Welcome to Houston Deaf Network!

It’s time, friends and foes! A time to rise up, unite resources, build support, educate and especially be “heard” by those who live in Houston. Although Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, we have yet to see a central hub where Houstonians can find a variety of useful information in one place. HoustonDeafNetwork.com will do its best to fill in the missing gaps and help you fulfill your needs. But wait, there’s more than just providing you information… continue »

Spotlight

Darrel McCoulough

A while back, there was news about a deaf gentleman who saved a woman from a fire at apartment. Thanks to Kelly Reagan who managed to get a hold of him and made this interview possible. Darrel McCoulough is the guy who didn’t even think twice about saving another human being. It was a privilege of meeting and getting to know who he really is. Darrel is truly a kind and gentle man I’ve ever known, and I’m glad to call him a friend among Houstonians. Without further ado, here is the interview with Darrel McCoulough. continue »

Headlines



SmartSign and Google Glass Are Made for Each Other

You would think deafness had significant hereditary origins, but parents usually don’t see it coming. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that nine out of 10 deaf children are born to hearing parents. Children who are born deaf pick up sign language like any other child learning his or her first language, but parents have an uphill battle to teach themselves this kinetic language. SmartSign, a program that offers digital sign language lessons, is out to improve its software with the help of some cutting edge technology. continue »

News

Firearm Training & CHL Class in ASL

Good news! Lara Wagner has found a range here in Houston, willing to let her come down, use their classroom facility and range for both classes! Yay!!! continue »

Come Meet Michael W. Hubbs, Deaf Speed Skater for the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Michael W. Hubbs, Deaf Speed Skater for the 2018 Winter Olympics will be coming to Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to give a motivational speech about how he is achieving his dream to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics! continue »

This post was submitted by Alexandra Vetor.


Monthly Social Activities

DPHHH/DNO

DPHHH/DNO – May 2013

Sat, 5/11/13 – Flying Saucer Sugarland

If you have any suggestion for the next location, please feel free to submit your information and let us know when (date & time) and where.
more info

ASL Social

ASL Social Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 4 – ASL Social

Fri, Apr 4 – Katy

Sat, Apr 5 – Sagemont

Fri, Apr 11 – Sugarland

Fri, Apr 18 – Silent Dinner

Fri, Apr 25 – N. Houston

more info

Deaf Chat Coffee

Starbucks Coffee

Every 3rd Friday of each month
13301 FM 1960 Rd. W

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Deaf Paws

Deaf Paws – Choose your location and time

If you have any suggestion for the next location, please feel free to submit your information and let us know when (date & time) and where.

Resource Center

HAD One Year Anniversary

RespondBy | Apr.22, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

COME CELEBRATE WITH H.A.D. BEEN RE-OPEN FOR ONE YEAR NOW!!

DATE: April 26, 2014
TIME: 12 pm to 6 pm

ADDRESS:
VFW Post 9187
6101 East Mount Houston Road
Houston, Texas 77050

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380337522243829/

KIDS ARE ALLOWED
CASH ONLY FOR DRINKS

$5.00 FOR BBQ PLATE

SIGN SHARES AND CAAG WILL HAVE PRESENTATION

COME OUT AND ENJOY!!!

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Lisa Zanot
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: zanotlisa@gmail.com

Source

Firearm Training & CHL Class in ASL

RespondBy | Apr.22, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Articles,Training

Good news! Lara Wagner has found a range here in Houston, willing to let her come down, use their classroom facility and range for both classes! Yay!!! continue »

SOCIAL IN SPRING

3 CommentsBy | Apr.17, 2014 | Filed in: questions

I AM LOOKING FOR A DEAF SOCIAL IN THE NORTH SPRING/WOODLANDS AREA. IS ANYONE INTERESTED IF I START ONE? PLEASE LET ME KNOW BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE VERY INTERESTED IN MEETING NEW DEAF FRIENDS (MY DAUGHTER IS DEAF, SHE IS 25 YEARS OLD) AND I AM HEARING BUT FLUENT IN ASL.

THANKS,
JANE – carvaota64@aol.com

This post was submitted by JANE.

Employment

Part-time Interpreter at Lee College

RespondBy | Apr.08, 2014 | Filed in: Articles,Jobs Opening

REPOST POSITION: Part-Time Sign Language Interpreter
DATE POSTED: April 7, 2014
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
REQUISITION NUMBER: 0000099 continue »

Full-time Interpreter at Lee College

RespondBy | Apr.08, 2014 | Filed in: Articles,Jobs Opening

REPOST POSITION: Full-Time Sign Language Interpreter (Part-time see below)
DATE REPOSTED: April 7, 2014
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
REQUISITION NUMBER: 0000387 continue »

CAAG – Job Opportunity: Deafness & Hearing Loss Resource Specialist

RespondBy | Mar.18, 2014 | Filed in: Articles,Jobs Opening

CAAG Job Opportunity: Deafness & Hearing Loss Resource Specialist – Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG) invites resumes for the position of Deafness Resource Specialist located in our Houston, Texas office
continue »

Technology

sComm announces beta testing of new and revolutionary cellular text communication technology

RespondBy David Rosenbaum | Jul.12, 2010 | Filed in: Technology

Live Mobile Text allows faster live dialogue with patented split-screen

Raytown, Missouri – July 7, 2010 – sComm, developer and manufacturer of UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, announced the UbiVia, the next generation of cellular text communication on smartphones. Beta testing of the new product was launched at the National Association of the Deaf conference, taking place this week in Philadelphia, PA and will be offered exclusively to BlackBerry® smartphone users to start. continue »

This post was submitted by David Rosenbaum.

