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Reaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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This should be an easy one, right? You're a Public Information Officer. You organize press events. You even know about your agency's translation services. So what do you do when you include members...
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Have You Thanked the “Terps” In Your Life? Save the Date: Wednesday, May 1st - deafREVIEW

Have You Thanked the “Terps” In Your Life? Save the Date: Wednesday, May 1st - deafREVIEW | Deaf Community | Scoop.it
On Urban Dictionary, definitions for a terp include a
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May 1st - Interpreter Appreciation Day

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Website of Apps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children | found in blank

Website of Apps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children | found in blank | Deaf Community | Scoop.it

"Last week I had the pleasure of traveling (with full university funding!) to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the ACE-DHH annual conference. Three years ago, I was a student teacher at New Mexico School for the Deaf and fell in love with the state cuisine (my answer to the State Question? Both!). "

 

See more at: http://www.foundinblank.com/?p=745#sthash.RvlQec0i.dpuf"


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Netflix settles with deaf-rights group, agrees to caption all videos by 2014 | Ars Technica

Netflix settles with deaf-rights group, agrees to caption all videos by 2014 | Ars Technica | Deaf Community | Scoop.it

In an agreement that the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) calls "a model for the streaming video industry," Netflix has agreed to caption all of its shows by the year 2014.

 

The online-streaming giant is already captioning 82 percent of its videos, according to the consent decree [PDF] filed in court yesterday. Now, it's bound to finish its entire library, reaching the 90 percent mark in 2013 and 100 percent by 2014.

 

The company has also agreed to speedily caption new content. The agreement says that Netflix will put captions on new content within 30 days by 2014; within 14 days by 2015; and within 7 days by 2016, "and shall strive to reach a point at which Conforming Captions are provided simultaneously with launch at all times."

 

Netflix provides its service on more than 1,000 devices; its captioning service works on most, but not all, of those. The company promises to make "good faith, diligent efforts" to get it working on all devices, but it isn't obligated to get 100% device compatibility.

 

The agreement ends a class-action lawsuit that NAD filed in 2010, claiming that Netflix's website was a "place of public accommodation" that was out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the parties have made nice now, Netflix spent a fair amount of time trying to get the lawsuit kicked out first. Netflix said that the ADA didn't apply in this case, because it was superseded by a new law directing the FCC to set rules for online captioning. In June, however, Netflix definitively lost that argument, when a Massachusetts federal judge ruled [PDF] that the new law was meant to "complement, not supplant" the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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The Passionate Lives Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing People | A Deaf Mom Shares Her World

The Passionate Lives Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing People | A Deaf Mom Shares Her World | Deaf Community | Scoop.it
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Deaf woman turns the no's she experianced growing up and picking a major in college into yes' with her book, "The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People | A Deaf Mom Shares Her World." Enchoraging atricle and book with 22 stories. 

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Interactive storybook iPad app especially for deaf children (Includes interview)

Interactive storybook iPad app especially for deaf children (Includes interview) | Deaf Community | Scoop.it
The Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University has released The Baobab, the first in a new series of three bilingual storybook apps to help with the acquisition of American Sign Language and...

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Great creative story writing app particularly for deaf students

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Deaf brain processes touch differently: Lacking sound input, the primary auditory cortex 'feels' touch

Deaf brain processes touch differently: Lacking sound input, the primary auditory cortex 'feels' touch | Deaf Community | Scoop.it
People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to new research. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense -- in this case hearing -- affects brain development.

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Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart | Deaf Community | Scoop.it
A recurrent phrase that has been appearing in frequent discussions is “Deaf heart.”  Our national interpreter organization, RID, has long been characterized as needing a Deaf heart.  Recently, changes have been made to move RID to...

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