We are living in a time where more and more people are making video calls. But how do you video call someone who is deaf/hard of hearing? Is that even possible? There are so many tools and platforms out there you can use for video calls. But for all their fancy gadgets and quirky features, […]
It is critical for everyone to be informed of the important guidelines that we need to follow when there is a global pandemic and it is a life and death situation.
Unfortunately, d/Deaf people are not informed as adequately as they should be.
Even though there are government guidelines to be followed when they do their live emergency broadcasting, deaf/Deaf sign language users tend to be forgotten about.
Hence why the hashtag #WhereIsTheInterpreter, originally started by Lynn Stewart-Taylor, has been trending in the UK to do something about this.
With more videos of signd videos on social media than ever before, it has helped to spread awareness and the beauty of sign language.
But with more hearing people creating signed videos too, is this a positive thing or is there a dark side to it?
I am very excited to announce that I have just launched my very own Patreon page.
Let’s get deeper and allow me to explain what is Patreon, why I have decided to do this, what you will get out of it and why I believe this will allow me to serve you better and to spread deaf awareness further.
For most, if not all d/Deaf and hard of hearing people, social events can be an awkward one and a difficult one at the same time.
If everyone is talking and the environment is not right, then it’s very easy to feel secluded and left alone.
But what if you, as a hearing person, want to prevent that? How can you help to make a d/Deaf/hard of hearing person feel included, at least as much as possible?
In this episode, I got chatting Kimberly Sanzo of Language First who has an incredible insight in the world of language deprivation that d/Deaf children can go through and the importance of having the right environment to encourage language acquisition.
Like all interviews on this podcast, I come away with a different on a topic that I don’t have lot of knowledge about but after chatting to Kimberly, it has opened up my mind about the power of sign languages, and I’m sure it will do the same to you too.
In episode 8, I wanted to talk about the dreaded the ‘Dinner Table Syndrome’, which tends to happen at almost any event; Christmas, birthdays, networking events, restaurants, etc.
And this is something that a lot of d/Deaf people, as well as other people, can relate to.