November 26, 2021
spike in sign language

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
winner of Strictly

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 1, 2021
without captioning

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 […]
September 29, 2021
deaf dancer

Second deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing

EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis became the second deaf dancer on Strictly Come Dancing this week. The British TV competition pairs celebrities with professional ballroom and Latin dancers. The American version is Dancing […]
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
deaf actor new Amsterdam

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 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 […]
August 2, 2021

Marlee Matlin to star in new NBC comedy

COVID has brought us one good thing: a new NBC comedy starring Marlee Matlin. She will play the manager of a sign language interpreting agency.
July 28, 2021
True Biz show

TV series ‘True Biz’ will star deaf actress Millicent Simmonds

Millicent Simmonds has signed on as an executive producer and lead actor in the television show based on Sara Novic’s "True Biz."
July 9, 2021
Abigail Heringer

Abigail Heringer to appear on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

The Bachelor franchise’s first deaf representation continues! Abigail Heringer – who was on Matt James’ season of the U.S. reality TV show, “The Bachelor,” will be on the seventh season […]
June 30, 2021
Audible documentary

New Netflix doc ‘Audible’ features deaf footballers

A new 39-minute immersive film “Audible” trails the lives of a deaf footballer and his teammates at the Maryland School for the Deaf. It is set to release on Netflix […]
May 17, 2021

Meet deaf actor Gabriella Leon from the popular UK TV show, ‘Casualty’

The UK’s longest-running medical drama BBC1’s Casualty has been on screens since 1986. The weekly series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the staff at Holby City Hospital’s […]
May 12, 2021
CODA film

Marlee Matlin, Siân Heder star in ‘CODA’: a film about a child of deaf adults

“CODA,” a feature film about a hearing child of deaf parents, won several prizes at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The coming-of-age story follows 17-year-old Ruby, played by Emilia Jones, […]
April 16, 2021
"Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor

South African soap “Scandal!” cast its first deaf actor

The South African soap "Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor. Nineteen-year-old deaf actor Mxolisi Nodom is joining the cast.