Category Archives: Deaf Culture

Learning Sign Language- Four Ideas to Motivate and Engage Family Members

Author: Nora Maldonado Oftentimes, when a child is diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing, there is an initial outpouring of enthusiasm from friends and relatives who want to learn ASL. It is novel, and people genuinely feel motivated to … Continue reading 

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Enjoying Stories as a Deaf Person

Written by Levi Traxler I love stories. I love reading, even more so if it’s about fantasy or science. I remember reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings when I was in high school. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I … Continue reading 

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Proactive vs Reactive: My experiences as a Deaf Person

By Levi Traxler I am the kind of person who takes care of and does things at the last minute, sometimes at the absolute last minute. I’m even writing this article right before the deadline! It’s difficult for me to … Continue reading 

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Building A Foundation for Self-Advocacy

By Joy Santos Becoming a parent opens your eyes and your heart to a world of adventures and emotions. In my experience thus far, it’s been a rollercoaster of dynamic and often conflicting sentiments!  I want to be able to … Continue reading 

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Why I Sign

Author: Kurt Kuzminski Why do I sign? Because it’s beautiful. Because it translates movement into poetry, connecting concepts to ideas, and people to people. It tells us stories in a vivid, visual medium that is intuitively enchanting, and — simultaneously … Continue reading 

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Deaf Parents, Hearing Child

By: Levi Traxler   My wife and I are Deaf, and we use American Sign Language to communicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We rely on a lot of visual information, such as when I flicker the … Continue reading 

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BC Hands & Voices presents “Finding Unity in our Diversity: Family stories of raising young children who are deaf and hard of hearing.”

CHECK OUT OUR NEW BOOK!! Connecting with others who have shared life experiences is one of the joys of being human.  In our ever-changing world, those connections aren’t always present when we need them most.  And so we are excited … Continue reading 

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Parent Connect Coffee Night- ‘Learning from DHH Adults’

Join us with special guests Tara Dyck & Bowen Tang, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) Guides with the Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side Program. Tara & Bowen will share some of their experiences growing up as well as: -tips … Continue reading 

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B.C. Sign Language Interpreter Nigel Howard is a “real life superhero” to this deaf 4-year-old

Note- this article was originally published on Vancouver Is Awesome on May 29,2020 and is being reproduced here with permission from the author and Vancouver Is Awesome. ——————————————————————————————————– Our first and only child, Iliyan, was 6 weeks old when we learned … Continue reading 

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten – Navigating Your Options

By Lee Johnston  The transition to kindergarten can be an exciting and stressful time under any circumstances, for both children and their parents or guardians. But planning for the kindergarten transition for a D/deaf or hard of hearing child (DHH) … Continue reading 

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