“Had Desloges not committed his thoughts to paper, we would likely have no evidence of a Deaf community prior to the founding of the Abbe de l’Epee’s school for the Deaf students in Paris. We are left to speculate about how many other signing communities have existed throughout history.”—H-Dirksen L. Bauman, review of “A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing 1816-1864” (via thelegalizeddeafies)
Sign language is an extremely necessary part of our family. Vince’s mom and dad are both deaf. He and his brother learned ASL (or American Sign Language) as their first language, as it was all that could be spoken in the home. Both boys did well in elementary school and even if they can be kinda…
Hey there. I just wanted you to check out two videos on my tumblr. I am trying to raise awareness of depression and bullying. The two videos are seperate and one is about bullying while the other is about depression. That girl in the video is a girl named Zeba. Do me a favour and do reblog them please. Help me spread the message and show the support! Thanks a bunch. (:! Plus, She has tumblr as well. Talk to her if you like. Type in: zebakoli
Thank you, I checked out the videos and started following both of you. Unfortunately, the videos don’t have captions so we can’t reblog them since our main audience consists of deaf people who won’t be able to understand the content without captions. We would be happy to post both videos once you have added captions. It’s really easy with YouTube’s beta program: simply type up the script and save it as text doc. Then upload it to YouTube. :-)
“I cannot understand how a language like sign language - The richest in expressions, The most energetic, The most advantageous in its universal intelligibility is still so neglected and that only deaf speak it. This is, I confess, one of those irrationalities of human mind that I cannot explain.”—Pierre Desloges, 1779
Likeability is not being nice - although that never hurt. Rather it is about:
Truth: having integrity
Relevance: listening first, then sharing what matters to others
Unselfishness: offering something of value without expected payback
Simplicity: reducing your message to its essence rather than going on and on
Timing: relating what you say and do to the world around you
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for!”—Studies have shown that individuals who are able to visualize their future selves are more likely to carry out actions that are beneficial to their long-term needs, including when it comes to weight loss and money.
Today I went bowling and there were these two guys playing in a lane near us, and they were really good. Crazy spins for perfect strikes n err’thang haha. And after a while I noticed they weren’t speaking at all, and thought to myself that they were having one hella intense game… Until I realized…
“When I ask them [business leaders] what is most important to be successful … they say writing, communication and critical thinking skills.”—Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson (in response to shard drop in FCAT scores)
“People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I found out about my hearing loss in June 2011, and in March 2012 I decided to start identifying as culturally Deaf. This post is me speaking for myself, since I know that other d/Deaf people may or may not have the same views I do.
I grew up in Girl Scouts, and a few times we talked about…
The first graduates of a new program in “American sign language interpreting studies” received their diplomas Saturday at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The program, which began in 2010, includes coursework in American sign language and is designed to help address a rising demand for ASL interpreters in businesses, schools and hospitals expected to occur over the next 10 years.