The second edition of the “Central New York Deaf/HH Teens” magazine has become a driving force of self-advocacy for deaf teenagers in CNY.
Produced by the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation, the 42-page glossy publication details the strengths, challenges and support of 10 people who do not let their hearing loss define them.
“This is an opportunity to highlight them,” said CiTi Teacher of the Deaf/HH Tamara Seymour.
Each of those contributors shared details of their adversities and the commitment to overcome them. Seymour said that has helped them better connect to deaf and hard-of-hearing peers and provide insight about their daily lives to people who do not have hearing loss.
Although each author shares one commonality, they all divulge their own path to success. Seymour said she hopes the second edition, and future publications encourage more students to share their stories.
The magazine is available for viewing at CiTiboces.org.