A Young Girl Decided to Learn Sign Language to Give a Tender Message to Her Deaf Delivery Man

  Approximately 2% of people in the US are deaf or nearly deaf, and many others report having difficulties with hearing even if they are not totally deaf. According to World Federation of the Deaf statistics, the population of deaf people around the world totals more than 70 million, and more than 80% of these […]

American Sign Language Increases Deaf Awareness and Touches Hearts

More and more people are learning American Sign Language to be able to communicate with their loved ones or friendly strangers to make someone’s day. There are many great stories to tell. Check out how these stories have an impact on the Deaf community and make a difference in people’s lives. Meteorologist Goes Viral After […]

DeafNation World Expo in Las Vegas August 2022

Joel Barish hosted the 4th DeafNation World Expo & Conference at the Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1-4, 2022. About 15,000 Deaf people from around the world, including Deaf celebrities such as Daniel Durant, Troy Kotsur, Renca Dunn, and Wawa attended the event. There were fourteen sponsors and three partners. […]

Can AI learn American Sign Language? Just Ask a Student Developer in India

  Learn American Sign Language From AI How cool would it be if artificial intelligence (AI) could learn American Sign Language? Is it even possible? Well, a student in India named Priyanjali Gupta developed an AI model that turned sign language into English. Gupta was a third-year engineer from India’s Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). […]

Deaflympics 2022

Deaflympics 2022 Deaflympics occurred between May 1 – May 15, 2022. It occurred in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. There were 73 nations who joined Deaflympics and list of medals each countries got. There were a total of 2,408 athletes: 1,644 were men and 764 were women. USA won 20 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and […]

CODA starring Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant, Marlee Matlin, and Troy Kotsur

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. Watch the trailer here. “Gifted with a voice that her parents can’t hear, seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), is the sole hearing member of a deaf […]

3 Deaf Performers Perform at the 2022 Super Bowl

(Photo credit NAD Facebook post from 2/13/2022, https://www.facebook.com/NAD1880/photos/a.10152795501263810/10159783398858810/)   This was the big moment. The big moment when three famous deaf performers got the spotlight at the 2022 Super Bowl. Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals were the final teams to play at the Super Bowl and a glorious victory when the LA Rams won. […]

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 maybe probably heard of, but if not, you should definitely check them out! Apparel By Mara – An iconic ILU designs on soft t-shirts, magnets, […]

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 sport if they cannot hear. Sports usually require communicating with each other, with the coaches, with the umpires/referees, and with other players on the field. […]

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, 2020. Once it was safe for businesses to reopen, there was a big rave when this movie finally was released on May 31st, 2021. The […]

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 briefings, but this is not enough.  There are many issues that remain as to the access of the interpreters being provided. TV networks can choose […]

Netflix’s Deaf U shares Deaf culture through the eyes of Deaf students

This month, Netflix released a reality TV show, called “Deaf U,” which is one of the huge victories for the Deaf communities! “Deaf U” is based on the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Gallaudet University. Gallaudet University, which is in Washington D.C., is the only university in the world that is […]

A World of Ableism; Challenges of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community During a Global Pandemic

by Maddie Hammer (08/24/2020) Since its discovery in December, the widespread outbreak of SARS-CoV2 has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. The outbreak duration is still ongoing and there have been more than 21 million cases in over 210 countries. And although there is currently no vaccine or cure, the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

Techno Gloves That “Translate” Sign Language Into Speech

by J. Conor Crockett | September 2, 2020 The Daily Bruin published a news article written by Noah Danesh on August 3, 2020 titled: “A Glove Developed by UCLA Researchers That Can Translate ASL into Speech”. Engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) designed an electronic glove that could convert American Sign Language […]

A new Spider-Man video game includes American Sign Language

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a new Playstation 5 video game, includes American Sign Language (ASL).

A Colts cheerleader learns American Sign Language to reach Deaf fan base

Vanessa, who is a Colts cheerleader for four years, learned American Sign Language (ASL) for the Colts fan base. Colts is an American football team in Indianapolis, IN.  Vanessa has been known to connect with fans at games and events. At a training camp last year, she met a young fan and realized that she […]

Kevin Hall, a Deaf professional golfer from Cincinnati, was featured in CBS Sports’ Masters video

Kevin Hall, a Black Deaf professional golfer from Cincinnati, was featured in the opening Masters video that is shared by CBS Sports. The Masters is one of the four major golf tournaments. Reactions to the feature of Kevin Hall are included in this article.   For Kevin Hall, the silence of this year’s Masters is […]

A Black deaf TikToker who explains Black American Sign Language has gone viral

A Black Deaf TikToker, Charmay, spread awareness about Black American Sign Language (BASL), a dialect of American Sign Language (ASL). After her video had gone viral on TikTok:   @itscharmayCool right? 😎 very old fashioned signs from 1887! My grandfather & his friends, who he went to school with, still use those signs!♬ original sound […]

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 a hearing actor to play a Deaf character. The character, Nick Andros, is Deaf and sign American Sign Language (ASL). As a Black Deaf filmmaker/TV […]

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! Wawa is a Deaf rapper and recording artist in the Hip Hop world, and he hopes to put Deaf recording artists on the map in […]

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 this turmoil humans tend to only think of their own personal problems that they are facing. The Deaf and Hard-of-hearing are facing all these same […]

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 educators are creating their new normal” by Danielle Garrand, Social Media Producer and trending reporter for CBS News. This article looks at the struggles that […]