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Archives from July 2010

To Be the Voice of Those Who Have None

Posted by on in National News & Events

by Alsy Acevedo Originally published in Spanish by El Sentinel on June 11, 2010

Teresita Fonseca lives in silence. She cannot hear or talk because she was born deaf.

But her silence is not synonymous with the lack of communication. Like many other mothers, she is the one that attends PTA meetings and takes the kids to their medical appointments. When she has something to say, the voice others hear is that of an...

Paralimpic Sports Event for the Deaf

Posted by on in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: The Deaf Association in Dominican Republic has open a new page to provide information about various events that will be happening in this beautiful country. One of such events is the “Paralimpic Sports Event for the Deaf”. Last year this event was held at the Capital city and brought about hundreds of Deaf athletes from numerous towns to compete and share during a beatiful sunny day. Gracias VRS was one...

Disney interpreters assigned to help deaf visitors

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Everett Rowlett never knew why people were laughing the first three times he rode Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise.

But the Disney employee finally got the jokes when he recently rode with a sign language interpreter for the first time.

“This one was exciting and fun,” said Rowlett, a Disney maintenance and repair worker for 28 years, through a sign-language interpreter.

Rowlett and a Disney interpreter recently...