In Israel, Poetry Slams for the Deaf

The room is silent. Marketed as an ASL (American Sign Language) Slam performance, a recent event in a Jerusalem bar played to a silent audience, the Forward reports. “Our gift of sign is unique,” performer Douglas Ridloff signed as he left the stage. “It’s a gift of the universe for us. Be...

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Does Your Dog Need Glasses?

Loss of vision is hard to assess, but special specs can help. Identifying vision issues in dogs isn’t that easy, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Unlike humans, dogs don’t squint at menus or bark wrong letters on the eye chart, and they adapt well when their vision starts to deteriorate. According...

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