Spring Cleaning!

There’s really nothing like this part of the world in the springtime — especially, for those of us near the coast, once the marine layer lifts. Sunny days, nice breezes, cool nights. And as you emerge from the winter of your Covid discontent, you’re looking around and noticing...

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Blind Rider Hopes for an Olympic Medal

Verity Smith was born sighted. She began riding horses at the age of three, and competing at five. At eight, after contracting encephalitis and meningitis, Verity began losing her vision. By the age of seventeen, she was 90 percent blind, France Today reports. Through the years, as Verity’s vision...

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Discrimination Against the Deaf: How Can You Help?

This week there was a disturbing story in the news — one of many we’ve seen over the years — about a deaf man who was shooed out of a McDonald’s restaurant in Florida because it was just too hard for the staff to communicate with him. He went away hungry. You can read about...

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Deaf Awareness Week

Spoiler alert — Deaf Awareness Week was actually last week — my bad! However, it’s not an issue that’s going to go away, so I figured my friends would forgive the lapse. Each week we run news stories here on our website that highlight the issues around deafness in our...

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