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Career Assistance for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Whether you're entering the workplace for the first time or seeking to change careers, this comprehensive resource guide of articles, tips, videos, and other information can help. Take advantage of the advice provided here, and be well on your way to getting hired.
Carin Powell is a 3D animator who has had single-sided deafness since early childhood.
She is also the writer and director behind Liftoff, a short animated film about a deaf dancer. Powell worked at Anamon Studios in San Francisco, and through hard work and exceptional talent, became the lead animator and fix team lead on their short film, Let’s Eat.
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Animators create images that appear to move through use of visual effects. So if you've ever watched a cartoon, you know what an animator's job is. While some find their creative spaces in an office, other animators find that their home is the most creative space. So they work from there. In order to find work as an animator, you're going to want to brush up on your portfolio of work.
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Henry Kisor was born in 1940 and became deaf at the age of three.
Henry Kisor was the book editor for the Chicago Sun-Times.
He is also the author of three mystery novels
A Venture into Murder, and
Cache of Corpses
and three nonfiction books
What’s That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness,
Zephyr: Tracking a Dream Across America, and
Flight of the Gin Fizz: Midlife at 4,500 Feet
Further Henry is the co-author of one children’s book, and writes two blogs
The Reluctant Blogger
The Whodunit Photographer
Marlee Matlin is probably one of the most well-known Deaf celebrities out there, but not everyone may know she is deaf. In 2008, Matlin participated in a season of Dancing with the Stars and said fans sent her hundreds of letters each week about how much they appreciate that she’s opened their eyes to the notion “that Deaf people can do anything except hear.”
If you just saw him posing in a magazine, you wouldn’t know Nyle DiMarco has been deaf since birth and was born into a large, multigenerational Deaf family. He’s enjoyed a surging career in modeling & acting since his big break as the winner of America’s Next Top Model in 2015, and went on to be the second deaf contestant on Dancing with the Stars after none other than Marlee Matlin. Nyle ultimately became the first Deaf person ever to win the competition.
Halle Berry, the first black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, lost nearly 80% of her hearing in her left resulting from a blow to the head during a domestic violence incident in a previous abusive relationship. Berry is now an outspoken advocate for raising awareness about domestic violence.
Derrick Coleman, Jr
Derrick Coleman, Jr. is currently the only Deaf player in the National Football League (NFL), as well as the first Deaf offensive player in NFL history. Coleman started playing & fell in love with football in 6th grade. Coleman became a Superbowl champion 2 years later with the Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 victory. Currently, Coleman is signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
I was taught to believe that sound wasn’t a part of my life
Christine Sun Kim’s captions have been getting bigger and bigger over the years. The, Berlin-based Deaf artist has been turning the little text at the bottom of the screen – the captions describing sounds and transcribing speech – into monuments, be they murals in opera houses or billboards visible from highways. For her upcoming project at Manchester International Festival, Captioning The City, she will wrap captions around buildings, inviting a different relationship to the sounds of the city.