Some Famous Deaf Actors

Being deaf was once considered a huge handicap, not any more. With the invention of sign language and schools with professional teachers trained to teach the deaf, this is no longer the case.

One of the earliest written sign languages recorded was in the fifth century. Until the 19th century most of what was known was limited to the manual alphabets. Continue reading

Portable Sauna Safety In The Deaf Gym

The deaf community have decided to create a deaf awareness gym that you may have read about in a previous article.

That means the gym is equipped with the appropriate supplies needed for a deaf person to use. We have tried to make it as safe as possible for them because it can be difficult to do many everyday tasks if you are deaf.

We have some portable saunas that our deaf community use. They are very popular so they are constantly being booked and used. They are enjoyed as well at home by people who have purchased a portable infrared sauna like these ones.

Although they are great there are a few problems to having deaf person using one. I knew somebody who went to a gym and wanted to try one of their popular portable saunas.

They were deaf but didn’t think there would be any problems to using it. Unfortunately they pulled the zipper up and it got stuck so when they went to get out they could not undo the zipper!

So they tried to yell but couldn’t get anyone’s attention because, you guessed it, the staff are deaf! So they waved their arms around until they can be helped. Eventually they got help and was realeased.

Nobody got hurt.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a portable sauna, it just means if you decide to you should take a few extra safety precautions.

One thing is is make sure you are using the portable infrared sauna correctly. Double check the instructions and maybe speak to somebody who has used one before to get advice.

You can also ask somebody there to keep an extra eye on you just in case it does happen to you. Or something that I have seen been done before is you can install a lightweight button to press in case of an emergency happens.

As you can see there are many precautions you can take to make sure that you can safely use a portable sauna. It isn’t really that hard to stay safe in one because they are usually built to be very safe.

Now you know what to do in this case and you can safely use a portable sauna whenever you want because you know how to be safe using one, and so does our deaf community!

Our MiDeaf Gym For The Community

So I have decided to open up a gym for deaf people. I decided to do this because I feel even the deaf community should have access to these amenities. I understand how hard it is for them to do things so I will make this super user friendly for them to make them feel welcome and safe. Continue reading

Famous Deaf People: Two Of The Most Influential Deaf Men In History

While there are plenty of famous deaf people, I have chosen 2 whose accomplishments are part of history. That is not to say the others were not accomplished, as I’m sure they were, but this is the two I have selected for this article.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between classical and romantic eras in western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Continue reading

The Hard Of Hearing in Our Neighbouring Country of Canada

map-canadaHave you ever noticed how much noise is around us? No matter where we go or what we do noise is everywhere, and no matter what we do we cannot avoid it. But when you consider the alternative, you must admit you are happy to be able to hear.

Some people unfortunately are either hearing impaired, born deaf, or lose their hearing due to medical problems or from some other out side source.

It is estimated there are 357,000 deaf Canadians and about a million that are hard of hearing. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older adults, and the most widespread disability. Continue reading

Some Challenges For Children To Overcome

Have you ever thought what it would be like to be deaf? Not a very pleasant thought at all. I thought about it for quite a while as I was wondering if it would be better to just be born deaf, or become deaf after you learn to speak, not that deaf people are given a choice, but if I had to choose I think I would go with after I learned to speak.

But then again maybe never being able to hear is better than being able to and then for some reason or another loosing that ability. Children who are born deaf lead a very different life than their hearing counterparts, while still being able to participate in a lot of regular childhood activities some things are still not as easy for them or as available. Continue reading

The One Stop Website For The Deaf & The Hearing Impaired!

This website has been specifically put in place to offer the deaf, hearing impaired people, and their families to have unlimited access to the vital resources they are in need of. This includes links to multimedia files on learning sign language and finger spelling tools. Both of which can allow them to conveniently communicate with others.

Even better, this website will be regularly updated to offer up-the-minute news and events that affect this particular set of our community. Some of the most notable of which will be regular updates on the developments in equal access issues in telecommunications and the media at large. Continue reading