What's H&V News? The Communicator

Welcome to communication central at Hands & Voices! Through our quarterly newspaper, The Communicator, Hands & Voices influences policy, creates parent advocates, and connects families and professionals to both the day to day experience of raising a deaf or hard of hearing child, and to our shared experiences no matter where any of us are throughout the world. We especially look for thought-provoking pieces that illustrate the strengths and needs of our current educational system, from birth to age 21.

You can contribute to the success of The Communicator by becoming a member. Membership ensures the regular delivery of The Communicator into your hands each March, May, September and December. Click for info on joining H&V.

Contributions are welcome. Consider sending a query letter first to the Features Editor, Sara Kennedy, at editor@handsandvoices.org. Submissions should support our mission and philosophical values of nonbiased family support. News of events in your locale is highly encouraged. The editors reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, space, and content (with the author's permission). Pictures are also welcome.

Some of our regularly appearing features or columns include

  • One Family’s Journey: personal stories from parents
  • Ask the Audiologist
  • Deaf/HH Infusion: perspectives from Deaf or Hard of hearing adults
  • Advocacy Corner
  • D/HH Plus column alternating between parents and professional authorship
  • Childhood safety topics related to the O.U.R. Children’s Safety Project
  • Stories from kids and teens
  • “Kids and Kudos” are purchased ad space to congratulate a child or teacher on a job well done
  • “Tidbits” or short news pieces that families can quickly put to use, such as software releases, captioning news, or other brief news of note. These typically run without bylines.
  • We are always looking for up to the minute information on what’s new in deaf education, research, practices, technology and access.

Please use a clear 12 point Times New Roman type in a Word document, and send proposed articles as attachments along with a byline, suggested title, and full contact information. Pictures should be in jpg format and high resolution (at least 600 pixels wide-minimum) with captions.

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The deadlines for submissions are January 15 (spring issue), April 15 (summer issue), August 15 (fall issue), and November 15 (winter issue).

Questions? Send a query letter to editor@handsandvoices.org.

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Fall 05 Communicator

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