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Deaf Actors Playing Deaf Characters: 4 Recent Examples in Film & TV

Deaf Actors Playing Deaf Characters: 4 Recent Examples in Film & TV

“I just wanted to say that this is dedicated to the deaf community, the CODA community, and the disabled community. This is our moment,” actor Troy Kotsur said.

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How Those with Hearing Loss Can Get Started with Relay South Dakota

How Those with Hearing Loss Can Get Started with Relay South Dakota

As we age, we evolve. We grow stronger, knowledge turns into wisdom and practice creates new skills. It’s balanced out as other abilities start to fade: our vision might grow blurry, and our ears might not be as sharp.

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Making Connections Easy – The Advantages of Relay’s TED Program

Making Connections Easy – The Advantages of Relay’s TED Program

Connection is so critical in your everyday life – but it’s impossible to find it without the right tools. Tasks like answering the phone, dialing a number and general communication can mean different things for different people. For someone who is deaf, is hard of hearing or has a speech disability, finding the right equipment is paramount.

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3 Unique Ways to Make Use of Relay Conference Captioning

3 Unique Ways to Make Use of Relay Conference Captioning

As part of our mission, Relay South Dakota aims to better the lives of those who could benefit from captioned conversations. One such service we’re particularly proud to offer is Relay Conference Captioning (RCC). But beyond the obvious use in a workplace setting, this unique service far exceeds a single potential application.

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A Guide to Useful Signs for the Holiday Season

A Guide to Useful Signs for the Holiday Season

No matter how you say it, or what you say, the holiday season is a time where we tend to be at our merriest. There’s something magical about this time of year. It might be the chill in the air. It could be the snow crunching beneath our feet. Not every person or culture celebrates the same thing, but it’s the general celebration and joy that unites us all around this special time.

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Protect Your Hearing While Out Hunting

Protect Your Hearing While Out Hunting

When it comes to October, a major holiday usually comes to mind. We’ll give you three hints: It brings people together, people often dress up, and there’s a lot of orange. That’s right. We’re talking about Opening Pheasant Day. What were you thinking of?

Here In South Dakota, hunters from all over the United States take part in our annual pheasant-hunting tradition. With those hunters come their trusty firearms. With those firearms come loud noises.

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Spotlight on International Week of the Deaf

Spotlight on International Week of the Deaf

As the International Week of the Deaf comes to a close, that doesn’t mean the celebration ends. Deaf people continue to make huge strides in the community - ones that deserve to be acknowledged. But we can’t do it alone. Anyone can be an ally. In this blog, we look at what it means to be an ally and how we can continue to understand and celebrate differences in our day-to-day lives.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act: Where It’s Been, Where It’s Going

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Where It’s Been, Where It’s Going

For more than 30 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has ensured increased access to housing, telecommunications, education and much more for individuals with qualifying disabilities. The landmark civil rights legislation—which has enjoyed broad bipartisan support since its earliest days—prevents discrimination based on an array of conditions. The law represents an important turning point in the process of empowering individuals who have disabilities to more fully participate in day-to-day American life.

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A Guide to Signs You Should Know for the Workplace

A Guide to Signs You Should Know for the Workplace

Whether you find yourself interacting with a coworker who relies on sign language to communicate or a business client or customer who is deaf or hard of hearing, it’s important to have a basic understanding of some of the most common signs you might encounter in a workplace setting.

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How to Use Relay Conference Captioning Step-by-Step

How to Use Relay Conference Captioning Step-by-Step

If you’ve used Relay services, you know the impact it can have on your everyday life—from connecting with loved ones, to catching up with friends, to enabling lines of communication for your parents or deaf or hard-of-hearing family members. But did you know Relay South Dakota’s services go beyond the personal?

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