How to Converse with Deaf People During the Holidays

Holidays are times of the year where families and friends gather to celebrate a warm and cheerful time together. Family members who live in other states will fly to meet, […]

Student Papers

Robert Giba 11-21-21   The Silent Souls with Loud Issues – COVID and Mental Health Concerns in the Deaf Community Since March of 2019, the world was has become a […]

Language Deprivation in Deaf Children

A person shared that she heard so many stories of parents being told that their baby or child has failed their hearing tests and how sorry the doctor is to […]

How Do Deaf Athletes Play Sports and Keep Their Cochlear Implants On?

There are a lot of D/HH athletes out there, whether it is recreational or professional. The most common thing people wonder about is how do D/HH athletes participate in their […]

How to be an Ally for the Deaf Community

What does it mean to be an Ally? An Ally, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as to join (yourself) with another person or group to get or give […]

How Do Cochlear Implant Users Deal with Noisy Environment and Keep Them On When Riding Roller Coasters

Cochlear implants are a hearing device that allows a deaf person to hear. The sound is transmitted through using a processor, an external coil (magnet), and an internal receiver (magnet) […]

Starbucks Becomes Inclusive of the Deaf Community

by Madisen Fritz | 24 September 2021 Ordering a simple cup of coffee or specialty java drink is, for most Americans, is a normal part of their mundane morning routine, […]

What is Deaf Culture and who is the Deaf Community?

by Ksenia Muhutdinova | 6 October 2021 Deaf culture is the culture made up of Deaf people that’s based on sign language and values, as well traditions and behavior norms […]

Deaf People and Music

by Madelynn Willingham | 7 October 2021 For our last research paper of this class, I decided to investigate how the D/deaf experience music. When people experience music, they typically […]

Deaf Friends or Deaf Dating | Social ASL

In general, have you noticed it is hard to find the love of your life, or you just moved to a new area and are craving to make new friends? […]

Two Technologies to Help the Hearing Impaired

by Lakin Getz | 29 September 2021 Many technological advances have been made throughout the history of deafness. This technology can help everyday life, specific activities, and interpreting. Two new […]

History of American Sign Language

by Faith Ekart | 29 September 21 Sign language has been around for a really long time. People don’t know exactly when it started, but people have been using types […]

Top 10 & 25 American Sign Language Signs for Beginners – The Most Know Top 10 & 25 ASL Signs to Learn First

  Have you been wanting or thinking about learning a new language? You’ve come to right place! American Sign Language (ASL) is a beautiful visual language to learn and it […]

Video Relay Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  Video Relay Services (VRS) are a type of video relay services that many Deaf, hard of hearing, Deafblind people and people with speech disabilities use to communicate to hearing […]

Deaf Travel

There are a lot of Deaf people who love to travel. People may wonder how Deaf people communicate with other people in different states/countries, are able to get around, and […]

Gallaudet University

by Abby Doss | 2 March 2021 Throughout the years, Gallaudet University has been known by many different names. Gallaudet is located in Northeast Washington, D.C. Its history begins in […]

Deaf Relationships and Dating

There are a lot of interracial dating of various ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and languages. This concept is very similar to dating within the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities. […]

Deaf Gain and Benefits

It is known that Deaf/hard of hearing people have one less sense and encounter many hardships and challenges, but there are a lot of positive elements. It is true that […]

Hit of COVID – Communication Barriers For the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and How to Handle It

Ever since the pandemic hit in February 2019, people began masking up to protect themselves from catching and spreading the deadly virus. The mask and a few additional protections such […]

Deaf Schools Versus Mainstream Schools

There are two different major types of schooling for Deaf people. Deaf schools also known as Deaf institutes are specially for Deaf students only. This means the communication and teaching […]

CODA starring Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant, Marlee Matlin, and Jack Jason

The movie CODA will release on August 13, 2021 on Apple TV+; in addition this will be the first film that the closed captions will be burned in the film. […]

Deaf People Can Do Anything Except Hear

Deaf people are able to function just like normal hearing people. Hearing people graduate from universities with a Bachelor’s degree and some further their education to getting a Masters or […]

Cochlear Implant Part 2: Cochlear Implant Users in the Real-World

** Note: Cochlear implants can be viewed as both positive and negative perspectives depending on the people. Hearing people view cochlear implants as to help deaf people hear and to […]

Cochlear Implant Part 1: What are Cochlear Implants and How Do They Work?

Have you ever wondered how cochlear implants function and how they help people hear? There are two parts to wearing a cochlear implant. The first part is the internal implant […]

Deaf-Owned Businesses

  Deaf-owned businesses and American Sign Language (ASL) are spreading and becoming widely popular. There are many Deaf-owned business all over the country. Here are some Deaf business that you […]

American Sign Language Syntax

The definition of homonyms in spoken English mean two or more words having the same spelling or pronunciation meanings or origins, but they all have completely different meanings. Instead of […]

Famous Deaf People | A Quiet Place Part II Movie Review

When the pandemic broke out in February 2020, everything was put on hold including the suspenseful thriller A Quiet Place Part II that was supposed to release on March 8, […]

Deaf Community Entertainment, What’s it like?

One of the most popular entertaining activities in the Deaf community is storytelling and expressive poetry. Since American Sign Language (ASL) is very visual, storytelling contains a lot of exaggerated […]

Is American Sign Language Universal?

