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Archives from September 2011

Deaf Awareness Week in Puerto Rico

Posted by on in International News & Events, Puerto Rico

The week of September 25th to October 1st is very special in Puerto Rico due to the celebration of the Deaf Awareness week. This event has been celebrated together with the Deaf March during the last 10 years. The Deaf march will take place on September 24, 2011 at 10:00 am. The March will depart from the Hiram Bithorn Stadium and will arrive at Colegio San Gabriel where a representative from the Governor will establish the week of September...

FCCDHH Quarterly Meeting

Posted by on in Deaf Florida Event

The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FCCDHH) is having its quarterly meeting next week.

You can download the PDF announcement here.Download Printable Meeting Announcement PDF

Information as follows:

Quarterly Meeting Florida Coordinating Council For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

September 15, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EDT September 16, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon EDT


William “Dummy” Ellsworth Hoy

Posted by on in Deaf Spotlight

Mr. Hoy was nicknamed “Dummy” in the late of 1800s. He was born on May 23, 1862, in the small town of Houcktown, Ohio.

Hoy became deaf after suffering from meningitis at age of three, and went on to graduate from the Ohio State School for the Deaf in Columbus as class valedictorian.

He opened a shoe repair store in his hometown and played baseball on weekends, earning a professional contract in 1886 with an Oshkosh,...