If you are deaf or hard of hearing, do you know the best ways to access captions? Following on from my Captioning Awareness Week article, I figured this is a great chance to write an ultimate guide to access captions!
What is Captioning Awareness Week happening November 12-18th? Captioning Awareness Week (CAW) is run by a British charity, StageText with a purpose to raise awareness of captioning and live subtitles, and reaching out to those who may not be aware […]
The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities. Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, […]
For most people, making a booking and attending medical related appointments is a very simple procedure, however, this is not always the case for those with hearing loss. There are a number of issues and challenges which can arise for […]
Most times when Stacey Carroll – who has a profound hearing loss — goes to the movies, either the captions in the glasses only pick up every other line, or the device stops working altogether. She’s usually with other (hearing) […]
Let’s face it: Regardless of how well we deaf/hard of hearing folks communicate or how accommodating others are, it’s impossible to catch everything. SpeakSee hopes to change this. Portable real-time transcription specifically developed for people with hearing loss, SpeakSee calls […]
Making it to the front page of Reddit is considered the Holy Grail. This social website of topic-based communities includes comments and votes. Generally, around 4,000 upvotes within six hours gets you to the front page. Recently, Reddit user Istovi […]
Google recently announced that its new AI system, Google Duplex, will be able to conduct conversations to complete tasks over the phone. This was interesting news for the deaf and hard of hearing community because many people in the community […]