Category Archives: education

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: Iā€™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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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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HIV testing

[ASL, captioned] We need accessible, understandable sex education for every one. From Sister Lucy’s facebook page: Sister Lucy is a Deaf sex-ed teacher who is fed up with the fact that there is so little information on-line about HIV prevention … Continue reading

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Waiting On The World To Change

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shortchanged, again

Came across this: Braille Makes a Comeback (To read the full article, you’d have to sign up for a free registration.) But the part of interest was this: Among some students, families, and educators, use of Braille was seen as … 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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identity politics

I came across this article over the summer and was immediately struck by the obvious parallels: So let’s just go back to segregation, then. I thought many of the things she had to say about the issues black children face … Continue reading

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i shouldn’t be astonished, i really shouldn’t…

You know, on a theoretical level, I “understand” audism. I can see how the social structures have hearing down as the default in so many ways, above and beyond just the obvious ones. I can see how the state of … Continue reading

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