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  • Sign language makes church accessible to hearing-impaired

    Andrew Baginski became aware of the deaf community when three of his cousins could not hear in the traditional way, so he learned to communicate with his family in the language they spoke – American Sign Language. Every other Saturday at 4 p.m., Baginski is in the right front corner of the main chapel of St. Andrews Church in Colchester, signing for those who could not otherwise hear the hymns, songs, services and prayers.
  • Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed

    Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed
    A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum. U.S. District Judge...

    Tony-Winning Actress Phyllis Frelich Dies at 70

    Deaf, Tony-winning actress Phyllis Frelich, who both inspired and starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," died Thursday in her Temple City, Calif. home. She was 70. According to her husband Robert Steinberg, Frelich suffered from...

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...

    Actor to deaf Burbank students: 'If someone says no, move on to the next yes'

    Actor to deaf Burbank students: 'If someone says no, move on to the next yes'
    Bob Hiltermann was four years old when he lost his hearing to spinal meningitis, but another six years would pass before anyone around him would discover he was deaf. He was 10 when a teacher debunked his family’s assumption that he was “...