Millicent Simmonds doesn’t like scary movies, but it’s not because they frighten her. The cawing of birds, the heavy breathing on the phone, the dun-dun-dun-dun of the approaching shark — these are largely lost on Ms. Simmonds, the 14-year-old ingénue who has just made her debut in Todd Haynes’s “Wonderstruck.” She is deaf.
Read the full story in the NY Times.
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.
San Antonio area Deaf and hard of hearing students are rehearsing at Marshall High School as part of the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company annual camp. The students will have their recital, open to the public, at 7p on July 29 in the Marshall High auditorium. The San Antonio Deaf Dance Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It's a leadership program for local middle and high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
To find out more, see the San Antonio Express News full story.
A young woman from the Bluegrass has made quite a mark on the Great White Way by signing her way to stardom.
Read more about the story and watch a news video at Wave3News.