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Deaf FAQ: My Perspective

When I give a presentation, I always preface it: “I can only share my experience as a deaf person because we’re all diverse.” We’re all different. Some of us are born deaf. Some are late-deafened. Some of us wear hearing devices. Some don’t. Some of us learn to speak and read lips. Some of us ... Read more The post Deaf FAQ: My Perspective appeared first on home.
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H-ASIA Announcement 「Webinar: Representations of Deaf People in Japan」

Register here: (e-mail): [email protected] Ethnology Podcast 2021. Interview with Steven Fedorowicz: Deaf Communities in Japan. Nanzan University. By Mark Bookman.Transcript: Announcement source: [Author: nore...
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Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for users who are hard of hearing or deaf to engage with video content, it also offers a way for users to watch videos when they’re somewhere they don’t want to have their sound on — and either don’t want to wear or don’t have access to headphones or earbuds. To use the feature, creators w...
Tags: Social, Videos, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Media, Instagram, Tech, Mit, Accessibility, Creators, Stories, Deaf, Captions, Reels

SLAIT’s real-time sign language translation promises more accessible online communication

Sign language is used by millions of people around the world, but unlike Spanish, Mandarin or even Latin, there’s no automatic translation available for those who can’t use it. SLAIT claims the first such tool available for general use, which can translate around 200 words and simple sentences to start — using nothing but an ordinary computer and webcam. People with hearing impairments, or other conditions that make vocal speech difficult, number in the hundreds of millions, rely on the same com...
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TikTok adds auto captions to make videos accessible to hard of hearing and deaf

TikTok this morning announced the launch of a new feature designed to make its app accessible to people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The company is today debuting auto captions — a feature that, when enabled, will automatically transcribe the speech from a video so viewers can read what’s being said in the video as an alternative to listening. Initially, auto captions will support American English and Japanese, with additional languages coming in the months ahead, TikTok says. To use auto ca...
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「Deaf-World in Japan」Presentation and Webinar at University of Findlay

This happens on March 17, 2021 @ 8:30 AM Japan time. BONUS! Click here for additional resources about deaf communities and sign language in Japan. [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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A Vacancy of Perception.

Rachel Kolb, a graduate student in English, writes for Stanford magazine about how she experiences lipreading; it’s a fascinating read, and I’ll quote some excerpts here: Lipreading, on which I rely for most social interaction, is an inherently tenuous mode of communication. It’s essentially a skill of trying to grasp with one sense the information that was intended for another. When I watch people’s lips, I am trying to learn something about sound when the eyes were not meant to hear. Spoken wo...
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"The Journey Towards Inclusive Bilingual Sign Language Schools - Case Study of Meisei Gakuen"

Posted by Visual Anthropology of Japan on Thursday, February 11, 2021 Source: [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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Biden's first White House sign language interpreter is a Trump supporter who translates far-right videos

White House American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Inside Edition/YouTube The sign language interpreter introduced in the White House daily briefing this week is a Trump supporter. Heather Mewshaw ran a pro-Trump Facebook group that translated far-right videos into sign language. Different sign language interpreters replaced Mewshaw after her initial appearance on Monday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's first American Sign Language (ASL) interpr...
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Sundance 2021: Sian Heder's 'CODA' is a Revolution in Deaf Cinema

Nothing can compare to that experience of watching a film premiere for its first time, knowing that from this point on it will reshape the industry. That's the case with CODA (which stands for Child of Deaf Adults) - one of the Opening Night films at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Despite all the hardship and challenges over the last pandemic year, there's still some extraordinary films being made just waiting for their chance to shine (and one day play in the cinema again). CODA is one of t...
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If you want to learn American Sign Language, here are 10 free or cheap online courses, apps, books, and resources to start with

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider While there are many different forms of sign language, American Sign Language is used by over one million people in the US and Canada.Below are 10 affordable or free online classes, apps, books, and websites to help you learn ASL as a beginner.Read more: As a TEFL-certified teacher, here are the 12 online courses and apps I recommend for learning English as...
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Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality. The post Signing a path to freedom for the deaf appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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This Week In Trailers: Baby Done, Herself, Ringmaster, Deaf U, The Disrupted

