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To explore the many facets of DeafTalent, I went right to the source: the Deaf community. Individuals working in a number of different fields were eager to communicate a message of Deaf empowerment.
Too often, young people who are deaf are discouraged from following their dreams. They are told "you can't..." or "you won't be able to..." and they are pushed to into careers that they are not pas...
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To explore the many facets of DeafTalent, I went right to the source: the Deaf community! Individuals working in a number of different fields were eager to communicate a message of Deaf empowerment. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing brief interviews with ambitious people following their life purpose; people who just so happen to be deaf.
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"By denying qualified deaf individuals job opportunities, employers are also refusing their current employees the opportunity to learn and grow in a multicultural work environment."
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I am very excited to have a booth at this year's Big Apple ASL Expo and Festival! Admission is FREE, so definitely check it out if you're NYC this weekend. And be sure to stop by my booth to say "hello" and get some treats... see you there! :)
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"The time is right for deaf/ HoH individuals and deaf allies to bring national attention to the shameful employment gap that keeps the Deaf community in a state of social and economic poverty."
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Audiences are loving Nyle DiMarco on America's Next Top Model! The reality is that 1 out of every 8 people in this country is deaf/HoH... so why don't we see them on reality TV?
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My Deaf siblings and young nieces deserve every opportunity to manifest their own destiny and accomplish their own goals without suffering the prejudice of previous generations. It’s time for people to open their minds to the endless potential of our diverse population!
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My latest post on Buzzfeed counts down the top 25 Deaf culture moments of 2015. What were your favorites?
When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the most noteworthy Deaf moments of 2015. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorite...
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"While reading news stories about the 'deaf-mute girl' in mainstream American outlets, I can't help but feel like we've transported a half century backwards in our acceptance of deafness."
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I saw you on the Huffington Post and thought you would enjoy this short documentry me and a buddy made about how the deaf are being oppressed by the real life example of our teacher Peter Wolf. Check it out.

https://vimeo.com/149072446
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I did a "Where are they now?" interview for CNN. Check it out :) I am so grateful that every day I get the opportunity to help serve the Deaf community and educate the world about Deaf culture and ASL.
Lydia Callis won fame as a sign language interpreter in New York during Superstorm Sandy. Her mission is to bring greater awareness of the deaf community.
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That's amazing! Congratulations! I'm a little shocked at the commentary from some so-called professor in the article, saying "interpreters are supposed to be invisible...we're taking sign language too seriously"... That person is writing books on Deaf Culture?
I beg to differ. Maybe ASL and Interpreters have been in the dark too long--and awareness is exactly what we DO need!
I love the response, "It is possible that some people who were clueless do not understand that American Sign Language uses facial expressions which indicate grammatical features and is part of the language itself...[her] goal was to make sure the message was clear to all deaf people with various language skills."
Beautifully put. You inspire me, Lydia, keep going strong!!! 
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Sign language interpreting is a challenging, yet rewarding job in a growing field. Is ASL Interpreting the Right Career for You? 7 factors to consider:
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"Before the ADA became law, discrimination was openly happening everywhere from churches to movie theaters to jailhouses. The rights of people with disabilities were being trampled, and there was little anyone could do to prevent it."
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LC Interpreting Service provides high quality interpreting services in American Sign Language, Spanish Sign Language, and International Sign. Services are available in all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester county, and New Jersey.

LCIS offers transcription services for those who do not use sign language or prefer text translations in certain circumstances. We also offer private ASL lessons, interpreter mentoring, and cultural competency training for organizations and businesses.

Motivated by connecting people, preserving Deaf culture, and empowering all individuals to pursue their dreams without limitation.