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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We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. —George Bernard Shaw We mentioned a few months ago that we were introducing A Matter of Balance, a set of eight weekly, two-hour workshops in our San Antonio headquarters that help older, deaf adults reduce their fear of falling and […]

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It shocked the nation. At the beginning of this year, a disabled 18-year-old, suffering from schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder, was held and tortured by people who chose to broadcast the violence to the world via Facebook Live. But the most unusual thing about the incident, advocates for people with disabilities told the New York […]

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January is a month for new beginnings, when people attempt to improve their lives, set goals for the New Year and try to get rid of undesired habits. Getting in shape, spending less money, and pursuing a new hobby are among the most common New Year’s resolutions, per a YouGov survey. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people […]

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Are you, or do you know, a senior citizen that is interested in learning about how to reduce the fear and risk of falling? A Matter of Balance Class is a free, proven and evidenced-based program that has been designed to reduce the fear of falling, while increasing the activity levels among older adults. The […]

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The holidays are upon us. You may have a favorite deaf person or even a group of deaf people, in your life you’re celebrating with. If so, the time has arrived to think about finding that perfect gift. Fortunately, there are lots of options for both the deaf and the hard-of-hearing. The internet has made […]

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Last month, we wrote about deaf people who own businesses, but didn’t touch on what it’s like to be a deaf employee in a company filled with hearing people. It isn’t always easy: People who aren’t deaf or have never been around deaf people aren’t naturally equipped to offer the most supportive environment. Here are […]

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Mozzeria, a pizza restaurant in San Francisco that is widely reported to be California’s first deaf-owned restaurant, has recently been in the news. Mozzeria will soon be celebrating its fifth anniversary, and in the wake of growing demand for Mozzeria’s signature productions at food festivals, public events, weddings and corporate events, the restaurant has recently […]

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Summer is a deaf girl from Wales who visited Disneyland Paris with her Mom this last August. As she and her mom arrived, real life princes and princesses – Ariel, from ‘The Little Mermaid,’ along with Belle and the Beast, from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – came out to greet her. Though, once the park […]

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‘Sally and the Possum,’ Australia’s first television series for deaf kids, launched this July on the Australian Broadcasting System’s ABC2. The 30-episode series is for children aged four to eight who use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication, and is designed to develop early literacy, numeracy and communication skills. The programs […]

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