FREE VPAD!

9 CommentsBy Myo Htut | Jul.11, 2010 | Filed in: Technology

My name is Myo Htut. I am your local Representative and responsible for VPAD and Ojo videophones’ installations. I am here to remind you that I am still serving for you. Since ViableVRS is now operated by Snap!VRS, I have good news to share with you. Our services and products are improving for the excellent qualities of your needs. continue »

This post was submitted by Myo Htut.

Texas STAP Voucher

RespondBy | Jun.15, 2010 | Filed in: Technology

Got a Texas STAP Voucher? Look no more! We are here to serve you. We can help you get a pager from Sprint, ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile, Cricket, etc. continue »

Politics

NCD National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

RespondBy | Oct.07, 2009 | Filed in: Politics

Here’s a great opportunity for anyone in the deaf community who is knowledgeable of disability policies who can influence the decision making during the national summit in Washington, DC. continue »

Texas Congressmen on Facebook

1 CommentBy | Oct.05, 2009 | Filed in: Politics

I have been pondering ways for many of you to reach out and maintain contact with your Congressmen. I mentioned TweetCongress and contacting your Congressmen the old fashion way. continue »

The Case for H.R. 3101

7 CommentsBy | Oct.01, 2009 | Filed in: Articles,News,Politics

It is the year of 2020, you are walking with your friend who says, “Look at the news, man…can you believe that!?” You suddenly become curious to know what is going on. Your friend is shocked and watching the news on his mobile phone. You ask your friend continue »

Education

Interpreted Children’s Stories

RespondBy | Apr.17, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Education

Our Interpreting in Educational Settings students have prepared interpretations of children’s stories for your viewing pleasure. Come here and/or watch these stories on Wednesday, April 16th and Wednesday, April 30th from 6-7 pm. We will have different stories being told on each night. continue »

Positive Interaction Program – Airport Security & Travel Safety Updates

RespondBy | Nov.07, 2013 | Filed in: Community,Education

The next Deaf and Hard of Hearing “Positive Interaction Program”. The presentation for the month of December 3rd will be: “Airport Security & Travel Safety Updates” continue »

University of Houston Welcomes New Faculty – Fall 2013

RespondBy Sharon Hill | Aug.26, 2013 | Filed in: Community,Education

The University of Houston – ASL Interpreting Program (BA Degree) would like to announce the hiring of the following Clincial Assistant Professor effective Fall 2013: continue »

This post was submitted by Sharon Hill.

Activities

HAD One Year Anniversary

RespondBy | Apr.22, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

COME CELEBRATE WITH H.A.D. BEEN RE-OPEN FOR ONE YEAR NOW!!

DATE: April 26, 2014
TIME: 12 pm to 6 pm

ADDRESS:
VFW Post 9187
6101 East Mount Houston Road
Houston, Texas 77050

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380337522243829/

KIDS ARE ALLOWED
CASH ONLY FOR DRINKS

$5.00 FOR BBQ PLATE

SIGN SHARES AND CAAG WILL HAVE PRESENTATION

COME OUT AND ENJOY!!!

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Lisa Zanot
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: zanotlisa@gmail.com

Source

Firearm Training & CHL Class in ASL

RespondBy | Apr.22, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Articles,Training

Good news! Lara Wagner has found a range here in Houston, willing to let her come down, use their classroom facility and range for both classes! Yay!!! continue »

Come Meet Michael W. Hubbs, Deaf Speed Skater for the 2018 Winter Olympics!

RespondBy | Apr.22, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Articles

Michael W. Hubbs, Deaf Speed Skater for the 2018 Winter Olympics will be coming to Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to give a motivational speech about how he is achieving his dream to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics! continue »

This post was submitted by Alexandra Vetor.

Blogs

Crossway Construction – Remodeling

I’m a deaf residential home builder and formerly of Georgia with a Georgia Contractor License. I moved to Texas last year to get married and I’m now in the process of starting a construction business in Houston and the surrounding areas. continue »

This post was submitted by Chris Shirley.

Evolution of DPHHH to HDN

RespondBy | Apr.18, 2011 | Filed in: Blogs

DPHHH is a personal project that I’ve worked on since 2003. It was a way to give back to the community by helping both deaf and hearing professionals to connect and share experiences. Through the years, technology has changed the way we communicate. continue »

MMA and Self Defense for the Deaf

3 CommentsBy | Mar.24, 2011 | Filed in: Blogs

My name is John, I’m an martial arts instructor here in Houston. I work for Elite MMA located on the Southwest. I would like to provide a self defense and Mixed Martial Arts program for the deaf community in Houston. continue »

This post was submitted by John Alfeche.