Joey Baer After reading Patti Durr's blog this morning, I made up my mind and will join Patti in leaving DeafRead. It was not easy decision but I simply can't support DeafRead's mission and vision anymore after watching them approving bashing and destructive v/blogs. That is NOT how Deaf community work. Reference: Patti Durr's blog [...]
Tue, Jul 15 2008
More Good News! MSCHE reaffirms Gallaudet’s Accreditation
Joey Baer I love it when people share good news, don't you? Here is another great news from Gallaudet that their Accreditation has been reaffrimed! We're proud of you, Gallaudet! Play Quicktime version
Mon, Jun 30 2008
DBC Conference: A Huge Success!!
Joey Baer With the DBC Conference being held right now in Milwaukee, Joey shares his observation that DBC conference is a huge success already! Congratulations!! Play Quicktime version
Sat, Jun 28 2008
Blue Ribbon Ceremony Video (1999)
Joey Baer It is a good time to remind ourselves why Deaf people are here on Earth in the first place. The 13-minute video memorializes Deaf people who have suffered yet carried on our Sign Languages and Deafhood. Additionally, this video will inspire us to continue fighting for our Deaf children's human rights. The video is subtitled [...]
Wed, Jun 04 2008
Let’s get Curvy with Sprint!!
Joey Baer As always, Sprint has come up with new technology features for Deaf people. In this vlog, Joey will explain about two new features: Blackberry Curve 8330 (NOT 8830 as noted in vlog) and new Sprint IP Application on Facebook! Watch this vlog to find out more! [...]
Wed, May 28 2008
My first name is Joey last name Baer.
Joey Baer This vlog discusses why some Deaf people signed “first name” before their first name then “last name” before last name. How did this start and what is the appropriate way to sign our names without saying “first name” and “last name”? (2:00) Play Quicktime version
Wed, Apr 30 2008
Think Globally, Act Locally
Joey Baer I am back to share my thoughts about “Think Globally, Act Locally” I mentioned at the DeafRead Awards ceremony last February. This is only to present my perspective and as always, your insights and thoughts are always welcome. Play Quicktime version
Mon, Apr 14 2008
Four Deaf Yorkshiremen (BSL Film)
Joey Baer How hard was growing up deaf? In this short film, four old deaf men try to tell the worst story about their childhood - and there's ten pounds on the table for the ‘winner!' Clips from the film were shown on BBC2's See Hear programme on 23rd January, 2008. The film was reviewed by the Observer [...]
Wed, Mar 19 2008
DPN20: I Can, You Can, We Can!
Joey Baer In honor of DPN20 today, enjoy this ASL Poem/Rap by Bridgetta Bourne-Firl. Upward we go! Play Quicktime version
Fri, Mar 14 2008
Secluded: A Deaf Girl’s Story
Joey Baer “Secluded” - Produced and directed by Melissa J. Kielbus, a senior at the California School for the Deaf. A Deaf girl feels isolated in a non-signing family. Her father, especially, has never attempted to embrace her. One night, the tables are turned- the father becomes Deaf. Will he understand his daughter better and bond with her? [...]
Fri, Feb 29 2008
2008 CAL-ED Conference Update!
Joey Baer Co-chairs Ginny Malzkuhn and Brenda Call would like to share some exciting news our upcoming 2008 CAL-ED conference in San Ramon, California. Information include two special keynote speakers, list of workshops offered at the conference, children's program and others. This vlog has a voice-over! See you there! Play Quicktime version
Fri, Feb 22 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
DPN20: “Our dream lives on”
Joey Baer Where has the time gone?? Remember the memorable Gallaudet President Now protest in 1988 that opened many opportunities for Deaf people? Now it is time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movement. Bridgetta Bourne-Firl gives a detailed sketch about the upcoming DPN20 event to be held at Gallaudet University on March 8, 2008. (3:00) For more information, go t...
Wed, Feb 13 2008
2007 DeafRead Awards
Joey Baer This is a six-minute vlog showing the PowerPoint that was used during the Awards. Joey also share his thoughts at the beginning and end. BONUS: Some awesome pictures by Chris Hamilton are included. Enjoy! Play Quicktime version
Wed, Feb 13 2008
Super Bowl through Deaf Eyes
Joey Baer About time that this vlog is NOT about politics but an ASL report on the Giants' biggest upset over Patriots. This vlog hopes to serve as a model on how we present news to Deaf people and children. Play Quicktime version
Fri, Feb 08 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Super Bowl Mania!!
