Friday, August 18, 2017
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Squeeze catcher hasn't let hearing disability hamper baseball career

By Steven Ryzewski

Winter Garden SqueezeWINTER GARDEN The external microphone of the cochlear implant installed behind Chase Smartt’s right ear is the only outward indicator that he is deaf.

Should anyone notice it — a curious child, perhaps — Smartt has no problem answering questions about his impairment. In fact, he embraces and even enjoys discussing it, as well as the device that enables him to hear.

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Source: West Orange Times & Observer

Job posting for Executive Director of USADSF

USA Deaf Sports FederationUSA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) is seeking to contract with or possibly employ an experienced Executive Director to provide supportive and effective leadership. This Executive Director shall maintain organizational stability and bring their knowledge and skills to keep the strategic work of the organization active. The Executive Director shall oversee the budget, supervise interns, sustain organizational visibility and communications, support key relationships, manage programs and operational systems. The successful Director shall have demonstrated experience in organization development, coaching, fundraising and resource development, human resources and financial management.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Job posting for Executive Director of USADSF

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: Hearing Like Me


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