Deaf woman assaulted, robbed

A deaf woman was attacked and robbed during the middle of the day in Austin. KXAN-TV has a video report. Read More at DeafNewsToday.com Related Blogs Related Blogs on Deaf woman assaulted,...

On this date, 25 years ago..ADA becomes law

It was on this day in 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the American Disablity Act into law. Senator Tom Harkin says the ADA law was inspired by his deaf brother. The Iowa Democrat says watching his brother, Frank, struggle against social barriers motivated him...

NJ school refuses to admit deaf man

A school in New Jersey won’t let Kenneth Frilando attend because he is deaf. So the New Yorker is suing the Smith & Solomon School of Tractor Trailer Driving” in Linden, New Jersey. WABC-TV has a video report (thanks to Joseph Frilando‎ for alerting...

One state is prepping for deaf jurors

Massachusetts is getting ready to start calling prospective deaf jurors to come in. “The state is two years into a three-year pilot program designed to work the kinks out of the process,” reports the Boston Herald. Read the full story here. Read More at...

Marlee coming to Broadway!

image from http://www.marleematlin.net Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is getting a boast from the announcement that Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin will join the cast when the show hits Broadway in September. A news release quotes Matlin as saying, “It’s been 30...

The man behind Zest Finance

He was Google’s Chief Information Officer and he earned a doctorate from Princeton. But Douglas Merrill left the search giant to start his own online company to lend money to people who “don’t have access to regular bank loans.” Find out what the man who...

Deaf film camp starts soon

Less than a year ago a video put together at a deaf camp racked up more than half a million views in only two weeks. While many videos have been posted on YouTube featuring Pharrell’s Happy song, this one featured American Sign Language. Upworthy even said...

A call for deaf actors

The New York auditions for the Deaf West Theater’s Spring Awakening brought out an enthusiastic group yesterday. The New York Times has a report here on what happened in preparation for its Broadway debut in September. Read More at...

Mother: Deaf son abused in prison

The mother of a deaf New York State prison system inmate says she is getting letters form other inmates threatening to kill the 20-year-old son-and that her son is being abused. WIVB-TV has a video report. Read More at DeafNewsToday.com Related Blogs Related Blogs on...