New President of Chile promises to change Chile into a...
Atlas Signs From left to right (de izquierda a derecha): Gustavo Vergara (Secretary General ASOCH - Secretario), Eduardo Ramírez (Chief of Staff - jefe de gabinete), Claudia Guerra (PR ASOCH - RR PP), Alejandro Ibacache (Interpreter - interprete), Enrique Accorsi (Member of the Republic - diputado de la republica), Ena von Baer (Minister Secretary General of Government - minis...
Mon, Jun 07 2010
Congrats to CaptionFish and DeafPolitics
Atlas Signs CommentaryCongratulations to CaptionFish and DeafPolitics on their forming a partnership to develop a DeafPolitics website for the deaf and hard of hearing community. For those of you who missed the news, here is the link to their press release. I think a DeafPolitics website with blogs and vlogs is a great idea. I would like to see our deaf people become more aware o...
Thu, May 27 2010
Deaf Colombians In Need
Atlas Signs According to Gallaudet News, a group of 16 Gallaudet students are helping a deaf Colombian school get things they need, such as mattresses and funds towards a new building that they would like to own. The school, named the Fundación Helen Keller , which is located outside of Bogotá, Colombia, had only one desktop computer for its 35 students and five staff and volun...
Thu, May 27 2010
Philippine President Heeded the Cries of the Deaf and the...
Atlas Signs This just in:Philippine President Signed Programs for Disabled Persons in Every Province, Cities and MunicipalitiesCongratulations to our deaf friends in the Philippines! This is great news for their communities. Let's hope things will improve there from this point! Thank you all for your support!
Sun, May 23 2010
Let's Give Deaf Kenyans A Hand, Too
Atlas Signs Jamie Berke posted a link to this article that got my attention: Challenges for Deaf in Kenya We can help our deaf Kenyan friends by writing to their government as well as to our President of the United States, Mr. Barack H. Obama, whose father was born in Kenya. The full contact information for the government of Kenya and the President of Kenya can be found at this s...
Wed, May 12 2010
Help Deaf Filipinos Get Voting Rights
Atlas Signs I think it is a travesty that on the day of national elections in the Philippines deaf Filipinos cannot vote for their choices simply because they are not allowed to register. Deaf Filipinos should be allowed to vote because it is their inherent human right. The Philippines has come a long way in becoming a democracy after years of dictatorial rule by Ferdinand Marcos...
Sun, May 09 2010
Politics Affect Your Life!
Atlas Signs Deaf are not political? MM is right. He raised a few interesting points in his blog, At The Rim. I agree that deaf people like us should get involved in politics. My observation is that many deaf people at general, whether in the United States or Britain or other countries, tend not to be interested in politics. Many of them I know tend to be either interested only in...
Sat, May 08 2010
Deaf Chileans Cope with the Aftermath of the Earthquake
Atlas Signs This is a reprint of my article from SIGNews, April 2010 issue. For subscription information or to order a free issue, go to www.signews.org. Spanish translation provided below. My apologies for reprinting it this late, one month later, due to being preoccupied with business and personal matters. Continued donations to ASOCH will be greatly appreciated. Information fo...
Thu, May 06 2010
Welcome to Atlas Signs
Atlas Signs I had created this blog four years ago during the times of the Gallaudet protests but decided to close it due to lack of public interest. After some thinking and an idea that hit my head, I am re-opening it and this time its focus will be on deaf events around the world, travel stories, philosophy, politics and more. About the title itself, have you heard about the Gr...
Thu, May 06 2010
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