Community News

World Deaf Information Resource Project Launches

A new initiative enables users to find deaf organizations and schools in 149 countries around the world. Launched by the Gallaudet University Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) in October, 2009, the World Deaf Information Resource Project provides contact information for hundreds of international, national and local level organizations and schools globally. The website also links to on-line reports about the human rights conditions and living situations of deaf people around the world and other information and resources for deaf individuals and organizations. 

 

The new website can be accesed at http://cips.gallaudet.edu/wdi.xml.

Thousand-Hand Guanyin

This dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, is making the rounds across the internet. If you haven't seen it yet you might enjoy watching it.

All 21 dancers are deaf and are led by lead dancer 29 year old Tai Lihua. This video was recorded in Beijing during the Sprint Festival.

You can view this dance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjElk

Thank you to ASDC member Betty who sent us this inforamtion.

Through Deaf Eyes Chronicles 200 Years of Deaf Life in America

Through Deaf Eyes, a two-hour HDTV documentary for PBS, explores nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America. The film was inspired by the exhibition History Through Deaf Eyes, shown at the Smithsonian Institution and at many venues around the country. Through Deaf Eyes will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nation-wide (check local listings). Please see http://www.weta.org/pressroom/throughdeafeyes/?p=Press+Release.

About American Society for Deaf Children

We believe deaf or hard-of-hearing children are entitled to full communication access in their home, school, and community. We also believe that language development, respect for the Deaf, and access to deaf and hard-of-hearing role models are important to assure optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Read More


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