Media Releases

March 20, 2000

WANTED: YOUR OPINIONS!

The DeafView Website has been completely revamped, expanded, and improved.

MSM Productions, Ltd./DEAF.com has just launched a completely revamped version of its popular public-opinion-poll Website, DeafView (http://www.deafview.com). It features a menu of 24 new questions, divided into 4 series, plus an all-new "backgrounder" feature. Readers who aren’t sure they understand a question can click to get a brief background/explanatory note.

DeafView has been completely redesigned and upgraded to make it more attractive and easier to use. Visitors can browse through the menu of questions and answer any (or all) of them at their convenience, using Web-based E-mail. Results will be tabulated and the responses published in DEAF LIFE.

The editors of DEAF LIFE are also compiling a DeafView book. The DeafView homepage contains details, and a special offer for contributors.

The new series of DeafView questions encompass topics of interest to the Deaf Community: communication (ASL, sign language, oralism), education, literacy, Deaf identity, cochlear implants, employment, government benefits, anti-deaf and anti-hearing prejudice, attitudes, and Deaf sports. These topics include controversial and "touchy" questions, too.

Everyone is welcome to vote and type in a response. Deaf readers, in particular, are encouraged to share their views. Your opinion counts, too!

http://www.deafview.com

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MSM Productions, Ltd., is a small, independent multimedia company whose motto is "Deaf Awareness is Our Business." It was founded in 1983 by Matthew S. Moore, a Deaf alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology. Its flagship publication, DEAF LIFE, is a slick-format monthly magazine focusing on news, issues, events, and personalities. DEAF LIFE celebrated its 10th anniversary with the July 1998 issue. Deaf Life Press, MSM Productions’ imprint, publishes high-quality books on Deaf issues and by Deaf authors. The second edition of For Hearing People Only is now in its 9th printing. Other Deaf Life Press titles include Great Deaf Americans: The Second Edition and a new full-color children’s picture book about the Deaf President Now revolution, Victory Week. Coming up: a biography of William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy, the first deaf major-league baseball player. MSM Productions, Ltd., recently expanded into the Internet. Its first Website, www.DEAFLIFE.COM, was launched in Fall 1997, and www.DEAF.COM is being launched soon. It’s planned as a major one-stop "portal" source of information about the Deaf community, with resources, news, profiles, and other useful features.

Recently launched: www.DeafKids.com

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