A Basic First-aid Class for Deaf Adults

By Joanne Greenberg [Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Ms. Greenberg several years ago, so many of the time and date references may no longer be accurate. — BitcoDavid] The idea for the class came serendipitously. I was taking advanced first-aid and I mentioned to the Chief Instructor, that because there were a […]

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Promises Made, Promises Broken

By Joanne Greenberg Part of the problem of Deaf low reading levels is due to insufficient education. Why should this be? The problem of low reading levels among the Deaf was supposed to have been solved 30 years ago, when mainstreaming was instituted to give Deaf kids an equal classroom experience, among their hearing neighbors […]

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Concern at a Distance

By Joanne Greenberg In Lakewood, Colorado as in many other places in the United States, people are protesting the placement of schools and other facilities for the Deaf. They worry about increased traffic, and the lowering of property values. They fear danger from the pupils in those schools, or the recipients of those services. ”We […]

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AI Media (Australia) Launches “Live Captioning” System

AI Media is an Australian social enterprise, who’s mission is to establish a method by which teachers in a classroom can lecture students, and the lecture will automatically appear as text on the student’s Laptop. The system works in all formats, including iOs, OSX and Android. The idea is that the teacher wears a lapel […]

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Abandoned Youth

When we abandon our youth, they have no option but to abandon themselves. Lives are wasted, dreams cast away in trade for an existence of solitude, bitterness and victimization. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the man hanged by the Gestapo in 1943 for treason against the Nazi regime said, “The test of the morality of a society is […]

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Update: Taylor Swift to Donate Concert Tix to Deaf School

In a story we’ve been following, TODAYonline reports that Taylor Swift, after an Internet hoax promised a concert at Horace Mann School for the Deaf, has offered to give the school over 12,000 dollars worth of tickets. Here’s the page link: http://www.todayonline.com/CultureAndLifestyle/Music/EDC121003-0000115/Taylor-Swift-gives-concert-tickets-to-Boston-deaf-school-after-prank#.UGxfZsNeTMs.twitter The cruel joke was intended to mock both Swift and the Deaf population […]

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More News from HEARD

We wanted to let you all know a group of RIT students is working on an independent study project that focuses on Deaf Defendant/Prisoner Rights at the county jail and local prisons.  This project is being led by Attorney-Professors Michael Stein & Jennifer Gravitz.   The group will focus on finding and documenting info on […]

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