Joey Baer Yea, Super Bowl is around the corner! There are two exciting videos that are appealing to us, the Deaf people. Watch this vlog to find out more... Play Quicktime version Bob's House on YouTube- click here “Jamaal, My Son” presented by Sprint - click here
Tue, Jan 29 2008
Interview with Dr. Paddy Ladd (5 of 5)
Joey Baer Question: What do you forsee for the Deafhood movement? Note: Thank you Paddy for your willingness to be interviewed for this site. As we can see that many people enjoyed this series very much! Upward we go! Play Quicktime version
Mon, Jan 28 2008
Interview with Dr. Paddy Ladd (4 of 5)
Joey Baer Question: Is the term “Deafhood” only applicable to the United Kingdom? Play Quicktime version
Thu, Jan 24 2008
Interview with Dr. Paddy Ladd (3 of 5)
Joey Baer Question: What are your observations of the Deafhood movement the last 2 years? (3:14) Play Quicktime version
Wed, Jan 23 2008
Interview with Dr. Paddy Ladd (2 of 5)
Joey Baer Question: How did you coin the term “Deafhood?” (1:23) Part 3 to 5 will be posted by end of the week. Play Quicktime version
Tue, Jan 22 2008
Exclusive!! An Interview with Dr. Paddy Ladd (1 of 5)
Joey Baer It is an honor to post an interview with Paddy. Paddy is best known for writing a book ”Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood”. In order for us to discuss the interview and Deafhood in depth, the interview has been divided into 5 parts. This is first one and each part will be posted separately over the next two weeks. NOTE: Paddy signs [.....
Wed, Jan 16 2008
Joey Baer I would like to take this time to say ‘THANK YOU' to San Francisco Club of the Deaf, Crazy Technologies, Individual Donors, and Sprint for their belief and support toward this website. For more information on Sprint, go to www.sprintrelay.com/blog Play Quicktime version
Fri, Jan 11 2008 · Moved from DeafRead Extra
Joeys 2007 in Review
Joey Baer Joey offers his review of 2007 vlogs and identified 3 topics to be discussed in 2008. 1) American Sign Language (ASL) 2) Deaf Leadership 3) Whole-System Thinking May the best be with you in 2008! Play Quicktime version
Mon, Dec 31 2007
DEFICIT THINKING: What is it??????
Joey Baer CENSORSHIP?? NO DISAGREEMENTS ALLOWED??!! GROUPTHINK?? Is discussing Deficit Thinking any of these? When a few bloggers and vloggers attempted to broach the subject of Deficit Thinking this week, the terms above were roundly thrown around. In this vlog by DE, calmly addresses the real issue of Deficit Thinking and how it affects the Deaf community. Play [...]
Mon, Dec 17 2007
Join us at the 2008 DeafRead Conference!!
Joey Baer In this vlog, Joey explains why you should attend to the 2008 DeafRead Conference. See you all there! More information on the 2008 Deafread Conference, click here. More information on 2007 DeafRead Awards nominations, click here. Play Quicktime version
Fri, Dec 14 2007
What would you do? #4 - ASL or Choices??
Joey Baer When discussing the decision-making process of Deaf children's parents (ASL or Oralism, and so forth), the word “CHOICES” is often tossed around. Nowadays, this particular word has spilled over to the Deaf community- we are told that we must respect “choices”, not principles. Should we sit down and accept our current situation? What wo...
Mon, Dec 03 2007
WIPE THE DEAF COMMUNITY OUT?! What should we do?
Joey Baer Are we PEOPLE or just an EAR or a GENE? This vlog discusses the United Kingdon's new Parliament bill where the Deaf embryo is removed. There is an international outcry over this, and international action, as well. DE asks that the Deaf community, rather than despair at the prospect of the Deaf gene being eliminated, [...]
Wed, Nov 28 2007
Gallaudet University: Successful Leadership
Joey Baer Congratulating Gallaudet on being taken off probation, Joey reflects on his “Failed Leadership” vlog in a sequel. This time, Joey talks about... SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP and who saved Gallaudet University, our Deaf home. Play Quicktime version Failed Leadership at Gallaudet vlog
Fri, Nov 16 2007
A New Feature: Video Comments!
Joey Baer I am thrilled to inform you that this site has a new feature, video comments! Play Quicktime version Correction: The article was not written by Shane Feldman as signed in my vlog but it was by DeafDC.com team. To read the article, click on Video Comments on DeafDC.com!slvShowNewIndicator(1192469712);
Tue, Nov 13 2007
HELP! SAVE THE U.S. DEAF COMMUNITY!!!
Joey Baer The U.S. Deaf Community needs YOUR HELP NOW! In this guest vlog DE shares his recent experience in Sweden, the country reputed for their Deaf Education system and societal celebration of Deaf people. A possible, but very effective, solution to the U.S. Deaf Community's problems is discussed here. Play Quicktime version
Fri, Nov 02 2007
A Confession to Make
Joey Baer I have a confession to make. I had a daughter that almost all of you never knew. Watch this vlog to find out more... Play Quicktime version
Tue, Oct 30 2007
International Day of Signed Languages Rally at Fremont, CA
Joey Baer The rally was held at the California School for the Deaf, Fremont on Friday, September 28, 2007 for their students, staff, and community members. You will see some short presentations, art work and international signs by CSD students and staff. Enjoy! (9:43) Play Quicktime version
Wed, Oct 10 2007
What would you do? #3: Staying Neutral
Joey Baer This is 3rd in a "What would you do?" series. Is "staying neutral" helping us? What can we do to help and resolve this? Play Quicktime version
Thu, Sep 27 2007
AG Bell Protest by the Deaf Bilingual Coalition
Joey Baer AG Bell Protest: last summer the Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC) protested at the AG Bell "Talk for a Lifetime" conference. DBC has been holding local community meetings across the U.S., and this five-part vlog series spotlights the Bay Area meeting on August 24, 2007. Barb DiGi and DE presented to a large audience at DCARA's Deaf Community Center. [...]
