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Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

This clever pilot program has garnered international attention.<p>In the fall of 2012, the governor of Oaxaca, Mexico, decided to kill two birds with one stone. He hired 20 people who could not hear or speak to monitor footage from the state capital's 230 surveillance cameras. The move didn't just …

Reality TV Needs More Deaf Talent

Cycle 22 of <i>America's Next Top Model</i> premiered last week and one contestant, Nyle DiMarco, really captured viewers' attention. Not only is he charming and, as Tyra Banks herself said, "finneeeee. DiMarco is the very first deaf contestant to compete on <i>ANTM</i>, and he quickly became a fan favorite. Based …

Texas State student makes section for the deaf at school's football stadium

For the first time, a section along the 40-yard-line in Texas State University’s football stands is being reserved for the deaf and those fluent in American Sign Language.<p>As first reported by local station KXAN, the section was devised by Brian Guendling, a former TXST football player and current …

Sign Language

Deaf Protestors in DC Demand the Opportunity to Work

On September 5 and 6, 2015, a group of Americans marched on the White House to advocate for their rights. Marginalized and generally silenced within mainstream society, members of the Deaf community stood together at the Deaf Protest in Washington, DC to make their voices heard loud and clear. A …

This Deaf Dalmatian Defied The Odds And Is Now Making The World A Better Place

Fun fact: Love requires no sound.

Pets

AT&T Calls Out T-Mobile, Sprint for Dodging Required Support for Deaf Users

While AT&T was adapting existing tech to support deaf users for Wi-Fi calls, T-Mobile and Sprint were busy marketing Wi-Fi calling to the less hard of hearing.<p>AT&T has called out T-Mobile and Sprint for jumping the gun on rolling out Wi-Fi calling , which lets you make calls over an internet …

Newport restaurant first to become certified as deaf-friendly

On a recent afternoon at the new PizzaBar restaurant in Newport Beach, Tom Gruenbeck glanced down at a tablet computer and pushed a large green display labeled "interpreter."<p>Within moments, the device atop the bar connected him to a smiling woman, who, via the magic of live teleconferencing, helped …

Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse talks creating deaf characters on television

In a season packed with two-part episodes, <i>Doctor Who</i> just concluded a notable one. Thriller “Under the Lake”/ “Before the Flood” sent the Doctor …

The Tribe: No sound, just fury brings unsettling life to Ukraine’s ‘deaf mafia’

One of the most original debut films in recent memory, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's <i>The Tribe</i> is a gang drama set in a boarding school for the deaf. It features a non-professional cast of deaf and mute actors who are not given names, and is performed entirely in Ukrainian sign language without …

Local organisation aims to build in Tando Allahyar world’s second university for the deaf

<b>KARACHI:</b><p>For the millions of deaf worldwide, there is only one university located in the US to pursue higher education. An ambitious local …

Walk the Moon Makes a Music Video for the Deaf

Innovation<p>How do you make a music video for the deaf and hard of hearing? That is what AT&T and indie pop outfit Walk the Moon had to figure out for the band's song "Different Colors."<p>The two teamed up with the Deaf Professional Arts Network to create a music video using American Sign Language …

Music Videos

Deaf Business Owners Finally Thriving After Overcoming Obstacles, Prejudice

NEW YORK — Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every …

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers and with each other.<p>Michael Scaturro<p>On the hottest day of the summer so far in Berlin, Tom Bieling, a 32-year-old doctoral candidate, walked quickly down a corridor on the second floor of a science building mere blocks away …

This Gadget Reads Sign Language And Then Translates It Into Speech To Give The Deaf A Voice

A gadget called Uni is designed to stand in as an automatic translator. Based on Leap Motion technology, it attaches to a tablet and uses two cameras …

‘Spring Awakening’ brings deaf and hearing Broadway actors–and spirit of inclusion–to the White House

By Peter Marks<p>Peter Marks<p>Theater critic<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Spencer Liff puts bodies in motion under some remarkably high-stress conditions, most prominently for the popular television competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance” — an assignment that even earned him an Emmy nomination. But that was a …

The White House

In Bali's Deaf Village, Everyone Speaks Sign Language

The people in Bengkala, Bali communicate in kata kolok, a type of sign language that's unique to the area.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Those who visit Bali tend to rely on English, which many locals can speak. Fewer visitors have mastered Indonesian, the official language. Balinese is …

Haben Girma Is Harvard Law’s First Deaf-Blind Graduate

<b>Haben Girma</b> who was born deaf and blind is Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind graduate. Grim graduated in 2013 from Harvard, and received her …

Harvard Law School

Deaf football team captures the hearts of thousands

"All-American Family" tells the story of how a high school football team made up of deaf players has captured the hearts and minds of an entire town. Directed by Andrew Jenks.

High School Football

A hearing son in deaf family: 'I'd rather be deaf'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meet the Pedersen family: parents Rod and Jamie; and the children: Zane, Jax and Kaleb.<p>They were all born deaf, except Kaleb — who at age 20, is the oldest child.<p>"Obviously, I didn't choose to be the only hearing one," Kaleb said on the phone from their home near San Francisco in …

San Francisco

Deaf and mute cricketer who won World Cup for India now sells kachoris for a living

10 years ago, 30-year-old Imran Sheikh slammed crucial half centuries that helped India win the deaf and mute cricket World Cup. Three years ago, he …

6 Great Reasons to Hire Deaf Employees

Applying for jobs can be a test of nerves. Each resume must be tailored, and every cover letter is a carefully crafted sales pitch. We highlight our skills and professional experience while explaining why we'd be a great fit for the organization. On employment applications, we are asked to expose …

Top Model Winner Proves Deaf Is Beautiful

The Final Season of America's Next Top Model concluded in a monumental way with Nyle DiMarco, the show's first ever Deaf contestant, overcoming all obstacles to win the competition. Smashing through stereotypes and assumptions, DiMarco proved to mainstream audiences that people who are Deaf can do …

A Brief History of Deafness: How Treatment and Attitudes Have Evolved Over 3 Millennia

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>An estimated 10 per cent of the …

Experience The World Through The Ears Of A Person Who Is Deaf

Lipreading is harder than you'd think.<p>"Communication is never a given," explains Rachel Kolb, a Rhodes Scholar who was born deaf, in the short above from Little Moving Pictures.<p>The video, which explores human connection from the perspective of a person with hearing loss, is based on Kolb's long …

Nyle DiMarco is the Greatest Human Being On The Planet