zmyaro:

To any Tumblrites who are deaf, hard of hearing, know people who are, or just enjoy cool tech, a start-up called MotionSavvy is working on technology that uses Leap Motion to recognize sign language and and outputs written or spoken English.  The project was started by a group of deaf students at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (yay RIT!) who moved to San Francisco to develop the product with Leap.

The team has over 800 deaf beta testers, but they are looking for more.  They hope to have a product available to consumers by September of 2015.

For more information, check out this TechCrunch article and this video.

brianabishop:

rikkipoynter:

thisisnotdeaf:

carodoodles:

:) insurance companies should give us deafies deductions for being awesomely safe driver!!

hell yeah! hearing people who claim that deaf people shouldn’t be able to drive need to read this. tired of debating with them about how we can see so we can drive. period. end of story. but nooo ~must be able to hear~ to drive. smh.

And we all know hearing people love to blast their fucking music (shit, we do too, but just keep reading) and then yell at us because we can’t hear what’s going on outside of the car. Neither can you with your Def Leppard or One Direction screaming through the speakers!

If you notice the date on the newspaper clip is from1995, I was born in ‘87, way before I learned to drive. You should see my driving record, it would make you cry. I am not the best driver, I get easily distracted while driving. Heck, on Tuesday, I was so busy singing along to the radio, I ran over a raccoon.

brianabishop:

rikkipoynter:

thisisnotdeaf:

carodoodles:

:) insurance companies should give us deafies deductions for being awesomely safe driver!!

hell yeah! hearing people who claim that deaf people shouldn’t be able to drive need to read this. tired of debating with them about how we can see so we can drive. period. end of story. but nooo ~must be able to hear~ to drive. smh.

And we all know hearing people love to blast their fucking music (shit, we do too, but just keep reading) and then yell at us because we can’t hear what’s going on outside of the car. Neither can you with your Def Leppard or One Direction screaming through the speakers!

If you notice the date on the newspaper clip is from1995, I was born in ‘87, way before I learned to drive. You should see my driving record, it would make you cry. I am not the best driver, I get easily distracted while driving. Heck, on Tuesday, I was so busy singing along to the radio, I ran over a raccoon.

(Source: carohoku)

brizulz182 said: Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog! My name is Brianna, I'm 20 years old and a sign language student, I've been taking ASL for about 6-7 years now. I'm studying to be an interpreter, and I think your posts are just really awesome! We should keep in touch and be friends :D hope you have a great day! :))

Hello!!!! I wish you well on your journey to become an interpreter. My tip to you is know both ASL and ESL :) and thank you for stumbling across me and following ^_^ have a great weekend!!

One down side of not having ear-molds on the implants…..

The implants seems fly off while doing some rigorous actives, like sex….I miss sex noises…..

Being deaf is great and all, I can choose to not hear fights, arguement and such between my friends, but when I do hear them venting, I’m the one ended up in exile….

Because I think deaf superheroes should be known and supported ^_^

carodoodles:

A controversial comic I did. I’m not completely against CPS, but they have not so great history with the disabled community. 
There are too many terrible cases where parents with disabilities lost or almost lost their children to CPS (Children Protective Services). The reason? CPS feels like parents with disabilities could not be a good parent. The problem? Too many people are uneducated about what disabled parents are capable of doing. The result? Too many family are left very traumatized as a result of this horrific experiences.Please do take time to educate yourself on what’s happening with CPS’s terrible and very damaging bias toward disabled parents:USA Today article:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/26/disabled-parents-custody-adoption/1726465/Keri Traver’s heartwrenching story, told in 3 parts:Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1CcyUgSgQYPart 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZLErpk6s0Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPuJYhMSbesI cannot imagine how terribly upset and traumatized these parents are. I hope this had not and never will happen to any of you. My heart goes out to all parents like Keri Traver who should have not experienced this at all. Are you pissed off by this comic and above links? Good. Go out there, educate others, especially those in positions such as CPS, DCF, hospitals, schools, etc. 

I dare anyone who tries to take my son from me because I’m deaf. I DARE YOU!!! He will learn sign language so we don’t have a communication barrier. I am a proud SINGLE DEAF MOTHER!!!! This article makes me mad that people are so closed minded.

carodoodles:

A controversial comic I did. I’m not completely against CPS, but they have not so great history with the disabled community. 

There are too many terrible cases where parents with disabilities lost or almost lost their children to CPS (Children Protective Services). The reason? CPS feels like parents with disabilities could not be a good parent. The problem? Too many people are uneducated about what disabled parents are capable of doing. The result? Too many family are left very traumatized as a result of this horrific experiences.

