For those of you who have supported this blog over the years and to those who have newly joined, I want to say thank you. Over the past year, Lipreading Mom has transitioned from a weekly blog to, um, an every-four-months blog. I can make lots of excuses for the delay in posts as of late, but I won’t. Instead, I thought I would stop by, say ‘hi,’ and let you know how much I appreciate your support.
Also, I am happy to note that my first semester of graduate school is almost over. Being a Lipreading Mom College Student has been quite a ride, with night classes and daily homework. My two in-person classes are made accessible via Computer-Aided Real-Time Translation (CART), meaning that a proficient transcriber types class lectures very fast. I view the CART transcripts in real-time on my tablet. It is nice not having to lip-read professors who sometimes teach via satellite from another location with horrible backlighting. And videos shown in class, for the most part, are automatically captioned without me having to request such features in advance. Hurray for accessible technology!
I want to wish all of you the warmest, most meaningful holiday season. Let’s embrace peace in our own lives and pray for peace in our world.