Word of 2016

Another New Year is in full swing! Every year, I try to pick one word to really focus my thoughts and actions, rather than a long list of resolutions- surely to be lost in my jean pocket by week two and torn to shreds by the dryer after a load of laundry. This year, I […]

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How ASL Fingerspelling Could Be A Key Ingredient For Improved Literacy and Pre-Auditory Communication.

After reading an online research-brief about the benefits of teaching children Fingerspelling alongside a visual form of communication, I was compelled to share the information with a number of friends and relatives who have often asked me about baby signing. Their intrigue and questions that followed were so enthusiastic and gave me the idea that […]

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What Is Deaf Space?

Recently, I was exposed to the concept of “Deaf Space.” The idea behind “Deaf Space” is the architectural concepts used to design a home or living space for the deaf that maximizes sensorial orientation. This conceptualization of modern architecture allows for open spaces and better use of natural and artificial light throughout the home for […]

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Can The Deaf Dance?

Several months ago, I spoke to an individual about my decision to write about the art of dance in the deaf culture for a school research project. Her response was baffling to me- a short chuckle followed by a question- “How can deaf people dance if they can’t hear music?” Her response was not atypical, […]

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