Lipreading Mom’s Interview with Hearing Loss LIVE!

Lipreading Mom’s Interview with Hearing Loss LIVE!

I recently was interviewed for Hearing Loss LIVE!, a website dedicated to hearing loss awareness. Created by Chelle Wyatt, Julia Stepp, and Michele Linder (all of whom live with hearing loss), the HLL site’s philosophy is two-fold: “We help you help yourself” and “We’re changing the status quo of hearing loss help. One size does … Continue reading

Captioned Movies in 2021: Where Are They?

Captioned Movies in 2021: Where Are They?

Where are the movie captions? This is a question I have asked for the past 10 years since I became passionate about advocating for movie theater captioning. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, most regular movie-goers have stayed home and watched films from their televisions or mobile devices which allows for various captioning possibilities. But some prefer … Continue reading

The Days Are Long But the Years Are Short

The Days Are Long But the Years Are Short

Once upon a time, someone shared the saying, “The days are long but the years are short” and I didn’t fully understand the significance of these words. That is, until my children became adults. The photo I have featured here is from October of 2008. At the time, my children were ages 8, 4, and … Continue reading

The Fight for Captions, Accessibility, and ADA Compliance

The Fight for Captions, Accessibility, and ADA Compliance

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush 30 years ago, I have personally witnessed several excuses for lack of communication accessibility in public spaces. “We don’t have the budget for that.” “You must be a paid subscriber to enable subtitles.” “We don’t handle accessibility matters. So and so … Continue reading

Hearing Loss and the Pandemic: One Year Later

Hearing Loss and the Pandemic: One Year Later

One year ago, most of us first experienced the reality known as COVID-19 life. The school where I work shifted to remote work operations at that time. For two months, I worked from home using all kinds of technology to keep in touch with my colleagues, parents, and students. Then we shifted back to in-person … Continue reading

The Thanksgiving I Fell Off a Horse

The Thanksgiving I Fell Off a Horse

Pecan pie, stuffing, and falling off my Pappaw’s horse. That’s what Thanksgivings are made of. The earliest Turkey Day memory I have has my older sister and I riding bareback on our Pappaw’s horse Brownie. He picked the tamest, gentlest pony for us to ride out on his pasture. Picture a man with the looks … Continue reading