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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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Not a word said and this kid will leave you in awe

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let’s roll!

[Audio: English; Captions: none] The voice over isn’t really necessary, I don’t think. This is pretty amazing on a number of fronts. First of all, the method of entry from back, second that he can move his body around (eg … Continue reading

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highlighting a problem

[Audio: English; Subtitles: English] h/t Corey for the link. What I really like is the fact that the youtube page lists “Autobahn” as the background music for this!! Ha! On a more serious note, I’m surprised night lighting isn’t something … Continue reading

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the power of words

[Audio: English; Captions: none] It’s clear what is being said, or the general intent. Still I don’t completely like this. It makes the basic assumption (on the part of someone who can see) that you can’t enjoy a beautiful morning … Continue reading

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exclusions of minorities

Eve Ensler of the Vagina Monologues: Nothing Short of a Sexual Revolution Frankly, nothing short of a worldwide sexual revolution will stop the spread of AIDS. We need to dissemble the shame, reclaim pleasure, celebrate desire, human connection, skin and … Continue reading

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public comment on televised closed captioning

This is important for anyone who uses closed captioning (or know someone who does — we are a larger group than you might think!): Act Now! Improve Television Closed Captioning On November 24th, the NAD, along with other consumer groups, … Continue reading

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cochlear implant equivalent for the blind…

Spotted this article this morning: Trials for ‘bionic’ eye implants Sounds like it works on the exact same principle as the cochlear implant (although I can’t tell from this whether it destroys residual vision in order to do so). It … Continue reading

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language as intelligence

Definite food for thought here. What struck me about this video was yet another way in which people equate spoken language with intelligence. Just note: the first three minutes of this video has only background sounds: I believe it’s the … Continue reading

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words cannot express how much I hate…

Rush Limbaugh, and what he represents. But even I was rather shocked at his lampooning of Michael J. Fox (see here) in which Limbaugh makes fun of Fox’s current level of disability, also implying that Fox is faking it. I … Continue reading

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