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Know your RIGHTS as a Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Person by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 5:10pm I hope you all are enjoying your summer and staying cool! It is so hot here in NY. Time sure does fly by quickly I cannot believe summer is almost over. My best friend who is profoundly deaf ask me for help. She wants to volunteer somewhere and they wont provide an interpreter for her. I was furious when she told me this. I contacted the America ... Read on »
Oral deaf people are not recognized in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jul 2012 11:10am CALL TO ACTION NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE! WE NEED TO MAKE NOISE NOW! To protect the progress the oral deaf community has made, we need to contact our Senators before July 26th by phone or email and state they DON’T want the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) ratified UNLESS is [...] Read on »
Jenny Moir, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 6:28pm Imagine waking up to a furry face and two paws scrabbling at your duvet? What a great way to start the day! Well, more than 800 people in the UK experience this ritual every morning, when their hearing dog springs into action after hearing the alarm clock. This is just one of a variety of household sounds to which hearing dogs are trained ... Read on »
Signing to all deaf / Deaf people! by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 2:04pm Middlesex University researcher Catherine Carlton wants to contact members of the Deaf community n a project looking at the importance of BSL to Deaf identity. The research aims to highlight the importance of British Sign Language to the Deaf community and explore Deaf Identities. if you would like to help by completing the questionnaire, ... Read on »
Phone calls for deaf people are a step closer by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 4:20pm Ofcom are carrying out a comprehensive review of telecommunications services for deaf people. Hopefully this will pave the way for opening up possibilities of implementing new and more efficient and suitable telephone systems that will work with the existing digital networks in the UK. I went to a consultation meeting with Ofcom, along with t ... Read on »
Why D/deaf People Are More Fun by kim Posted Mon 08 Dec 2008 12:00am by kim My CGGE-Holiday-Gift-Exchange has arrived!!! Had to show the packaging before I tore into it!!!!! Originally uploaded by etherealgirls Today I went to an ALDA holiday party. I wish I could go more often, but the local chapter meets on days I w ... Read on »
How to Educate the Hearing about d/Deaf Peoples and Culture by kim Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 12:00am by kim DP asked how we educate hearing people about d/Deaf people.  That’s the hard part. I believe diversity education needs to start young, but with only 1 out of 1000 babies born deaf, hearing children do not get enough exposure to deaf children when young.  On top of th ... Read on »
(NI-0037) Pity the poor deaf people by Dan Connell Posted Sat 30 May 2009 11:20pm I had some disturbing experiences this past week that really make me wonder how people can be so delusional. I fear for mankind. Really, I do. I'm not saying that I personally don't have some delusions. I do. Everyone has them, but they are usually harmless.  For instance, I have a mental self image that is many pounds lighter than t ... Read on »
Just what part of DEAF do people not understand? by Robyn C. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Mar 2009 4:10pm I'm still gobsmacked at the continuing sagas that happen around me when it comes to my deafness. Two weeks ago I had the following conversation. Person 1: "You should read Robyn's blog - it's hilarious" Person 2: "Yep - Robyn you should write professionally" Me: "Well - I would if someone would pay me!!" Person 1: "I ... Read on »
How to Date a Deaf Person by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 06 May 2009 1:32pm 1 Comment I want to tell you a short story about myself. I am deaf since birth and I grew up being deaf.  It's hard for me to fit in, because this society doesn't understand about us very well.  I was married to hearing man for 13 years and we've been divorced for 10 years . I have wonderful sons, I love them  so much and I have given up a lot to raise t ... Read on »