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Biden appoints former Gallaudet Trustee
In September, President Biden announced plans to recruit five people to serve on the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on addressing disability issues. A Deaf woman, Claudia L. Gordon was selected as one of these five people. Gordon was previously Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and Associate Director of Public Engagement of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Meetings will be held quarterly.
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The Old Fogeys
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Sign language becomes official
Argentinian Sign Language (LSA) has been recognized as a language after a 229 vote. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) says Argentina becomes the 62nd country to officially recognize sign language and is one of only two countries being in South America: Guyana and Argentina.
French street artist
A Deaf French street artist, Zabou travels across Europe, Asia and America to paint murals, unusally on a large-sized wall realistic looking portraits to make cities a more colorful place. Zabou has painted 236 murals, in 22 countries and uses mostly spray paints to create black and white portraits with some color in the background or some parts of the portrait.
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