The Deaf Professional Arts Network (D-PAN.ORG) was originally formed to make
music and music culture - the predominant shared language and experience of
people worldwide – universally accessible by extending its reach to the Deaf and
hard of hearing. Since 2006, D-PAN has pioneered the art form of creating
high quality American Sign Language (ASL) music videos, translating the
lyrics of popular songs through ASL.
On March 22, 2016, D-PAN.TV began streaming daily national news stories
and original media programming. Deaf news anchors in Detroit, Phoenix, and
Los Angeles deliver daily news in ASL, along with voice-over interpretations
and closed captioning, making it truly 100% accessible. At present, there are
nearly 30 million Deaf/ hard of hearing people living in the United States who,
despite their pronounced interest, have been largely excluded from
meaningful real-time access to news and information.
Please join us as we create an exciting new venue, create new opportunities for
Deaf and hard of hearing artists and professionals—and as we reshape the way
the world thinks about Accessibility.