Deaf News in Review: Week 35

NATIONAL

California

Mavrick Fisher’s first court appearance
Hello, I have an update from Mavrick Fisher’s court appearance yesterday in Lakeport, California.

Hawaii

Decision to reassign School for Deaf and Blind’s principal riles community
At the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind on Friday, supporters’ signs and sign language told the story: They want Principal Angel Ramos brought back.

Indiana

Community ASL classes meant to increase awareness
Anthony and Kayla Patmore of Lamar are on a mission to increase deaf awareness in their community.

Minnesota

Unspoken Lessons: Deaf high school teacher voted best in Bemidji
Students in Katie Wangberg’s class can’t hear her speak out loud, but they always listen to what she has to say.

New Jersey

NJ creates a bill of rights for deaf, hearing-impaired students
If your son or daughter is deaf or has some degree of hearing loss, you should know New Jersey has just established a Deaf Student’s Bill of Rights.

New Mexico

New VideoPhone available for deaf and hearing impaired
In a collaboration with the New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the New Mexico State Library, a PurpleVRS VideoPhone is now available in the Roswell Public Library.

South Dakota

Sioux Falls moms hope nonprofit will help parents with deaf, hard of hearing children
When Jill Scott first heard the news her son was profoundly deaf, she was in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Tennessee

$3.2M grant to fund Vanderbilt study of reading skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to better understand how children who are deaf or hard of hearing excel at reading.

WORLD

Australia

Students perform song in sign language at Hearing Expo
A choir of year three and four students from Taree West Public School performed the song We Are Australian in Auslan sign language as part of a two-day Hearing Expo held at Taree Central by the Taree Quota Club.

Cochlear to support direct audio streaming on Android 10
Australia’s implantable hearing device darling Cochlear has today revealed a tie-up with Google that will allow users with newer generation hearing aids and implants to directly stream audio from Android devices.

China

Hearing-impaired? Let’s dance!
Zhang Tianjiao held her first dance class for children in Shanghai on Tuesday, the start of a tailor-made charity project for hearing-impaired young dancers.

South Africa

South Africa: SARS Helps the Hearing Impaired This Deaf Awareness Month
With September marking Deaf Awareness Month, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is set to assist people with hearing impairments at several of its branches around the country.

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