In 1969, Julius and Harriet Wiggins wanted to unite the deaf community within the United States, which was not as cohesive as modern technology allows it to be today. With the help of their three teenagers, they started a four-page newsletter from their New Jersey home. They also hoped to improve the employment and social conditions of deaf people around the country by increasing educational opportunities and readers' literacy. Today, Silent News is generally about 45 pages long and covers world, national, and community news, as well as arts, sports, and health issues for the deaf and deaf-blind communities.

Official website: http://www.silentnews.org/

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