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Faces Behind the Screen: Chris

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  Sign language interpreters inhabit an extremely significant role within Deaf and hard of hearing communities. They facilitate communication between Deaf people who sign and hearing people who don’t. But, at what point in one’s life does one say to oneself, “Sign…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Faces Behind the Screen: Crystal

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  Our Faces Behind the Screen project began in a small conference room at Boston University. Crystal, the Assistant Director for the Student Activities Office at BU, was one of the first interviewees to participate. In her role at the university, Crystal…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Faces Behind the Screen: Alicia

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  We met Alicia at BU during the first interview session of our Faces Behind the Screen project at Boston University. Alicia is a Deaf Ph.D. student studying Biomedical Sciences — specifically Molecular and Translational Medicine — with a background in Immunology.…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Faces Behind the Screen: Stu

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  Imagine that a famous musician like Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, or John Lennon had suddenly lost their hearing early in their careers. How would they be able to make music if they couldn’t hear themselves or their band playing or singing?…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Faces Behind the Screen: Nia

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  We met with Nia during our first round of interviews at Boston University in which we conversed with a handful of people from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Nia is Deaf, and recently moved to Boston to study Deaf…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Faces Behind the Screen: Lena

by Patrick Loftus in Faces Behind the Screen

  Lena’s was our last interview at Boston University, where we sat and spoke with a handful of Deaf and hard of hearing students and staff. Lena is a sophomore health science major and public health minor who is hard of hearing.…

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Updated January 4, 2018