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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

  • Chris Fonseca for Smirnoff Commerical Spot

    Chris Fonseca, a deaf dance teacher in England, was featured on Smirnoff’s commercial spot for their vodka products. Fonseca teaches dance in London, he stated in this documentary-advertisement that he just went for it and opened his own studio. He got both deaf and hearing students learning how to dance from him, learning how to […] More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nyle DiMarco for People Magazine

    Check it out, People Magazine did a spot on the latest winner of Dancing With the Stars! Nyle DiMarco, the deaf model who won both America’s Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars did an interview spot with the popular celebrity magazine People Magazine. Here, you can see him talk about his feeling on […] More

  • Remembering: And Your Name Is Jonah

    This movie came out shortly after American Sign Language was recognized as an official language in the United States And Your Name Is Jonah is a movie made in 1979 about a deaf boy who was mistakenly diagnosed as mentally challenged. He grew up in a hospital until his mother figured out that he was […] More

  • Sound Shirt – German Symphony Hall Tests New Device for Deaf

    and it’s called the Sound Shirt In Hamburg, Germany, a new device for the Deaf was tested. It’s the Sound Shirt; when worn, the wearer can feel the vibrations amplified from the music being played in the orchestra. The Junge Symphoniker Hamburg lent their music prowess to test the shirt with a small group of […] More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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