Lamar University’s department of Deaf studies and Deaf education is introducing two new programs in the fall of 2017, a bachelor’s in ASL Advocacy and an ASL Minor. They are adding programs for Lamar University students to improve benefits and opportunities for their future jobs, department chair Diane Clark, said. To read the full story, see Lamar's University Press.
The halls at Sudie L. Williams Elementary School echo with the familiar sounds of teachers explaining lessons and students answering queries.
However, it is only because of the school’s unique Oral Deaf Education program that dozens of students on campus are able to hear those questions at all.
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A barbershop quartet isn't the only nifty thing that comes in fours. deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, nor three, but four bustling cities today.
Let's give a silent round of *hand wave* for these cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston, of Texas and Portland, Oregon!
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Thirty-two videos have been translated so far. The goal is to complete 1,000 videos by fall 2019.
The hope is to launch a movement and inspire others to start creating sign language academic videos to open source education for the deaf.
Read the full story at The Exponent.
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.