I Meet McCay Vernon

By Joanne Greenberg About 40 years ago, a man called me up on the telephone. “I read your book, In This Sign, and I think you would be the one to work on a film I have in mind.” I was annoyed. “I’ve never written a script,” I said. He went on. “I have a […]

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H.E.A.R.D. Public Meeting Event Next Week

By BitcoDavid Interns will present on their projects involving deaf possibly wrongfully convicted individuals, deaf prisoners & about lobbying the FCC for telecommunication access equality. Guest organizations: Council for Court Excellence & the Corrections Information Council We will be in the Library–>LCB112 There are shuttles to/from NoMa and Union Station Metros to Gallaudet University Campus: […]

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Event! DeafNation Expo at Gallaudet University

By BitcoDavid DeafNation will be having their expo at Gallaudet University on Saturday, April 20th. Admission is free, and you can register here. Saturday, April 20, 2013 Gallaudet University – Field House 800 Florida, Ave, NE Washington, D.C. 20002 HOURS: 9:00AM-5:00PM View this event in our Events Page. BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog […]

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International Symposium on Criminal Justice and the Deaf

by anotherboomerblog Save the date: March 27TH, 2013 International Symposium at Bridgewater State University on Deafness, mental illness and the Criminal Justice System with special guest speaker – Dr. Brendan Montiero, M.D. Dr. Monteiro was co-chair of the 1st World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness at Gallaudet University, Washington, USA, where he was presented […]

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Homeless Deaf Uses ASL Relay – From the NYT

By BitcoDavid Yesterday’s New York Times contained an essay on Abreham Zemedagegehu –  a homeless, Deaf, Ethiopian immigrant – who received an iPad from their Neediest Cases Fund, and uses it to communicate via Video Relay Service. For the past 100 years, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has provided direct assistance to children, families […]

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McCaskill Reinstated

By BitcoDavid According to the Washington Post, Angela McCaskill, the Chief Diversity Officer who was suspended in October of last year for signing a petition decrying Maryland’s same sex marriage law, has been reinstated to her position. The case was controversial because McCaskill – a representative of diversity at a school for the Deaf – […]

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Guestblog: Marsha Graham on the Gallaudet Controversy

By Marsha Graham This is not a civil liberties issue. This is an employment law issue. McCaskell’s sin is one of rank stupidity. She is a non-tenured individual working for Gallaudet as the Chief Diversity Officer – not a secretary, not a janitor, not even a diversity underling. She speaks for Gallaudet in matters of […]

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Angela McCaskill Speaks Out

By BitcoDavid This video was taken from the Baltimore Sun, and captioned by me for this site. I normally don’t do that. Typically, if a captioned version is unavailable, I will forgo posting it at all – much as I may like to. Unfortunately, I feel that this story is important enough so as to […]

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Gallaudet Chief Diversity Officer Suspended

Angela McCaskill, the Chief Diversity Officer for Gallaudet University, was placed on paid leave on Wednesday, October 10th for signing a petition that asked for votes against Maryland’s same sex marriage law. The Washington Post reports that McCaskill was one of 200,000 Maryland residents who signed. The petition was calling for a referendum on the law. […]

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