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Letters from Philadelphia

In the late nineteenth century, deafness was transformed into “Deafness,” shifting from a medical affliction towards a cultural category with its own language offering a unique perspective of the world. 2,084 more words


2015 CINEDEAF Awards

LISTEN, EVEN WHEN YOUR HEART IS CRYING was unexpectedly nominated for Best Documentary in the 2015 CINEDEAF Awards in Rome on Sunday 7th June, where the film had its Italian premiere and I was invited on stage for a brief presentation in International Sign. 75 more words


On Deafhood Space

by Steve Emery

Last week, I went to Paddy Ladd’s lecture. He was talking about “Deafhood – A Pedagogy”, which was about theories of teaching Deaf children. 568 more words


RCAD: General Experience with Disability

  1.  What is your experience with disability? — Do you have disabilities? Do you have loved ones who live with disabilities? Do you work with people who have disabilities?
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Choosing Your Cultural & Linguistic Identity

Cherokee blood runs strong in my dad’s side of the family. Both my grandparents spoke Cherokee, and my grandfather won awards for his work teaching the Cherokee language.  527 more words

American Sign Language

More on Si5S

By BitcoDavid

A few months ago, we did a piece on Si5S, a written form of ASL. Si5S deserves your attention because it nullifies the argument that ASL isn’t a language due to the fact that it has no written form. 634 more words

Deaf In Prison

Why it might not be a good idea to volunteer

For basically all of my one-year career as an interpreter, I have been doing regular volunteering in the field. A friend of mine recently said, though, that she will not volunteer those services. 325 more words