August 5, 2020
YouTube community captions to end

YouTube Ends Community Captions

YouTube community caption feature is scheduled to end in September 2020. The deaf community is calling on YouTube to reverse its decision.
February 13, 2020
accessibility for deaf passengers

Are Lyft and Uber accessible for deaf passengers?

Ride-sharing companies have accessible features for drivers, but what about passengers? This is where accessibility for deaf passengers falls short.
May 2, 2019
ASL interpreters at Amazon

Amazon has hired full-time ASL interpreters for deaf employees

Amazon is creating a path as they are the first tech giant to hire full-time American Sign Language (ASL), interpreters. In 2018, Amazon began an ASL program focused on hiring […]
December 19, 2018
accessible to the deaf

Microsoft, Skype, and Alexa aim to be more accessible to the deaf

With technology exploding at a rapid pace, it’s taken a while for accessibility to catch up. The last several months, however, have seen positive changes in the right direction. Presentation […]
December 14, 2018
public transportation with hearing loss

Tips for using public transportation with hearing loss

The thought of traveling with hearing loss can be more than a little daunting. The thing about traveling is that it involves so many things which in essence are out […]
November 15, 2018
captions

A deafie’s guide to accessing captions anywhere!

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 […]
November 12, 2018
captioning awareness week

Celebrate Captioning Awareness Week!

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, […]
September 11, 2018

Toy Like Me: Changing disability stereotypes one toy at a time

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. […]
September 11, 2018
medical appointment with hearing loss

5 tips for booking and attending a medical appointment with hearing loss

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 […]
September 11, 2018

Optimizing the movie theater captioning experience

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 […]
July 16, 2018
SpeakSee

SpeakSee: What you need to know about this transcription device

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 […]
July 5, 2018
Netflix closed captions

Deaf and hard of hearing Netflix viewers are calling for better closed captions

After the second season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” was released in mid-June, deaf and hard of hearing fans have been asking Netflix for better and accurate closed captions to make […]
June 25, 2018
accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people

Podcasts: The last frontier of accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people

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 […]
June 19, 2018
Google duplex help the deaf and hard of hearing community

Will Google Duplex help the deaf and hard of hearing community?

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 […]
May 21, 2018
growing up with hearing loss

What it was like growing up with hearing loss before digital hearing technology

I was born at a time when video conferencing was a reality only on “The Jetsons,” the Americans with Disabilities Act was years away, and the web was only something […]
March 26, 2018
hearing loops

What are hearing loops and how well do they work?

A hearing loop also called an Induction Loop is a sound system created for use by the hard of hearing in various public places such as a shop, office, church, […]
February 26, 2018
Captioning in cinemas

Nyle DiMarco calls for better captioning in cinemas after screening of ‘Black Panther’

Deaf model and activist Nyle DiMarco took to Twitter to express his frustrations of not being able to access a subtitled cinema showing. After walking out of a screening of […]
October 17, 2017
accessibility in the theatre

Is this the future of accessibility in the theatre for deaf people?

Theatre trips can be difficult with a hearing loss, but will these revolutionary caption glasses technology be the start of an on-demand accessible experience for deaf people? As I was […]
August 16, 2017
classroom resources for students with hearing loss

Trying out real time captioning in the classroom

A few weeks ago I did a campus visit at the college I'll be attending. While I was there, I got the chance to try out a real time captioning program called CART.
June 19, 2017
chance the rapper sign language tour

Chance the Rapper brings sign language interpreters on tour

Chance the Rapper is bringing American Sign Language to the stage, he says, by hiring ASL interpreters to join him on tour.