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Challenges of an ASL Intrepeter

Perhaps you remember this from last October during New York’s Superstorm Sandy: Yes, it seems that the nation was suddenly interested in Sign Language translation (some by interest, some by mocking) of Lydia Callis as she translated NY City Mayor … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day

Enjoy Keith Wann’s storytelling reminiscing as a child as a CODA with his Deaf mother.

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Growing Up Deaf with Hearing Parnets

A CODA is a ‘child of deaf parents’. They live their own world. Keith Wann grew up in this world as a hearing son of Deaf parents. Some of his story (told in a comedic way) is a lot of … Continue reading

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Deaf Surf Camp

Ever wanted to go to a surf camp? What about a Deaf Surf Camp?!?! And by ‘Deaf’ I mean the entire Deaf culture (Deaf, HoH, Coda, etc). It’s happening in, of all places, Costa Rica! That’s right…This May, you can … Continue reading

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Keith Wann’s Children’s Stories are Awesome

Keith Wann is a popular comedian in the Deaf community. He is a CODA (child of deaf adults). Keith has a 4-year-old son named Douglass. They are family friends and renowned ASL story-teller Peter Cook. Douglass asked Cook to create … Continue reading

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A few things that happened in 2012

Here’s a nice little video about some of the breaking news of the Deaf community in 2012.

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Establishing a sound foundation for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Karl White at TEDxUSU

I’ve watched the following video a couple of times and I want to share it with you. However, I’m withholding my comments for the moment. I would really like to encourage you to watch it and leave your comments below. … Continue reading

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Deaf Man Beaten ‘in the name of God’

As a Christian, I’ve learned to discern between people who say they walk with God and those who actually walk with God…in other words, really follow the humble, caring spirit of Jesus. And that’s why I’m disturbed about the following … Continue reading

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Quite possibly the cutest ASL child

I don’t know about you, but this is possibly the cutest video of a child using ASL ever!

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Angela McCaskill

In a world where minorities are marginalized, it’s almost amazing that a Black, Deaf, woman could ever advance in society. Against all odds, Angela McCaskill became the first Deaf Black Woman to earn a pHd from Gallaudet University. Not only … Continue reading

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