“Why Great Sign Language Interpreters Are So Animated” by Arika Okrent

There is an excellent article over at The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/why-great-sign-language-interpreters-are-so-animated/264459/ by Arika Okrent, linguist and author. People so often misunderstand the importance of facial expressions and body placement when it comes to the language of ASL. I remember one comment here on my blog in reference to an ASL video where the person had the impression that […]

In Recognition of Excellent Captions Provided by WGAL

The notice below was passed on to my via email by Gary to share.  ——————————————————————– To:  Jeff Yockey, President of PSAD CC: Officers of Greater Harrisburg Chapter ACDHH HLA of PA You may want to share the following message I submitted to our local NBC TV (WGAL Channel 8) station today via their “Contact Us” website […]

NYC ASL Interpreted Broadcast of Hurricane Sandy Update

*** Update thanks to gerbilonwheels**** “Click the CC button to see the closed captions on the video. Below that you’ll see the bar with like, dislike, etc. On the far right is an interactive transcript.” I looked for CC at very beginning as I always do, and it is not working. But there is the transcript. […]

Immediate ASL Sign Language Interpreter Positions

Reposted from Signing Time’s LeeAnn Mason: Kim Bass shared the following with me. Please follow up with her if you can help: Hello, I have an immediate need for Sign Language Interpreters in TX, VA, MI, WA, and CA. These are full time positions for the 2012-2013 school year during school hours working one on […]

“Call Me Maybe” ASL/VRS Version (press red square cc button for captions) This is a FUN music video featuring a Video Relay System (VRS) call. This is great for people who have never seen how a relay call works.  Be sure to catch the credits at the end for a good laugh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c593mFEoB4k

Official Press Release for “Show Us the Captions!”

“Show Us the Captions” official press release page is here: http://t.co/rOUtZkrK Come join us for caption advocacy.  Check the list to see if there is an event near you. If not, it’s not too late to create one in your area. I’ll be at the King of Prussia location on December 2nd at 1:30 with the […]

Signed Stories App Collaboration with Keith Wann, Peter Cook and ITV

I saw a post by Keith Wann on FaceBook this morning announcing a Signed Stories app for children. I sat down tonight and took a look. It was listed in the ITunes store, and free to download. There are several free stories, as well as some that can be purchased. They also provide a list […]

Netflix Agrees to Caption All Content by September 2014

I am so pleased to see Netflix agree to caption all their content by September 2014. However, it is still disconcerting to me that they are doing this only because of legal issues rather than doing it because it’s simply the right thing to do:  be inclusive and provide equal access for everyone. Read more […]

Engage – Interesting New Social App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

My friend, Stephanie Jo Kent (check out some of her research work from November’s #DEMX 2011 here  http://www.reflexivity.us/wp/?s=demx  asked me if I had heard of this new App, Engage. It is supposed to link the Deaf and Hard of Hearing up with events and activities wherever we may live. I downloaded the app, but it […]

HLA – PA Participating with Show Us the Captions!

SHOW US THE CAPTIONS!  DECEMBER 2, 2012 What:      See a movie enjoy captions! Where:   Regal Cinema – UA King of                            Prussia Stadium16 IMAX,                300 Goddard Blvd. King of                            Prussia, Second Floor Balcony […]