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Deaf Culture Totally Had A Moment: 2018 Edition

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! This was a big year, so here are just a few of the many noteworthy Deaf and Hard of Hearing moments that happened in 2018. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis 10 months ago

5 Deaf Accessibility Solutions We Hope To See In 2018

Our society was designed from the ground up to accommodate the needs of able-bodied individuals, so there are times when everyday situations can become a struggle for those who are deaf. There are barriers to basic access that limit the rights and freedoms of those who can not hear, subtly perpetuating an existing structure of oppression. Even with all our modern technology, progressive innovators have failed to address some of the real problems that persist when it comes to accessibility. Below are 5 accessibility issues that could use more attention in 2018.

LydiaCallis One year ago

Deaf Culture Totally Had A Moment: 2017 Edition

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the many noteworthy Deaf moments that happened in 2017. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis One year ago

5 Times Kids Showed Us How Easy It Is To Be Inclusive

Grown ups sometimes forget how simple it is to make new friends. All you really need is an open mind!

LydiaCallis 2 years ago

These Fun ASL GIFs Are Exactly What The Internet Needs!

So it turns out: GIFs are the perfect format for American Sign Language! Discover this expressive visual language, and maybe pick up a few vocabulary words along the way. Check out the creator's GIPHY pages for many more!

LydiaCallis 2 years ago

Deaf Culture Totally Had A Moment: 2016 Edition

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the many noteworthy Deaf moments that happened in 2016. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis 2 years ago

What Does It Mean To Have #HearingPrivilege?

On Monday of this week, the hashtag #HearingPrivilege took over Twitter. Thanks to Professor Joseph Hill and assistant professor Jason Listman from National Technical Institute for the Deaf, along with their colleagues and students, people who are d/Deaf/ HoH used #HearingPrivilege to share examples of both blatant and subtle ways that the ability to hear offers societal privilege.

LydiaCallis 3 years ago

10 Times ASL Interpreters Rocked At Musical Access

People who are deaf can (and do) enjoy going to concerts! Talented professional musical interpreters ensure a lyrical connection between the performing artist and their fans who use ASL. Because music is for EVERYONE!

LydiaCallis 3 years ago

Deaf Culture Totally Had a Moment: 2015 Edition

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the most noteworthy Deaf moments of 2015. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis 3 years ago

15 Ways To Improve Your Deaf Awareness

In honor of Deaf Awareness Week (September 21-28), here are some hot tips for being a more Deaf Aware human.

LydiaCallis 4 years ago

10 Things Everyone Should Know About The ADA

A simple guide to protecting your rights, and making sure you don't trample the rights of your fellow Americans.

LydiaCallis 4 years ago

#DidYouKnow: Game Changing Moments In Deaf History

Deaf History Month is March 13- April 15-- let's take a quick look back at some of the most pivotal moments. If you want the full story, visit the history section of your local library!

LydiaCallis 4 years ago

2014: Deaf Culture Totally Had A Moment

This past year was a very visible one for Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. From viral videos to late night TV appearances, mainstream audiences just couldn't get enough of Deaf superstars or their fascinating visual language. As we leave 2014, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable Deaf pop culture moments of this year... and hope that 2015 brings even more awareness!

LydiaCallis 4 years ago

How To: Approach A Deaf Person

Deaf people don't bite! Here are a few tips to help you break through those pesky language and cultural barriers and make some new deaf acquaintances.

LydiaCallis 4 years ago

International Week Of The Deaf: 10 #DidYouKnow Fun Facts

On my Twitter feed, I often share #DidYouKnow facts. For International Week of the Deaf, I thought it would be fun to learn about deafness around the world!

LydiaCallis 5 years ago

10 Things You Definitely Shouldn't Say To A Deaf Person

If you're someone who has never been exposed to deaf culture, you may not really understand how the whole "deaf thing" works.

LydiaCallis 5 years ago

5 Reasons To Learn ASL... ASAP!

Have you ever thought about learning sign language?

LydiaCallis 5 years ago

10 #DidYouKnow Facts About Deaf Culture

Curious about Deaf culture? You've come to the right place! As a professional sign language interpreter who comes from 3 generations of deaf family members, I feel inspired to share the beauty of this silent world with others. Here are some interesting facts about being deaf in America. (And you can always find more on my Twitter feed!)

LydiaCallis 5 years ago

5 Reasons Sign Language Interpreting Is The Best Profession

Looking for a career that definitely doesn't suck?

LydiaCallis 5 years ago