Effects of professors’ language choice at Gallaudet When the professor asked her to stay after class, Melissa felt her pulse quicken. She had always been uncomfortable with some of this professor’s behavior. She knew she should speak up and ask him to stop, but for a student to confront a professor was risky, especially before grades were posted. It did not seem to be a wise decision as she considered [...]
Check out this awesome new paralympics commercial! And when you do, ask yourselves… if “disabled” people had always been represented in this manner, would deaf people still face the social difficulties (employment, education, etc) that they do today?
[Editor's Note: For more information, please visit the Walk for ASL website, which will go live on Monday, August 13th, at 9:00 a.m.! (Credit goes to Greg Bland and Matt Webster for the website development).]
Deaf Echo is joining #captionTHIS in its bold, amazing effort to get more internet news providers to caption online video content! Watch the video below to learn more about what is happening. Deaf Echo’s share of the fight will be to take the issue to the Washington Post! If you wish to join our efforts to do this, stay tuned! Otherwise, consider forming your own group and confronting your -possibly- favorite [...]
Many of the comments under the article on cochlear implants that appeared on National Public Radio’s (NPR) website on April 8th, 2012 claim that it is heavily biased in favor of cochlear implants, and poorly researched. Also of note are two remarks by Dr. John Niparko, an expert in the field, and the lack of critical analysis surrounding those remarks. He claims: “The implant works for the vast majority of [...]
Seattle, WA- GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SEATTLE DEAF FILM FESTIVAL! Eleven different, exciting, and inspiring programs, including five feature-length films, will be shown at the Seattle Deaf Film Festival, beginning Friday, March 30th, and ending Sunday, April 1st, 2012, at Kane Hall 120 on the University of Washington campus. It is the first film festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Films are accessible to [...]
Signing Hands Across the Water An International Festival of Sign Language Poetry from the United Kindom and the United States On March 16th – 18th 2012, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, USA, celebrates sign language poetry. Sign language poets from Britain and America will come together and explore this rich and beautiful art form with members of College, the Deaf Community and visitors from the wider community. The festival will include: Friday March 16th, 7pm [...]
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Indiana’s Journalgazette.net has published an excerpt from Christopher Jon Heuer’s recent DeafEcho.com article “The Distrust Runs Deep on Both Sides?”. Check out the excerpt under “Public’s denial driving frustrations of the deaf”. (The Journalgazette.net article is a compacted and slightly edited version of the original DeafEcho.com article.)
Seattle, WA- The first Seattle Deaf Film Festival is coming soon! Deaf Spotlight, an organization that focuses on Deaf culture, cinema, performing arts and visual arts, is proud to present the Seattle Deaf Film Festival. The festival promises a full weekend of films on, about, and for Deaf community. This three day event will begin on March 30, 2012 and will be held at Kane Hall on [...]