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Deaf Singers Introduce Us To An Entirely New 'Happy' Dance

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

A group of teenaged campers is proving you don't need to hear "Happy" to feel it. The ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams' mega-hit song, filme...

Deafness Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Instead of dictating how young deaf people should live their lives, parents can work together with their child to find the most comfortable way of adapting.

WATCH: Ever Seen A Sign Language Singalong? It's Fantastic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News

This puts all those "Frozen" car singalong videos to shame. Tina Cleveland, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, and her fiancé, Paul Siri...

Four Habits of Expert Doctor-Communicators

Mila Golovine | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Mila Golovine

As an intern, young Conan considered himself privileged to be working under Dr. Joseph Bell. At the University of Edinburgh Medical School, the good doctor was a legend.

Building Communication With a Deaf Child

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

After a lifetime of feeling excluded from your own family, believing they never really got to know you, how do you make up for lost time? What is there to talk about?

Every Kindergarten Holiday Concert Needs A Girl Like This One

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The only thing cuter than kindergartners singing in their holiday concert is a KODA (kid of deaf adults) signing the show -- so that her parents can f...

NSFW: 9 Smutty Sign Language Phrases

Kristin Henson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Kristin Henson

It was so interesting to see what this other culture did to express the same taboo concepts, to see how we were united in that, hearing and deaf alike, we all thought about these unmentionable things and put names to them.

Happy Birthday T4C!

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a world within our world that moves without fussing and shouting. It labors within our daily lives with a steady pace that is unlikely to slow down. This world is a reality for Translators4Children.

Talk To Your TV.. In Sign Language

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.02.2013 | Technology

The Xbox has taken yet another step beyond just playing games. Microsoft is developing a translation and conversation program for sign language on ...

Astoria Characters: The Walk-On Woman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

You can set your clock by Dana D'Ascoli. Every morning in every kind of weather, she's in Astoria Park logging lightning laps from 5 to 6. And it's not just around the park. Dana's running role in life has been careering away from things she doesn't love to do.

Neighbor Makes A Statement In An Unusual Way

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

So much cooler than a regular snowman.

The Haunting Questions About Our Child

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

We took a long, challenging, creative journey to help Clark speak. There is nothing in all the world I like better than the sound of my son’s voice.

WATCH: We Love Her So

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.01.2012 | Comedy

Superstorm Sandy knocked millions on the east coast for a loop--but even in the face of disaster, New Yorkers were dazzled by one dedicated public ser...

Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Vocalized Speech

XPRIZE | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology

By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. Giving a voice to the voiceless has been a cause that many have championed throughout h...

Know Why This Kid's Finger Gesture Has His Teachers In A Tizzy? Take The Fark Weird News Quiz | Posted 10.31.2012 | Weird News

This kid's teachers are in a tizzy. If you know why, take the Fark Weird News Quiz. You owe it to the world....

Deaf Boy Asked To Make Controversial Change (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

In a move blasted by rights groups, a 3-year-old-deaf boy has been told by his Nebraska school district to change the way he signs his name because th...

The 'Deaf' Pizzeria

AOL | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business

Husband-and-wife restaurateurs Melody and Russell Stein, who are deaf, sign about how they were able to create a successful pizzeria. The Steins opene...

Signing with Your Baby

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Ruth Neubauer

Sign language is a natural way to help communication in the first year or so of life.

Amber Genuske

Meet The Merriam (And Webster) Of American Sign Language | Amber Genuske | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home

When John Miller became a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing children he saw a void. Often times, their communication would stop outside of the clas...

Creating A Future For Afghanistan's Deaf

Shannon Galpin | Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News
Shannon Galpin

Working with ANAD, we secured a from the Afghan government to serve as a permanent location for Afghanistan's deaf to build a thriving community.

WATCH: 'I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends': Deaf Children Perform White Stripes Cover

Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

The White Stripes may have disbanded last February, but their music is still making an impact. The band's early-2000s ballad "We're Going To Be Fr...

Astoria Characters: The Woman Clothed in History

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Pearl Gould's Uncle Elie and Aunt Esther started the Broadway Silk Store during the Great Depression, and it looks much as it did when Hoover was president. Like Pearl, it's stitched together by time.

More Students Studying Sign Language | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While the number of college students studying Spanish, French and German increased only modestly from 2006 to 2009, enrollment in American Sign Langua...

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...

Amazon Announces Winners Of Breakthrough Novel Award

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today and Penguin Group announced the winners of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. Patricia McArdle won the general fiction catego...