Deaf News in Review – Week 28



Babies learning sign language: Promotes communication, bonding and verbal skills
When Cheyenne Rhodes, a clinical services case manager at the American School for the Deaf, had her first son Chayton in 2010, she looked desperately for a way to ease his colic, acid reflux and overall misery.


Kentucky advocates demand changes to keyless ignition cars after Deaf woman dies
Advocates for the Deaf community are hoping for change after one woman’s death last week.


Sign language interpreter who worked during Hurricane Barry named honorary sheriff
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has named a sign language interpreter who worked during Hurricane Barry to keep the public informed as honorary sheriff.


Opinion: Maryland Deaf Athletes Need Equality
“Equal pay! Equal pay!” was chanted by the fans in the USA and Netherlands seat sections at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The sound of this chant went global.


Michigan School for the Deaf seeking full-time principal
he Michigan School for the Deaf has posted a job opening for a permanent, full-time principal.

New York

Smoking, beer cans, other ‘disruptive behavior’ closes track to public at CNY school
The public can no longer use the track at the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome during the school day after community members acted “in a disruptive manner,” state education officials said today.


From Sign Language to Special Olympics, Hilton Team Members are Pursuing Their Dreams with Thrive Sabbaticals
For the third consecutive year, Hilton is announcing Thrive Sabbatical: Give a Dream, Live a Dream – an industry-leading program that gives 10 Team Members four weeks of paid sabbatical time and $5,000 to pursue a passion.




Special technology helps deaf concert audience feel the music
Peruvian musician Lucho Quequenzana’s show at the Kultrun World Music Festival was a concert unlike many others.

Editing ‘bad’ genes into extinction is problematic, says expert
A local bioethicist disagrees with a Russian scientists plans to edit a ‘deafness gene’ out of babies.


Across China: Deaf-mute food delivery team breaks silence
As the city of Chengdu in southwest China wakes up to another boisterous workday, a little-known food delivery company starts its businesses in silence.


St Albans deaf children’s charity to drive school bus to The Gambia
A St Albans-based charity for deaf children is raising money for a bus which they aim to drive to a deaf school in The Gambia.


Profoundly deaf Larkhall teen attempts to sail almost 1000 miles around Ireland
A profoundly deaf Larkhall teenager will attempt to sail almost 1000 miles and circumnavigate Ireland as part of a 14-day youth work challenge voyage.


Beauty duo gets hero’s reception after Russia trip
Two Kenyan representatives in the just-concluded Miss and Mister Deaf International beauty contest in Moscow Russia scooped top honours.

United Kingdom

Ilya Kaminsky: ‘Deaf culture is such a beautiful thing’
Ilya Kaminsky has only published two poetry collections in 15 years, but his second, Deaf Republic, has been hailed as “a contemporary epic”, “a perfectly extraordinary book” from a poet described by the writer Garth Greenwell as “the most brilliant of his generation, one of the world’s few geniuses”.

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