Jobs for young CODA
From CODA to professional TERP "YOUNG! Wow, what a young Interpreter," taps friend to get their attention and says, "Look at the interpreter, so YOUNG!!" It's not only videophone users, I still regularly get asked for my ID when buying alcohol although I've been of legal age for almost 5 years.Â What often follows people's shock at my age, is something like this, "Hey, my kids are fluent in Sign L...
Thu, Apr 18 2013
CODA with cochlear implant??
From CODA to professional TERP At first when I heard it on the radio it didn't hit me.Â But after seeing another article on Huffington Post, I fear the health and safety of CODAs is in danger! If you were unaware, there is a huge fad spreading where teens are wearing fake braces.Â These seemed innocent at first, but already teens have been injured due to the design and materials used in these boo...
Thu, Feb 14 2013
Turn on the CLOSED CAPTIONS!
From CODA to professional TERP A few months ago I was hit with the most simple, but penetrating question any child of deaf parents can be asked.Â Â I didn't realize that by answering I was exposing the color of my soul.Â After reflecting on the questionÂ it's fair to say it should perhaps be asked to every self-respecting member of the Deaf community.Â My wife and I sat down for a chat with an ol...
Tue, Feb 12 2013
Hate the video phone!
From CODA to professional TERP We had it made in the basement. Walled in concrete, you could escape the heat and be convinced it wasalready december. Our TV was fully loaded, featuring both xbox and playstation systems. Friends came from miles to enjoy hours of game play. Oh, it was summer vacation and nothing could stand in our way.Until, the release of the video phone.. countles...
Wed, Jul 18 2012
That is NOT asl~~!!
From CODA to professional TERP Had I been lied to this whole time? For the past 17 years I'd been telling people that my dad could not hear and was a native user of American Sign Language(ASL). How embarrassing this could turn out to be! Not only that, but what about all my show-and-tell projects during school? Was my ASL presentation during show-and-tell a total sham? ...
Sat, Jul 14 2012
DeafVideo.tv and VisualEDU
From CODA to professional TERP The days of the great debaters have come to a close. The trump to end any argument has become: "Really? Let me google that." With the invention of mobile phones, and powerful search tools like google and wikipedia, knowledge has become open source. Similar technological advancements have opened up the way for online video databases. This has already ...
Wed, Jul 11 2012
How to Work for VRS
From CODA to professional TERP "Hello? No, sorry he can't come to the phone. Yes he's here, but you can't talk to him. Well because hes Deaf. No, no... he's very much alive.. Deaf means he can't hear you. Do you want me to tell him something??" Before the launch of video relay service(VRS) I answered calls in this manner every week for several years. I had no idea that...
Sun, Jul 08 2012
From CODA to professional TERP Not a Meta Tag, but required anywayCan Dad really not hear me? What if the music is REALLY loud? Mom, stop signing to us we want to hear your voice! At five years old I was sure I was the only little boy in the world that was pondering such questions. Even then my life felt so unique and I hadn't even been exposed to d/Deaf, cochlear implants, Audi...
Fri, Jul 06 2012
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