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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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