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Black, Deaf and Extremely Online: Black American Sign Language

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Black, Deaf and Extremely Online: Black American Sign Language

Variations and dialects of spoken English, including what linguists refer to as African-American English, have been the subject of intensive study for years. But research on Black ASL, which differs considerably from American Sign Language, is decades behind, obscuring a major part of the history of sign language.

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She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

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She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

“If I need to identify a piece during a game, I will lightly touch the top of it and say ‘identify,’ not grasping the piece, but just brushing it,” she says. Aside from that, says Michael Aigner, who was recently her teammate in the first Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities, “Nobody can tell that Jessica is blind.”

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Running Blind, and Running Free

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Running Blind, and Running Free

In a typical year, more than 50 blind runners complete the California International Marathon with guides; 53 runners who identified themselves as having a vision impairment finished the New York City Marathon in 2019. Many others ran shorter races.

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Kiera Allen of ‘Run’ on Upending Disability Stereotypes

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Kiera Allen of ‘Run’ on Upending Disability Stereotypes

Kiera Allen makes her feature debut this week, playing opposite Sarah Paulson in the Hulu suspense film “Run.” It is a rare instance of a wheelchair user starring in a thriller.

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Why the Pandemic Has Made Streets More Dangerous for Blind People

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Why the Pandemic Has Made Streets More Dangerous for Blind People

For pedestrians who cannot see or have limited vision, navigating the chaotic sidewalks and crosswalks of New York City was dicey enough before the pandemic. But the outbreak, blind people say, has made crossing the city’s streets even riskier and more harrowing.

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