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ridiculist: Deaf People Can’t Read or Write

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 10, 2013  |  Comments

What do the names Kisor, Briscoe and Desloges have in common? First, all of them are published authors. Second, all of them are deaf or hard of hearing.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Want To Be Cured

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 10, 2013  |  Comments

Ask a culturally Deaf person this: ‘If there was a pill you could take to regain your full hearing, would you take it?’ a majority of them will tell you no. Once, a deaf woman told me, “If I got my hearing back, I would lose my identity and I wouldn’t know what to do.”

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flashBACK: Oral Method in Deaf Institutes (Post-Milan 1880)

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

The use of Manual sign and Oralism has been in a life-long battle since the beginning of education for the Deaf. A speaker in the documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes” describes the period of Oralism in Deaf history as the ‘Dark Ages’- an era we might recall when Deaf students were forced to speak and also punished for using their natural language, American Sign Language.

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Ann Silver: Don’t (Just) Call Her The Crayon Lady

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 24, 2013  |  Comments

You know you’re the grand dame of Deaf Pop Art, when your work continues to be re-invented in unexpected mediums. Just a couple weeks ago, lucky wedding guests got a taste of Ann Silver’s artwork in the form of carrot, chocolate, and chocolate/peanut butter ganache wedding cake prepared by a local Seattle pastry artist, Jeffry Kahle. The cover of her latest biography “ANN SILVER: ONE WAY, DEAF WAY” (Empyreal Press, 198 pages), topped a 3-layered creation along with the work of artists David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg.

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ridiciuLIST: Deaf People are Mute

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 13, 2013  |  Comments

Hearing loss is relative to the loss of one’s functional voice box. Now that’s just silly! Babies learn to communicate by mimicking their parents, i.e. speaking.  When learning to speak, the process is what we call baby talk and includes listening with our ears, watching the mouth of mom (or dad), and trying to mimic the noises we hear.

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Switched at Birth: How #TakeBackCarlton Made History

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2013  |  Comments

The mid-day *beep beep* of a hearing aid is usually a prelude to "sorry, my hearing aid just died" and a panicky hunt for the size 13/675/14 battery that will make things mostly-right with the hearing world again. But last night, the inconvenient end to Daphne's hearing aid battery life conveniently led to history on prime-time TV: Switched at Birth’s all-ASL, (nearly) no-voicing episode.

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flashBACK Friday: Deaf President Now

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 28, 2013  |  Comments

This upcoming March will mark the 25th anniversary of the biggest hurdle overcome by the Deaf community. Deaf President Now (DPN) was a movement that took place at Gallaudet University on March 6th 1988 and lasted seven days. Those seven days forever changed how Deaf people are perceived by society and their civil rights.

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2012 in REVIEW: The Deaf Highs and Lows

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 31, 2012  |  Comments

What a year it’s been. As Mayan Apocalypse survivors, it’s only proper that we break out the bubblies and reflect on the last 365 days: Facebook went public for $24 a share, "Gangnam Style" reached +808M views, and the Mega Millions surpassed $640M. We debated about the seven Tour de France titles Lance Armstrong lost, watched from afar as Greece wrangled debt-restructuring deals, mourned Malala’s brave plight, as Syrian conflicts raged. 

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Why Does Sign Language Look So...Angry?

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 10, 2012  |  Comments

An Open Letter to Businesses Curious About Deaf Culture: For every person who comments that “sign language is such a beautiful language,” there is another person who thinks sign language looks … well, angry. That’s because no matter how beautiful the language really is, it is apt to be punctuated with quizzical frowns, intense hand movements, raised eyebrows, and other mannerisms.

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deafREVIEW is Going to DeafNation World Expo 2012!

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 2, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, Vegas, the land of sin, marrying someone you just met, betting the farm with high rollers, feathered high-kicking showgirls, CIRCUS CIRCUS, and … DeafNation World Expo 2012!

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