Deaf News in Review – Week 29



Audiologist partners with LCSO to help hearing impaired
A Clermont audiologist has partnered with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to develop and produce printed cards aimed at improving communication between hearing-impaired individuals and law enforcement.

Close call: Motorcyclist nearly hit by driver in Putnam County
Video obtained by News4Jax shows a close call between a motorcyclist and a car in Putnam County.

Deaf man claims Florida theater prevented him from seeing ‘Lion King’
Tyson Angell, a local man who is Deaf, is hurt and embarrassed after what was supposed to have been a fun night out.


Local musician Candace Sutter holds release concert Friday for first album
After spending a few days in Nashville, Tennessee, local musician Candace Sutter is holding an EP release Friday at the Lied Multipurpose Complex at Iowa School for the Deaf, 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. performance.


Falling Ceiling Tiles and Rusty Windows: Inside A Boston School Building Set For Closure
It doesn’t take long to notice that the Jackson/Mann school building in Allston is in bad shape. When you walk inside, it’s hard to miss the chipped paint on the walls and handrails.

New York

A Sense of Community: How Rochester Became a Hub for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals
On June 16, the city of Rochester, New York celebrated its tenth annual Deaf Festival, gathering at a local park to share and celebrate Deaf culture.




Queer ASL helps various Metro Vancouver communities become more deaf- and LGBT-inclusive
What would you do if you were the only person using the only means of communication you use?


Deaf woman sign of success as livestreaming host
The 24-year-old Zi Wei is one of the first deaf livestreaming hosts on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao, China’s biggest for online shopping.


Ghana: Medical Institutions Urged to Engage Sign Language Interpreters 
Medical institutions across the country to have been urged to engage sign language interpreters to promote effective communication between hearing impaired patients and health practitioners.


Starbucks to open new outlet in Penang for deaf community
Starbucks Coffee Co Sdn Bhd will open its latest signing store which employs hearing impaired staff in Penang by year-end.


Eight-year-old interpreter for deaf and dumb gets scholarship
A non-governmental organisation, Jandor Foundation, has adopted an eight-year-old sign language interpreter, Ifeanyi Obiego.

South Africa

New app unlocks sign language for South Africans
In an effort to bridge the communication barrier between hearing and deaf people, deaf students have created an app that helps teach and interpret sign language.

United Kingdom

‘Silent shout’ campaign calls for sign language to be taught in schools
Campaigners calling for sign language to be added to the national curriculum are creating a ‘silent shout’ out of thousands of ribbons.

This grocery store is teaching its customers sign language
Sam Book works at a Sainsbury’s superstore in Bath, England, and is hearing-impaired.

Huawei enlists rugby star Ben Cohen in StorySign campaign
Adding a collection of new books to the reading list – including Max the Brave and All About Spot – Huawei’s StorySign app hopes it will be able to open the world of books to deaf children through the launch of a new campaign, starring former England rugby player Ben Cohen.

Inventing sign language for deaf scientists
Deaf student Liam Mcmulkin was frustrated by the lack of sign language for scientific terms – so he invented his own.

UK Deaf-Blind Project introduces young adults to therapeutic horseback riding
A young man cautiously climbed several steps with two adults holding each of his hands.

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