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Veröffentlicht am Do, den 16.06.2016

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This adorable gorilla is really good at sign language - Mashable

Can animals really communicate with humans? Koko might answer that question once and for all. In the new documentary Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People, the BBC gives audiences a glimpse into the everyday life of Koko and her teacher Penny ... [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Sa, den 04.06.2016

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Cup of coffee with a deaf barista - eNCA

Placing an order for a cup of coffee with a deaf barista at i love coffee will be easy and fun for customers walking into the shop. There are five rules for ordering a cup of coffee, founder Gary Hopkins said as he surveyed the 25 square metre space which i love coffee occupies in the X Body Fitness gym in Claremont. The space is under construction in preparation for its opening next week. [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Fr, den 03.06.2016

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Conference Celebrates Unprecedented High Literacy Rates Among Deaf Children - PR Newswire (press release)

Top international researchers as well as visitors from around the United States, will converge at the 50th Anniversary of Cued Speech Conference, which celebrates the enormous success at increasing literacy among students who are deaf/hard of hearing since Cued Speech was invented a half century ago. [...] weiter »

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Development of a new communication system for a deaf orca Morgan based on gestures and light - Fox News Latino

The trainers of Morgan, an orca with a serious hearing damage that was rescued in 2010 on the coast of the Netherlands and that was transferred to Loro Parque in 2011, have developed a communication system, based on gestures and lights, as part of a rewarding program. [...] weiter »

Kategorien: Tiere Kommunikation

Veröffentlicht am Do, den 02.06.2016

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Third deaf murder accused unfit for trial - NEWS.com.au

A deaf man accused of murdering his deaf roommate has been found unfit to stand trial due to mental impairment. [...] weiter »

Kategorien: Recht Kommunikation
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The Lost Secret Sign Language of Sawmill Workers - Atlas Obscura

Outside of deaf communities, hearing people sometimes develop what are now often called “alternate sign languages” to communicate when words will not do. In monasteries, monks uses signs to communicate in areas where speech is forbidden, for instance. In industries where machines made speaking impossible—in ships’ engine rooms, in steel mills, textile mills, and sawmills—workers also found ways to communicate with their hands. [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Di, den 31.05.2016

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Project succeeds to empower the deaf - Daily News | The National Newspaper (press release) (blog)

The organisation also created linkages between children, parents and teachers through sign language training, so that they can communicate well and understand each other. Moshi municipal and Moshi district officers were also taught on sign language ... und weitere » [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Fr, den 27.05.2016

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Why deaf people are 'in your face!' - The Age

Being deaf in rural Australia often means almost never coming into contact with people who are like you. Kristy Serafin, who travels in the Yass and Goulburn regions teaching deaf children, points out that her main job is to help her students socialise ... [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Mo, den 23.05.2016

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Deaf Uber driver builds strong reputation - The Advocate

“I didn't know what Uber was,” Ditimi signed during a Tuesday interview in Stamford through Amy Newland, an American Sign Language translator. “I was thinking, 'How am I going to communicate? This is going to be impossible.' [...] weiter »

Kategorien: Beruf Kommunikation
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Cape Town's first Deaf-run coffee shop to launch this June - Eat Out

In a first for the Mother City, a coffee shop run solely by Deaf staff will officially open its doors in Claremont in June. Called I Love Coffee, the entirely Deaf-operated shop will launch with the aim of breaking down communication barriers between ... [...] weiter »

Kategorien: Beruf Kommunikation

Veröffentlicht am Do, den 19.05.2016

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Picture of deaf cashier at Denton Whataburger goes viral - FOX 4 News

A picture taken at a Denton Whataburger has gone viral after it revealed the kindness of strangers and the drive of a person with a disability to succeed. We've all been in this situation: It's late. You're hungry. [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Do, den 12.05.2016

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Lights, Camera, Sign: Austin News Show for the Deaf Rises in Popularity - TWC News

TWC News Lights, Camera, Sign: Austin News Show for the Deaf Rises in Popularity TWC News Out of his apartment in Southwest Austin, Alex Abenchuchan produces and hosts an online news show for the deaf. With the help of a makeshift teleprompter and the push of a toe, Abenchuchan signs the news as he reads it. [...] weiter »

Veröffentlicht am Mi, den 11.05.2016

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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. [...] weiter »

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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. [...] weiter »

Kategorien: Bildung Kommunikation
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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. [...] weiter »

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