Students of the first graduating class for the new Deaf Studies program Vanessa Terraza, left, and Diana Montes-Sandoval, right, sign to their professor at the Nevada State College graduation ceremony at The Orleans hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__raeVanessa Terraza shows off her "I love you" sign necklace and money gifted to her before her graduation ceremony at the Nevada State College graduation ceremony at The Orleans hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Terraza and a small group of students are the first graduates of the Deaf Studies program. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__raeStudents of the first graduating class for the new Deaf Studies program show signs of "I love you" that also is an informal expression of positive regard to their professor at the Nevada State College graduation ceremony at The Orleans hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Rachel … [Read more...] about Nevada State College commencement includes 5 deaf studies grads
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On Disabilities Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Melissa Yingst (left) and Breannah Medina give opening remarks at Gallaudet University's Bison Tank contest, a college version of the popular TV show Shark Tank, in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Matthew Vita hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Matthew Vita Melissa Yingst (left) and Breannah Medina give opening remarks at Gallaudet University's Bison Tank contest, a college version of the popular TV show Shark Tank, in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Matthew Vita The clock was ticking when Angie Bedoya held up a pair of inside-out jeans to five judges, exposing the different sizes of each pocket. She pushed her phone deep into the left pocket — almost down to the knee — as her business partner, Emely Rodriguez, dramatized in American Sign Language, "Look at these big, glorious pockets!" At Gallaudet University's recent Bison Tank contest in Washington, D.C. — a … [Read more...] about Deaf And Unemployed: Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 3:43 PM EST Dec 15, 2018 On a unique musical night that will have something for everyone, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and a pioneering deaf organization are out to give you something you can feel. Or see. Or hear. The inaugural “Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience” is being billed by organizers as a first-of-its-kind event: The Sunday concert will bring three of the world’s best-known deaf performers — percussionist Evelyn Glennie, rapper Sean Forbes and singer Mandy Harvey — to the Orchestra Hall stage. There, they'll be joined by the DSO, a band and guest vocalists for a concert spotlighting Detroit music, from Motown to Eminem. There's far more to it than that. The evening will also be a visual extravaganza, teeming with onscreen lyrics, video sequences, a drum kit that illuminates to the beat, and two dozen sign-language interpreters expressing lyrics with their hands. In other words, it’s … [Read more...] about ‘Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience’ pairs DSO, deaf musicians
Deb pulled open the heavy door of the high school auditorium and stepped inside, looking around as it clicked shut behind her. She tried to look relaxed, smiling at someone she knew, but every step stirred uncertainty in her.She had come here to audition for a play, knowing she was likely well out of her league. The students here tonight were an elite, accomplished group. Some of them had been performing together for years. In the high school lobby, just outside the door, a glass display case held the gleaming trophies they had won. Related Links Photos: A drama unfolds in Peabody They mingled around her now with easy camaraderie, nervous energy fueling bouts of laughter. Some were Deb’s friends, but this was their home turf. Anakin Fleming had won raves in the prize-winning drama festival show two years ago. Marc Fournier had starred in the play that made it to the finals last year. Melissa Poirier, whom Deb had met in gym class, was both an accomplished dancer and an … [Read more...] about The world, the stage, the way ahead
Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Published 7:22 am PDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Los Angeles on May 17, 2018. Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Los Angeles on May 17, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Patrick T. Fallon. Photo: Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Musk was the inspiration for the cinematic version of "Iron Man," and even has a cameo in "Iron Man 2"Prior to filming the first "Iron Man" film in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau met with Musk and toured his SpaceX facility. Downey Jr. picked up on Musk's “accessible eccentricities,” and Favreau stated on multiple occasions that the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man takes inspiration from Musk. The SpaceX founder even has a brief cameo as himself in the second "Iron Man" movie. less Musk was the inspiration for the cinematic version of "Iron … [Read more...] about Elon Musk said a Tesla could drive itself across the country by 2018. One just crashed backing out of a garage.