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we host a baby reveal with Taika Waititi without all the pyrotechnics, have our side hustle be our main hustle, learn ASL at the lo...
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What the U.S. civil rights fight and Deaf history have in common

USA (MNN) -- Police brutality and civil rights issues sparked mass protests in June following George Floyd’s death. Demonstrations quickly spread nationwide throughout the summer, and they continue in cities like Portland to this day. The current unrest springs from Black communities’ anger, sorrow, and frustration. According to a Gallup poll released yesterday , more than 50-percent of people in all age groups believe the U.S. needs new civil rights laws. It highlights a problem that may ...
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Lawsuit Demands Sign Language at White House Virus Briefings

The lack of American Sign Language interpreters at coronavirus briefings violates the First Amendment, the National Association of the Deaf says.
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Deaf ministry celebrates “the big five”

International (MNN) -- The first five years of a child’s life are critical. As described here , 85-percent of a child’s brain develops within this time. The first five years are vital for Deaf ministry, too. CEO Chantel Pagan says Deaf Bible Society marks a half-decade of ministry this summer. “We are so excited to look back and consider all of the wonderful things that the Lord has done in and through Deaf Bible Society and our incredible partners.” In the summer of 2015 , a team w...
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The world’s first full sign language Bible is almost finished

USA (MNN) -- If you speak English and live in the U.S., you have full access to God’s Word in dozens of translations and formats. The same cannot be said of U.S. Deaf people. Their heart language is American Sign Language, which – like all of the world’s sign languages – lacks a full Bible translation. Rob Myers of DOOR International says that’s about to change. “In October, they’re holding a celebration for the first sign language [with] access to the full Bible.” A labor of love ...
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Apple's iOS update comes with a new accessibility feature — but big tech still has a long way to go if it wants to be truly accessible (AAPL)

Sarah Katz is a freelance writer who covers the intersection between disability and mental health, relationships, entertainment, and public services. At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that iOS 14 will have a new accessibility feature that can alert deaf and hard-of-hearing users to 14 different sounds. This type of technology isn't new: Companies like Wavio have been creating comprehensive sound recognition technology for years. Still, many in the deaf and hard-of-hearing...
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Digital services are making isolation easier – unless you have a disability

While many people have been able to muddle through the lockdown, albeit with more stress or boredom than they're used to, people with disabilities have been more profoundly affected than other groups.People with disabilities are often not considered by developers of websites and other online services. This can make life very difficult for someone who's visually impaired, stuck at home without assistance, and dependent on an online service for which they can barely read the screen.Many of the ad...
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How coronavirus is affecting Kenya’s hearing impaired citizens

A deaf man in Kenya spread the message of Covid-19 when he realised a million hearing impaired people were left out of the conversation The post How coronavirus is affecting Kenya’s hearing impaired citizens appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Asian Studies Conference Japan 2020 in Tokyo Canceled - along with at least one great panel (hope we can do it in the near future...)

This is what we were going to do: Disability and Accessibility in Japan Accessibility is more than ensuring the “ability” of people with disabilities to access products, services, structures, and systems. Questioning access in Japan requires unpacking the meaning given to the spaces, networks, and systems by the people that create and utilize them. Accordingly, this panel shifts its focus to the actors involved in Japan’s accessibility: experts, students, educators, and advocates. The pane...
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Deaf believers baptized despite persecution

South Asia (MNN) -- Ministries like Open Doors, Voice of the Martyrs, and Middle East Concern monitor and describe persecution around the world.  Read some of those reports here. But persecution is also prevalent in the Deaf world; it simply looks a little different. Nonetheless, Deaf believers in South Asia are taking a bold stand for Jesus. Persecution in a Deaf context Deaf people communicate in a completely different way than the general populace; in other words, Deaf people sign rat...
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Symbolic Universal Notation: A new way to reach the Deaf and Blind

