Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Wish Them Well and Pray for Them”

When we recently traveled to Oregon, Fabulous Husband and I dropped in at the local clinic to visit with my dad. He was in a room with other chemotherapy patients receiving treatment. It had been five years since we last saw each other. He did not like that I had adopted a child. He did […]

“The Universal Language is in Our Minds”

This is a provoking thought by linguistics lecturer Patrick Boudreault. It is captioned and signed. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/pQtrPpkCRBM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQtrPpkCRBM

“Thought of You” by Ryan Woodward

I saw this posted on a friend of a friend’s Facebook page. Art needs no words to convey grace, beauty and a story. The animation is by Ryan Woodward.  Enjoy the visuals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBk3ynRbtsw

Captioned Video of the webinar about the Fortissimo Phone is now available

Karen Latimer, the Assistive Technology Assistant at PIAT Institute of Technologies notified me that the captioned webinar of the Clarity Fortissimo Phone is now available for viewing. Check out this FABULOUS new phone and all it can do in this video:   http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/tddp/fortissimoVideo.shtml Equipment Name: Clarity Speaker Phone Fortissimo This speakerphone gives “one-touch” access to dialing, answering, and memory […]

VBS Accessible for Deaf Children (Mechanicsburg, PA area)

Just a reminder that we’re less than 2 weeks away from our deaf-friendly VBS!  Please tell/forward this email to everyone you know who has a deaf child.  This VBS is fully staffed with signers and interpreters, from the skits and songs to the lessons and games!  Come one, Come all!!! West Shore Evangelical Free Church […]

“3 True ASL Hospital Stories”

My friend, Jessi shared this on Facebook this week. The first 2 stories by this young man are hysterical, the 3rd, should not have happened to him, nor anyone else. He advocated for himself, and by doing so, perhaps prevented this from happening to anyone else. He captioned these so those who do not understand […]

“Facebook isn’t just Facebook.”

A little Wednesday humor for you: “Facebook isn’t just Facebook. It’s ESPN, The Weather Channel, TMZ, Twitter, and even the Jerry Springer Show.

Haunted Prison Tour at Jim Thorpe, PA

I have difficulty uploading photos from my phone onto wordpress, so today’s post is over at my blogspot site: http://xpressivehandz.blogspot.com/2013/07/haunted-prison-at-jim-thorpe.html

*** original post from my xpressivehandz.blogspot.com page *** This week, I found a plethora of emails and comments from various people from various sides of  “Deaf Awareness”, along with other issues. Each comment had some valid points, however, different perspectives, which leads me to what I’m about to write. I was once hearing, then had a […]

Casting Call for ASL Proficient Actors

My friend Amelia is looking for people proficient with ASL for her film! I’m sure many of you remember Amelia as you helped vote her into film school “Amelia Wins, Expresses Gratitude”.  Below is her request, along with a link for you to click through if you are interested  and want to be in her film. Hi Joyce, […]