Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category has the Largest Collection of Photos and Pictures Related to Deaf Community.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT claims it has the largest collection of photos and pictures related to deaf community. It offers a feature to allow users send those photos as e-cards to friends.

With the mushrooming of online e-card website, the difference of it from others is focusing on “ASL” to express feeling and blessing. ASL (American Sign Language) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico.

This feature is called “Share photos and greeting card”. It was added to in late 2006. Although just a few months passed, already owns about more than 1,000 deaf or ASL pictures. And all the photos and pictures are uploaded by the members of this site.

It is free to send out those cards but you should sign up this site first. The registration is fast and just needs 2 steps. The feature can be found at the left navigation bar after login.

There are 2 ways to send e-card. One is using other member’s photos for your greeting cards; the other is loading your favorite photo. There is an option for you to choose whether to share your photos to other members. You also can add your personal message. An e-card can be sent to unlimited email addresses one time.

This gives people who like trying new things chances to make differences in e-card. However it lacks of animated photos at this moment.

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Catch a Film on Deaf in China

From Jamie Berke,
Your Guide to Deafness.

I received an e-mail from Abby Chen, a program director at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Ms. Chen wrote: “I am currently working on a film screening program called C4 (Chinese Culture Center Cinema). We are very excited to bring a series of documentaries that actually portray Chinese that are true to life, rich in diversity, and deeply rooted in a dynamic society. All the films are with Chinese & English captions. Among these films, there is one film that is particularly touching called White Tower, it talks about the hearing impaired community in China. Also, all the films in C4 have captions.”

A check of the Chinese Culture Center website ( shows that the film is scheduled to play on June 17, at 1 pm. Plus the site has a page with a photo and description of the film. I don’t live in San Francisco so I won’t have a chance to see this film. Maybe I’ll get lucky and someday it will wind up as a entry in one of the D.C. film festivals.

Related article: Deafness in China

International Deaf Stamps

The Fookum and Bug blog has a colorful, well-illustrated entry on deaf-related stamps from around the world. Other people have written about deafness in stamps before, but what makes this particularly interesting is the examples of deaf stamps internationally.

Alexander Graham Bell (Sierra Leone, 2002)

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