Int’l (MNN) – Today Wycliffe Associates dedicates the New Testament in a new language: Symbolic Universal Notation, or SUN. SUN is a concept-based language Wycliffe Associates developed specifically for Deaf and Deaf and Blind communities. It has the potential to bring God’s Word to about 56 million Deaf people who cannot communicate in a local sign language. Bruce Smith with Wycliffe Associates says, “We recently crossed the milestone of having the entire New Testament translated into...
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Field Coordinators lend critical Bible translation support

International (MNN) -- Tens of millions of Deaf people have no access to God’s Word in sign language. Fewer than 50 of the world’s 400 sign languages have any Scripture portions, and no sign language has a complete Bible. Thankfully, these numbers are changing as Deaf believers translate God’s Word into their heart sign language. George*, a Translation Field Coordinator with Deaf Bible Society , supports these Deaf translation teams in critical ways. Field Coordinators aim to serve Ge...
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ハートネットTV「手話で楽しむみんなのテレビ!~“昔話法廷”編~」 - NHK's Heart-Net TV "TV for everyone who enjoys sign language!" - 「Folktale Court」

Image and Japanese text from NHK's Heart-Net TV. NHKの人気番組に手話がつく「手話放送」第2弾!今回は、Eテレで話題となったドラマ「昔話法廷」に手話をつけて放送。「さるかに合戦」をモチーフに、カニの親子を殺した猿が法廷で裁かれる。死刑を求めるカニの子ども、涙声で謝罪する猿の台詞を、耳の聞こえないろう者たちが手話で表現する。NHK初の手話つきドラマ、果たしてその仕上がりやいかに?手話のできる芸人・河本準一さんをナビゲーターに迎えてお送りする。Rough summary: A court drama performed in Japanese Sign Language. A monkey character who killed a crap parent and child in an old Japanese folktale is tried in court. NHK ETV (channel 2) 2020年2月19日(水) 午後8時00分 〜 午後8時30分 Wednesday, 2/19/20, 8:00 pm - 8:...
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"Japanese panel proposes using red and white flag as tsunami warning"

Image and text from The Japan Times, 2/14/20. An expert panel of the Meteorological Agency has proposed that a red and white checkered flag be used to swiftly convey tsunami warnings to people with hearing impairments at seaside resorts. A test conducted at a beach in Yokohama found that a red and white checkered flag is easy to see for people with color vision deficiency, the panel said Thursday. The panel said the flag is also effective for evacuating people from abroad as it has the same des...
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These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

Do you caption your videos? Why or why not? Let us know in comments. World Health Organization reports that more than 5 percent of the world’s population is deaf or hard of hearing. [Source WHO] And guess what. The deaf and hard of hearing are not the main users of captions or subtitles! So captioning ... Read more These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos The post These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos appeared first on Meryl Evans. [Author: Meryl Ev...
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How to reach Deaf Muslims for Christ

International (MNN) -- Many reports on Mission Network News describe how God is moving in the Muslim world. Today, a Deaf believer describes how God's Spirit is stirring Deaf Muslim hearts. A believer we’ll call “Zed” was born Deaf to Muslim parents in Central Asia. Through an interpreter, Zed describes how coming to Christ created both friction and Gospel opportunity in his Deaf community at college. “The Deaf world, as you might know, is so small,” he begins. “Word got around rather qu...
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New online tool connects leaders of Deaf accessible churches

USA (MNN) -- Deaf Bible Society’s new online tool, Deaf Church Where , maps where people can find Deaf accessible churches. Ryan Sims, Deaf Church Where Project Coordinator with Deaf Bible Society, says Deaf Church Where is helpful for many reasons. Besides the obvious benefit of connecting Deaf believers to the Body of Christ, it can also be an invaluable connecting resource to pastors of Deaf churches. “You have to understand in the Deaf community, it's very spread out so finding pa...
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Thanks to new tech, Deaf Christians can find a church family

International (MNN) -- What would your life look like if you couldn’t attend church? What if you didn’t have God’s Word in your heart language? This is the reality for Deaf people around the world, and Deaf Bible Society is stepping in to help. Through an interpreter, Deaf Bible Society’s Director of Technology, Scott DeLoach, tells MNN the Deaf Bible app and Deaf Church Where? website now work together.  Click here to see a beta version of the Deaf Bible app integration. “We're real...
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