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Articles posted on Thu, May 12, 2016

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Deaf Dog Who Was Abandoned On The Street Goes On The Best Adventures Now - The Dodo

Because of his deafness, his chances were slimmer than those of other shelter dogs. Still, Gordon got to work learning to read sign language so he could find a family who would love him as he was. [...] more »

Categories: Tiere
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Deaf children missing out on early years support - Nursery World (subscription)

The NDCS launch of the Right From The Start campaign for better quality early years support for families of deaf babies, coincides with the ten-year anniversary of the newborn hearing screening programme and looks at its impact on services and outcomes ... [...] more »

Categories: Bildung Erziehung
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Fraudster used sign language business to steal £80000 - STV News

Andrew Thomson won the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs for his work in establishing Sign-now.com, providing video conferencing for the deaf. Presenting the award in 2008, EasyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said Thomson, who was born profoundly deaf, had demonstrated "drive, creativity and determination". At Stirling Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Sheriff William Gilchrist labelled him a "highly culpable" fraudster. [...] more »

Categories: Kriminalität
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New brain research may help treat single-sided deafness - Science Daily

A new discovery could help people suffering with single-sided deafness (SSD) find a treatment quicker -- and could potentially lead to a cure. SSD affects around 9,000 people per year in the UK, and around 60,000 per year in the US. [...] more »

Categories: Wissenschaft
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Deaf lacrosse player turns her inability to hear into an advantage on the field of play - Deseret News

“Our biggest fears were what would their lives be like, would they be accepted, probably very normal parent stuff,” said Flavin, whose two daughters were born deaf due to a genetic anomaly. [...] more »

Categories: Soziales

Articles posted on Wed, May 11, 2016

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Def Leppard agrees to meet Arkansas' Deaf Leopards at North Little Rock show - Arkansas Online

Def Leppard will meet the Deaf Leopards on Wednesday, marking the end of a successful petition for the British rock band to show support for the Arkansas School for the Deaf. [...] more »

Categories: Bildung Soziales Kultur
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Polytechnic staff and students to learn basic sign language - Scoop.co.nz

Otago Polytechnic has partnered with Deaf Aotearoa to teach students and staff some basic sign language, in recognition of Sign Language Week. It’s also the 10th anniversary of sign language becoming New Zealand’s third official language. [...] more »

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Rob Strano host golf clinic for deaf and blind students - WJXT Jacksonville

After 15 years as a professional golfer, Rob Strano felt a calling to share the game he loves with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. In 2003 he took up sign language and that decision was one that changed the course of his life. [...] more »

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Bridging Language Gaps for Deaf Children - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

That's the potential gap facing more than 1 in 500 children in the United States born each year deaf or hard of hearing if their parents do not sign to them, according to Gallaudet University's Visual Language and Visual Learning, or VL2 Lab. The lab launched its first "knowledge forum" on Monday night to bring together researchers working on ways to understand and build language development across multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and American Sign Language. [...] more »

Categories: Bildung Kommunikation
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Concert to celebrate sign language week in New Plymouth has singing and signing - Taranaki Daily News

Mason and other students at TopKids preschool in Inglewood have been learning the basics of sign language, one of New Zealand's three official languages, in preparation for sign language week which kicked off on Monday and runs until Sunday. [...] more »

Categories: Gebärdensprache Kultur
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Newtown travel expert signs for Sign Language Week - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Flight Centre travel experts are fluent in many languages including NZ Sign Language. Renee Olsen, from Newtown Flight Centre in Wellington, is one such travel expert. Ms Olsen learnt NZ Sign Language at university and now uses it regularly to converse with her hearing impaired customers. [...] more »

Articles posted on Fri, May 06, 2016

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'Ultrasound' explores a deaf couple's struggle to start a family: review - Toronto Star

This world premiere play offers fascinating insight into deaf culture, provided not just through Adam Pottle’s text but through Marjorie Chan’s staging (in a Cahoots Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille co-production) of its multi-linguistic richness. [...] more »

Categories: Soziales Kultur
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Watch Newsround in British Sign Language - BBC News

British Sign Language is an official British language used mainly by people who are deaf or experience hearing problems. It's a visual way of communicating using your hands, facial expression, and body language. TV presenter Ashley Kendall brings you ... [...] more »

Categories: Gebärdensprache Medien
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Breaking News: Deaf People Fly Too - Huffington Post

1. Deaf People Travel Too. There are an estimated 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in America. [...] more »

Categories: Soziales
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Deaf get a cultural sync-up with hearing world - NIU Newsroom

NIU's Deaf Pride has been staging Sign Sync for decades now (Hartman said the organization has old performances on VHS tapes). The show, now held twice a year at the Carl Sandburg Auditorium, is just one of several activities the group conducts, said ... [...] more »

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