Check out this awesome new paralympics commercial! And when you do, ask yourselves… if “disabled” people had always been represented in this manner, would deaf people still face the social difficulties (employment, education, etc) that they do today?
In her 2008 Masters thesis, Tiffany Tuccoli states: “…hearing privileges are advantages or entitlements that are enjoyed by people who can hear which are denied to those who are Deaf. These advantages give hearing people power and authority to decide how society should be designed (p. 23).” In exploring this further we have drafted an introduction to our experiences in working together as a Deaf-hearing team, a list of [...]
Dear Starkey, Are you willing to really support the Deaf community? (The question isn’t a taunt – it’s almost hopeful, and honestly meant). Thus far you’ve been willing to take on Deaf people representing you. Now you’re looking for Deaf youth to represent you internationally. Both of these I think are great things. Now, I’d like you to take the next step. Starkey, how many Deaf people work for you [...]
The Washington Times has a great article here about how the H Street corridor in Washington, DC near Gallaudet University is now a hot spot for deaf friendly bars, restaurants, and clubs. As much as 10 percent of any given establishments’ revenue comes from deaf patrons from the area. The amazing thing is that this has taken place during a development boom on the H Street corridor; many new businesses have [...]
You’ve seen them by now: the vitriolic comments under news columns about the NAD suit against Netflix to begin providing captions for all its content, not just randomly chosen items. Let’s talk about this, let’s talk about what this implies for American Deafhood, and let’s compare this to other such items in American history. Let’s look at some examples of these quotes: by stepyourgameup (642 comments) June 20, 2011 10:04 [...]
In the days before iPhones, internet and video chat, the Deaf Community was limited in ways to communicate long distance. Local Deaf Clubs served as a way for deaf people to gather and communicate in the way they were most comfortable, in person. Many thought of the gatherings as a way to preserve American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture, which have often needed protection. As technology advanced, popularity of [...]
I continue to give Netflix a shot. I’m less than impressed, and will probably cancel; I’m totally behind NAD and their current suit against the Big Red Sign. Here’s why.
Not to hammer away at my favorite franchise – Starbucks – yet again, but my friend “Jane” recently sent me the following email, and I asked her for permission to share both it and my reply with Deaf Echo readers. Here it is: “Hi Chris! The following story happened to a friend of mine today and he is totally flabbergasted at what went down. I am curious as to your [...]
Netflix has added captioning support, finally, to the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch. Read this MacNN article for more details and directions on how to use the feature. Comment below and let us know how you like the feature, and if it works for you!
If you arrive inside the capitol grounds of Madison, Wisconsin, you will see tens of thousands of public service workers standing together – peacefully, but in solidarity – against oppression. Thousands of parents are marching with their children, engaging them in a lesson of Civics in action. Thousands of teachers and public service workers such as my wife and myself are marching with our children. We are fighting for freedom. [...]