The eighteenth biennial Texas Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing invites proposals for papers that address a wide variety of issues in the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Presentations reflecting the conference theme, “Innovation. Inspiration. Impact.”, will be considered for concurrent sessions. Find out more about the conference.
Accepting Call for Papers through Friday, February 16, 2018.
There is a new resource available that has been created by the Texas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network called TxDHH Learning Bites. It is a resource designed to help with Professional Development that can happen wherever you may be. It was created to meet the needs of professionals seek to spend a few minutes of their time growing their knowledge base or who are already doing their own professional development outside of work hours, but have no way of documenting, or receiving credit for that work. TxDHH Learning Bites will be a weekly publication that contains resources that can take as little as 1 minute to review, or provides opportunities to spend an extended amount of time learning about various topics that meet professional needs. We hope you enjoy reading the TxDHH Learning Bites. To access the TxDHH Learning Bites weekly update, click here!
On October 13, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) announced its global expansion with the launch of Alexander Graham Bell International (AG Bell International) in Madrid, Spain, the first-ever expansion of the 126-year-old nonprofit organization. AG Bell acquired Spanish organizations CLAVE and Fundación Oír Es Clave (Hearing is Key Foundation), which now comprise Alexander Graham Bell International. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, best known for inventing the telephone, launched the original nonprofit organization in the 1890s to assist those with hearing loss.
To learn more, see the story at CISION PR Newswire.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students attending Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will benefit from enhanced educational and career opportunities in the environmental sciences, thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the college and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The MOU was formalized during a “virtual” signing ceremony Sept. 12, with representatives from both RIT/NTID and the EPA connecting through live video conferencing.
The purpose of the MOU is to increase cooperation between RIT/NTID and the EPA in areas of mutual interest, including promoting equal opportunity in higher education, contributing to RIT/NTID’s capacity to provide high-quality education, and encouraging the participation of RIT/NTID in EPA programs.
Learn more at RIT/NTID.
FEMA accessible video on understanding what a hurricane watch and warning means, and how to prepare for a hurricane in American Sign Language (ASL).
Video by Aaron Kubey - Aug 08, 2017