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Rules vs. Values

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and …

We Go Through Life With You

If you’re not a native ASL user, take a minute and think about several specific instances you had to rely heavily on spoken communication. Was it at a Doctor’s office? A legal situation? Sitting in a classroom? Maybe …

Deaf History Month: The Origins of American Sign Language

Martha’s Vineyard is a well-known vacation spot off the coast of Massachusetts, particularly for those in the “upper crust” of society, but did you know that it also played a major role in the development of American Sign …

Deaf Services Unlimited interviews Linda Bove: Part 4

The last part of our interview with Linda Bove continues as we discuss the importance of using Certified Deaf Interpreters and when to request one. Thank you, Linda Bove for such a great discussion!

Deaf Services Unlimited interviews Linda Bove: Part 3

Our great discussion with Linda Bove continues as we discuss when to use a CDI and how an ASL Interpreter and Certified Deaf Interpreter collaborate to bring full and equal communication access to everyone. You won’t want to miss the …

Deaf Services Unlimited interviews Linda Bove: Part 2

Last week we introduced our four part series of interviews with Linda Bove. In part 2, our discussion continues as Linda talks about the importance of a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI), becoming a CDI, and preparing for this new role. In …

Deaf Services Unlimited interviews Linda Bove: Part 1

A while back, we had the pleasure of interviewing Deaf cultural icon Linda Bove. It was such a good discussion! In the first part, Linda discusses her experience working as an actress on Sesame Street. Check back next …

Creating Your Own Expert Advisory Team

Do you ever feel like you’re alone in providing disability services on your college campus? Does bureaucracy have you down? Do you want to provide the best available solutions for your students? Often times, it may feel that …

Equality vs. Equity

Imagine you’re at your family’s Thanksgiving celebration and just as grandpa is getting ready to carve the turkey, your uncle says, “Let’s make sure everyone gets an equal share”. It should sound like a strange request considering you …