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...

On this Day.. Ed Dundon was born

Ed “Dummy” Dundon was the first deaf player to play baseball professionally. He was born on this day (July 10) in 1859. After attending the Ohio State School for the Deaf, Dundon went on to play several years of professional baseball. He...

Getting to Know.. Dr House

Dr. William House is credited with installing the first cochlear implant in 1961. He was told by experts the electric current he was using would further destroy the ear, but that didn’t stop him. Here’s a little about him. Known as the “father of...

Life in 1950s Deaf School

Here is video filmed in 1954 at the UK’s Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate (subtitles included). Read More at DeafNewsToday.com Related Blogs Related Blogs on Life in 1950s Deaf...

On this day in history..

It was 22 years ago today (July 1, 1993) that the FCC requires all U.S. analog television receivers with screens 13 inches or larger to include built-in decoder circuitry that could display closed captioning. Read More at DeafNewsToday.com Related Blogs Related Blogs...