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DeafWire Edition – 4 March 2023

DeafWire Edition of DeafDigest

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Deaf Performers At Super Bowl LVII

Oscar winner Troy Kotsur, Colin Denny, a Deaf Native American, and Justina Miles, a Philadelphia born performer now living in Maryland participated at the Super Bowl LVII this year. There was singing of the National Anthem through a blend of ASL and North American Indian Sign Language, an ASL rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and performing Rihanna’s greatest hits in ASL during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Justina’s energetic performance went viral worldwide. The Dream Foundation granted the wish of Kellirae Cox, a former cheerleader and alumni of California School for the Deaf Riverside, who was diagnosed with melanoma to attend the Super Bowl.


Deaf Experience in Earthquake

As of February 18th, over 46,000 people were killed in the earthquake that hit southern and central Turkey, and northern and western Syria. The earthquake, which occured on February 6, measured 7.8, and the death toll is expected to increase. More than 84,000 buildings in Turkey were destroyed and many people are missing. Among them are many Deaf people who either experienced or have family members who were at the earthquake sites. H3 World TV is working on gathering information about Deaf survivors of the earthquake. If you have any information or know anyone who has survived the earthquake please share with us at


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Deaf People To Get Driver's Licenses

The Shanghai Disabled Persons’ Federation announced that after years advocating for disabled people’s rights among government, police, and traffic authorities, the Ministry of Public Security now allows people with hearing loss to apply for licenses to “drive small-sized cars if they can meet a certain hearing standard with hearing aids.” Two coaches from the Shanghai Anting Driving School who are fluent in sign language will train the new Deaf drivers. Data from the Shanghai Association for the Deaf showed that there are more than 80,000 certified Deaf residents in the city, and hundreds of them have an urgent desire to drive.


Interpreter on TV channel

The ONT television channel is collaborating with the Association of the Deaf in Belog to show news translation in sign language on its local morning news. This is the only opportunity for thousands of Deaf people to access information.

The Old Fogeys

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Deaf Model and Footballer

Jamie Clarke, a Deaf footballer and model who received a cochlear implant at the age of six, has not only represented Great Britain and England in football, he has also played in the World Cup for the Deaf and the Deaflympics. Although Aston Villa was one of the clubs who showed interest in Jamie as a youth, he never made it to the top level of professional English football.

This DeafWire EDITION is presented by H3 World TV, an international Deaf media organization producing TV programs in International Sign (IS).

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