General Interest Articles
Closed captioning took well over 30 years to appear after the onset of television programming. With laws now in place to mandate closed captioning for all new video programming, Deaf and hard of hearing consumers may finally make the most of watching television. However, captions benefit more than just the deaf — second language viewers, elderly with hearing issues, children learning to read, and really anyone watching a movie or show with audio that may be unclear at times (like characters speaking quickly or excitedly or with an accent) or when watching in a loud environment.
How does a deaf person feel when a hearing person approaches them in public and tries to use sign language?
Should a hearing person approach an unfamiliar deaf person in public and try signing? Read the article to learn about social cues and keeping common courtesies in mind.
The White House hired its first full-time Deaf ASL interpreter. Along with a hearing ASL interpreter, this team of two brings long-needed and effective ASL interpretation to the highest office in the land. Read the article to learn more about this breakthrough for inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing populations.
The movie CODA was nominated for three Academy Awards and won in each of those three categories! Read further to learn more about these historic wins for a movie featuring deaf actors.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a full, natural language that has developed through use. Read the article to learn more about ASLs complex and interesting characteristics and its relationship to Deaf culture.
We know people are nervous as they navigate how to prepare and stay safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. Schools all over the country that have traditionally been taught in a classroom setting are now being challenged to teach their material online with very little time to prepare...
Robert Panera was a Pioneer of Deaf Studies, Author, Historian, Poet, and Teacher. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf person.
Clayton Valli was an ASL Linguist, Poet, Scholar, Teacher, and Author. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Allen Snare was a Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.