In a previous post, Look into ASL Studies highlighted the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects American Sign Language Interpreters and others working closely to the Deaf community. Another piece of the ADA includes standards for websites as well. More and more people in the web design world are looking deeper into what […]Read More...
August 17th, 2016
In a TED talk, designer Elise Roy shares how ‘design thinking’ helps to solve problems. Design thinking is a process that includes defining particular problems, observing people in real-life situations while empathizing with them, and then working to solve those problems. Roy explains how her experience as a Deaf person helped her to be a […]Read More...
August 10th, 2016
Posted in Technology
American Sign Language interpreters and others who work with Deaf and hard of hearing people need to know the legal protections and rights of the people with whom they are working. That way they know when there is a violation of not only the law, but also an individuals’ understanding of important information. The Americans […]Read More...
June 29th, 2016
Posted in Deaf Culture
Over 72 percent of Deaf and hard of hearing people are unemployed or underemployed according to Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), an international not-for-profit organization devoted to elevating the quality of life for people who are Deaf, Deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, Chief executive of CSD, Chris Soukup, labeled the Deaf unemployment situation a […]Read More...
June 22nd, 2016
According to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), 80 percent of the world’s 70 million Deaf people do not have access to education. Less than two percent of Deaf children have access to learning sign language, with the most limited access in developing countries. “The rights of Deaf people are often overlooked, especially in […]Read More...
April 21st, 2016
When you study ASL and Deaf culture, you learn to understand an exceptional community, one you inherently become an advocate for — no matter what career you choose. But there are various advocacy organizations and causes students of sign may become especially passionate about — ones that they may pursue as careers. In addition to ASL coursework, […]Read More...
March 30th, 2016