A certified interpreter since 2005, Renee Fraze has done freelance work with organizations, is connecting the local deaf community by launching a ministry at her church. Read more about Fraze advocating Deaf community at Brownwood, Texas.
El Paso ISD Day School for the Deaf is offering adult American Sign Language classes. Free sign language classes are offered at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Hillside cafeteria. Those interested can begin classes any time of the year. Read more how the classes helps adults learn the basics of American Sign Language.
Published in Oregon Public Broadcasting, Meaghan Clark Tiernan wrote about how Deaf-owned eateries are creating jobs for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Tiernan wrote "There are few employment opportunities for individuals who identify as deaf. According to a study by the National Deaf Center (NDC) in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, only about 48 percent of the deaf community is employed in the United States (compared with 72 percent of hearing individuals). Mozzeria’s partnership with the CSD has the potential to change that." Read more about the fight joblessness within the Deaf community.
Are you missing those airport announcements? Read more about advocating for accessibility at the airport published in Los Angeles Times.
The new Weatherford High School courses, Navigating Life with Hearing Loss and Cyber Citizenship, approved for the 2018-19 school year at last week’s board of trustees meeting, is part of a bigger district push to add more elective courses that focus on the local community, WISD superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. As a regional district for deaf education students and with cyber safety being relevant to all children, the courses are beneficial, Hanks said. “Those are definite needs for both our deaf ed community and all students in general as far as cyber safety is concerned,” he said. “Our deaf ed program recommended to us that we offer it,” Hanks said of the Navigating Life with Hearing Loss elective. Cyber citizenship would focus on online safety, Hanks said.
Find out more at The Weatherford Democrat.