CBC ANNOUNCES PILOT PROJECT TO MAKE CANADIAN PUBLIC RADIO AVAILABLE TO DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CANADIANS

CBC Media Centre
February 1, 2016

CBC is pleased to share details of its pilot project to make Canadian public radio available to an estimated 1-3 million* Canadians who are otherwise unable to listen. With the help of a grant from the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund, CBC will make text transcripts of CBC Radio One’s The Current available to the public on CBC.ca on a daily basis, and will film, edit and post one American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted radio documentary from the program on CBC.ca each month, starting today….. READ MORE – >

You Can Make A Difference

By Bowen Tang, M.ED

“What is leadership?” That is the question posed by Ainsley Latour, the opening speaker of the 3rd annual Youth Retreat at the 2015 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) National Conference. Leadership is not about running an organization, executing projects, or other activities where working in a group is involved. Leadership is about communicating and visioning, where the person exerts an influence towards others into realizing that change is necessary and guiding them to develop goals…..READ MORE – >

How brain balances hearing between the ears

Vancouver Desi
May 13, 2015

Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

A team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) sought to understand the biological process behind the ‘olivocochlear’ hearing control reflex…. READ MORE ->

DeaFined Restaurant hopes to build bridges between deaf culture and hearing world

by Erin Ellis
CBC News
May 7, 2015

“First, he opened a restaurant where customers dined in the dark while being served by visually-impaired wait staff. Now, Vancouver restaurateur Moe Alemeddine wants to build bridges between the deaf community and the hearing world…..” READ MORE ->

 

Restaurant employing servers with hearing disabilities to open in Vancouver
By Yuliya Talmazan
Global BC News
May 1, 2015

“A restaurant employing servers with hearing disabilities is opening its doors in Vancouver next week. DeaFined on West 4th Ave and Vine Street will be the first of its kind in Vancouver and Western Canada. There are only two similar establishments in North America – one in San Francisco and one in Toronto….” READ MORE ->