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Super Heroes Don’t Have Aids?

In New Hampshire, back in 2010, four-year-old Anthony Smith was hearing-impaired and using a hearing-aide in his daily life. They referred to it as his ‘Blue Ear’. However, little Anthony insisted that Superheros didn’t have hearing aids. Step Up: Marvel … 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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What’s Not To Like About Marlee Matlin?

Wikipedia summarizes Mrs. Matlin with: Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress. She is the youngest, and only deaf performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for … Continue reading

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POTUS Knows Some ASL

I saw this video last week sometime but finally got a chance to share it here. It’s pretty cool, too. President Obama was speaking at Prince George’s Community College where Stephon, a Deaf student, attended. After the event, the President … Continue reading

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Details About Katie Leclerc’s Hearing Loss

The following comes from an interview Katie Leclerc from “Switched At Birth” gave to Ology. So when did you learn sign language? In high school? Yeah, I did. I just took it as an elective. My sister was an ASL … Continue reading

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Katie Leclerc talks Switched At Birth

    …I kinda feel like we’re breaking new ground here. Lizzie Weiss, the creator, she did her research really, really well. I feel like the portrayal of the deaf community is done with tact and respect and class. It’s … Continue reading

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Mandy Harvey – Deaf Jazz Singer

Mandy Harvey lost her hearing as a Freshman at Colorado State University. She’s now 21 and has released a Jazz CD and her voice is angelic. Her website says she is a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins … Continue reading

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NPR Interview with Keith Wann

ASL comedian Keith Wann was interviewed on NPR about his comedy and life growing up as a Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA). The first video below is just the audio from the interview. The second video is Keith interpreting the … Continue reading

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Matlin Shatters Barriers on Celebrity Apprentice

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) congratulates Marlee Matlin for her extraordinary accomplishments on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. During the episode that aired on April 3, 2011, she took on the task of being Project Manager and raised one million … Continue reading

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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Alexander Graham Bell is best known for the invention of the telephone. However, hanging in the foyer of Bell Hall at the Rochester Institute of Technology is a plaque with this quote: “Recognition of my work for and interest in … Continue reading

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