Category Archives: ADA and accessibility

Taco Bell employees call cops on deaf man for trying to order using his phone

You know, I once had a whole mob of people furious at me at an airport because my flight had been cancelled and I was trying to find out what the PA system was saying, while everyone else was queuing … Continue reading

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Underdogs: California School for the Deaf

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fighting for people with disabilities

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triple play fail

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Not only that, but turn the auto caption on at the same time and see a third fail! You can see why I am so unimpressed with autocaption at times 😛 Like 0

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accessible yosemite

[Audio: English?; Captions: English; Languages: ASL, English (if audio)] How cool is that? Like 0

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Marriage News Watch: The Latest Wrinkle in the Prop 8 Trial

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Besides current updates on Proposition 8 (a hearing on jurisdiction, a fairly narrow question and separate from the other issues recently heard by the California court), an overview of other states & gay marriage views & … Continue reading

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FDR Predicts Modern Republicans

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: see below] MoveOn.org originally posted this clip, but didn’t bother with a transcript — so I won’t bother with a complimentary link. However, Laura kindly provided this: Let me warn you and let me warn … Continue reading

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good; netflix, can you hear us now??

[Audio:?; Captions: English; Languages: ASL, English] Good overview & explanation of why the lawsuit is necessary, too. Like 0

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in case you were wondering…

This is the kind of crap you get to deal with on some tty’s… not maintained? Noisy lines? Not sure: possible to end the old service at current place at end of month but start new account at new place … Continue reading

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why everything should be captioned…

[Audio: English, other languages; Captions: English; Languages: English, ASL, other languages] I know I don’t need to convince any of you regulars about the importance of captioning! But I thought this might make a handy reference to pass around to … Continue reading

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drive through accessibility

[Audio:? Subtitles: English; Languages: ASL] So… What did they do to make their drive through more accessible?? I was left hanging on that point, but a quick search led me to this: [Audio: English; Subtitles: English; Languages: English, ASL] That’s … Continue reading

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more on expectations of subtitling and so on

To follow up on my post yesterday, it didn’t end there. The entire exchange is as follows (as of now — he may or may not respond to my last note, but hasn’t as of this writing): Hm. A video … Continue reading

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this n that

@pzmyers hits it so far out of the ball park in Why I am an amoral, family-hating monster…and Newt Gingrich isn’t, it isn’t even funny: If we strip marriage of the asymmetry of power, as we must if we allow … Continue reading

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Who Is Gallaudet?

Who is Gallaudet? by Elena Ruiz describes the current state of affairs at Gallaudet: Yes, you DID just walk by a throng of hearing students who either barely pick up their hands to communicate their words in a pathetic, half-assed … Continue reading

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over and over and over again

You know how I blogged about Netflix last month? Well, take a look at this, dated November of 2009. Also note where she discusses that the victory she and her cohorts won twenty years ago for broadcast have been so … Continue reading

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