Deaf Teen Filmmakers Interpretation of Phillip Phillips’ “Home”

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Acceptance, connection, and belonging. Home. Thank you Deaf Film Camp for making such awesome videos!

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

Pharrell’s “Happy” in Sign Language

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Lifestyle, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Beautiful American Sign Language interpretation of Pharrell Williams's "Happy."

Get Your Happy On

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lauri Swann Hunt, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Love this video by Tina and Paul Sirimarco. Tina is

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

Intersection of Law, Education and Civil Rights

2016-03-30T14:44:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a deaf-blind student with very limited sight and hearing, Haben Girma '13 learned that you must be a self-advocate and come up with creative solutions to the problems you face. If that fails, she says, then the law can be a strong ally.

Senator Harkin Delivers Speech in ASL Upon ADA Passage in 1990

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Politics, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Upon passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 13th, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor in American Sign Language. Harkin, whose brother Frank was deaf, was the lead Senate author of the ADA, which was enacted later that year. His speech is the first in American Sign Language to be delivered from the Senate floor.

Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

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Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Got Questions? Get answers from our disability-centric community.

2016-11-10T10:12:08-04:00By |Categories: Forums|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve organized Ollibean so members can support each other in a very organic way. You will connect with others based on mutual interest in diffability related content.

Classroom Simulation of Student Who Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

2016-11-10T10:12:25-04:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, General, Inclusive Education, Medical, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

An amazing simulation of what speech sounds like for hearing impaired student by the Vermont Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. You will be shocked! This simulation allows you to experience the challenges a hearing impaired student faces in the classroom, with and without a personal FM sytem. We had no idea it was this hard for hearing impaired students to hear what's being said in a typical classroom environment.