In 1908, International Women’s Day began with the thunderous beating of 15,000 pairs of feet marching the streets of New York City for shorter hours, suffrage, and better pay for women.
If you remember stopping by your local library or community college to borrow one, or several, of these videos you probably were a Deaf child of the 90’s or a fresh-faced new signer in college with a funky sweater.
When Oscar winning Deaf actress, Marlee Matlin, was a contestant on season six of Dancing with the Stars, she impressed us all with her fluid waltz and mambo moves. After that season, the misconception of Deaf people being unable to dance was spun around and thrown out the door by her partner Fabian. She proved to the world, that one doesn’t need to hear to bust out a move on the dance floor.
If the thought of doing your taxes (again) makes you want to curl up into a fetal position, you're not alone. When business man Louis J. Schwarz began offering Income Tax Preparation Services for the Deaf in 1971, the Federal Tax Code was already roughly 16,500 pages long.
If closed-captioning could speak (well, caption) for itself, it’d probably say “we’ve come a long way, baby.”
1. His is a story that melts the hearts of even diehard Broncos fans. We know you Peyton-lovers are out there, dissolving into "aaawws" at Coleman's handwritten letter to 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik.
By now, the entire world knows of the too-crazy-to-be-true interpreting agency which foisted the #fakeinterpreter Thamsaqua Jantjie onto the world stage. South Africa Interpreters is every interpreter's cautionary tale: A perfect example of how NOT to run your interpreting agency.
All black people listen to rap. All Americans speak English. All Swedish people eat Swedish fish. All Asians excel in math. Every culture is plagued by stereotypes, and Deaf Culture is no exception. “All Deaf people know sign language” is one of them.
Oh 2013, what a year you’ve been. You ushered in feel-so-good highs like the half-century anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” and the weird new dance move named twerking (thanks, Miley). You welcomed the newest royal baby, and whisked away the souls of such notable figures as Lou Reed and Nelson Mandela.
Like millions of Americans, you or your child may have learned your ABCs from “Sesame Street.” Do you also remember actress Linda Bove, who added a humorous dose of Deaf Culture to America’s most beloved children’s show?
Feb 24 2014
No sooner did my two deaf friends and I sit down to the table, our server ...
Feb 23 2014
Yesterday when I went to deposit some cash, the teller started to speak to me about ...
Feb 28 2014
Easy to order there inside the restaurant or through the drive- thru.. They do not give ...