According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 11.5 million Americans living with hearing loss of some kind, which is nearly 3.6% of the population. Now, advocacy groups are petitioning for an ASL translator to be included in all White House briefings
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Deaf and hard of hearing Texans are invited to join CSD Works on May 2nd, 2020 for a free virtual career expo.
Attendees will be able to participate in courses to help improve their job search skills and meet with potential employers!
It was impossible to predict all the ways in which COVID 19 would change our world in just six weeks. It is even more challenging to estimate when and how this crisis will end. We all have many questions about our future—those answers are not yet known and will be gradually revealed to us over time.
The Five-Week Teaching Module and Companion Live Earth Day Event are Available Free Online Through CSD Learns. Embrace the Earth is designed to enhance deaf and hard of hearing middle school students’ appreciation and understanding of STEM disciplines.
Keeping your kids engaged and interested with distance learning can be a struggle. To help address that, CSD Learns and RIT/NTID have partnered together again to present an exciting live STEM event for deaf and hard of hearing middle school students to celebrate Earth Day!
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The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. Maintaining good mental health is essential to getting through this challenging period. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social welfare. It impacts how we think, feel, and act. If neglected, it may result in a downward change in your thinking, mood, and behavior.
Craig Radford, the director of Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, told CNN that his organization had created a dedicated “ASL Now” hotline for deaf people to get answers to commonly asked coronavirus questions.
“We provide answers from reputable sources like the IRS, CDC [and] local government to answer their questions, and we provide them in American Sign Language instead of written English,” Radford said. “We have to update the source daily, staff the representatives, and provide a hotline number. We have received hundreds of calls in just 10 days of launch.”
Now, that data, along with emerging research from Italy — the second-most-affected country in the world — is showing just how dangerous Covid-19 is for older people, and others with with heart, lung, and immunological conditions.
In the past few years, an increasing number of companies have experimented with allowing employees to telework or work from home, at least once a week. Little did we expect the transformation that has occurred over the past few weeks. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all but the most essential businesses and services to close their physical facilities, requiring many employees to work from home.