This past weekend the blizzard hit the east coast of USA, so there were emergency announcements by mayors of cities and governors of states impacted by the blizzard. They are usually captioned on TV for millions of deaf and hard of hearing people. Lately, sign language interpreters have been included in emergency announcements. It may seem like an improvement in terms of communication access, but not this past weekend. It looked like sign language substituted captioning on several occasions.
Happy New Year! I wanted to start the new year with an article about Spring Awakening, a Broadway play in ASL (American Sign Language), directed by Deaf West. They also directed another play on Broadway back in 2003, Big River. Deaf actors work with hearing actors who voice for them for hearing audience. I have seen both plays and found them amazing. The best part is choreography, lighting, props, dancing, and acting.
It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post. Many things were happening in the past couple years.
I was working on my new book that I published earlier this year – one of achievements in my life that I’m proud of. The book is called “Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design” and is geared towards business owners, media producers, event organizers, educators, employers. Check it out and tell organizations and professionals who may need it.
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