November 30, 2020
people with disabilities in hollywood

Accessibility and visibility for people with disabilities in Hollywood

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced a new initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in motion pictures. Its intention is to expand opportunities for, among […]
November 20, 2020
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Sound of Metal: New film about a deaf drummer

Sound of Metal, a new film about a deaf drummer, is scheduled to premier today in select theaters. The new film from director Darius Marder, has received a lot of […]
November 9, 2020
Deaf U review

Is ‘Deaf U’ good for the deaf community?

Last month, Netflix released a reality show called “Deaf U,” which was produced by Deaf actor and model Nyle DiMarco. The producer and staff had the goal of increasing awareness […]
October 26, 2020
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‘The Bachelor’ finally has a deaf contestant

The reality TV dating show ‘The Bachelor’ has so far never had a deaf contestant, until now. Abigail Heringer was born deaf and wears a cochlear implant.
October 9, 2020
Deaf U on Netflix

‘Deaf U’ on Netflix follows Gallaudet University students

"Deaf U" chronicles a group of Deaf and hard of hearing students at Gallaudet University as they navigate their daily lives while preparing for post-graduate life.
September 28, 2020
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Deaf Fun Facts You Need to Know

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month this September, we’ve gathered a list of some of the most interesting Deaf Fun Facts for you to know. Have you ever played trivia […]
June 23, 2020
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Disney+ casting Deaf actress for TV series

Disney is currently doing a casting search for a Deaf actress for an upcoming Disney+ television series. "Malia," is a Deaf woman in her 20s.
April 15, 2020
This Close

Review: How season two of ‘This Close’ is relatable to the deaf community

Season Two of ‘This Close’ was released in September 2019 and picks up right where it left off. Its commitment to #deaftalent continues.
April 8, 2020
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

NBC’s ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ features deaf performers in ASL dance scene

American Sign Language and dance were joined together for a musical number on the show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Jane Levy plays the title role of Zoey in NBC’s newest show […]
March 24, 2020
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Deaf-Blind actor gets lead role in short film

A man from Long Island has become “perhaps the first deaf-blind actor in a lead movie role,” according to the New York Times. Robert Tarango, a kitchen worker from the […]
February 26, 2020
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Five deaf actors to watch on Netflix right now

Are you a fan of the shows, "The Society." "You" or "Tales of the City?" All these Netflix shows feature deaf actors we love and are must watch shows!
February 17, 2020
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Introducing Shoshannah Stern, the Deaf Doctor on Grey’s Anatomy

This past Thursday was a big night for primetime TV for deaf talent. Deaf actress Shoshannah Stern was introduced in a multi-episode arc on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Lauren Riley, […]
January 13, 2020
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Q&A with hard of hearing filmmaker Saleem Nasir Gondal

"Super Sonic" is a short film by hard of hearing filmmaker Saleem Nasir Gondal. It might be short but it is an important move forward for deaf cinema.
November 14, 2019
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What we can learn about open captions from this small movie theater

People who are deaf and hard of hearing often avoid movie theaters because of inadequate captioning. More theaters should have open captions.
October 8, 2019
Deaf and hearing film

‘WHAT?’ A Silent film with Deaf and hearing filmmakers

Have you heard about the “not-so silent” film that channels Buster Keaton and features Deaf and hearing actors, producers, and crew? “WHAT?” is a ground breaking collaboration, written and directed […]
August 1, 2019
Zackary Arthur

How my hearing loss helps my acting

Twelve-year-old Zackary Arthur doesn’t let his hearing loss pull him away from the camera. If anything, he believes it makes him a better actor. “It made me a better listener […]
July 23, 2019
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Lauren Ridloff will play first deaf superhero in Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Actress Lauren Ridloff, who is best known for her role in the Broadway play “Children of a Lesser God,” will be the first deaf superhero, according to Marvel Studios. Ridloff, […]
July 4, 2019
"Life and Deaf"

Marlee Matlin to star in Disney’s ‘Life and Deaf’

A new comedy show called "Life and Deaf," will explore the life of a kid with deaf parents in the '70s and star the award-winning actress and deaf activist Marlee Matlin.
June 27, 2019
cochlear implant in Toy Story 4

Pixar shows inclusivity with cochlear implant in ‘Toy Story 4’

Pixar Animation Studios took a step toward inclusivity in their newest movie, “Toy Story 4,” where they feature a little boy wearing a decorated cochlear implant.  The deaf and hard […]
March 22, 2019
Deaf activist Chella man

#DeafTalent: Deaf activist Chella Man cast for “Titans” Season 2

Deaf YouTuber, Model, and Artist, Chella Man, will be adding ‘actor’ to his resume, as he is lined up to appear in Season 2 of DC Universe’s action-adventure series, “Titans.” […]