Deaf Linx is your resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Langauge (ASL) and all other related topics. Deaf Linx firmly believes that deafness is not a disability, but a condition that produces a sub-culture that should be celebrated. Many people are unaware of all the accomplishments that deaf individuals have made and the unique ways in which they have come together to create a distinctive identity. Whether you are a deaf person or someone with hearing loss, looking for other individuals in your area, or you just want to learn about deaf culture or deaf society, our resources on deafness are for you.
Hello, everyone, and welcome to my home on the web! Perhaps you are a student of deaf history, culture, or language. Or maybe you are an actor learning about the history of deaf theatre. Or perhaps you are a teacher seeking to inspire young deaf children. Or you are a hearing person curious about our deaf world. Or you are someone who likes art, drama and poetry. Well, I think you’ve come to the right place! This represents my legacy that I share with you for your pleasure, study, and inspiration. Come on in, and enjoy!
These are just a few of the sparkling comments national critics have used to describe the work of dynamic actress Deanne Bray. It's the kind of response Ms. Bray has received from critics and fans alike since she burst onto the scene with her critically acclaimed starring role as Sue Thomas in the award winning television series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. She then brought a new legion of fans to her work when she was a regular actress on the NBC hit show Heroes where she played the role of 'hero' Emma Coolidge. Heroes director SJ Clarkson said about working with Deanne, "She's spectacular. Her natural instincts are right on when she performs." HeroesExecutive Producer Dennis Hammer says, "She's an extraordinary actress. Her talent and heart have made us all proud."
Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures’ “Children of a Lesser God,” for which she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
John broke through Hollywood stereotypes and became the first deaf actor in ABC’s Talent Development Program, attended by the likes of Tom Hanks and Arsenio Hall. From there, John appeared on several television series, such as NBC’s “Law and Order” and “Brand New Life,” USA Network’s “Pacific Blue,” and ABC’s “Parker Kane,” and “10-8.” John founded DEAFYWOOD, which culminated its 13-year tour on the 2007 sold-out Deaf Freedom Cruise attended by 4,000 passengers where he was also its cruise director. Since then, John has voyaged around the world on several cruises with Passages Deaf Travel (PDT) as its cruise director and entertainer. John was the headliner for the sold-out crowd of 4,000 on Royal Caribbean’s Deaf Freedom Cruise with Passages Deaf Travel.