American Sign Language comedian Keith Wann performs at Xavier

By: Katherine Colborn To the delight of many individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing or friends of the Deaf community, Keith Wann performed two comedy shows in Gallagher Student Center Theatre on Saturday at an event hosted by IDEA@X, the Deaf culture club on campus. Wann is a comedian who performs primarily in American Sign Language (ASL). Although he is hearing, he is the child of two Deaf adults (commonly referred to as a CODA) and sign language is his first language. Xavier provided two professional interpreters to voice for Wann through both shows so that it was accessible … Continue reading American Sign Language comedian Keith Wann performs at Xavier

Club Profile: IDEA@X

By: Gina Carfagno Inspiring Deaf Education and Awareness at Xavier (IDEA@X) is a club dedicated to educating Xavier students about deaf culture. “Our goals are to bring some events for the deaf to Xavier’s campus to educate our students about the language and culture, and create a relationship with the deaf community,” club PR Manager Karlie Wurm said. “We also want to create a fun atmosphere for all of us who love American Sign Language (ASL) to come together and go to events out in the community and learn together,” Wurm said. IDEA@X began last year and has ra pidly … Continue reading Club Profile: IDEA@X