Wed, Sep 19 2007
Joey: Past and Present
Joey Baer In this vlog, Joey discusses about (and shows!) how his ASL skills have evolved over 19 years. It is becoming more evident and important for us to evaluate our ASL skills, just like we do all the time with our English. Play Quicktime version
Fri, Sep 14 2007
Joey Baer This time, Joey's Back, not a guest vlogger! It is really good to be back and in this 3 min clip, three things are covered. 1) Our Europe Trip 2) A perspective 3) Inspiration Play Quicktime version
Wed, Aug 29 2007
Deaf POWER Militants: Top Five Myths (Guest Vlog by DE)
Joey Baer Note: joeybaer(.)com is back online and will kick off with a guest vlog by David Eberwein! Top Five Myths: Myth 5: No English, ASL only Myth 4: Deaf activists lack political savviness Myth 3: Deaf activism turns people off Myth 2: Deaf activites don't know what hearing parents want Myth 1: Deaf activists = Militants Play Quicktime version
Sun, Aug 26 2007
A Night of Fun with Bay Area Deaf Poker
Joey Baer Poker is getting so popular these days and here's one in the Bay Area! (4:25) Play Quicktime version For more information - go to: www.nationaldeafpokertour.com
Sat, Jun 16 2007
Looking at the Deaf Education system
Joey Baer In last two months, I attended to three Deaf Education conferences (CAL-ED, CEASD, and State Summit). I would like to share my thoughts and seek some ideas on how we can improve Deaf Education system. (2:12) Play Quicktime version
Wed, Jun 13 2007
A New Language by David Spaulding (Guest Vlogger)
Joey Baer David Spaulding shares his experience how he was introduced to new language and deaf community. It is part of his journey into Deafhood. (1:02) Play Quicktime version
Mon, Jun 04 2007
Bigger Picture: Follow up
Joey Baer Greetings - Thanks to those who commented under my recent vlog, "Let's Look at the Bigger Picture". I would like to respond to some commenters especially the use of handshape "y" for system. (2:27) Play Quicktime version
Fri, Jun 01 2007
What is the "Bigger Picture"? DE's Response to Joey's Vlog
Joey Baer In response to Joey's Vlog, DE explained how our language was taken away and prevented us in reaching the bigger picture. (2:34) Play Quicktime version
Wed, May 30 2007
Let's Look at the Bigger Picture!
Joey Baer Shall we? (Length: 2:34) Play Quicktime version
Tue, May 22 2007
What would you do? #2: Working with Interpreters
Joey Baer After high interest with my "What would you do?" vlog two months ago, I would like to share my other thought on working with interpreters. Share your thoughts! Play Quicktime version
Thu, Apr 19 2007
Through Joey's Eyes 3: It is good to be Deaf!
Joey Baer After I did two vlogs sharing my thoughts about "Through Deaf Eyes", I felt I missed something, I finally remembered it and would like to share it with you. Enjoy. Play Quicktime version
Mon, Apr 09 2007
Through Joey's Eyes 1: Who Divides Us?
Joey Baer After watching "Through Deaf Eyes",Â I made a vlog sharing my thoughtsÂ and I realized that IÂ was talking aboutÂ two different topics.Â So I decided toÂ split my vlog into two parts so we can discuss on the topics clearer.Â Â This is first part, "Who Divides Us?" and see second part,Â "We areÂ Fine!"Â right under this post. Play Quicktime [...]
Thu, Mar 29 2007
Through Joey's Eyes 2: We are Fine!
Joey Baer Second part - to see my first part, scroll up. Play Quicktime version
Thu, Mar 29 2007
A Permanent Grave: a behind scene vlog
Joey Baer With my very small role as Principal Routhier in Mosdeux's new movie, “A Permanent Grave”, this vlog discussÂ my awesome ‘behind scene' experience.Â Enjoy!Play Quicktime version [...]
Sun, Mar 18 2007
What would you do? - Follow up
Joey Baer This video is to follow up on my recent vlog, “What would you do?”Play Quicktime version [...]
Sun, Mar 04 2007
What would you do?
Joey Baer Play Quicktime version An impromptu vlog made in Denver International Airport while I was waiting for other plane. If you were in my shoes, what would you do? (1:53) [...]
Thu, Feb 22 2007
Vlogs: Elevating Deaf Discourse
Joey Baer If you missed my presentation at theÂ Vlog/Blog Conference on February 3rd at Gallaudet, you can see it here.Â Â In my presentation, I discussed the following; discourse, vlog samples that contributed to the elevation of our discourse, and what vlogs bring for us today and beyond at Gallaudet.Â Be advised that it is about 16 minutes long.Â [...] [...]
Mon, Feb 12 2007
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