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CSUN Student Helps Interpreters ‘Tackle’ Sports in American Sign Language

CSUNEvery summer, novice and veteran interpreters and interpreting students gather for one week to learn about professional development, and to participate in workshops that build their skills.

This year, for the first time, a California State University Northridge student will be hosting one of the workshops at the 10th anniversary for the 2017 Summer Institute for Interpreter’s Professional Development — an event hosted by CSUN’s NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services — that provides educational workshops and Continuing Education Unit credits through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to help interpreters maintain their National Interpreter Certification.

Read more: http://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/media-releases/csun-student-helps-interpreters-tackle-sports-in-american-sign-language/

Source: CSUN Today

Australian Ninja Warrior viewers outraged after deaf contestant disqualified

By Georgia Dixon

2017 Australian Ninja WarriorSocial media was in uproar last night over the way a deaf Australian Ninja Warrior contestant’s disqualification was handled by the show’s editors and producers.

Paul Cashion never heard the siren alerting him that his turn had ended after his foot slipped into the water on the first obstacle. Cashion continued through the course until his son, Josh, caught his attention and gave him the news via sign language.

Read more & view video: http://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/technology/2017/07/australian-ninja-warrior-deaf-contestant-disqualified/

Source: Over Sixty

National deaf sports day is won by Exeter pupils

By Anita Merritt

Exter Deaf AcademyPupils from Exeter Deaf Academy have won a national track and field sports day competition for deaf schools. They earned a total of 900 points across the event, almost double the points earned for second place.

The annual National Deaf Schools Track and Field Sports Day recently took place in St Albans, Hertfordshire. The competition saw seven schools from across the country come together to compete in a variety of track and field events.

Read more: http://www.devonlive.com/national-deaf-sports-day-is-won-by-exeter-pupils/story-30438730-detail/story.html

Source: Devon Live

4 deaf baseball players you probably didn’t know about

By Kirsten Brackett

Ed Dundon was from Columbus, Ohio and attended the Ohio Institute for the Deaf. His hearing loss was genetic and two of his siblings were deaf too. In 1883 Dundon played Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Columbus Buckeyes. He was the first deaf player in the MLB, with a very short professional career.

Read more: https://www.hearinglikeme.com/4-deaf-baseball-players-you-probably-didnt-know-about/

Source: Hearing Like Me

Deaf athlete Kyle Schulze competes at American Ninja Warrior 2017

2017 American Ninja WarriorThe American Ninja Warrior had a Deaf competitor at the Kansas City Qualifiers run. 27-year old Kyle Shulze was cool and looked to be having fun when he did the qualifying run. Despite not completing the course, Shulze made the top-30 cut and will compete in the Kansas City Finals.

Kyle Shulze's Kansas City Qualifiers run

American Ninja Warriors headed to the Kansas City Finals

 

Elite runner Paul Landry returns home to Hunt Club for park rededication

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationThe rejuvenation of Hunt Club’s Paul Landry Park received a major boost when its namesake — an elite, record-setting Canadian runner — returned to his roots to help further plant the seeds of positive change.

Paul Landry, who lived in Hunt Club when he worked as Ottawa’s first deaf letter-carrier for Canada Post, still holds the Canadian records for fastest times in several distances: 800 metres, the 1,500, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000.

“So who feels ready to race with him in the rain?” Alain Turpin, executive director of the Canadian Deaf Sports Association, said during the park’s rededication ceremony on June 30.

Read more: https://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/7405072-elite-runner-paul-landry-returns-home-to-hunt-club-for-park-rededication/

Source: Ottawa Community News

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