Cultural Differences: Deaf vs Hearing

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. “Deaf” with a capital ‘D’, “deaf” with a small ‘d’, and “d/Deaf” with both […]

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 […]