January 14, 2022
deaf RnB singer

Meet deaf RnB singer James Vickery

James Vickery, a deaf RnB singer, is being hailed as the new face of UK RnB.
December 22, 2021
English vs English CC

‘Squid Game’ exposes issue with English vs English CC

There has been a lot of talk over English vs English CC thanks to the Netflix series “Squid Game.” What is the difference between the two? How does this impact […]
December 6, 2021
books for children with hearing loss

Gift Ideas: Top 10 books for children with hearing loss

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to gift ideas. So we’ve put together our Top 10 favorite children’s books for children with hearing loss. Some of the […]
November 26, 2021
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Deaf inclusion in media leads to spike in sign language

Deaf actresses Lauren Ridloff and Rose Ayling-Ellis have created history with their latest media appearances. Because of them, there has been a 488 percent increase in searches for sign language […]
November 22, 2021
open captions

AMC adds open captions to more movie theaters

The world’s largest movie theater chain giant AMC recently announced that it is adding open captions at 240 U.S. locations. This is a major win for deaf moviegoers and makes theaters […]
November 19, 2021
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Will Rose Ayling-Ellis win ‘Strictly Come Dancing?’

Rose Ayling-Ellis is a winner in so many ways. It remains to be seen whether the deaf “EastEnders” actress will walk off with Giovanni Pernice as the outright winner of […]
November 19, 2021
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Deaf authors and writers to read and follow

As a deaf writer, I love reading the many works by deaf and hard-of-hearing authors. Here is a curated list of some of my favorite deaf authors, both past and […]
November 1, 2021
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Major UK TV channel without captioning

British free-to-air public-service television network Channel 4 has been without captioning since a fire suppressant system at a London broadcast centre destroyed hard disks on September 25. The channel’s captioning, signing, […]
October 28, 2021
We Hear You

Behind the scenes of Cannes winner ‘We Hear You’

Filmed entirely during the pandemic, We Hear You – a new documentary on hearing loss – was named the Best Film on Disability at the Cannes World Film Festival. This not only […]
October 22, 2021
Helen & Teacher

Millicent Simmonds to star in new film, ‘Helen and Teacher’

Millicent Simmonds, the 18-year-old American actress and deaf activist, will play Helen Keller in a new feature film, Helen & Teacher. Rachel Brosnahan, who played “Midge” Maisel in the Amazon […]
October 20, 2021
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The Deaf Perspective: On deaf poetry

With bestsellers deaf poetry collections like Deaf Republic selling thousands of copies and scooping awards, deaf poetry has never been more popular. If you throw in American Sign Language and […]
September 25, 2021
Accessible concerts in the UK

Deaf Culture and the Arts in the UK

How inclusive is the music industry for deaf artists and fans? We take a look at Deaf Culture and the arts in the UK, including the Glastonbury Festival.
September 24, 2021
Deafies in Drag

Interview with Selena Minogue from Deafies in Drag

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 24, […]
September 10, 2021

Marvel’s first deaf superhero Lauren Ridloff speaks out

Marvel’s “Eternals” is being released in November, with the first deaf superhero played by Lauren Ridloff. The actress recently spoke about the movie. She said we need more inclusive films […]
September 3, 2021
Flash before the bang

Nyle DiMarco, other deaf actors to star in sports drama ‘Flash Before the Bang’

The latest in the roster of films about the deaf community is "Flash Before the Bang." The all-deaf sports drama builds on a true story.
August 30, 2021
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Deaf actor joins ‘New Amsterdam’

Deaf actor Sandra Mae Frank is the latest actor to join the U.S. TV series, “New Amsterdam.”  Frank will play Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, a highly sought-after surgeon who is deaf […]
August 27, 2021
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Short film ‘Feeling Through’ tells touching story of deaf-blind man

The award-winning short film "Feeling Through" is a movie about deaf-blind man and a homeless man that warms the hearts of many.
August 20, 2021
deaf photographers

Deaf photographers around the world

While spoken and sign languages create foreign barriers between cultures, the language of photography is universal. Here are a few deaf photographers are using that language to articulate a story […]
August 13, 2021
Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno cast in new series ‘The Offer’

Lou Ferrigno, a retired bodybuilder and actor who is deaf, has been cast in a new television series. Ferrigno is perhaps best known for his role as “The Incredible Hulk” […]
August 9, 2021
A Quiet Place II

‘A Quiet Place II’: Deaf talent shines despite technical blunders

In “A Quiet Place II,” Abbott family returns in the long anticipated follow up to John Krasinski’s directional debut of “A Quiet Place,” and kicks off directly from where the […]