TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Danah Richter

Danah Richter, 25, of New Kensington
Friday, July 12, 2013, 11:28 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: She was named a “Young Leader” in the Deaf Community and invited to participate in the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf conference in Pittsburgh in September and the National Association for the Deaf's National Leadership Training Conference in Omaha in October.

Age: 25

Residence: New Kensington

Family: Single; father, Brian Jablonski; sister, Gina Richter

Occupation: Junior at Carlow University studying social work

Background: As part of her studies at Carlow, Richter, whose first language is American Sign Language (ASL), has taken an independent study course for the past three years focusing on Standard Written English for students whose first language is ASL. She was named to the Dean's List at Carlow both semesters in 2012-13. She differentiates between deaf with a lowercase “d,” referring to the condition of non-hearing, and an uppercase “D” that refers to Deaf Culture.

Education: Graduate of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Quote: “I believe both conferences may teach me to advocate for Deaf people, as well as to advocate for myself.”

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Allegheny County adoption event joins 40 children with families
  2. Man’s death by runaway wheel on Route 28 ruled accident
  3. Youngsters embrace technology that combines art, software in 3D printing
  4. Nude photos of Penn Hills High School students spur investigation
  5. 6 shot at Clairton speakeasy; police seek suspects
  6. Newsmaker: Anya Lernatovych
  7. Newsmaker: Christopher W. Robinson
  8. Cybersecurity experts warn Pittsburgh conference about dangers of hacking
  9. Challenge Program at Pittsburgh Milliones gives students incentive to succeed
  10. Carrick man struck by dump truck dies; woman critically injured
  11. Former youth volunteer facing federal child pornography charges
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.