Deaf Awareness WeekBy Pam Linkous • Sep 9th, 2009 • Category: Student Life
The Center for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing will sponsor several events in observation of Deaf Awareness Week September 21-25.
This is an international observation to commemorate the accomplishments of deaf people as well as increase awareness of the issues unique to the hearing impaired. Watch the message boards for more information about events on campus.
Did you know:
while watching another person communicating using sign language is is appropriate to concentrate on the signer’s face?
10 percent of Deaf people have Deaf parents?
American Sign Language is used by most Deaf people in Canada and the United States?
New River Community College offers Careers Studies Certificates in American Sign Language, Educational Interpreting and Interpreting for the Deaf?
About Pam Linkous:
Editor of my high school newspaper back when papers were carved into stone tablets and delivered by oxen, I now spend my days unraveling the mysteries of Blackboard (like, you mean my instructor has my paper NOW...I just accidently pressed enter....oh noooooo) and trying to understand how textbooks today cost more than tuition did when I went to college the first time. Despite needing several more hours per day to get everything done (who do I e-mail, Facebook, blog about that?), I still love to write and am willing to take on assignments that do not require staying up past my bedtime.
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