The Deaf Holocaust - Deaf People and Nazi Germany

Members of the German Deaf community, who are still living with the legacy of this brutal Nazi policy, tell their moving stories for first time which took place in Germany between 1933 and 1945 


Encourage Congress to pass the two bills that will commission Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Air Force.

Also save the date for the rally!
Friday, September 12, 2014

More info can be found in Cadet Nolan’s website.


aroavenger:

[Tweet from David Aja reading:

If while reading Hawkeye #19 you feel you don’t get it all, if you find obstacles, congrats, you’re staring to learn what being disabled is.]

coolschmoolzines:

Hawkeye #19 was well worth the wait. I thought nothing would ever top Pizza Dog.

#19 is mostly in sign language with very little subtitles showing just how awesome the medium of comics can be.

Source coolschmoolzines


Sending a Deaf Student Abroad: One University’s Experience

Surprisingly, arranging for interpreters and notetakers for a study abroad program may not be as difficult as many think. Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • There are many interpreters who would love the unique opportunity to work and travel overseas. Ask interpreters in your area or post a message on a listserv such as PepNet. Keep in mind interpreters you have met at past meetings or conferences.
     
  • Work closely with the disability office, or other contact person, at the university the student is planning to attend. Rosie, the disability advisor in Edinburgh, was very friendly and helpful, not only with arranging supplemental accommodations, but also in providing contact information for housing for the interpreter, Deaf clubs in Scotland, etc.
     
  • Contact the country’s various Deaf and interpreter associations for information on local interpreter demographics. You may be able to hire an interpreter who already lives there. If you are unsure how to find these organizations, the Internet can be a great resource or contact the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange.
     
  • Don’t assume that it will be more expensive to provide accommodations for a Deaf student overseas. As mentioned previously, many class schedules can actually make it less expensive to send a Deaf student abroad for a year than pay for interpreters for the same year at home.