Always ❤️ to see our young deaf athletes to play the same passion 🏀during on court💪
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As the basketball season ends soon, it is perfect for you to start your off season commitments that can do for 2018-19 season! .............…………
Commitment – the act of being pledged, loyal, and true to your dreams and visions. Create a goal for this season. Write it down somewhere that you can look at it daily. Remind yourself of the commitment you’ll need to make both on and off the court this year to have a successful season. -Excerpt by Coach Lyndsey Fennelly of “23 Characteristics of Great Players”
Gameday! Gameday! Gameday for the GU Bison as they take on the Keuka Wolves 🐺 at 4:00 pm est for the semifinal today! 🏀💪
I seem to be bringing a lot of good people into my life these days 💜 I have always dreamt of travelling to Peru to find a Deaf friendly Shaman to guide me through an #Ayahausca ceremony. Where to start right! Looks like it is within my grasp and now to #makeithappen#manifestation#love#universe Also #jerrywills is the one who opened doors for access on live broadcasts for Deaf people. Make sure you look him up! His captioning system works brilliant! #deafpride#thirdeye
Up next on the #TeamSounds roster is our VP @jilly_kay! Growing up in a predominately hard of hearing household, Jillian was acutely aware of the everyday obstacles that members of the deaf community face; especially children. When approached about the opportunity to help grow the Sounds of Serenity mission, she couldn’t say no. Jillian joined Team Sounds with a vision and passion for increasing outreach through dominate social media presence. You can usually find her practicing ASL in our weekly Sign With Us Sundays, or developing new programs to spread our mission and grow support. Her work ethic is unrivaled and passion for the hard of hearing community unmatched.
Wanna join our squad? DM, email, of follow the link in our bio for more info!
Wonderful season, Gallaudet University men’s basketball team! Such a great talented young bunches. Let’s get it next season. 💪🔥🏀 📸 GU Athletics
Michelle Banks is one of the few Deaf actors working in the US, still fewer of whom are African American. When Banks was a child, she had spinal meningitis, which left her deaf. She went to school at Gallaudet, and transferred to State University of New York to study drama. Although she was the first deaf student to study drama at SUNY, and had to fight the administration to get an interpreter for her classes, she excelled in college. A true pioneer, Banks founded The Onyx Theater, the first and only deaf theater for people of color. Her work with Onyx for eleven years earned her the Cultural Enrichment Award from Gallaudet and the Distinguished Service Award from New York Deaf Theatre. Banks is known for her role in "Soul Food," "Girlfriends," Strong Medicine," "Malcolm X," and "Compensation." She has worked extensively with the National Black Deaf Advocates, and today, Michelle takes an active role in the Performing Arts Program at Model Secondary School for the Deaf. She enjoys supporting and inspiring the upcoming generation of deaf and hard of hearing artists and entrepreneurs.
Eight reasons you benefit from knowing sign language
#1 There are 48 million deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the USA. That translates to over 12% of the population. Skipping out on learning ASL means losing opportunities to gain new customers
#2 Deaf and hard of hearing people talk. ALOT! They swap stories in tips and share the names of deaf friendly businesses with each other. Word travels quickly in this tightknit community
#3 Time is money -clear communication is essential for any business transaction to run smoothly. If you can’t communicate with your customers, communication barriers will increase frustration and confusion for you both. Learn the basics of ASL so you can communicate effectively, and it will make the interaction go more smoothly
#4 Learning ASL causes you to literally, open your eyes !👀 -relying on a different sense to communicate exercises your peripheral vision and trains you to become more aware of your environment. Things that you have previously missed in your environment Will now be with in your realm. Deaf people are notoriously sharp-eyed, and by learning ASL, you can be to!
#5 put forth your best self in the marketplace -today’s job market is very competitive. ASL is a very bankable scale for your resume and increases your marketability as an employee.
#6 diversity is a cliché but it shouldn’t be-When you learn ASL your communication skills will extend beyond that of the deaf and hard of hearing community and will prepare you for handling a large range of language barriers
#7 by learning ASL you become a better communicator and listener –When learning the structure of ASL, you will learn how to consistently reformulate ideas and check understanding. The communication of ideas is much more precise in situation oriented. Those are valuable skills which non-signers often do not develop
#8 Learning Deaf Culture- Deaf individuals have a very rich and diverse background —in summary learning ASL powers up executive function – the processes you undertake for solving problems, planning, and other mentally demanding task in addition to having a heightened ability to monitor your environment www.deaffriendly.com