Deborah Kendrick commentary relating to disabled
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Mall of America's branch of Abercrombie & Fitch's case and I like & agree with her commentary: Disabled just want to fit in, and the rest of us can helpMillions among our vast minority dubbed "disabled" have acquired the status with conditions that cannot be seen. Diabetes, dyslexia, asthma, hearing impairments or bipolar disorder are not readily apparent conditions, ...
Sun, Sep 13 2009
I am not completely deaf and sometimes.........
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I have a hard time communicating tough issues over the phone as a customer with businesses. I don't have a TDD and tried working with them via computer but their staff are not the people I need to talk to. They use staff who are not familiar with business issues to communicate the issues to key staff which frustrates the communication more. That delays more which ...
Sun, Sep 13 2009
Deaf Women of Ohio......
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Deaf Women of Ohio is dedicated to serving Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-blind women and girls in Ohio. Deaf women of Ohio want to make a difference. This organization began in April 2004 with their first elections of Officers and Board Members, and they have been growing by leaps and bounds since then.
Sun, Sep 06 2009
Exercise puts medical students in deaf patients' shoes
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Every medical schools should do this.The event, the only one of its type in the country, has students consult "health providers" who are actually members of the local deaf community. It was started by med students in 1998.
Sun, Aug 30 2009
Deaf Culture and Alexander Graham Bell
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Alexander Graham Bell's influences of audism is still effective even today through his organization. I have been watching many of the wording of AG Bell's promotion of their organization. I can see they are not accepting deaf culture as fact of life. My main issues is Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's (AGBell's) negative attitude tow...
Sun, Aug 23 2009
Bias relating to deafness....................
Jim's DEEP Thoughts In the past, I have regretted helping certain organizations and when they asked that I help again the following year, I decided not to. My experiences with some have not been really pleasant nor I felt good after volunteer work. If I don't feel good afterward, I don't believe I should come back. Right now, I am planning to volunteer some work for certain other non-pro...
Wed, Aug 19 2009
Teacher furloughs, other academic, athletic cutbacks will...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Edward E. Corbett Jr., the superintendent at the deaf school, said he thinks students realize that, in a bad economy, changes must be made. Read the article....State schools for the deaf and blind -- especially centralized, residential institutions like Ohio's -- are increasingly rare. But both schools here are more than 150 years old and have ardent supporters. Many ...
Mon, Aug 17 2009
Last year, I completed a survey for Deaf411
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I was curious about the result for a long time until I ran into this report which came out recently. Columbus, Ohio is on the list as well as my home state, Boston, MA.This “Deaf Friendly Cities” report includes a narrative of a selected city from each of four U.S. regions, lists several community resources, and photos representing a variety of situations that are con...
Sat, Aug 15 2009
A Study 10 Years Ago...,DEAF ENTREPRENEURS
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Is there a latest study out there?A NATIONAL STUDY OF DEAF ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS : IMPLICATIONS FOR CAREER COUNSELING
Sat, Aug 15 2009
My deafness was undiagnosed until I was 4 years old
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I missed out my communication skills and hearing bedtime stories until I was finally diagnosed I am hearing-impaired. From birth up to until I was about 4 years old, my family didn't know I was deaf until I had a hearing test in a famous hospital in Boston. I could hear loud noises but I could not communicate or even talk normally. As soon as they found out that I hav...
Thu, Aug 06 2009
Deaf fan sues Ohio State to get captions at games
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Its common sense that public places, especially in bars where you can't hear the TV, everyone would want the "caption" and see what they are missing by not hearing what they are saying. Deaf fan sues Ohio State to get captions at games
Sat, Jul 25 2009
Article relating to Deaf Entrepreneurship
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Interesting Article about NDBI Business and Entrepreneurship in the Deaf CultureNational Deaf Business Institute
Sat, Jul 25 2009
Familiar with National Deaf Business Institute ?
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Is anyone familiar withNational Deaf Business Institute ? I am hard of hearing and a graduate of NTID, would they be useful for me as I start a new business?
Sun, Jul 19 2009
Advocacies for Deaf and hearing loss.
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Why many deaf people do not want to be a member of AG Bell's organization?Hearing loss experiences differ individually. There are those who have been born with hearing loss (like me). There are those who lost their hearing later in life. To many, hearing loss is more of a social and professional disability rather than a physical disability. Many keep forgetting tha...
Mon, Apr 13 2009
Recession hits harder for deaf, hearing-impaired and...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Those who run non-profit groups are feeling the pain of deep, wounding budget setbacks, including support from various supporters. Especially those who are disabled who rely on their income to support their disabilities are getting furlough, cutting pay or even facing lay-offs. I am facing my own 10-day unpaid furlough. I even lost almost $15,000 worth of retirement ...
Sun, Apr 12 2009
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Golf club can cause a person to lose hearing????
