May 17, 2016 |
THE SCREAM was like nothing Eddie Welsh had ever heard. It was early one day in 2007 and Welsh, a nursing student, had just begun his shift at the university hospital where he was training on the high-risk obstetrics unit. He'd heard screams of pain and grief before, commonplace in a medical setting. They had their own sound. But this wild bellow - equal parts panic, terror and bewilderment - was out of the ordinary. It ricocheted down the hallway from the room of a very young, pregnant patient who was deaf.
April 24, 2016 |
"They have no idea what's going to happen. " - Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), trailer for Game of Thrones , Season Six. The secrets of HBO's Game of Thrones are safe with Kristian Nairn. The Northern Irish actor and DJ is chattier than his character, Hodor, a fan favorite best known for his one, all-purpose line: "Hodor!" Confirming that the gentle giant and his young master, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), are returning to the show after a year off, Nairn, in a phone interview Monday from his base in Belfast, was spoiler-free.
January 12, 2016 |
Happy and affectionate, Natasha easily wins over all those with whom she comes into contact. The 15-year-old often greets acquaintances with a hug and a warm "hello," and delights in being the center of attention. Natasha can be a bit shy when meeting new people, but once she gets to know you, she will show you around the house, ask questions through sign language, and laugh with you. She enjoys listening to music, playing on the slide and swing outdoors, and dining on chicken nuggets and French fries.
June 15, 2015 |
As a bridesmaid at a bachelorette party, you are part dance partner and part security guard to the bride-to-be. You want the bachelorette to have a VIP experience, and you are the velvet rope. But in order to do that, you have to master the art of bar sign language. Last weekend, 10 friends and I celebrated my BFF's bachelorette party at a beachside bar. On the dance floor, we formed a protective circle around the bride-to-be, ready to wrangle, distract, and, if need be, repel incoming males.
May 4, 2014 |
The third quarter ended, and Washington boys' lacrosse coach Jack Creighton turned toward his bench in search of his starting goalie. Robert Franklin sat there alone, with ice on one of his shins. Creighton asked him to walk onto the field. The coach did not need Franklin to reenter the game. "Need you to sign for me, please," Creighton said. Franklin's replacement, sophomore Paul Thiergartner, is deaf. And the Eagles coach wanted to give him instructions before the fourth quarter began.
February 12, 2014 |
MEDFORD A Burlington County nursing facility says it will offer a certified sign-language interpreter to deaf patients after a complaint alleging that one of its patients was often denied that resource. The decision is part of a settlement announced Monday involving the Medford Care Center. In 2012, the family of Mary Jane Barton, a former patient who is deaf, alleged that the facility offered a sign-language interpreter only twice and based other conversations on lip reading and handwritten notes.
January 24, 2014 |
JUST LIKE PRESIDENT Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Nutter was joined by a sign-language interpreter during his last two news conferences, but the question remains: Is he here to stay? Everett Gillison, Nutter's deputy mayor for public safety and chief of staff, told the Daily News that having a sign-language interpreter was important during severe-weather events to better inform the public. "This is not the first time that we have used an interpreter," Gillison said.
August 29, 2013
BEFORE the first speech was uttered on the National Mall on Saturday, marchers from all over America commemorating the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom had already spelled out their demands in signs. They marched behind banners and placards calling for increased education spending, an end to discriminatory voting restrictions and for more and better jobs. Fifty years after the 1963 March on Washington, those are still signs of the times. The commemorations staged Saturday and again with today's presidential speech were and will be fueled by the same determination that marked the original march.
March 4, 2013
* SWITCHED AT BIRTH. 8 p.m. Monday, ABC Family. WARNING: The commercials may seem louder during ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" this week. That's because most of the episode will be in American Sign Language. (There will be subtitles.) Now in its second season, the show about two teens - one deaf, Daphne (Katie Leclerc), and one hearing, Bay (Vanessa Marano) - who were accidentally raised by one another's biological families has intensified its focus on the deaf community.
February 1, 2013 |
LaNieta "Niety" Garbutt, 69, of Abington, a sign-language interpreter in Montgomery County schools, died Thursday, Jan. 24, of pancreatic cancer at her home. Mrs. Garbutt spent 27 years as a sign-language interpreter for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. She was so popular with deaf students and her teaching colleagues that they turned out in droves to her signed memorial service Monday, Jan. 28. "She gave generously of her time and herself to the many deaf students for whom she was an interpreter," her family said.