Sign Language TV - 4:37
Theressa DuBois, Deaf Welcome Foundation (ILYTv Network)
Posted Aug 22, 2019
We're so excited to launch the first Sign Language TV Channel, on Comcast! It's called ILY-Tv ON DEMAND. I-L-Y is the universal sign for "LOVE." We love the Deaf and Deaf Culture. In fact, this entire project has been a "labor of love." There are millions of Deaf people in America with some 90,000 in Illinois. We're airing ON DEMAND programs to entertain, inform and inspire the entire family, but especially those who prefer or rely on Sign Language to communicate. It's really exciting to be creating jobs for Deaf adults, here in Chicago! We believe no Deaf person needs to be UNEMPLOYED or rely on Social Security to live, if they can be trained to work. My charity has launched the DEAF TALENT CAMPAIGN, here in Chicago, to encourage Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing folks to come out and be trained for careers in Sign Language TV, Media, Music & Film. You can help us too, by giving to the Deaf Welcome Interpreter Fund. (www.ilytv.com) Donations, gifts and grants are making industry leaders, trainers and celebrities accessible to the Deaf in a brand new way. Check your local listings for ILYTv ON DEMAND, and if you don't see us yet, request us. ILYTv on Comcast is the next BIG THING!
Hosted by: Paul Lisnek Produced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
Other videos hosted by Paul Lisnek
Center Stage for Access and Inclusion
In an effort to encourage Chicagoans and visitors alike to gain a greater appreciation for the beauty and power of inclusion in every facet of our lives, The Chicago Lighthouse will host a unique three-hour summer spectacular concert Saturday, September 14 at Navy Pier featuring performers with and without disabilities. “Center Stage for Access and Inclusion,” which will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on the Navy Pier South Dock (adjacent to Ferris Wheel), will feature stellar performances from singing sensations and epic dancing to comedy and storytelling. Special guest performer will be Avett Ray, a seven-year-old piano YouTube sensation who happens to be visually impaired. Serving as emcee will be one of Chicago’s most engaging personalities, Leon Rogers of WGCI.