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’

*Update: “The Eternals” is now set to premier in November 2021, according to inverse.com. Actress Lauren Ridloff, who is best known for her role in the Broadway play “Children of […]
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
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#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.” […]
February 21, 2019
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How Comedian D.J. Demers is making comedy accessible

Comedian D.J. Demers is making his comedy shows as accessible as possible, with a sign language interpreter and captions.
December 28, 2018
2018 #deaftalent

All you need to know about 2018 #DeafTalent

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect on this year of #DeafTalent in the media. From shining stars to raising deaf awareness, here’s how the […]
October 9, 2018
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‘The Listening Project’ shares stories of life with cochlear implants

A new film about people with cochlear implants aims to inform viewers about life with hearing loss technology. Dr. Jane Madell, a renowned pediatric audiologist, and director Irene Taylor Brodsky tell […]
October 8, 2018
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#deaftalent:”The Walking Dead” casts deaf actress Lauren Ridloff

Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress, well known for her role in “Children of a Lesser God” will star in Season 9 of “The Walking Dead” as a deaf character Ridloff […]
September 27, 2018
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‘Eight Stories About Hearing Loss’: An upcoming film aiming to change perceptions of disabilities

What does it feel like to have hearing loss? Argentinian filmmaker Charo Mato, takes us into the eyes and ears of people living with hearing loss in her upcoming film […]
September 21, 2018

Deaf community speaks out against new film ‘The Silence’

A recent Twitter storm spiraled as the Deaf community responded to an article published by  The Hollywood Reporter (THR) highlighting John Leonetti’s new film; “The Silence”, which premieres in December. The […]
September 12, 2018

‘Deaf Out Loud’: Bringing deaf and hearing worlds together

People familiar with hearing loss know that every family is different; one communication modality that works for one may not for another. But the general public is largely ignorant. For […]
August 7, 2018

Optimizing the movie theater captioning experience

Most times when Stacey Carroll, who has a profound hearing loss, goes to the movies, either the captions in the glasses only pick up every other line or the device […]
July 5, 2018
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Deaf and hard of hearing Netflix viewers are calling for better closed captions

After the second season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” was released in mid-June, deaf and hard of hearing fans have been asking Netflix for better and accurate closed captions to make […]
May 2, 2018
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Art mirrors reality in film ‘Lacrimosa’ by deaf filmmaker Austin Chapman

“Lacrimosa” is the name of the first song Austin Chapman heard with his Phonak hearing aids, which is the last song Mozart composed. “Lacrimosa” is also defined as “day of […]