Deaf Culture Articles
White House Hires Deaf ASL Interpreter
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.
8 Myths About Deaf People
Are you interested to learn more about deaf people, and to gain clarity on some common misperceptions? Read on to get insight on how 8 myths about deaf people are debunked.
Historic Academy Awards for the Movie CODA and its Cast and Crew
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.
Do deaf people drive?
Have you ever wondered about deaf people driving automobiles? Read the article for the answer and a better understanding.
What is American Sign Language (ASL)?
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.
Living Loud: I. King Jordan - First Deaf President of Gallaudet University
After a historical protest, I. King Jordan was named the 1st deaf president of the only liberal arts university for deaf students, Gallaudet University.
Living Loud: Linda Bove - Actress and Activist
As an actor on Sesame Street, Linda Bove had the longest-recurring role in television history for a deaf actor. Her influence helped many around the world take an interest in sign language and learn more about Deaf culture.
Living Loud: William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy – Major League Baseball Player Credited with Originating the Use of Baseball Signals
William "Dummy" Hoy was one of the first deaf Major League Baseball players. He is credited with originating the use of baseball signals.
Living Loud: Andrew Foster – Pioneer Missionary, Educator, Mentor, and Advocate for the Deaf
Andrew Foster was the first African-American to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Gallaudet University. He ultimately set up 32 schools for the deaf in Africa. Because of this, he is known as the “Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet” of Africa and the “Father of Deaf Education in Africa.”
Living Loud: Robert Panara – Pioneer of Deaf Studies, Author, Historian, Poet, and Teacher
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.
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