Safari Deaf Awareness Day at Denver Zoo
Written by Bug
September is National Deaf Awareness Month. Many Deaf organizations across America held the fun activities, events celebrated and brought awareness of the Deaf to the public. It was also known as the International Week of the Deaf. The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week is to help bring attention to Deaf people, and all of their accomplishments and their issues at hand. How many Deaf people do we have in Colorado? About 40,000 Deaf residents! There are approximately 39 million Deaf residents in the United States. An estimated 300 million Deaf people are everywhere in the world. On Sunday, September 13th. Sprint Relay and Relay Colorado made this Safari Deaf Awareness Day successfully at Denver Zoo in Colorado. The organizers and sponsors such as Aspen Camp for the Deaf, Lance’s Deaf Orphans, DOVE, Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), and many more non-profit organizations and businesses helped celebrating this community and conduct public information campaigned to educate people about deafness. More than 1,200 Deaf, ASL students, family and friends of the Deaf community came to the zoo. Everyone had fun. See the video below.
(Note to Denver Zoo Visitors: Please accept my apology if you don’t see yourself in the video. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties to the point where I actually lost a few camera’s footages because my computer crashed which I cannot post those lost videos. -Bug)
(December 4, 2009 NOTE: Good news! We got the lost camera’s footages back. Enjoy.)