Deaf inspiration could be U.S. best in Chicago Marathon

Patrick Rizzo is certainly the local favorite on Sunday at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. And he could challenge as the top American, too, if that matters in this day and age.


Aspiring to Conquer Crossover Acting Path

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times Russell Harvard, who plays the deaf son in the Barrow Street Theater’s “Tribes.”
Published: April 10, 2012
It didn’t take much rehearsing for Russell Harvard, who plays the deaf son of a loquacious and argumentative British family in the Off Broadway play “Tribes,” to get inside


Cincinnati at Fountain Square

It was a jammed packed day in downtown Cincinnati at Fountain Square. It was the second “Silent ASL Take Over.” If you have never been to a “deaf” event you would be surprised how busy and energetic it was. You might think it would be a quiet event, but it is not.


Medicare Funding of AAC Technology – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs)

Medicare Might Fund Your Next Speaking Device
Here is a through explanation of how to get your next speaking device paid for….


New Gallaudet building to be model for deaf architecture

It might look like just a regular building under construction. But to Gallaudet Universitystudents like Colin Whited, it’s a place they can call their own…


Celebrated Deaf Artist Chuck Baird Dies

By Ted Holcomb 3/18/12
I was saddened to learn of the death of Chuck Baird after a four year battle with Cancer. He was one of the most talented artist with humor and insight in his work. To have known him and his work earlier in life would have been such a rewarding experience. Click here to read more about Chuck and see his work…



The DynavoxEeyemax is giving people that have lost the ability to communicate verbally the ability to “talk” by using only their eyes. There are over 3,000,000 people that could use the Eyemax. Only about 1% of adults and 3% of the youth are even aware of its availability. Watch this amazing device work by Amy Harp, a MD victim. …

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    I’ve talked with some of my fneirds, and they basically share the opinion that it is the majority who should be sensitive to the minority. I don’t want to frame it in the sense that there is this white, male, straight, society that is oppressing the minority, but it’s important to see things from the perspective of people who are not part of those in power.I could talk about straight parents wanting straight children instead of gay children, but I should frame it instead in terms of a tradition that existed in ancient cultures and even now: a preference for having sons.When China imposed a one-child policy, hundreds of thousands of parents killed their infant daughters because they want only boys. Sure, this act came from a sexist belief that only boys can accomplish important things, and girls cannot. But that mindset existed because girls were not allowed to work, own property, or do anything except be a wife, a mother, and a daughter. So they were seen as worthless for more than child-bearing.Girls could also be said to have a harder life, because they are not seen growing up to be a leader, a scientist, an engineer, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or a president since they have a handicap’ that men don’t.If you believe that women should not have to change themselves to join a male-centric world, that it is mainstream society that ought to adjust to women’s style of management rather than exclude them, then why should mainstream society not adjust to the uniqueness that Deaf people could bring to society if they were given a chance and an open mind? And that uniqueness includes the freedom to appreciate a disability as a way to share the bonds of human ties and circumstances that other people could not?Deafness is a disability hard to place, because it is unlike other disability. Even Helen Keller once said that between blindness and deafness, deafness is worse because while blindness cut her off from things, deafness cut her off from people. And yet, for those only deaf and born of deaf parents, they can find a greater union with others of the same caliber that isn’t possible outside of it.That’s my 2 cents, and I don’t have a conclusion.

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