News Release: International Week of the Deaf 2014 September 22, 2014
For Immediate Release by Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD), the Canadian Association of the Deaf/Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) and the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)
Deaf Families in Haiti Start Life in Their New Homes Greetings once again from Port au Prince, Haiti! Our work with the families who just a few months ago were residing in one of the worst slums of the world has progressed well and almost half of those families now reside in their new permanent homes thirty
'We need each other' The words are so powerful it is hard to believe an 11-year-old wrote them. Hope Rehman, a Grade 6 pupil at Robarts School for the Deaf in London, with the help of mom Kate's typing skills, has written a letter to Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek, wor
Deaf man cleared of G20 charges The Crown has withdrawn criminal charges against Emomotimi Azorbo, the deaf man who says his Charter rights were violated when he was arrested at a G20 protest and then denied access to an adequate interpreter.
Regina’s deaf put pressure on CRTC Deaf people and supporters gathered in front of the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) building in Regina on Friday, taking part in one of nine rallies across Canada in support of making Video Relay Services (VRS) available
9 Rallies Across Canada Demanding VRS NOW! Deaf people and supporters gathered in front of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) building in Regina, taking part in one of nine rallies across Canada in support of making video relay services (VRS) available
CLOSED CAPTION “CC” VIEWING SYSTEM Spread the word! Tell your friends! Tell your family! Finally, more real choices! Not just one movie. Try being invited to eight, nine, or ten movies with captions the same day and pick one! (or even two).
AODA Recongnizes Equal Education Needed for Deaf A lack of public understanding is causing a lack of education among deaf people, a provincial authority says.“All children need an education … an equal education,” Dean Walker, executive director of the Ontario Association of the Deaf
un événement bien réussi Soirée-bénéfice de la Fondation Surdité et Communication de l'Institut Raymond-Dewar - 43 500 $ au profit des personnes malentendantes
A Universal Symbol for Deaf “For years and years, we have been asked for a universal symbol of Deaf people who use Sign. In response to this we have decided to design one. It has met with our bard of director’s approval so now we are now posting it on our website to see if the bro
The divided culture of the Deaf by Simon Green The deaf community, via the Deaf Society of NSW and Vicdeaf, responded with anger. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Deafness Victoria's Melissa Lowrie said, "The deaf community is angry and sees this as a form of cultural assimilation, similarly to
L'Association des sourds de la Mauricie menacée Avec sa subvention suspendue depuis le mois de juillet dernier, l'Association des sourds de la Mauricie est menacée de disparition. L'Agence de santé et de services sociaux estime que l'organisme, pourtant subventionnée depuis 1999, ne répond pas aux crit
Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map An online tool designed to raise awareness of the importance of improved physical access for people with hearing, sight, and mobility disabilities to buildings and public spaces in communities around the world.
Giant Cellphone Bill Shocks Florida Woman Celina Aarons' deaf brother communicates via text message. She usually pays about $175 a month for his cellphone. But when he went to Canada without an international plan, the bill was more than $200,000. A Miami TV station intervened, and now T-Mobile sa
Deaf Travelers Kept Off Flight for 'Security Reasons' (NEWSER) – A group of hard-of-hearing travelers in France was barred from its flight after checking its bags for “security reasons,” a French airline said. “Just as we were about to board, someone from the company told us we couldn't,” said a member of th
Weber honoured for The Deaf House Regina's Joanne Weber has been named the first-place winner for the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Awards for her novel The Deaf House.
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Des auxiliaires pour les élèves À la rentrée Mathieu sourd et dyspraxique avait dû se passer d’AVS. Deux auxiliaires viennent finalement d’être nommés à l’école Louis-Lechère, mais ce n’est pas encore assez pour Hélène sa maman. Photo archive Gilles Dufour.
My Two Cents: Cochlear Implants We didn’t discover her deafness until she was 14 months old. When her deafness was diagnosed we immediately started signing with her. It seemed the obvious choice, I mean, she was deaf. We never bought into the old wive’s tale that signing would delay our
French school for deaf improves, parent says The atmosphere at Ontario's only French school for the deaf has improved significantly since the start of the school year after a provincial review recommended sweeping changes, a parent said.