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Google Glass: Good or bad for Deaf?

In early August, 2013, it was reported by Mashable that the new Google Glass product was not a great idea for the Deaf. However, Deaf News Today reports that Google Glass can be very helpful in teaching parents of Deaf … Continue reading

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Establishing a sound foundation for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Karl White at TEDxUSU

I’ve watched the following video a couple of times and I want to share it with you. However, I’m withholding my comments for the moment. I would really like to encourage you to watch it and leave your comments below. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Inauguration Closed-Captioned

President Obama’s second inauguration will be available in closed-captions on smartphones. …attendees will be able to read closed captioning of the proceedings on their smartphones. It is one of several innovations that organizers say will make this inauguration more accessible … Continue reading

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Using Dropbox in Class

I have an iPad and I’ve been using it for my ASL classes. I have found the free application Dropbox has been  incredible for keeping and organizing class documents. If your classes are like mine, you’re probably using BlackBoard to manage … Continue reading

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#captionTHIS today! I’m in.

If you do not understand American Sign Language, please click on the ‘CC’ button on this YouTube video to understand. One thing that I’ve been frustrated with is not just the lack of captioned videos out there, but the hurdles … Continue reading

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Are You On LinkedIn?

Are you on LinkedIn? It’s a professional social media site that helps people connect in a professional manner. For example, here’s my LinkedIn profile.

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Hearing for the first time

I’d be remiss if I didn’t post about this event where severely hearing impaired Sarah Churman heard her voice for the first time. I’ve seen reference to this video everywhere, but I’m including an interview with Sarah on ‘The Today … Continue reading

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Slow Down Videos For Better Learning

For every ASL textbook I buy, I usually get a DVD to go along with the book. The DVD can be helpful because a 2-dimensional drawing of a sign is limited in showing something used in 3-D. Also, the DVD has … Continue reading

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Find CC Videos On Google and YouTube

Not every uploaded video to the web includes closed-captions. So how do you find the ones that do? Here’s a couple of tricks. Using Google, go to the Google Videos Advanced Search page. Look near the bottom of the search … Continue reading

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Video Relay Service (VRS)

As a hearing person, I’m fascinated by the technology used for Deaf people to communicate via telephone. First some historical background… In the mid-1960’s the teletypewriter (TTY) became available thanks to a Deaf dentist and a Deaf physicist who used Morse Code to … Continue reading

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