  Many people ask, “Is American Sign Language (ASL) universal?” Well, the answer is no, it is not universal. American Sign Language is unique and is commonly used within the […]

Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: How Do They Function in the Real World?

  There are a lot of accessibility that Deaf or hard-of-hearing people take advantage of to help them function and be successful in the real world. In addition, there are […]

Deaf Culture vs. Hearing Culture

There are major differences between the Deaf culture and hearing culture that people may not realize and it is crucial to keep in mind when interacting with Deaf people. One […]

The Importance of the White House including an Interpreter for all Briefings

Kimberly Harrison | 2 February 2021  It is great that the new administration in the White House has stepped forward and is being pro-active about including ASL interpreters at daily […]

Deaf Culture | Sign Language “Accents” or “Styles”

People have different accents depending on where they’re from. Even within the same country, people’s accents differ based on the region. For example, in the US, people from New York […]

The Deaf Inclusion in Sports

By Chloe Colvard | 6 January 2021 In recent years there have been big changes in the sports world to try to include all athletes into sports programs. Inclusivity is […]

The Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

by Anonymous | 2 January 2021 The Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD) is an organization, almost 50 years old, that preserves Canadian Deaf culture and art (in text […]

Deaf Culture | Name Signs

Deaf culture consists of many valued traditional aspects that are significant to the Deaf community, and one of them is name sign. Name sign is a sign that is exclusively […]

Impact of Deafness on Intergenerational Communication

by Beth Cogen | 22 December 2020 There are two main constructions of deafness: deafness as a medical condition, and deafness as a linguistic and cultural minority (Valentine and Skelton […]

Texas School for the Deaf

Isabella Rogers | 30 November 2020 Although many would disregard the disabled, The Texas School for the Deaf is considered the pride of Texas because it accomplished so much independently […]

The Pandemic’s Impact on Kids in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community 

by Nancy Green | 14 November 2020 I chose an article titled “The pandemic’s impact of kids in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community – and how parents and […]

Deaf Culture | What does “D”, “d”, and “d/Deaf” mean in the Deaf community?

One needs to understand why it is important when it comes to identification of deaf people. In Deaf culture, “D”, “d”, and “d/Deaf” are extremely significant. “Deaf” with a capital […]

Law and the Deaf

By Janet Alberts | 16 November 2020 Every Deaf and hard of hearing individual has the right to communication access. These rights, as well as other laws are protected by […]

Poetry in the Deaf Community

by Emma Pellegrini | 16 November 2020 It is often noted, and quite strongly from a multitude of personal experiences, that words have power. A power that is stronger than […]

Impact of Masks on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

by Jonathan McGee (10/29/2020) The world wide pandemic has caused many inconveniences for the general public. Shops are closed, plans were cancelled, “regular life” has been interrupted, but in all […]

Bilingualism and Deaf Education

The discussion of Deaf Education and its pedagogy has been examined relentlessly for many decades and continues to be a heated topic of discussion. Deaf children, whether with or without […]

See What I’m Saying: Deaf Culture in the Entertainment Industry

by Lisa Baker (05/27/2020) Literature and the Arts is an incredibly important outlet within the deaf community. It is one of the four crucial values of Deaf Culture, as it […]

How to sign months in American Sign Language (ASL)

Before you learn how to sign different months of the year in American Sign Language (ASL), it’s important that you learn the American Sign Language alphabet first. The ASL signs […]

Deaf Students in the Mainstream Classroom: Best Practices for Educators 

by Lisa Baker (03/11/2020) It is widely believed in the Deaf community that deaf children should have access to American Sign Language, Deaf role models, and one-on-one interactions with teachers […]

A Deaf Artist, Warren Snipe, will perform the songs in ASL at the Super Bowl

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recently announced the next Deaf person who will be signing American Sign Language (ASL) at the Super Bowl LV 2021: Warren “Wawa” Snipe! […]

A Brief Inquiry into the Significance of Name Signs in Deaf Culture

by Anonymous | 03 June 2020 For many humans all over the world, our names are one of the first things we receive that differentiates us from everyone else. Names can […]

How to sign different social media networks in American Sign Language (ASL)

Social Media has been growing and changing in the last couple of years! It’s now a big part of many people’s lives. When having a conversation with another person, someone […]

ASL Interpreters: Their Role in the Deaf Community 

by Amanda Rolfe | January 13, 2020 American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who can hear. Sign language […]

How to sign different weather in American Sign Language (ASL)

As a beginner who is learning American Sign Language (ASL), there are many basic ASL signs that you should know, such as the American Sign Language alphabet and weather! In […]

The Organization of Deaf Society

by Olivia Honeycutt | 25 September 2019 The entire world is a built for Hearing people. Despite having no real connection to one another, no defining features other than those […]

Deaf Actors protested a hearing actor playing a Deaf role

A new limited event series, based on Stephan King’s novel, is currently airing on CBS. The miniseries sparked a protest from the Deaf communities, especially Deaf actors, because they cast […]

Psychological Testing of Deaf Children: A Brief Comparison of Services and Viewpoints

by Anonymous As a doctor holding a Ph.D. in school psychology who has previously specialized in assessment of the intellectual and educational abilities of children, I have learned much about […]