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Have You Thanked the “Terps” In Your Life? Save the Date: Wednesday, May 1st

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 23, 2013  |  Comments

On Urban Dictionary, definitions for a terp include a "turtle who is a pimp" and a nickname for the University of Maryland's mascot (terrapin). But in Deaf Community, a terp is something else entirely - and near and dear to our hearts. 

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Road Tripping for Education: DeafVibe's National Tour Sparks Dreams, Plugs Vocational Pathways

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 11, 2013  |  Comments

This isn't your Grandpa's RV, nor the road trip you took while barely out of puberty. In Jack Kerouac's On The Road, two soul-searching young men blaze across the nation in a '49 Hudson. Fast forward 60 years, and two men in an RV (see their tour dates here) are helping deaf/hard of hearing students find their calling – and spur them into academic action.

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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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Calling All Tax Procrastinators: Don't Forget Fido, Tuition, Hearing Aids, SSI/SSDI

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 8, 2013  |  Comments

We're getting down to the wire: Unless you're an early-bird filer or are taking the Form 4868 (a tax extension) route, you've only got a week left to file taxes for the year 2012.

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Eastward, Ho! deafREVIEW Launches in NYC, Rochester, and Metro D.C. Today

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 1, 2013  |  Comments

It's no April Fool's joke. After much social media buzz, voting, and feedback, the verdict is in: deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, but three bustling cities on the East Coast today. That's right -- all three cities have such good review potential, we couldn't simply pick one! If you live in or have visited Washington, D.C., New York City, or Rochester, you can now write consumer reviews about local businesses you frequent. Don't live directly within the city? No problem: You can write reviews within a 60-mile radius of the three major city hubs.

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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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The Wander-List: Why Deaf People Love to Travel

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 18, 2013  |  Comments

Ask any Deaf person what they’re saving up for, and travel more often than not makes the top of their list. Hearing aids (never mind that one of these bad boys can be worth an entire 10-day Ireland getaway), car payments, and the mortgage may be essentials, but hitting the road - or friendly skies - for a trip is what makes for a life well-lived. It’s an unwritten rule that Deafies are hooked on travel – and it’s not simply because we get “pre-board” privileges at the airport! We love to stamp our passports and we cannot lie. Here are the top reasons why:

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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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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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Our Big Fat Deaf-Deaf Wedding: Breaking Up, Handling Exes, In-Laws, and Raising Children

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 18, 2013  |  Comments

Fellow Deafies, why do we love to date (or marry) thee? Let us count the ways: It’s the mutual “I’m lost” expression we exchange when the mustached waiter rambles too fast. It’s the passing-notes-in-class giddiness of using sign language in our private corner of the hearing world. It’s not dealing with awkward silences, because silence is our domain anyway. It’s not having to fall asleep with a squeak-squeak-squealing hearing aid when we can’t bear to skip lovers’ pillow talk.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

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Seattle Opera

What a beautiful space! The person at the ticket booth, when I gestured to her that ...

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Le Petit Chouette

Le Petit Chouette

Pismo Beach, California

NOTE: the correct name for this business is Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau.

I was ...

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Samir

Samir

Precision Eyecare Centers

I was able to make appointments on their website - when they called and I didn't ...

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Kate

Kate

Pinkabella

I was in mood for a sweet treat and stopped by to buy a cupcake to ...

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