By BitcoDavid Shanna Groves, prolific author, hearing loss activist, Internet personality and Show Me Your Ears diva, has graciously offered to provide this Supporter Contribution in the form of a cyber-book tour. She and I collaborated laboriously and came up with the following for your edification and delight. Shanna Groves was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss […]
By Jean F. Andrews CHOICE is a publication which reviews books for academic settings. This book appeared in the April 2013 issue of CHOICE. Outcasts and angels: the new anthology of deaf characters in literature, ed. by Edna Edith Sayers. Gallaudet, 2012. 361p bibl afp ISBN 9781563685392 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781563685408 e-book, $35.00 Fiction […]
By BitcoDavid Oaxaca Mexico now has a contingent of [d]eaf police officers, to monitor the non-audio equipped surveillance cameras that watch goings on in parking lots, markets and on streets. The belief being that these natural lipreaders will be able to observe conversations and other indications of criminal activity. Known as Angels of Silence the city of […]
By Jean F. Andrews I read a children’s story about a deaf boy who purportedly was able to lipread a warning through a heavy snow and wind storm from the back of a ferry boat as he and his classmates were traveling to school on the mainland. The deaf boy was able to lipread the […]
Cynthia Dixon is a Blogger and a huge supporter of DeafInPrison.com. She’s been invaluable to us with her efforts on behalf of the Felix project – #JusticeForFelix. Her musings on life within the Deaf and HoH communities can be found at: http://www.4ears4eyes.com/ and of course, her RSS feed is available in our Sidebar. From the […]
Often they do, but it depends on how long they have been deaf and what form of communication is natural to them. You can often see deaf people who are sleeping, talking to themselves in their sleep in full or half formed sign. Many report that the characters in their dreams use the same range […]
I’ve been meaning to reblog this for some time. It’s humorous and educational at the same time – and that’s a rare combination. D. If I come to your restaurant and mention I am HoH do you: Quickly get me a braille menu? Get me a wheelchair? Get me a pen and paper? Get me […]
The grounds are beautiful at the facilities I visit at the State Prison, Department Of Correction. I walk past careful beds of flowers, not a weed in sight. There are no trees or shrubs, though, nothing to interfere with the line of sight. We, the visiting group, go through the main door and into a […]
More Noise, More Hearing Loss – NYTimes.com. An interesting article on hearing loss and noise pollution.
Deaf Illinois inmates sue for access to interpreters – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com. I’m looking for an update to this story. Will keep you posted.
They need policies and procedures for folks who are deaf. People just assume that a deaf person understands what they are saying. Kevin Williams, an attorney for Timothy Siaki [Editor’s note: The following is a transcribed article by Monte Whaley of the Denver Post – dated 11/26/2011.] When Adams County sheriff’s deputies knocked down the […]
No Tour In Vietnam Johny Ramos, who went to the school for the deaf in St.Augustine, was inducted by mistake into the service during the Vietnam War. Since he didn’t understand that his deafness would have made him exempt, he reported for duty. Later, my friend asked him how he had passed his medical examination. […]
When the owner of this Blog, contracted me to build and manage the site, it was not because of my knowledge of the Deaf community, nor my understanding of the struggle of Deaf prisoners. I’m not a psychologist, an attorney or an ASL interpreter. I’m an engineer, who recently discovered he has a penchant for […]