Category Archives: communication

Closed Captioning Helps Children Learn to Read

[Audio: English; Captioned: English] While the fact that captioning helps out the deaf and HoH should be in of itself sufficient reason to caption everything with no exceptions, I do often point out the additional benefits, because people are basically … Continue reading

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Through Your Child’s Eyes

[Audio: English; Languages: English, ASL; Subtitles: English] I wish more parents of deaf children thought this way. I’m hopeful that the general tide is turning, but even my sister knows of another parent who refuses to let her child sign… … Continue reading

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wikileaks, the internet, egypt: at the edges and intersections

I first want to touch on the importance of communication. Believe me, as a deaf person I am acutely aware of the central place communication has in all of humanity. We are driven to communicate, we must communicate, and we … Continue reading

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Deaf Lens

[Language: ASL; Caption: English; Audio: None (?)] I love the captioning idea he uses at the end! I love it!! Wow! Watch this — it’s excellent. Like 0

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why are you so angry?

This is something activists of any stripe get hit with, I’m sure. You can watch the below story and apply it to being deaf, being a woman (that one’s even harder to recognize), being queer… the list goes on. [ASL] … Continue reading

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Son of a Preacher Man

2019: And it keeps moving around. Jesus, in about five years, all the YouTube links turn to complete shit. Sorry about that folks. I finally found it here: [No audio; BSL, no captions, lyrics] The below version has the audio, … Continue reading

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“I’m Deaf”

[Audio, ASL, subtitled] Yeah, I got that deaf accent, too. Oddly, most people seem to think I’m from Canada — sorry, canucks, no idea why! Like 0

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Waiting On The World To Change

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four seconds of silence

Why have I been following the Williams shooting case in Seattle? Dashboard Video Taken From Williams Shooting Released Tomorrow [12/17] The dashboard footage doesn’t show the shooting itself—both men move in and out of the frame moments before shots are … Continue reading

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captions and subtitles

As a deaf person, I’m naturally very interested in accessibility on the Internet. Ironically, one of the things I loved best about it, in the late 80’s when I first encountered the ‘nets and online culture, was how fully and … Continue reading

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how cool is this???

So a week or two ago I signed up with www.yourmail.com which is a free service that intercepts your voice mails, transcribes them, and emails them to you. You can still retrieve them from your voicemail as usual, but you … Continue reading

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tangential thoughts on colonization, sign language, and oral methods

There’s a fair furor at present over DBC, the details of which I hardly need to recount. But I came across this, and it has got me thinking: The deep division between the subgroups reflects the contrasting core values of … Continue reading

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patterns

I had my hair cut today. A fairly pedestrian activity, I suppose: washing the hair, snipping and clipping it, applying ridiculous amounts of mousse and blow drying the final product. I do all this in silence, of course, since once … Continue reading

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more on writing in english

I keep thinking about this whole issue about writing in English. In some ways I’m very fortunate, because, for whatever reason, I have always been a good writer. I think I benefitted from some very good teachers at just the … Continue reading

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clarification on “two kinds of commenters”

[kml_flashembed movie=”https://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-5781059038904637452″ width=”400″ height=”326″ wmode=”transparent” /] Notes: I’m actually pretty proud of this one, as I did it all in one shot, on the first try. I didn’t mean to re-do the whole Two Wolves story, but I love this … Continue reading

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