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Deaf News

Customers order with sign language in Canada's only 'deaf' diner

Toronto - At this Toronto restaurant, most of the servers have limited or no hearing and only take their orders in American Sign Language.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Interactive storybook iPad app especially for ASL deaf children Special

Washington - Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) has released a bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, mainly developed to help language acquisition and reading in children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

New implantable hearing device approved

The first implantable device for people with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears has been approved.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

FCC adopts new closed captioning quality standards

Washington - Closed captioning has been around for a number of years, serving the deaf, hard of hearing, and learning disabled. New standards will make closed captioning even better on TV.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Jimmy Kimmel interpreter finds Mandela imposter talked gibberish

New York - A memorial service to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela was held Tuesday. The main topics following the service were world leaders taking selfies and a fake deaf-signer, Thamsanqa Jantjie. Just what was that signer telling the world?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments

Kindle Fire HDX 7' Tablet to have built in accessibility features

Chicago - Amazon has provided minimal accessibility in the development of their previous Kindle devices. For the first time a Kindle device will have built in accessibility for a number of disabilities
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Chicago Park District gives deaf basketball players a new home Special

The Chicago Park District builds upon healthy sports activity while including special programs for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Watch 'Deaf bulldog feeling the blues'

Jamynne Bowle's English bulldog shows us in this viral video that a deaf pooch can feel the blues. The footage shows Bowle's dog dancing, rocking back and forth, in time to soulful twelve-bar blues from an acoustic guitar.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Belgium doctors euthanize twin brothers who were going blind

Brussel - A case involving two identical twin brothers who requested to be euthanized by doctors in Brussels prompted officials with the Belgium government to postpone a proposed amendment to the country's euthanasia laws.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Scientists allow deaf mice to hear again

A science team have developed a drug that, when injected into the inner ears of deaf mice, partially restores their hearing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Call for a universal sign-language for scientists

Although there is some commonality with the various hand gestures used in sign-language used in science there are also many differences, especially for more complex sounding (not to mention meaning) words and phrases. This could be about to change.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Deaf child must change his name sign as it resembles a gun

Grand Island - Three-year-old Hunter Spanjer is deaf. He has been told by a Nebraska public school to change his name sign, as it resembles a gun, or face expulsion.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 13 comments

Woman born deaf hears herself for first time (video)

A 29-year-old woman who was born deaf recently heard herself for the first time, and her husband caught her reaction on film.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 5 comments

Can Viagra make men deaf?

Viagra is taken by thousands of British men, but doctors are warning men that the blue pill may actually cause deafness.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Two men stabbed when sign language mistaken for gang signs

Hallandale - Two hearing-impaired men, who were out for a birthday celebration, were stabbed at a Florida bar when their sign language was mistaken for gang signals.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

People blind, deaf from birth have remaining senses enhanced Special

Some people believe those born blind or deaf are able to partially compensate by developing heightened abilities in their remaining senses. Others believe this is a myth. Who's right?
Digital Journal Report by Ken Wightman

In Kota Kinabalu where even the deaf hear the Good News

Kota Kinabalu - The service is offered by a group of volunteers through sign language translated hymns, readings, Gospel and homily. With over 20 years, the initiative allows more than 80 deaf people, especially children, to attend Mass every Sunday.
In the Media by Matteo Marras

Deaf rapper breaks into music industry with major recording deal

The 28-year-old deaf rapper and songwriter from metro Detroit has landed a contract with Web Entertainment, the Ferndale, Michigan production company and label that helped break Eminem.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 8 comments

Florida makes educational breakthroughs in deaf community Special

Saint Augustine - A deaf education professor and her students cut through the silence and penetrate barriers between the deaf and hearing through proactive and innovative practices in Florida.
Digital Journal Report by Kim Hartman - 2 comments

Hair Grown From Stem Cells May Help The Deaf

New stem cell research growing hairs may help the deaf hear again. The research is still in the early stages but it may be possible in time for stem cells therapy to be used to cure certain types of deafness.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Chinese girl receives 'kiss of deaf'

A couple enjoyed a passionate kiss but it caused the young Chinese woman to become partially deaf. The Chinese newspapers are warning couples to proceed cautiously when they kiss.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Cellphone Sign Language Comes to U.S.

A group at the University of Washington has developed software that for the first time enables deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to use sign language over a mobile phone.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 11 comments

Afghan Gunfire Making British Soldiers Deaf

Many British soldiers in Afghanistan are being deafened for life due to intense gun fighting with high-velocity machine guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons according to a report by The Sun.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

Swastikas, `KKK' written on deaf student

A group of students at a Washington high school for the deaf wrote "KKK" and swastikas on a black student's body with a marker while holding him against his will, police said Wednesday.
In the Media by RobotGod - 3 comments

Technology Is Helping The Deaf

In a world of silence new technology is helping to connect the deaf with the outside. The use of computers, specialized phones and text messaging is opening doors for those with no or limited hearing.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Web TV for the Deaf Ushers in Growing Trend of Online Tools for Disabled

In a highly-anticipated sign of the times, a new Web-based TV service in Britain is offering programming for the hearing impaired. Find out why sign-language entertainment is finding a home online.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

'Chat Line' Set up for Deaf Dolphin's Calf

In an effort to teach a deaf dolphin's unborn calf to communicate, experts have set up a "chat line" of sorts to expose the baby to dolphin sounds.
In the Media by wiccania - 2 comments

Blind auto mechanic hires deaf assistant

Cars have been Larry Woody's life for more than 30 years. He fixed them, he raced them, he restored them. But five years ago on Interstate 5 a truck blew across the median and drove over his tiny Toyota Celica. He almost died, and he was blinded.
In the Media by RobotGod - 3 comments

Let Your Common Sense Be The Judge

Britain's judges should be the very people, the UK population should trust, but when murderers are getting out of prison faster, we may have to think again.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 2 comments

Deaf to sign via video handsets

Deaf people could soon be using video mobiles to chat with their friends using sign language
In the Media by Sayovi - 3 comments
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