Tag Archives: hard of hearing

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – June 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research is being done in employment, education, and technology to improve the lives of people who are Deaf … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Pope blesses kids with special needs (Disability Scoop) During his recent visit to America, Pope Francis made several stops to bless children with special needs. The pope stopped the car that … Continue reading

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Ticket to Work Program Announces New Video Series in ASL

Ticket to Work connects individuals age 18 through 64 who received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to disability to free employment services that prepare individuals for work, and in locating a job and … Continue reading

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Justice Department Proposes Movie Theater Accessibility Rules

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing new accessibility requirements for movie theaters. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act contains broad language prohibiting public businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities. In many cases, public businesses are … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup — Monday, Feb 24 – Friday, Feb 28

Human Interest: H Street NE Bars and Restaurants Reach Out to Their Deaf Neighbors (Washington City Paper) Several bars and restaurants along H Street NE in Washington’s Capitol Hill District have hired staff that knows sign language in an effort … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup — Monday, Feb 17 – Friday, Feb 21

Education: Start-up opens digital door for students with autism (The Philadelphia Inquirer) With financial support from the University of Pennsylvania, among other sources, Autism Expressed teaches digital skills to students with autism in Philadelphia. Founded by a teacher who saw … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 16 – Friday Dec 20

Health: Reuters— Older Women are Sedentary Most of the Day: Study Older women spend about two-thirds of their time sitting, a new study suggests. Sedentary behavior has been linked to disease and disability. “Even people who go to the gym … Continue reading

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A Study to Test the Effectiveness of Health Information in ASL in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Genetics Projects team, which is made up of researchers at Gallaudet University and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is working to make health information available in ASL. To this end, they … Continue reading

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Gallaudet University Firsts and Football

Last Tuesday, November 19th, was the 150th anniversary of one of the most important speeches in American history: President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. A year after his famous 1863 speech, Lincoln would deliver another speech, establishing the first university in … Continue reading

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Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Offers Accessibility Webinars for Arts and Cultural Organizations

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Very Special Arts Florida (VSAFL), an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presents a series of lunch-hour webinars entitled “Successfully Accessible.”  The webinars are … Continue reading

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