deaf culture, Hearing Loss, Personal

Delaware Movie Theaters to Offer Open Captioning

https://youtu.be/8Ho4JfYAn34 The state of Delaware recently announced that they will begin to show open captioning on select showings of movies playing in theaters. This will be part of a 1-year pilot program that Daphne Werner, a language arts teacher at Delaware’s School for the Deaf, pushed for. Werner argued that the captions would help to… Continue reading Delaware Movie Theaters to Offer Open Captioning

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5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Being Deaf

The purpose for today's blog is to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about deaf people. These five questions came from the most searched terms related to the keyword "deaf" according to SEMrush. Please note that I am answering based on my own personal experience as a lowercase deaf individual who has profound… Continue reading 5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Being Deaf

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Deaf But DEAFinitely NOT Handicapped

Image Credits: Darling Becky A few weeks ago I went to a cochlear implant support group. I've had some mixed experiences with these support groups. After attending my first one, I vowed I'd never come back. However, I since changed my mind and even had some pretty good experiences since then like the time I… Continue reading Deaf But DEAFinitely NOT Handicapped

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So I Want To Be A Motivational Speaker…

Image Credits: Her Campus  Here are 8 words I never thought I'd say together: 'So I Want To Be A Motivational Speaker..." Growing up, I hated public speaking. I used to get terribly nervous getting up in front of the class and speaking. I'd stumble on my words. I'd forget everything I was supposed to… Continue reading So I Want To Be A Motivational Speaker…

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What It’s Like to Go To Disney World With A Cochlear Implant

Larry and I in front of Cinderella's Castle on our first day in Disney You may have read my recent blog post on how airport security can be a traumatizing experience for cochlear implant recipients. That was a bit of a preview for this post, since I was traveling to Disney, after all. You may… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go To Disney World With A Cochlear Implant

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Airport Security: A Traumatizing Experience For Cochlear Implant Recipients

You may have remembered a few months back I mentioned how I would be going to Disney with my boyfriend. I'm happy to say we had a very successful trip and it was a blast! However, there is one part I could have done without: airport security. I remembered from when I went on my… Continue reading Airport Security: A Traumatizing Experience For Cochlear Implant Recipients