In recent years, technology advancements that assist the deaf and hard-of-hearing have reached new heights with a new pediatric hearing test. These advancements are making it much easier for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to communicate and process what is going on around them. A relatively common device for the deaf and hard-of-hearing that has been […]

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America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) just wrapped up its 22nd and final season. Since the show’s inception, we have seen a number of talented individuals who have gone on to do big things in the fashion/modeling industry, like walk the runway for high-fashion designers such as Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren. It wasn’t until the […]

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The life of a prisoner in the United States is certainly not desirable, but just like the rest of us Americans they are allowed their basic human rights. Unfortunately, there’s a disturbing pattern of mistreatment of deaf and hard-of-hearing prisoners in our country’s department of corrections facilities. Last year the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil […]

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Goalball, a team sport that was originally created in 1946 by Austrian Hans Lorenzen and German Sett Reindle as a way to rehabilitate visually impaired war veterans who had returned from World War II. Goalball evolved into a popular sport and exactly thirty years after its founding was introduced to a larger audience at the […]

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There are so many different types of service dogs that are trained to help their handlers stay safe, avoid potentially harmful or dangerous situations and assist them in their time of need. A few of these amazing service companions include Seeing Eye dogs, diabetic alert dogs, severe allergy alert dogs and seizure assistance dogs. What […]

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We are looking forward to the upcoming AccessAbility Fest 2015 on Sunday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The San Antonio festival celebrates disability awareness month. Over 100 nonprofit organizations and businesses are coming together to provide expert advice and resources about disability awareness to the local community. Attendees can expect live entertainment, […]

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This month we wanted to take the time to highlight a few of the many deaf-owned businesses from across the globe that have caught our eye. From small towns in Texas, to fashionistas in Brooklyn, all the way to grand hotels in Rome – these businesses are an inspiration to deaf entrepreneurs everywhere. Crazy for […]

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Schools, colleges and universities across the country are welcoming students back to campus and the classroom this time of year for the start of the new school year. It’s around this time that high school seniors and college freshmen begin to consider their career options. A unique field with a bright future is the sign […]

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Gearing up for the 2015 sport season? 7m reports that preseason training camp is well underway for NFL teams across the country, college football fans are already buzzing about how their team is shaping up for the fall and the MLB season is in full swing. Needless to say, athletes and sports fans alike are […]

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DIS is very excited about the upcoming San Antonio Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebration on Saturday, July 25th. The event will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of ADA, the most important piece of legislation to help persons with disabilities. The ADA completely changed the future for persons who have disabilities when it was signed […]

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