Resources For Individuals Who Are Deaf And Want To Become Pilots
STONE DEAF PILOTS is a deaf-tech blog that covers deaf technology, assistive technology, and tech-related accessibility issues faced by the deaf and hard of hearing. The goal of STONE DEAF PILOTS is to educate anyone, deaf or hearing, that wants to understand more about deaf assistive technology and product usability design.
About DPA We are men and women, teachers and students, mechanics and farmers, bankers and programmers, priests and writers, working and retired. We come from all over the United States, many European countries, and Australia. We are diverse. Many of us are Deaf people who use American Sign Language. Others employ speech and lipreading. Some of us are hard of hearing. Some are late-deafened. We are united by a common love of flying. We have been pilots since the earliest days of aviation. In fact, the first pilot to fly across the United States (Calbraith Perry Rodgers in "Vin Fiz," 1911) had a severe hearing loss from scarlet fever in childhood. The Deaf Pilots Association was incorporated in the State of Delaware on December 31, 2001. We were recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in July 2003. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. DPA's predecessor organization, the International Deaf Pilots Association, was founded in Knoxville, Tennessee in June 1994.
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