“I rarely saw sign language authentically represented on screen growing up, so this incredible opportunity has made my heart soar.”
"It’s a view of just a few seconds of a disabled person’s life," said DiMarco, an "America's Next Top Model" winner who is deaf.
The comedian later deleted his tweet.
“You really don't realize how inaccessible the city is until you need it to be accessible for you.”
The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy is redefining what deaf education looks like.
Books that feature deaf/ hard of hearing characters or protagonists should be added to every child's collection! Whether you are the parent of a deaf child or the parent of a hearing child, introducing developing young minds to deafness can help cultivate an appreciation for human diversity.
Deaf babies who do not have access to a signed language cannot easily articulate their wants and needs with caregivers, and
Raising deaf children with access to sign language has been shown to yield benefits in many areas of life, even for children working to acquire spoken language skills or those who have Cochlear Implants.
As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education. After all, when it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don't even know what they don't know.
Hearing loss is a spectrum. The child may hear some but not all sounds. A child should have their hearing tested who has delayed speech, responds to sounds inconsistently, is inattentive, displays behavioral changes or responds incorrectly to simple basic questions.
“I believe my story sends a good message about the abilities of people who are deaf and Latino to be successful anywhere.”
Ten deaf baristas were just welcomed into the Starbucks family.