BLACK LIVES MATTER
PSA FOR THE DEAF.
NATIONAL BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES
The official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (“HEARD”) is the only organization in the nation that supports deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, deafdisabled, and disabled (“deaf/disabled”) people at every stage of the criminal legal system process, up to and including during and after incarceration.
HEARING, SPEECH & DEAF CENTER
The mission of HSDC is to foster inclusive and accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education. Providing a comprehensive array of programs that foster effective communication for individuals and families affected by hearing or speech differences.
PITTSBURGH ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
Encouraging wholesome sports, pastime and recreation; exerting a wholesome influence upon the conduct of its members; helping the Deaf to secure employment, aiding in educating the Deaf and maintaining a club for the social enjoyment of its members.”
PRESSLEY RIDGE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
A year round Private School with a residential component that serves students who are Deaf or hard of hearing and also identified as having behavioral or emotional need or are on the Autism Spectrum
DESCRIBED AND CAPTURED MEDIA PROGRAM
The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING PROFESSIONALS
SLIP is a WBENC - Certified Women Business Enterprise focused on bridging the communication gap between Deaf and non-deaf individuals in Western Pennsylvania.
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
WPSD is a non-profit, tuition-free school, provides academic and extracurricular programs to deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through twelfth grade. Founded in 1869, WPSD continues its tradition of excellence through services to children across Pennsylvania.
CENTER FOR HEARING & DEAF SERVICES, INC.
HDS, a Pittsburgh non-profit agency, has been in continuous operation since 1921. Our professional staff provides a wide range of services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have other communication needs.
AMPLIFY AND INCLUDE BLACK DEAF VOICES
“Unspeakable” is a one-minute video public service announcement charged with bringing awareness to the voices of the Deaf community and their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Written and directed by Emmy Award-winner Emmai Alaquiva and a team of collaborators, this short features a diverse cast comprised of members of the Deaf community. They collectively proclaim, through American Sign Language, that changes need to be made when it comes to Black Lives.
In addition to Alaquiva, the production crew includes:
OpticVoices (production) and Cydney Cooper (production manager). Jack Ohrman (associate producer). Amy Crawford (co-producer/script consultant): Freelance Sign Language Interpreter. Danielle Filip (co-producer/script consultant): MBA, NIC-Advanced, Vice President of Operations, Sign Language Interpreting Professionals. Greg Pollock (co-producer/script consultant): Accessibility Officer. The PSA also includes subtitles and some additional audio, including vocals by Disney’s Emmy Award-winning songwriter Bianca “Blush” Atterberry and original music by multi-platinum composer Stephen “Bud’da” Anderson.