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Transcence App Makes Real-Time Chatting Possible

UNITED STATES—A new app is hitting the age of technology with the capability of following conversations in real time and captioning the words. Crafted by University of San Francisco and Berkley graduate students, the Transcence app utilizes the microphones in the smart phones of the people conversing to caption and assign each speaker a colored bubble. This lets the user...

Eagles Barely Win Over CSD

WALNUT CREEK—On November 15, the Berean Christian High School Eagles barely defeated the visiting California School for the Deaf (CSD) team 15-14. This match-up was the first round of the North Coast Section Division V playoffs. With Berean, the seventh seed, trying to make history by taking their team to the second round for the first time ever, CSD...

Downey High Football Is Deaf-Friendly

DOWNEY—A couple weeks ago, Canyon News covered Downey High School’s newest cheerleader, a Deaf high school student named Iliana. Now, we shed light on Downey’s football team, who she will be cheering on. Three of their players will not be able to hear Iliana’s cheerleading friends, screaming and waving their pom poms, but Iliana will most likely be able...

Mark Zaurov Lectures At CSUN On WWII

NORTHRIDGE—California State University, Northridge will host a lecture on November 14 at the Kurland Lecture Hall next to the Valley Performing Arts Center. The speaker will be Mark Zaurov who will be lecturing on being Deaf during the Holocaust. Deaf people played a vital role in both WWI and WWII, working in factories and other jobs where their inability to hear was...

GLAD Hosts World AIDS Day

LOS ANGELES—GLAD, the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc., will be hosting their annual World AIDS Day on December 3 at their Los Angeles location. GLAD hosts many deaf events throughout the year, but this one is special as there will be quilts brought in from the Deaf National AIDS Quilt collection. These quilts have been made to represent...

Deaf Student Makes Downey Cheerleading Squad

DOWNEY—Downey High School’s competitive cheerleading team welcomed its first deaf student onto their squad. Fifteen year-old Iliana Delgado earned her spot, according to her coach, Leslie Patterson, because she worked hard and tried out “just like any other girl.” Only 27 had high enough scores to join the team. Armed with her own smarts, an interpreter, and her lip reading...

Marvel’s New Superhero: Friend Or Foe?

UNITED STATES—Marvel, one of the tycoon companies of the comic book industry, has just released a new superhero, and the deaf community is not happy. Sapheara (aka Sap-HEAR-a) is a deaf girl with cochlear implants who aids Tony Stark’s, Iron Man in a limited edition comic book with the help of her hearing aid sidekick, ‘The Blue Ear.’ Marvel unveiled...

The Language Of Pizza

SAN FRANCISCO—“Pizza” is one of those words that countries around the world all recognize as decadent oven-baked bread slathered in tomato sauce and tossed with all sorts of wonderful toppings. In fact, according to Google Translate, the only languages that stray from the word “Pizza” are the languages that do not write with Roman letters. With word origins of...

“Visible Language” Opens At Gallaudet University

WASHINGTON D.C.—Gallaudet University’s Theatre and Dance Program has launched a new play titled “Visible Language,” pitting Alexander Graham Bell against Edward Miner Gallaudet in a rendition of the cultural battle for Deaf Education in the 1890s. Bell, who was the inventor of the telephone, was also a supporter of Oralism, the practice of speaking and reading lips without the use...

DWU Host Fundraiser At Mozzeria

SAN FRANCISCO—Deaf Women United (DWU) will be holding a fundraiser for the DWU Conference in 2015 at Mozzeria in San Francisco on September 29. The event is a private dinning gala and is limited to a party of 12 people. The DWU held an earlier fundraiser on August 23 with an admission cost of $10 that allowed anyone to attend in Fremont....
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