"Time and time again, people ignore the laws that are written.” What’s more, he added, some A.D.A. violators have been sued multiple times, including the New York Police Department. Recently, however, a deaf rights movement has begun to gain ground, particularly in New York.Read the full story about the stuggle in the state of New York here.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The New York Times quotes a lawyer who specializes in cases involving the deaf and hard of hearing as saying that despite the lawsuits:
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site and TechBoyz site.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Nyle DiMarco made a splash on Dancing With the Stars. The deaf America’s Next Top Model winner performed to DNCE’s Cake By the Ocean during the week one show with partner Peta Murgatroyd. Nyle and Peta earned a 23 out of 30 for theircha-cha. Here's a video report from Yahoo News.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Turns out he's "creating a tech company called Manestream that he says will provide radically faster access to internet resources," according to Forbes magazine. Read the full story here.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Access Hollywood takes a look at Nyle DiMarco's planned appearance on Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. The show spoke with DilMarco and his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd who says they are "ready for the unique challenges they’ll face." Here's the video:
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The creator of Switched at Birth says the show is coming to an end. Lizzy Weiss tweeted that the coming fifth season will be the last one. The Freeform network (formerly ABC Family) says the ASL-driven show will conclude with a special 90-minute finale. Switched at Birth centers on two teenage girls who discover they were swapped as newborns in a hospital mix-up. It's not a surprise that the show is ending-considering there are now 100 episodes--an important number for syndication. Also, the Freeform cable network is pulling away from family-oriented shows and rebranding itself as a network about issues facing people who've recently graduated from college--getting that first job, serious love interests, and the like. Weiss didn't say when the final season will begin.
Friday, March 11, 2016
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We’re thrilled that Dr. Farmer has accepted our offer to become our new CEO. The decision was the result of an intensive 8-month search process during which our Board interviewed numerous candidates, introduced them to students, parents and alumni, hosted site visits and evaluated what each candidate could bring to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community at WPSD. Ultimately, we found that Dr. Farmer would best position our school for the future due to his vast management and leadership experience and his steadfast commitment to deaf education and communication throughout his career.Read the full announcement here.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look at a new children's book about a deaf major leaguer called The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game. Author Nancy Churnin writes "He showed how a deaf man could succeed in a hearing world at a time when deaf people encountered great prejudice. That’s one of the reasons he is such a hero in the deaf community.” Read the entire review here.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Chinese Sign Language is "slowly gaining ground in the online community, with social networking sites and blogging platforms being used to share materials and spread awareness of basic sign language. Online media is also acting as a space for deaf people to interact with CSL and use CSL in new ways, such as in online videos and music," according to an article on What's on Weibo written by Cat Hanson. Read the full story here. Below is a sample of Chinese Sign Language in action.
Nyle DiMarco was introduced on Good Morning America as the first deaf contestant who will compete on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. We told you last week that the winner of the final season of America's Next Top Model would be joining Dancing when it premieres March 21 at 8pm, Eastern. However, it was Oscar winner Marlee Matlin who became the first deaf contestent on the show in 2008. Here's a video from GMA but the captions don't seem to be working.
Monday, March 7, 2016
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Friday, March 4, 2016
It was on this date three years ago (March 4, 2013) an episode of Switched at Birth was aired that made history. The entire show was in ASL. Producers of the ABC Family program (now known as Freeform) say this was the first time a scripted series on mainstream television used only American Sign Language.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
A Deaf advocacy group objects to how the Starkey Hearing Foundation operates. The California Association for the Deaf is calling on Starkey to stop exploiting the people who are receiving hearing aids from the group and slogans like “hearing brings joy.”The CAD president told Minnesota's Star Tribune “Their marketing approach is really hurting us. They are pushing the concept that we are OK only if we can hear, that hearing equals joy. Hollywood loves that, but it is just not true.” Starkey won't talk about the controversy. Read the full Star Tribune here.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Dancing with the Stars will have a deaf contestent on season 22. America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco will be the second deaf contestant on the show. When Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin competed during season six she came in seventh place. Here's a video of DiMarco from an appeareance this psat fall on Entertainment Tonight.