- RIT awarded millions to train Deaf scientists in NY, USA This is fantastic news! We need more Deaf people working in the area of STEM.
- Article in WIRED magazine about Gallaudet's Dorm 6 and DeafSpace. (Note: I believe Dorm 6 should be called Davila–the man has done so much for Gallaudet and deserves to be memorialized.)
- Cricket South Africa and Deaf Cricket South Africa begin first deaf international cricket series. I love stuff like this. Deaflympics is not enough - we need more international Deaf Sport - when are we going to have regular conferences in the Americas?
In the UK:
- Deaf Lounge opens, first bar catering to Deaf people. Bar also holds salsa and Zumba workshops–drink and stay fit.
- Labour MP criticizes media as having failed Deaf and Blind people. And yes, they have.
In the US:
- Lydia Callis uses her fame to change agency policies for accessibility. Callis became famous for her work with the government providing ASL announcements helping people prepare for Hurricane Sandy. She's added tours at the New York Public Library, among other things, making New York even more accessible.
- Deaf and Blind homeless man dumped on the street; another example of health care failure in the US. This is called "greyhound therapy:" a hospital puts a patient on the bus and sends them somewhere else.