT-TV has a video report. There's no captioning but you can read the story here.
FOX 13 News
FOX 13 News
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Researchers are getting close to reversing deafness caused by genetic defects through gene therapy. Dr. Tobias Moser tells NPR "I'd say we are very close" to having gene therapies that can restore hearing loss from a wide range of causes. "The therapy is designed to deliver a gene to the inner ear that generates new hair cells." Read the full story here.
Spring Awakening isn't the first production for Deaf West Theater that has combined both deaf and hearing performers. BuzzFeed has a video showing how the group used ASL and spoken English in show that will make its way to Broadway this year.
Friday, July 3, 2015
NPR takes a look at the unique work going on at the Motion Light Lab (ML2) at Gallaudet University where high tech is being used to translate research into tangible educational products. "In its latest venture, the team wants to pair original ASL rhymes with a 3-D signing avatar, a concept that could eventually be rendered into a signing cartoon animal on a kids show, for example." Read the full story here.