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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 »


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No Barriers for Deaf People at FMHouston

RespondBy Dr. Julie Howard | Jul.04, 2011 | Filed in: Articles,Community

A national policy adopted by First Methodist Houston, Texas to uphold true accessibility.

Theological/Biblical Stance:
Christians have believed and taught from the very beginning that God is the Creator of all people continue »

This post was submitted by Dr. Julie Howard.

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 »

Leglislative Forum planned for Houston – GHID

RespondBy | Jan.07, 2010 | Filed in: Interpreter,News

Greater Houston Interpreters for the Deaf (GHID) is hosting a Legislative Forum on January 16, 2010. Presented by Billy Collins, this workshop is a reprise of the forum held in San Antonio in 2009. continue »

Twenty-six Charged in Nationwide Scheme to Defraud the FCC’s VRS Program

RespondBy | Nov.20, 2009 | Filed in: News

Indictments were unsealed today against 26 people charged with engaging in a scheme to steal millions of dollars continue »

Automatic captions in YouTube

RespondBy | Nov.20, 2009 | Filed in: Headlines

Since we first announced captions in Google Video and YouTube, we’ve introduced multiple caption tracks, improved search functionality and even automatic translation. Each of these features has had great personal significance to me, not only because I helped to design them, but also because I’m deaf. Today, I’m in Washington, D.C. to announce what I consider the most important and exciting milestone yet: machine-generated automatic captions.

Since the original launch of captions in our products, we’ve been happy to see growth in continue »

New Sidekick LX 2009 is attractive to deaf consumers

2 CommentsBy | Nov.19, 2009 | Filed in: Technology

T-Mobile has added new features to its latest Sidekick, the Sidekick LX 2009 which is attracting attention from consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The new features build on Sidekick’s reputation of meeting and exceeding the needs of deaf consumers in providing a deaf-friendly product. continue »

UPDATE – Taste of Technology in Houston

RespondBy | Nov.02, 2009 | Filed in: Technology

UPDATE – There is still time to register! It’s quick and easy to register on-line right here, right now! Come to this FREE conference by Relay Texas and learn about technology with adaptive telecommunications equipment, assistive listening devices and telecommunications services for Texas residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech Disabled. continue »

Dancing lesson offered in Sign Language!

1 CommentBy | Oct.08, 2009 | Filed in: Activities

The Starlight Dance Studio is offering free dancing lesson for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Jill Perry, the Starlight Dance instructor is interested in providing free lessons for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing couples/individuals whom are interesting in having a fun filled learning in dancing. She will be providing lessons in sign language and there will be snacks and drinks provided. The first dance lesson will be provided on October 23rd at 6 o clock pm. It will take place at Starlight Dance studio located continue »

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 »