Nonprofit company Aid The Silent has recently announced that a first known full deaf/hard-of-hearing (HOH) accessible festival will be available in San Antonio.
Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the 1850 Settlement in San Antonio featuring headliner singer/songwriter Ben Rector. The festival will also feature live captioning, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, T coiling, front row seating, vibrating backpacks and a visual light show that will sync to performance for a true sensory experience.
For more information see the full article in LaPrensa.
Texas School for the Deaf wins the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl held at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) from February 9 through 12. The Gallaudet University Youth Programs and Gallaudet Unviersity Regional Center - South would like to congratulate 20 teams for participating in the South Regional Academic Bowl competition and to individuals and teams for receiving medals and awards for their achievements.
To find out about all the schools who competed and received awards see the Gallaudet University Announcement.
More than 20 teams from deaf schools across the south met at the North Carolina School for the Deaf on Friday for the Southern Regional Academic Bowl.
Across the nation, approximately 80 deaf schools are competing in four different regional academic bowls that will lead the top four teams from each region to the national competition at Gallaudet University, a federally chartered private university for the education of the Deaf and hard of hearing in Washington, D.C.
Deaf school students from Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and other states were in attendance.
To find out more, see the News Herald.
The Dallas Independent School District is making sure it has options for families of students who are hearing impaired.
Oral Education classes are available at Sudie Williams Elementary School. It is a change from traditional sign language-focused programs.
For more information see WFAA News 8.
Years after their time as college classmates, two prominent members of the Deaf community are reconnecting for a once-in-a-lifetime moment just ahead of this Sunday’s professional football grand finale in Houston.
Kriston Lee Pumphrey, the Deaf performer selected as the representative of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) to sign the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” on the grand stage at this year’s professional football finale, will be visiting 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in The Woodlands on Saturday, Feb. 4 to receive pre-performance grooming services and reconnect with his former college classmate, John-Michael Stern.Stern, who is also Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, is the salon’s owner.
To learn more, see The Woodlands Paper.