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Lexi Hill’s Message to Hearing Parents with Deaf Children

By ASL, Cultural & Medical Perspectives, Identity, Information No Comments

Born deaf, REL senior Lexi Hill is ranked 7th in her class & will attend Gallaudet University, where she received the highest scholarship available & will play basketball! She has an encouraging message for both parents & students.

Deaf Don’t Care

By Audism, Cultural & Medical Perspectives, Deaf Culture, Identity, Information

Transcript: Conrad dancing to an internal song. Word PITY appears by his shoulder, he brushes it off. Word PATERNALISM appears at his other shoulder, he also brushes it off. Big DEAF text appears and Conrad signs it. Big I DON’T CARE text appears and Conrad signs it. Word DISORDER flies towards him and Conrad puts up a hand to deflect it. Word DIAGNOSIS flies from other side towards him and he puts up a hand to deflect it. Words HEARING IMPAIRED comes towards him and he dodges it. Conrad then deflects word IDEOLOGY. He signs don’t care towards word CURE. Conrad sweeps away word AUDISM. Conrad deflects word ISOLATION. Big DEAF? text appears and Conrad signs it. Big I’M PROUD text appears and Conrad signs it. Words DISCRIMINATION and OPPRESSION appears above his shoulders and Conrad pushes them off. He ends it with a flourish move- a hand down his face and camera pans towards him. He smiles.

Dear Hearing People

By Deaf Community, Deaf Culture, Identity, Information

A Film by Sarah Snow & Jules Dameron – This film strives to educate hearing people on what they might not know or understand about the Deaf community.

Why Deaf Model Nyle DiMarco Doesn’t Wish He Could Hear

By ASL, Cultural & Medical Perspectives, Deaf Role Models, Identity, Information

Actor and model Nyle DiMarco is Deaf. He doesn’t understand the concept of silence — it’s just his default mode. DiMarco went on to win “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, he uses his platform to help Deaf children who don’t have the same access to sign language and community that he did as a child. | For viewers who need sound to access this video, a version with the subtitles read onto a soundtrack is available here: https://bit.ly/2FJoNVK

A young child smiling

Deaf schoolboy scores ‘higher than Einstein’ in IQ test

By ASL, Bilingual, Cultural & Medical Perspectives, Deaf Community, Deaf History, Deaf in the News, Deaf Role Models, Identity, Information

A photo of Darren Toh.

A 12-year-old boy has joined Mensa after achieving 162 on an IQ test, a higher score than Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking.

Darren Toh, who was born deaf, is also an accomplished musician. He scored the highest grade possible for a child on the test.

The boy from Aughton, Lancashire, said he thought he was smart but “not quite a genius”.

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