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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The City of San Antonio’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has activated the Emergency Operations Center in preparation for rain and inclement weather conditions that may be caused by Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon along the Gulf Coast. The residents of San Antonio and Bexar County are encouraged to […]

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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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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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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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The Gallaudet Bison football team is highlighted in a lengthy profile this month in The Atlantic, the prominent literary magazine founded in 1857. The piece covers a lot of territory – it discusses deaf history, trends in Deaf Culture, disability law, medical technology, the challenges of identity politics, and lots more – but essentially conveys […]

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National Deaf History Month, which began on March 13th and runs through April 15th, is a celebration of contributions of the hard-of-hearing and the Deaf community to American society. It’s a great time to recognize deaf champions, and increase awareness of the deaf community’s rich history. Here’s a bit about the commemoration’s history, the story […]

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