January 18, 2021
NYPD officer using sign language

An interview with a signing NYPD officer

Police departments around the world could learn from the New York City Police Department when it comes to inclusivity. The NYPD is putting American Sign Language (ASL) signers on the […]
December 25, 2020
Christmas with hearing loss

Christmas 2020 with hearing loss

Being deaf or hard of hearing can be tough at the best of times. And this time of year often has more challenges. If you’re not careful, it can become […]
December 14, 2020
Starbucks sign language

Sign language Starbucks drive-through video goes viral

Many companies struggle to understand the need for inclusivity when it comes to clients and customers. Starbucks, though, is one company that continuously shows up for the deaf and hard […]
December 4, 2020
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Disney+ to launch new series with deaf superhero

Disney+ has announced a new series based on the Marvel Comics character, Hawkeye, who is a deaf superhero and will wear hearing aids.
October 21, 2020
Auslan sign language

How the Deaf community are preserving Auslan

Did you know there are an estimated 300 different types of sign language around the world? Sign language is not restricted to one single form. Rather, we have different sign […]
July 10, 2020
deaf poetry

Deaf Poetry: Expanding the horizons of poetic expression

The Deaf community has its own rich tapestry of visual wordplay, including written and visual and visual vernacular poetry.
May 29, 2020
how to teach your deaf baby sign language

How I am teaching my deaf baby sign language

Prior to giving birth to my son Cooper, who has profound hearing loss, I only knew a few signs. I decided to teach my deaf baby (and myself) sign language.
May 4, 2020
Kelly Clarkson ASL I Dare You

Kelly Clarkson releases new ASL video for song ‘I Dare You’

The "I Dare You" Kelly Clarkson ASL video premiered on National Sign Language day and includes deaf stars such as Nyle DiMarco and Millicient Simmonds.
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 18, 2020
YouTubers with hearing loss

Check out these YouTubers with hearing loss

Need something new to watch? YouTube is becoming increasingly popular, with the rise of deaf vloggers. Check out these YouTubers with hearing loss.
January 6, 2020
deaf american girl

American Girl releases first doll with hearing loss

The newest American Girl doll was created with a specific goal in mind: to prove that girls with hearing loss can do anything. Joss Kendrick, American Girl’s Girl of the […]
October 28, 2019

How this ASL online video game can benefit deaf teens

The world's first fully ASL video game is now out for all to play! It is called "DeafVerse World One: Duel of the Bots" and was created by deaf developers.
October 10, 2019
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My journey into the Deaf world

Living with hearing loss or deafness can be a journey. The path to understanding how someone identifies in the Deaf world is determined by the environment they were raised, the […]
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 […]
June 12, 2019
teaching deaf child English and sign language

Why our deaf daughter is learning both spoken English and ASL

When my kiddo was diagnosed with hearing loss, the health department sent us a chart of communication options. On one side, it said “visual.” On the other, it said “auditory.” […]
May 23, 2019
sign language jewelry

Designer launches sign language jewelry

Jewelry designer Naama Gilo was born with a hearing loss. Because she grew up in a hearing environment, sign language wasn’t a big part of her life. When she received […]
May 15, 2019
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Community Spotlight: Why this mom keeps her son’s hearing aid molds as milestones of his hearing loss journey

Jessie Lewis, like many mothers to deaf and hard of hearing children, cried upon hearing the news of her son George’s hearing loss diagnosis. “When I first learned of George’s […]
April 24, 2019
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Why my husband finally decided to start learning ASL

Cue the trumpets: My husband Kevin finally is learning American Sign Language, or ASL.
February 21, 2019
deaf comedian dj demers

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.
February 19, 2019
community learns sign language

Community learns sign language for deaf two year old

Two-year-old Samatha (Sam) Savitz loves to chat with all her neighbors, but using sign language rather than words. Sam is deaf and is learning American Sign Language (ASL) as her […]