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Archives from April 2011

Report: DeafNation Greensboro 2011

Posted by on in Global VRS News, National News & Events

Gracias VRS is the leading global access video relay services provider between the Deaf and Hearing communities. As such, we attended the Deaf Nation Expo in Greensboro, North Carolina. Deaf Nation is the premier international trade show for and by Deaf. Approximately 500 Deaf individuals, providers, and allies of the Deaf community enthusiastically interacted and socialized throughout the day.

Around 300 new and current clients...

Deaf Spotlight: Laura Redden Searing

Posted by on in Deaf Spotlight

She was born on February 9, 1839 in Somerset County, Maryland. She was a deaf poet and journalist. Her pseudonym was Howard Glyndon. Laura was hearing at birth but she had Meningitis at the age of 11 and became deaf. Most of her elementary school she spent in public schools. When she became Deaf she was transferred to the Missouri School for the Deaf. There she learned sign language which she used to communicate.

In her early...