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Meet One of New York City’s First Deaf Uber Drivers

Meet One of New York City’s First Deaf Uber Drivers | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Pin Lu is one of New York City’s first deaf Uber drivers. Many initially convey surprise or concern when they discover he can’t hear, but he said being deaf gives him an advantage in honk-filled Manhattan traffic.
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DCMP - Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History

DCMP - Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
'Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History' http://t.co/5NzKUBBDFy (US centric but still interesting).
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Explainer: what is sign language?

Explainer: what is sign language? | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
What is sign language? Before we answer that question, it might be useful to first consider what a “language” is.
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Deaf rapper Sean Forbes makes himself joyfully heard on the hip-hop scene

Deaf rapper Sean Forbes makes himself joyfully heard on the hip-hop scene | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Sean Forbes lost his hearing at 9 months, but it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a hip-hop star.
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Top young Aussie wants to be heard - Perth Now

Top young Aussie wants to be heard - Perth Now | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
DRISANA Levitzke-Gray can’t hear but it’s obvious she wants to be heard.
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Medieval monks used sign language - Prague Post

Medieval monks used sign language - Prague Post | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
A researcher won a prize for her examination of the almost unknown anguage
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Deaf advocates hope conference leads to changes in Deaf Child Bill of Rights - WGMB FOX 44

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — People from around the state are coming to town this weekend to speak up for students who often cannot speak up for themselves.
Deaf children are supposed to have the
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Deaf Parents

Deaf Parents | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Vicdeaf is dedicated to provide information to gain tools to make decisions and develop confidence in raising your children in a bilingual environment (Auslan/English).

Communities are made up of families; all kinds of families.
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Pharrell's "Happy" in ASL by Deaf Film Camp at CM7

This video is an ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams's "Happy." An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm and Azora Telford. The video was ...
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THE SCIENCE, Art and Heart OF SIGN LANGUAGE - Contentment Health Magazine

THE SCIENCE, Art and Heart OF SIGN LANGUAGE - Contentment Health Magazine | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
THE SCIENCE, Art and Heart OF SIGN LANGUAGE - Part science, part art and part heart, the role of sign language interpreter requires a special person who possesses unique skills, talents and compassion.
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Searching for Deaf People - Voices

Searching for Deaf People - Voices | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
In the bluish early morning light, we gathered by the gate of Deaf Development Programme (DDP) with our provisions of fully-charged smartphones, water, face masks, cameras and scarves for what prom...
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Sign language and song in 'Visible Language' at Gallaudet - Washington Post

Sign language and song in 'Visible Language' at Gallaudet - Washington Post | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
An 1890s debate about deaf education is revived, with music.
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Disability leader Jordanna Smith wins honour - Social work - NewsLocker

Disability leader Jordanna Smith wins honour - Social work - NewsLocker | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
ssistant Minister for Social Service, Senator Mitch Fifield, said the recipients had worked hard to break down barriers for people with disabilities...
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Halton's deaf and speech impaired community will be able to text 9-1-1 on February 3, 2015

Halton's deaf and speech impaired community will be able to text 9-1-1 on February 3, 2015 | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Halton Regional Police is pleased to announce the launch of TEXT with 911, a new service that provides the capability for the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community to...
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Author Louise Stern: 'I feel sign language is more faithful to your own feelings' - Telegraph

Author Louise Stern: 'I feel sign language is more faithful to your own feelings' - Telegraph | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Louise Stern drew on her own experiences of deafness to write her intriguing new novel, set in a Mexican village where everyone communicates in sign language
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Put the Power of ASL in Every Child's Hands

Put the Power of ASL in Every Child's Hands | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
  Tom: In our last blog post, we showed examples of different ways that nursery rhymes can be rendered in sign language using ASL rhyming patterns. For me, that brought back a lot of memories ...
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"Let It Go" in ASL (Amber Zion & Jason Listman)

This is a music video created in American Sign Language out of love towards Frozen's hit song, “Let It Go." This music video was created with a team consisting of a 100% deaf cast and crew....
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This is a music video created in American Sign Language out of love towards Frozen's hit song, “Let It Go." This music video was created with a team consisting of a 100% deaf cast and crew.... (rescooped - thanks sherrie)

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Sign language 'underfunded': Levitzke-Gray

Sign language 'underfunded': Levitzke-Gray | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Young Australian of the Year Drisana Levitzke-Gray says there is a lack of funding for sign language.
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Deaf, But Not Excluded - Lubavitch.com

Deaf, But Not Excluded - Lubavitch.com | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
A Jewish overnight summer camp may be an experience most Jewish kids have come to expect, but it was with the opening last summer of a program created for deaf Jewish children--the only such program in the world--that they too, will have the same...
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Sia performs "Chandelier" on SNL alongside an American Sign Language interpretation. • /r/videos

Sia performs "Chandelier" on SNL alongside an American Sign Language interpretation. • /r/videos | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
12 points and 7 comments so far on reddit
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Cochlear implants, technology and vaccinations diminish use of Australian sign ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Cochlear implants, technology and vaccinations diminish use of Australian sign ... - Sydney Morning Herald | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Technology is one factor leading to a fall in the size of the deaf community - and the need for sign language. But can technology also be its saviour?
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Gallaudet football feels the love - WCSH-TV

Gallaudet football feels the love - WCSH-TV | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Gallaudet University if comprised of students who are hearing impaired and deaf. Their football team uses American Sign Language to signal its plays.
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'Deaf people are different, so I showed it' - Buenos Aires Herald

'Deaf people are different, so I showed it' - Buenos Aires Herald | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
‘Deaf people are different, so I showed it’
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A deaf rabbi breaks down barriers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

A deaf rabbi breaks down barriers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff reaches out to the deaf community and instills pride.
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'El Deafo': How A Girl Turned Her Disability Into A Superpower

'El Deafo': How A Girl Turned Her Disability Into A Superpower | I think therefore I am Deaf | Scoop.it
Navigating elementary school is already hard enough — try adding in a bulky metal hearing aid. Cece Bell's new young adult graphic memoir captures the experience in a poignant and humorous way.
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