Francesca Kurtz-Ross

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Ten dating mistakes that men always make

It doesn't matter how feminist and independent you believe your date to be, we love a man who is good at decision making. Please do not arrange to …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

Hearing the Voice of the Deaf Community

Often, people ask me "what is going on?" with deaf culture. More than ever, we are seeing deaf individuals on TV, in the news, and other mainstream sources.<p>For thousands of years, deaf people were silent members of society, sometimes denied basic rights simply because they could not hear. But with …

Listening to Deaf culture

People who are deaf or hard-of-hearing often deal with the misconception that they are a language-less community. Yet in many countries, deaf people have their own sign languages, unique culture, and do not consider themselves disabled. Many embrace their hearing loss as “deaf gain” and, like other …

Citizen Journalism

Deaf Rights: What You Need to Know

Working in the deaf community, I've noticed a great deal of confusion surrounding the legal rights of the deaf. Both deaf and hearing individuals have difficulty understanding what accommodations deaf people are entitled to, and how exactly those needs get met. I recently had a chance to discuss …

Behavioral Sciences

Building Communication With a Deaf Child

Picture this: You are a little kid growing up, constantly discovering incredible new things about the world. Now imagine being surrounded every day by people who do not talk to you, tell you stories or answer your millions of questions. Your own parents and siblings seem to avoid you. They don't …

Joy Ann Jamieson

Deaf people suffer greatly from being deaf and pull out their implants to be deaf to fit into their culture. The deaf condition renders them …

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A Day in the Life of Deaf Culture-Part 1

Book Review: Reading Between the Signs

In her book Reading Between the Signs, Anna Mindess explores the differences between deaf and hearing culture.

Book Reviews

Community and Culture – Frequently Asked Questions

<b>Question — What is the difference between a person who is “deaf,” “Deaf,” or “hard of hearing”?</b><p>The deaf and hard of hearing community is diverse. …

Behavioral Sciences