ASL Immersion Learning at Northeastern

By BitcoDavid My Sign tutor recommended I watch the following video. It offers a unique insight into Deaf culture and the problems associated with intercommunication between our two languages, English and ASL. I had hoped to embed the video, but the original publisher blocked embedding on their YouTube page. Below please find the link to […]

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A Quick Update

By Jean F. Andrews Recently, I covered the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, in Greece. Here’s an update on that story. In the Maryland Bulletin (Spring, 2015, p. 12), James E. Tucker, Superintent of the Maryland School for the deaf  in Frederick, Maryland wrote about the recent lack of sign language interpreters […]

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International Week of the Deaf

By BitcoDavid The last full week in September marks the International Week of the Deaf, commemorating – along with other things – the first Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, in 1951. The goal of the week long commemoration,  is to bring awareness to the growth and success of the Deaf community, and […]

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HEARD’s #DeafInPrison Campaign – Day 2

By BitcoDavid HEARD turned on the link to the Al Jazeera America video yesterday. Numerous people have screened it either through FaceBook, Organizations and private parties, or from my links, here. I have received several comments and messages on it already, and I’m sure Talila Lewis is very happy – as am I – to […]

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Event: HEARD launches #DeafInPrison Campaign

HEARD created the #DeafInPrison Campaign to raise awareness about abuse of, and discrimination against, deaf prisoners across the nation. The Campaign, which officially launches on June 27th, aims to start a national conversation about these concerns, and to compel corrective and preventive action. We are asking that you watch the film “Deaf In Prison,” then […]

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Marlee Matlin @ BHCC

By BitcoDavid I can’t say enough about Marlee Matlin‘s appearance at Bunker Hill C0mmunity College in Charlestown, today. She was funny, enlightening, open, friendly and entertaining. She’s overcome much to enjoy the success she does, and her message transcends the Deaf community and speaks to the underdog in us all. Ms. Matlin’s parents were supportive […]

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Event: Marlee Matlin Speaks at BHCC

By BitcoDavid Thursday, February 27, 2014 A300 Auditorium Program begins at 1:00 p.m. Book signing to follow Free and Open to the Public – Online registration is required. Winner of an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress, and author of I’ll Scream Later and Deaf Child Crossing, Marlee Matlin will speak about the […]

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