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How to Create Opportunities For Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

If a person who is deaf feels like they are a valuable part of the workforce, they are likely to perform better and feel more invested in the success of the company.

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part V

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.

Tips for Parents of Children With Disabilities Who Want Them To Succeed in School

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education. After all, when it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don't even know what they don't know.

10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard Of Hearing

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 08.09.2016 | Education
Janice S. Lintz

Hearing loss is a spectrum. The child may hear some but not all sounds. A child should have their hearing tested who has delayed speech, responds to sounds inconsistently, is inattentive, displays behavioral changes or responds incorrectly to simple basic questions.

Let The White House’s First Deaf Receptionist Give You A Tour Of The West Wing

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

Leah Katz-Hernandez is usually the first person to greet guests as they enter the White House’s West Wing. The Connecticut native is also the first ...

This Starbucks Store Is Devoted To Hiring Deaf Employees

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.25.2016 | Taste

A new Starbucks location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is providing a unique employment opportunity to people who are deaf. Starbucks Malaysia partnered ...

Deaf Community Working to Change Perceptions

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.13.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

Over the last few years, there has been an exciting trend of Deaf influence on mainstream culture. We are seeing deafness featured in entertainment: ...

Going Deaf Has Never Been So Loud

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

New York City, the vibrant place I'd once fallen madly for, became a nightmare. The streets were humming, whirring. Tractors moaned, ambulances screamed, the click of lighters and the hiss of brooms brushing cafe floors were torture. I heard everything on one side and nothing on the other; it drove me mad never knowing where each sound came from.

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...

On Losing Your Hearing When Music's Your Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Brent Harris is the founding drummer of New Zealand band Cut Off Your Hands. He's also had sensorineural hearing loss since his late teens, which means his hearing is slowly but steadily deteriorating and may one day go entirely. This rather heavy unknown has had a big impact on his career as a musician.

Things I've Learned from Hearing Loss

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
McKenna Bulkley

Over the past few years, I've developed significant bilateral hearing loss. We're still not sure why or if it's going to get worse. But during this transition to understanding everyone around me to struggling to piece together context clues and pathetic attempts at lip reading, I have learned a few things.

Deaf People Travel Too

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Alexis Ander Kashar

There are an estimated 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in America. The number of deaf and hard of hearing individuals and people with other disabilities worldwide is equal to the population of China. This does NOT include the number of friends and family including children who travel with us.

ASL Interpreter Appreciation

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

American Sign Language Interpreting is a profession like no other! Each day and each assignment is vastly different, offering the ability to learn and...

ASL Unlocking Communication

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

What is American Sign Language? Is it a culture? Is it an identity? Is it a foreign language? Is it an art form? Is it for Deaf people only? ASL fills...

My Letter to Parents of Deaf Children

Tracy Stine | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Tracy Stine

No ASL is not in decline and will always be around as long as there are Deaf people. What it means to be Deaf has not changed for the thousands and thousands of us who are.

How a Service Dog Saved My Life

Stuart Sherman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart Sherman

Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.

Perkins Access Makes Improving Digital Accessibility Easier than Ever

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.25.2016 | Technology
Sarah Blahovec

For most people who log onto the Internet every day, the accessibility of a webpage is one of the last things that enters their minds. If you aren't b...

Lip Reading Is No Simple Task

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Just because a person who is deaf can read lips does not mean that is the best way to communicate with them. The hearing community lacks an understanding of the real effort that goes into accessing conversation this way.

7 Misconceptions About People With Hearing Loss

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

There are many more misconceptions. These are just a starting point for a conversation.

We Love You, Charlie Freeman is Easy to Fall in Love With

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

Kaitlyn Greenidge's debut about family, race, and eugenics is a haunting coming-of-age novel. It's a significant and timely work which delves into humanity and the exploration and dark underbelly of the Toneybee Institute's dark 1920s secret experiments.

5th-Graders Ditch Recess For Sign Language Club So They Can Chat With Deaf Classmate

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.29.2016 | Good News

For these students, connecting with a classmate was far more important than playtime. Rhemy Elsey, a fifth-grader at Mark Bills Middle School in Peor...

Woman's Very Clever Tattoo Reminds People She's Deaf In One Ear

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.27.2016 | Good News

A woman came up with an ingenious solution to remind people not to speak into her deaf ear. Imgur user raingoose had a tattoo of a tiny speaker icon w...

What Wikipedia Can't Teach You About Deafness

Tracy Stine | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Tracy Stine

The Wikipedia entry on deafness will give you the definition, signs and symptoms, causes, diagnoses and more. These are all from the medical perspective of being deaf, with a small "d", and doesn't show you the full story of a Deaf person, with a capital "D".

Barista Learns Sign Language To Give Deaf Man 'Same Experience As Everyone Else'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.23.2016 | Good News

A big-hearted barista went the extra mile to connect with a regular customer who is deaf. Ibby Piracha was stunned when the worker asked for his order...

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part IV

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.