Tagged with deaf

Why the Film ‘CODA’ Matters to Me During the Pandemic

Why the Film ‘CODA’ Matters to Me During the Pandemic

I did not grow up as a CODA or Child of a Deaf Adult. This is a hearing child who has one or both parents identify as culturally Deaf. The new Apple TV+ film ‘CODA’ highlights the experience of a teen girl who lives with her parents and an older brother, all of whom are … Continue reading

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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

The Ultimate Bullying Target: Deaf in Prison

David Greenberg was the film editor for the Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Video. He also created one of the most compelling blogs Lipreading Mom has ever read—Deaf In Prison. It follows the stories of various inmates—deaf, culturally Deaf, or hard of hearing—serving time in American prisons. The link between bullying, crime, and imprisonment is at … Continue reading

Support Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Awareness Week

This week, May 19-25, is Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Awareness Week. Help Lipreading Mom promote this cause—as well as the worldwide premiere of the Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Campaign Video, which premieres online via the campaign page this Friday, May 24. What is the Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Campaign? This spring, a group of 12 … Continue reading

How Can *You* Stop Hearing Loss Bullying?

Someone shared an interesting story about a teacher who gave her students a writing prompt: “Can hate be stopped?” Nine out of her 10 students answered, “No, hate cannot be stopped.” Only one student answered, “Yes, it can.” That student, the teacher said, is the most bullied student in the school. How can we stop … Continue reading