December 4, 2020
deaf superhero

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.
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 23, 2020
deaf artists around the world

A look at some deaf artists around the world

“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” – Johan Huizinga Art is the glue that holds a culture together. This is true in the deaf […]
November 18, 2020
face mask for hearing aid users

Face masks for hearing aid users

It’s no secret that some face masks aren’t very hearing aid friendly. Standard ear loop elastics interfere with the placement of behind-the-ear hearing technology. Clear masks on others provide access to […]
November 10, 2020
deaf mom

On being a deaf mom

As a first-time mom, it took a while to realize that I should be taking advantage of my slumbering husband’s hearing.
November 2, 2020
recognizing an official sign language

Why sign language should be an official language

An estimated 1% of the total population is born Deaf, and most likely, learns and speaks a signed language. But with more than 200 versions of sign language worldwide, there is […]
October 30, 2020
technology and accessibility

Accessible technology for people with hearing loss

In today’s fast moving world, technology is central in communication, productivity and success. But when it comes to technology and accessibility, it’s not always an even playing field. While there […]
October 28, 2020
UK fighting for BSL interpreters

UK fights for BSL interpreters for COVID briefings

During important events and breaking news it’s necessary for everyone to have equal access to information. The COVID-19 pandemic is one such topic that needs to be communicated to all […]
October 23, 2020
sign language cafes around the world

6 sign language cafes to visit around the world

With Starbucks recently opening its fifth sign language cafe, restaurants and cafes owned and/or operated by deaf people are increasing in number. Here’s a look at some of the sign […]
October 16, 2020

Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

Like many things, deafness is diverse. This guide can help you understand the identities within the deaf community and what deaf culture is.
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.
October 5, 2020
ASL interpreters for COVID

ASL interpreters now mandatory for U.S. COVID briefings

Effective October 1, all announcements around coronavirus taking place on White House grounds must have ASL interpreters for COVID briefings.
August 5, 2020
YouTube community captions to end

YouTube Ends Community Captions

YouTube community caption feature is scheduled to end in September 2020. The deaf community is calling on YouTube to reverse its decision.
June 29, 2020
Twitter feature not accessible for deaf

Twitter’s new audio feature is not accessible for deaf people

Twitter recently released a new feature intended to create a “more human touch,” as the company said in a blog post. It backfired when users pointed out Twitter’s new audio […]
June 26, 2020
interacting with masked police officers if you're deaf

Interacting with masked police officers when you’re deaf

It can be difficult interacting with people who are wearing face masks if you have a hearing loss. If they’re in a position of authority, it can even more stressful. […]
June 15, 2020
evolving deaf identity

What I’m learning from my evolving deaf identity

I was born profoundly deaf, diagnosed at 14 months of age. Being deaf is all I know. My deaf identity has remained steady over the years. But as I think […]
June 1, 2020
speech-to-text apps for deaf and hard of hearing people

Speech-to-Text apps for the deaf community

Live transcribe, Otter.ai, and Ava are some of the speech-to-text apps that work well for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
May 13, 2020
Deaf YouTuber

Meet Jazzy Whipps, a Deaf YouTuber from the UK

Jasmine Whipps, best known as Jazzy, started her YouTube channel just over five years ago. Now the 20-year-old from the UK has over 200,000 subscribers. She’s a deaf YouTuber and […]
April 29, 2020
Shari Eberts starts a petition for free captions

deaf community petitions for free captions

Video calling platforms have caption technology, but it’s not readily available. A petition for free captions is in the works hoping to change that.
April 24, 2020
Now Hear This

Mom and daughter write a children’s book about hearing loss

Everyone has a hearing loss story, and sharing these stories are important for a variety of reasons. Stories can make us more empathetic, unite us and open us up to […]