Courtesy of the AACOG General News Website:The Individual Assistance division of FEMA is available to support Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and help you through the process of applying for assistance.  If you’re ready to apply now for disaster assistance or would like more information on the types of assistance available please visit disasterassistance.gov. Access to […]

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By JAN ROSS PIEDAD Click here to listen. Inclusion is important for individuals with disabilities but often times, taking part in activities, community events, and employment opportunities requires overcoming extra hurdles. An estimated 14 percent of the San Antonio population lives with a disability, according to census data from 2011-2015. Meeting and interacting with new people outside […]

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‘What Dating is Like When You Have Hearing Loss’ is an article recently posted at Refinery29, a woman’s lifestyle and culture site, and it got us thinking about the remarkable challenge romance faces when it’s called to bridge the deaf-hearing divide. It’s not an unexplored problem: A quick web search reveals there’s quite an extensive […]

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Deaf Interpreter Services is proud to announce our COO John Weber has been named Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the fight against fraud. Candidates were assessed based on their contributions to the ACFE, the profession and the public. It was presented to […]

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This past April, American Sign Language celebrated its 200th birthday. With this major milestone, it is a great time to remember its history, and recognize the impact this language has had on the 250,000-500,000 people who use it in the United States today. The lack of educational programs available for deaf children came to the […]

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By Marilyn L. Weber President & CEO Deaf Interpreter Services   It’s not always easy for law enforcement officers to interact with deaf people. A Florida veteran officer writes about one experience when he was a rookie. He had detained a deaf person who reached into his jacket. The officer at first thought he was […]

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San Antonio Independent Living Services’ (SAILS) is excited to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year’s festival, themed ‘Living a Healthy & Independent Life!’ is coming up on Saturday, July 22. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Villita Assembly Building Exhibit Halls located […]

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By Cara Cannella When running a business, you’re often faced with obstacle after obstacle. These entrepreneurs knew that in order to be successful, they needed to persevere. In your arsenal of business skills, deal-making might be the most fundamental of all. Whether haggling with a vendor or proving your worth to a customer, getting a […]

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A new museum exhibit at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., honors 11 deaf volunteers who participated in experiments in the 1950s aimed at preparing early astronauts for the stomach-turning experience of spaceflight. Their hearing loss made them uniquely valuable subjects because they were immune to motion sickness. Known to history as the “Gallaudet Eleven,” these […]

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By Robb Star Marilyn Weber’s path to being the president and CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services, Inc. (DIS)  in San Antonio, Texas, has a personal side. She began learning American Sign Language when her daughter was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at the age of three. Today, her thriving business provides certified interpreters, video productions geared […]

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