Please do take time to educate yourself on what’s happening with CPS’s terrible and very damaging bias toward disabled parents:

USA Today article:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/26/disabled-parents-custody-adoption/1726465/

Keri Traver’s heartwrenching story, told in 3 parts:
Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1CcyUgSgQY
Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZLErpk6s0
Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPuJYhMSbes

I cannot imagine how terribly upset and traumatized these parents are. I hope this had not and never will happen to any of you. My heart goes out to all parents like Keri Traver who should have not experienced this at all. 

Are you pissed off by this comic and above links? Good. Go out there, educate others, especially those in positions such as CPS, DCF, hospitals, schools, etc. 

I dare anyone who tries to take my son from me because I’m deaf. I DARE YOU!!! He will learn sign language so we don’t have a communication barrier. I am a proud SINGLE DEAF MOTHER!!!! This article makes me mad that people are so closed minded.

carodoodles:

When studying Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University, I was horrified to find out that Alexander Graham Bell actually published a paper titled “Memoir Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race,” in which he basically suggested that deaf people should not marry each other.
Bell wrote: “Those who believe as I do, that the production of a defective race of human beings would be a great calamity to the world, will examine carefully the causes that lead to the intermarriage of the deaf with the object of applying a remedy.” His suggestions on how to stop marriages amongst deaf people were: “(1) Determine the causes that promotes intermarriages among the deaf and dumb; and (2) remove them.” *
Bell even went as far as saying this to deaf audience in 1891: “I am sure that there is no one among the deaf who desires to have his affliction handed down to his children” and he “promoted marriage with a hearing partner so that the undesirable ‘blood is diluted’ by ‘admixture with normal blood’” (“The History of Special Education” by Margret Winzer). I cannot imagine how livid the deaf community must have been.
Of course, the angered deaf community and advocates placed so much pressure and criticism on Bell that Bell decided to have Dr. Edward Allen Fay do a study on deaf marriages. As a result, Fay found out that about 10% of deaf parents had deaf children (“The History of Special Education” by Margret Winzer). That rendered Bell’s arguments to be invalid. Still, Bell had already done so much irreversible damages to the deaf community. (Not to mention his stance on supporting Oralism, on focusing on destroying ASL, deaf clubs, deaf schools, and many more)
I cannot imagine what it was like for deaf people at that time period. I am sure that many of deaf people’s family relatives were persuaded by Bell’s words against deaf marriages. As a result, deaf people suffered pressures from their family relatives to NOT marry their deaf partner, to marry a hearing partner instead. It is possible that, thanks to Bell, some deaf people were prevented from marrying (deaf) ones they truly do love. That is why my heart goes out to supporting same-sex marriages nowadays. Nobody deserves to be denied from marrying the ones they truly love. Nobody.


You are aware his wife was deaf right…..

carodoodles:

When studying Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University, I was horrified to find out that Alexander Graham Bell actually published a paper titled “Memoir Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race,” in which he basically suggested that deaf people should not marry each other.

Bell wrote: “Those who believe as I do, that the production of a defective race of human beings would be a great calamity to the world, will examine carefully the causes that lead to the intermarriage of the deaf with the object of applying a remedy.” His suggestions on how to stop marriages amongst deaf people were: “(1) Determine the causes that promotes intermarriages among the deaf and dumb; and (2) remove them.” *

Bell even went as far as saying this to deaf audience in 1891: “I am sure that there is no one among the deaf who desires to have his affliction handed down to his children” and he “promoted marriage with a hearing partner so that the undesirable ‘blood is diluted’ by ‘admixture with normal blood’” (“The History of Special Education” by Margret Winzer). I cannot imagine how livid the deaf community must have been.

Of course, the angered deaf community and advocates placed so much pressure and criticism on Bell that Bell decided to have Dr. Edward Allen Fay do a study on deaf marriages. As a result, Fay found out that about 10% of deaf parents had deaf children (“The History of Special Education” by Margret Winzer). That rendered Bell’s arguments to be invalid. Still, Bell had already done so much irreversible damages to the deaf community. (Not to mention his stance on supporting Oralism, on focusing on destroying ASL, deaf clubs, deaf schools, and many more)

I cannot imagine what it was like for deaf people at that time period. I am sure that many of deaf people’s family relatives were persuaded by Bell’s words against deaf marriages. As a result, deaf people suffered pressures from their family relatives to NOT marry their deaf partner, to marry a hearing partner instead. It is possible that, thanks to Bell, some deaf people were prevented from marrying (deaf) ones they truly do love. That is why my heart goes out to supporting same-sex marriages nowadays. Nobody deserves to be denied from marrying the ones they truly love. Nobody.

You are aware his wife was deaf right…..