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Speechreading, Part I: “Read My (Unreadable) Lips”

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 18, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, lips: There’s no doubt that this facial feature is important to humans. Our society experiments with thousands of lipstick hues, ponies up cash to emulate Angelina Jolie’s bee-stung pout, and magazines dispense tips on being a top-notch kisser. But for deaf and hard of hearing (hh) folks, the most critical aspect of lips are the communication clues they generate.

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Deaf Consumer Support System: Do You Have One?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 11, 2012  |  Comments

Do you have a stride in your step, or are you dragging your feet due to the weight of an inaccessible universe on your shoulders? Sometimes, the difference between the two has less to do with the world you’re born into, than the support system you create for yourself.

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7 Ties That Bind all Children of Deaf Adults (CODA)

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 3, 2012  |  Comments

Ask anyone from the mainstream what a CODA is, and you’ll get answers like “Led Zeppelin’s album,” or “the tail-end of a music piece.” Close, but no cigar ... at least not from the Deaf Community. “MOTHER + FATHER + DEAF” (the signs used to describe a CODA) are statistically common within the community.

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Tips for Getting Through the Holidays with a Hearing Loss

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 19, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, the yuletide season. Where simple statements like "will you please pass the cranberry sauce?" amount to communication faux pas when uttered (or signed) across a large dining table. Holidays are notoriously awkward enough for hearing people, let alone the deafies who brave this tradition annually. It's a wonder that deafies (in non-signing families) bother to pack their bags for the holidays at all.

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What is Paddy Ladd’s “Deafhood” and Have We Found It Yet?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 12, 2012  |  Comments

It has its own Wikipedia entry. It has a custom sign (“DEAF” + “BELLY”). It literally gets on some peoples’ skin, in the form of tattoos and printed sweatshirts, and under the skin as our consciousness. “Deafhood” is everywhere. But on September 24, we – an audience of 200+ - got the inside scoop straight from the hands of the British guy who invented the term. 

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Vote California School for the Deaf in Sports Illustrated “Underdogs” Contest!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 5, 2012  |  Comments

Somewhere in Fremont, California, a pack of teenage underdogs are stirring.  They can’t hear their opponents, but boy, can they throw them off-balance – with elaborate sign language for the “no huddle”, and the mettle of a warrior. Sports Illustrated (SI) has noticed them, and the California School for the Deaf (CSD)’s football team needs your votes by November 15 to vie for “Underdog” glory.

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Our Silent Storm: What Lydia Callis’ 15 Minutes Means For Deaf Culture

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 1, 2012  |  Comments

Like Hilary Clinton, she’s got her own Tumblr. Numerous outlets have crowned her “Hurricane Sandy’s breakout star.” She is a blogger's dream (one christened two of her top 12 signs as "Double Yoda" and  "Roadside Sobriety Test"), with SNL skits rumored to be underway. 

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Do Obama and Romney Have Deaf Issues In Their Binder?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 25, 2012  |  Comments

Mark your calendars! November 6 is election day. Today, we are 12 days from the most important civic duties: Voting. Anyone - hearing or deaf, knows that this election is … well, different. Maybe it’s  because of the pesky 14-figure debt monkey on our back. Or maybe it’s because many of our unique rights within the deaf community could be at stake.

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Seattle, DeafNation Expo is Coming To Town!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 16, 2012  |  Comments

We can’t help but brag about our own backyard. Not only does it boast stunning vistas, great software, and eye-popping coffee, it’s so deaf-friendly that it’s hosting DeafNation Expo once again. Almost-last, but not the least, DeafNation is nearing the end of its nine-city tour in Seattle this weekend. Haven’t had a chance to hob-nob with SuperDeafy, Sean Berdy, or Marlee Matlin at the Vegas DeafNation stop in August?

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Get Ready, Get Set ... deafREVIEW Launches In California!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 7, 2012  |  Comments

California Here I Come” is not just an Al Johnson song – it’s deafREVIEW’s next mission. Today, with the click of a button, we’re heading to the sun-kissed land of Hollywood, The Grateful Dead and Route 66. Starting today, residents of San Francisco, Fremont, San Diego, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas can share their opinions about the deaf-friendliness of businesses they frequent.

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