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  • Virgin Active Says Sorry For Deaf Model’s Photoshop Gaffe

    Virgin Active, one of Sir Richard Branson’s companies, ran a campaign to advertise the health club chain and hired a South African deaf model. That model is former Miss Deaf South Africa 2012: Simone Botha Welgemoed. Virgin Active’s graphic department edited the photos to remove her cochlear implant with the final results showing no indication […] More

  • Did You Know These Horror Movies Have Deaf Characters?

    Halloween is right around the corner! Among the plethora of thrillers, horrors, and suspenseful action films there are a few that feature deaf characters-we’ve scouted them out and listed them by their average score from critics. Here is a list of the films from lowest to highest review scores-all scores are taken from IMDB and […] More

  • 12 Video Chat Apps With Pros and Cons To Know About

    One of the most popularly used communication tools in the recent few years is Video calling. It is easy, convenient, and the best way to communicate with your loved ones and friends. With the introduction of Video calling, connecting with people from around the world became way more transformed than ever. In this modern age, […] More

  • The Amazing Story of Helen Keller’s Success Before She Was Born

    An American author, lecturer and political activists – Helen Adam Keller is a great example of advocacy and dynamism for all the people with various disabilities. She was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States. She proved to the world that deaf-blind people can also gain an education – a definition of […] More

  • Cool Facts about American Sign Language

    Who benefits from ASL? Necessity is the mother of invention; sign language is used by many people and even creatures! 1. It’s another process than spoken languages due to its visual and spatial nature and exercises a different part of the brain. 2. ASL was originally invented for deaf communication-80% of deaf babies are born […] More

  • Amazing Things to Know About Interpreters

    images from Flickr.com Interpreters are an integral part of each deaf person’s life, there is no argument about it. Doctor’s appointments, scheduling the kids’ playtime, calling a co-worker, taking courses to finish that BA degree, everything—interpreters are there with the deaf client through it all. But did you know these facts about interpreters? Even the […] More

  • Did you know this about Deaf Soldiers?

    Today is Memorial Day, the day out of each year that United States citizens take a pause and remember all the lives sacrificed for their country. Today is also a great day to learn some interesting bits of long-forgotten history about deaf citizens! Did you know that the US Civil War was the last recorded […] More

  • Pasadena’s ASL Program Declared To Continue

    Pasadena, California, the Board of Education’s meeting room overflowed with ASL speakers and supporters. A total of 48 speaking cards were submitted before the meeting began, more cards were filled during the meeting, creating an overflow of intended speakers. Because of this, each speaker was allowed only two minutes to make time for everyone to […] More

  • Students Petition to Save School’s ASL Program After Cuts

    Pasadena, California is a city of incredible diversity–not only does it have some of the nation’s top schools and humbly boasts of one of the oldest Old Towns in Los Angeles, there is also a multitude of languages spoken here. All things considering, it’s contradictory that one of Pasadena’s largest secondary schools cut out American […] More

  • Meet Egypt’s Only Dentist and How She Beat All Odds

    Meet Esraa, currently Egypt’s only deaf dentist. Esraa has one strong goal: to prove to her country and the rest of the world that a deaf person can become a dentist. She has already accomplished her goal repeatedly with every patient who enters her dental office! In Egypt, Esraa was labeled as “unfit” upon discovering […] More

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