Deaf Life Honors

Introduction
Introducing
the Deaf Life Honors: Recognizing excellence
in the Deaf Community

Ever wondered why the Deaf community doesn’t have its own independent awards program?

Well, we do now.

Through its “Deaf Person of the Month” and “Deaf Person of the Year” features, DEAF LIFE magazine has been honoring achievers from a wide variety of fields. This has led to our establishing the Deaf Life Honors, a full-fledged awards program.

Some honorees will be chosen by the Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC), made up of distinguished Deaf advocates. Other awards will be bestowed on the basis of votes on ballots by DEAF LIFE subscribers and Deaf Life Honors members.  For more rules and guidelines, please check it out on “The Awards” page.

Teaser
Our Awards
Mission

The Deaf Life Honors awards are designed to recognize and honor achievements by historical figures and those who are active in their careers.

Vision

The Deaf Life Honors awards are envisioned as the highest honors bestowed by the Deaf community, but the scope is much broader than that of the Oscars, which are limited to the performing-arts field (specifically cinema), recognizing Deaf achievers in a variety of fields and endeavors: leadership, community activism, teaching, ASL studies, business, the arts, and science, with awards for groundbreaking Deaf women and other minorities.

Values

The DLH awards promote the core values of leadership and achievement in the Deaf community, serving as an inspiration by honoring exemplars.

Message from the Chair:
Matthew S. Moore
Who is Veditz?
George William Veditz
1861 - 1937
He is a legendary figure in the community,
the quintessential Deaf leader and champion.

George W. Veditz

is still reowned for
his vigorous advocacy
of sign language and
Deaf people’s
sign-language rights.

George W. Veditz
is still reowned for
his vigorous advocacy
of sign language and
Deaf people’s
sign-language rights.

Fearless and outspoken, he was a controversial leader. But what he did, he did with genius and excellence.

Fearless and outspoken, he was a controversial leader. But what he did, he did with genius and excellence.