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Deaf Consumers: 7 Tips For Placing a Video Relay Call

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 16, 2013  |  Comments

The explosion of Video Relay Services (VRS) in the last 13 years has brought an unexpected boom to the deaf community. Prior to VRS, our economic position in the world was barely visible. Since then, Video Relay Services have undergone many changes. With all technological advances, there is a learning curve. Here we provide seven tips help your VRS call go smoothly.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Cannot Appreciate Music

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 12, 2013  |  Comments

“I’ve got deaf tones but I’m not tone deaf,” recording artist Sean Forbes raps in “I’m Deaf, one of his latest music video's. “Look, I understand you might be leery getting music beats from the hard of hearing.”

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flashBACK Friday: Creepy Audiology Booths

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Of all the bonds that tie deaf or hard of hearing people together, audiology booths probably get the most laughs. It’s a rite of passage that begins early, and continues well into your graying years.

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FlashBACK Friday: “Deaf Peddler: Confessions of an Inside Man”

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Anyone who has seen Slumdog Millionaire remembers the painful scene where an orphan is intentionally blinded with candle oil. Why? Because disabled beggars out-earn the non-disabled ones.

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Is Your College On The Deaf Friendly Map?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 27, 2013  |  Comments

3-ring binders? Check. Extra 64-GB flash drives for thesis? Check. Lime-green highlighters for all-night cram sessions? Check. #deaffriendly campus environment in the city where you're getting your learn on?

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ridicuLIST: Deaf people Read Braille

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 27, 2013  |  Comments

If, as a deaf person, you’ve ever been handed braille literature by a well-meaning person, you are not alone. Somewhere over the course of time, deafness and blindness became joined together like Batman and Robin. Thus an urban legend was born: “Deaf people read braille.”

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8 Reasons You Benefit From Knowing Sign Language

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 13, 2013  |  Comments

It’s long been promoted that learning American Sign Language (ASL) will give you an uncanny superpower: the ability to communicate underwater, through windows and even at loud bars. But unless you are a dive instructor, audiologist or bartender, these superpowers may not benefit you at your workplace. You are probably asking yourself, “how is knowing ASL an asset to my work or business?”

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Willard's "Rebirth" Report: The Naked Truth About NTD's Decline

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 6, 2013  |  Comments

"Break a leg" is the long-uttered catchphrase of thespians and stage buffs. But it's going to take much more than a cliché to revive the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), says DeafWeekly.com editor Tom Willard. Willard is a man on a mission to save NTD.

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In The Marketplace: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 30, 2013  |  Comments

Have you heard of the term “Deaf Community?” You may have limited exposure to deaf and hard of hearing (hh) individuals, but let me attest, with over 35 million deaf/hh individuals in the United States alone, it’s very much alive and thriving!

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flashBACK Friday: Carbon-Copy Paper

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 25, 2013  |  Comments

I was reading a newspaper the other day and once I put it down I noticed my fingers were covered in print residue. The mess on my fingers suddenly took me on a trip down memory lane: carbon-copy paper used for note-taking.

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