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Moving Pictures – A Poem about Deafness by Martyn Brown

One face at a time Keep the subject well lit No shadow or obstacle To mar a clear headshot The challenge can now begin The context is all Peripheral vision Adding gesture and meaning Drawing the eyes inside To highlight the vocal point Naked or pierced Painted pillar box red Perpetual motion lips Throwing shapes … Continue reading


Captioning Goes to Court: An Interview with Attorney John Waldo

Lipreading Mom is a movie fan—when those movies are captioned. This is the beginning of my ongoing series about movie accessibility via captioning. Join me in the coming weeks as I interview captioning advocates from around the world, including the founders of Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC),, and Today’s interview is … Continue reading

Are You Bullied Because of Your Hearing Loss?

In my soon-to-be-published memoir, Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom, I encountered someone who wasn’t too kind about my hearing loss… As we drove away from the church, I closed my eyes and listened to the sounds. With the window cracked, I heard moving cars coming from the nearby highway. That sound had been deaf … Continue reading