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.
A partially-deaf North Texas high school football player will take the next step toward fulfilling his dream of playing college football when he signs his National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning.
Woodrow Wilson High School's Darrion "Speedy" Green announced his commitment to Gallaudet University, a school for the deaf in Washington D.C. The 3-star recruit was also considering SMU, New Mexico and New Mexico State.
See the video and read more at NBC5DFW.
Taylor is one of four athletes from the Austin area now at Gallaudet. McNeil’s Julian Simons is a junior on the men’s swimming team, and teammate Niko Lutes-Stein is a freshman who grew up in Austin before moving to Washington D.C. to attend a deaf high school there. And another McNeil graduate, Jana Kiefer, is a junior on the women’s swimming team.
To read the full story, see the Austin American Statesman article.
Members of the deaf and hearing impaired community in Waco were gathering for an information session Tuesday night on how to effectively and safely communicate with police.
Those in the community say concerns continue to grow as the country see more officer-involved shootings.
They said in an already hypersensitive situation, the language barrier must be overcome.
To learn more, see the video and read the story at KWTX.