Category Archives: deafhood

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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erasure

One of the most common tactics between privileged and non privileged is erasure. Here’s an example of what I mean by that. Go read this article: Prosecutor: No charges against Seattle officer who shot woodcarver. (I’ll wait.) OK. Now, let … Continue reading

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The Greatest Irony

In 2019: This seems to have been updated: [Audio: English (interpreted); Language: ASL; Subtitles: English] by Amy Cohen Efron: In light of the video I posted yesterday, and one comment I got about the Baby Signs program, I thought I’d … 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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broken education

This article is just jaw-dropping: I’m Sorry, Your Child Is Stupid Our experience raising Leah is not typical, not typical at all. I dare say, we have successfully raised a deaf, bilingual child. We did it in a school environment … Continue reading

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Forbidden Signs

Forbidden Signs by Douglas C. Baynton is a book that traces the history of sign language in the United States and how and why oralism attempted to obliterate signing and replace it with lip reading and speech. As the author … Continue reading

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sound is an inconstant, untrustworthy sprite

Being born profoundly deaf in a hearing world is inherently full of challenges. So this is an issue I have dealt with all my life and make no mistake while it is a challenge, it’s also just the way my … Continue reading

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the meaning of D-E-A-F

More from Ryan Commerson, who was behind the Gallaudet series I posted several days ago. [Audio:?; Captioned: English; Language: ASL] As brilliant an examination of audism as I’ve seen in a long time. Like 0

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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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The Gallaudet Syndrome, Part II

The second in this series. I posted the first part yesterday. Note that the English article is not a transcript but more of a summary of the ASL video. [Audio: none; Captioning: none; Language: ASL] The Gallaudet Syndrome: On Profiting … Continue reading

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The Gallaudet Syndrome, Part I

I am boosting the signal on this set of articles which I think serves as an excellent introduction into issues of concern to the Deaf and deaf communities. They are in both ASL and written English. (Note that I myself … Continue reading

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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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