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2011-07-29 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is proud to reveal the winners of the 2011 "Young Described Film Critic" Awards, a "Listening Is Learning" initiative of the Council's Audio Description Project (ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). The winners of this year's honors are: Senior Category (ages 15 to 18) (*two* First Place awards -- a tie): First Place - Chante Richardson, El Paso, TX (University of Texas at El Paso) for...

2011-04-12 09:23:00

AURORA, Neb., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Relay announced today that they have been selected by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) to provide Captioned Telephone (CapTel®) services in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The service makes it possible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to make and receive telephone calls using captioned telephone technology, ensuring call clarity for both parties. Hamilton began providing...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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