Why This Deaf Woman Supports Obama
Deaf Political Junkie *This was cross-posted from DailyKos.Why This Deaf Woman Supports ObamaI'm writing this diary to explain to you what initially drew me to Barack Obama's campaign. It was a year ago, when I heard about Project Readon, a site that captions internet videos for free. I'm deaf, and the internet has left me behind when it comes to accessibility in internet media. I can't wa...
Mon, Feb 11 2008
Fighting Back Against Discrimination
Deaf Political Junkie It was with great pride that I read the story about how Karen Putz, a deaf mother in Chicago, stood up for herself against the management of Steak N' Shake, a food chain that denied her service because they refused to accommodate her deafness. Her story can be read here. Instead of giving up, as many people tend to do because they don't want to go through the hassle, ...
Thu, Jan 24 2008
Blowback from the Deaf Community Towards CIs
Deaf Political Junkie As soon as the blogs of deaf people with CIs appeared on deafread.com, there were the inevitable comments bashing these deaf people for liking CIs and wearing them. The comments are listed below from Moot Thoughts and Musings, and from CochlearKids.com:Boy, you make him look a moron and I am pretty sure that you will waste his precious years by not providing him appro...
Tue, Jan 22 2008
My story as an oral deaf woman with a CI
Deaf Political Junkie I've been intently following the discussion of the current generation of deaf children with cochlear implants and the future that awaits them in our American society. I would like to share my thoughts and experiences of having a cochlear implant. In short, this is the story about my life as a young, oral deaf woman with a cochlear implant.I was diagnosed as being prof...
Tue, Jan 22 2008
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