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  • The Top 5 Cutest Deaf Dogs

    Awww! Who can resist those wagging tails? Deafness in dogs are generally a result of a genetic mutation found in the merle and albino colorings, although all breeds carry the potential of congenial and late-life deafness. Now deaf dogs are gaining popularity due to an increase in public awareness and accessibility to Sign Language in […] More

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  • Deaf Swimmer Competes for Olympic Spot

    Marcus Titus joined the Olympic trials for a spot in Rio While watching the swimmers at the trials for the coveted Olympic spot, no one would have guessed that one of the hopefuls is deaf. Marcus Titus is a 30 year old swimmer from Tucson, Arizona. He started swimming at 12 years old with the […] More

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  • Social Security Expected to Dry Up

    SSI/SSDI Benefits for everyone could be reduced by almost 25% when funds run out Social Security has had a surplus set aside for emergencies like the Great Recession, and it is the current hot topic with more people depending on Social Security since the Great Depression. Everyone is wondering the same thing: when will it […] More

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  • Remembering: The Deaf Little Mermaid

    Remember who else was on the show? Walt Disney Studios’ The Little Mermaid was a box office hit when it was released in theaters in 1989. This launched a television series in 1993 with more adventures of Ariel’s and her friends before the movie. The usual gang headlined the show: Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle […] More

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  • Florida Senate Pass Bill for Deaf Symbol on Driver Licenses

    Starting July 1, 2016, all deaf residents of Florida will be able to get the international symbol for “deaf” on their driver licenses. The Florida Senate passed the bill CS/HB 487 “Persons Who Are Deaf” with the identical bill SB 740. Both proposed the use of the international deaf symbol for driver licenses to assist […] More

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  • 5th Grade Class Learns Sign Language for Deaf Classmate

    Talk about a fun way to learn a new language and culture! Note: This article was written by Joi-Marie McKenzie for ABC News which can be found here: [su_button url=”http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/5th-grade-class-starts-american-sign-language-club/story?id=37195224″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#ff5b54″ size=”7″ radius=”0″ icon=”icon: globe” desc=”5th Grade Class Starts American Sign Language Club to Better Communicate with Deaf Student”]Students at Mark Bills Middle […] More

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  • Woman Tired Of Questions, Gets Tattoo Instead

    This woman wins for creative thinking of a solution to a problem she had! Elisa Menzel, a woman in the UK who was born deaf in one ear, was so tired of people mistaking which ear she could hear in. Her solution? Get a tattoo to let the world know which ear she’s deaf in. […] More

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  • Deaf Boy Wins a Spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2016

    Neil Maes from South Carolina just won a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee A young boy from South Carolina just won the National Spelling Bee, beating out many other children vying for spots in the Scripps competition. That boy is Neil Maes. Maes, a fifth grader, was born deaf. He has cochlear implants […] More

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  • Deaf Filipino Artist Wows People With Nails

    Check out amazing nail art by this Filipino artist! Joey Felipe is a deaf artist in the Philippines-he creates art from nails and string. Carefully planning of the image and positioning of the nails are what make the art. He also works with other mediums too, not just nails as seen in the video. He […] More

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  • Canada Denies Filipina Residency Because Her Daughter is Deaf

    Canada’s government stated “it would have been a burden on the government’s funding for special education.” A mom came to Canada in 2007 to participate in the Canadian Caregiver Program with the dream of giving her deaf daughter a better life. The Canadian Caregiver Program hired many foreign workers to help with live-in care services […] More

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  • Three Deaf Women Killed in Haiti

    It’s believed that being deaf is a curse In Haiti, people with disabilities face extreme discrimination due to the outdated cultural belief that they are cursed. This what the Haitian investigators believe to be the case of the three deaf women being murdered. The women were found in a ditch with their tongues cut out, […] More

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  • Deaf Lawyers to be Sworn Into Supreme Court on April 19

    13 Deaf lawyers will be part of the federal Supreme Court’s Bar Association On April 19, the Supreme Court will hold a mass ceremony to swear in 13 deaf lawyers. This is the first time a large amount of deaf lawyers have been admitted onto the Supreme Court’s Bar Association, marking this as a historical […] More

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  • Starbucks Barista Learns Sign Language for Deaf Customer

    Talk about being a responsible citizen in the town! This Starbucks barista noticed a Deaf man who shows up frequently in Leesburg, Virginia. She decided to learn ASL by watching videos on Youtube. When she was confident enough, she signed to the man and took his order. The man was very surprised and happy, the […] More

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  • Chick-fil-A cashier uses Sign Language

    A young lady ordered her first meal without feeling uncomfortable thanks to the cashier In Fayetteville, North Carolina a young woman was never comfortable with ordering food. She says when she starts signing, people stare and it makes her very uncomfortable. Her parents have done the ordering for her, until they went into Chick-fil-A and […] More

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  • First Ever DHH Rose Parade Float Viewing

    This year marked the first time Tournament of Roses set up a Deaf event for their Rose Parade float previews; interpreters were present to share the experiences and include the Deaf as part of Pasadena’s community.   The organizer, Caireesa Berry, is a member of the Tournament of Roses. Having taken ASL in high school […] More

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