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Golfers who use thin-faced titanium drivers may risk damage to their hearing, researchers said. They recommend that golfers wear ear plugs. Read more
Tue, Jan 06 2009
Deaf Juror dismissed In Ohio (Update)
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Hearing-impaired woman should not have been on jury, court says Does this mean that deaf jurors are disqualified from sitting on juries?
Mon, Jan 05 2009
Mistrial caused by a Deaf Juror
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Yesterday,The Columbus Dispatch reported that Family outraged to learn of retrial The court concluded that boat owner Scott Speer of Fairlawn didn't receive a fair trial be cause a hearing-impaired woman was on the jury and she couldn't fully comprehend the vocal nuances in Speer's 911 call, a key piece of evidence in the case.This decision will create alot of feedbac...
Sun, Jan 04 2009
Law against texting while Driving: Does this discriminate...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 80 percent of vehicle crashes and 65 percent of close calls are caused in part by driver distraction. One of the growing problems in driving is text messaging. One example case is when five teenage girls were driving to a vacation home in upstate New York when their sport utility vehicle crashed head-on...
Thu, Jan 01 2009
Real Numbers for Deaf Individuals
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Sorenson Communications Now Providing Real Numbers for Deaf Individuals. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent order requiring VRS providers to offer real numbers and Enhanced 911 (E911) to VRS users by Dec. 31, 2008.Read More
Tue, Dec 23 2008
Memories through Facebook
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I ran into many of my old classmates through Facebook. Its been between 20 and 40 years since I seen many of them. Ran into those who attended:Boston School for the DeafDuxbury High SchoolRochester Institute of Technology/NTIDNow... that's cyber reunion. :)
Mon, Dec 22 2008
Deaf Newspaper reaches worldwide audience
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Ken Davis's newsroom is much quieter than most others. Davis runs a website called deafnewspaper.com, where he uploads sign language stories in video form.
Sun, Dec 14 2008
Deaf man wins business award
Jim's DEEP Thoughts This year's Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs has been won by a man whose company provides video conferencing for deaf people. Andrew Thomson will use the money to expand his business, Sign-now.com ,is a web-based means of enabling deaf people to communicate with the hearing world.
Sun, Nov 30 2008
Speaking of Ignorance, Deaf & Blind Schools in Ohio
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Last year, State of Ohio was discussing merging their two campuses. Alumni are fighting a plan to create a single campus for the state schools for the deaf and the blind, saying mingling their student bodies will create safety and social problems. Even when their educational programs would remain separate? Currently, there are about 12 schools in the United States tea...
Fri, Nov 28 2008
Author William Gibson who wrote about Kelly Heller dies at...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts He wrote a true story of the deaf-blind Helen Keller's rescue from a world of ignorance, has died. More Story
Fri, Nov 28 2008
Eye Contacts and Vibes
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I am not talking about people who have autism actively avoid eye contact but people who do NOT have autism. I am not talking about some cultures that looking someone in the eye is considered to be disrespectful and an invasion of privacy. There are some cultural groups that prefer not to make very much eye contact. That's different. I am talking about people I am fami...
Wed, Nov 19 2008
One wondered how the deaf could communicate despite missing...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts A NEWER PERSPECTIVE I realized that there are so many things that regular people can do to help people with disabilities.
Sun, Nov 16 2008
Fired for deafness
Jim's DEEP Thoughts A former custodian with the Westboro public schools has filed suit against the town and his former supervisor, claiming he was fired because he is deaf.Mr. The former custodian also attended the required training but was not provided with either an interpreter or any closed captioning on the Sorenson VRS. As a result, Mr. Smith was required to sit throughout the six-h...
Thu, Nov 13 2008
Deaf Organization in Ohio Spotlight
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Deaf Women of Ohio is a group of Deaf women who want to make a difference. The mission of Deaf Women of Ohio is to promote the interests of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind women, through education, leadership, empowerment and community support.Its nice to have many different kinds of organizations for the deaf.
Sun, Nov 09 2008
Economic Effects those with Disabilities including Deafness
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Within the economical world, the design of the deaf person's economic environment MAY BE viewed as disabling factor. In the cultural model, the Deaf belong to a culture in which they are neither infirm nor disabled. Other disabilities including those with Multiple Sclerosis are the same way. We all are ABLE and we all are able to be part of the economical system alo...
Sat, Oct 25 2008
Good news for deaf and hard of hearing on election night
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Captioned Radio Broadcast to Enable Millions of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing to Experience NPR's Live Coverage of Presidential Election for the First Time NPR News' extensive election night coverage will be simulcast in the new captioned radio format, providing accessible news and journalism to deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. A link to the broadcast also will be ava...
Tue, Oct 21 2008
Do (romantic) relationships between Deaf and hearing people...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts My answer would be yes. I am deaf and my wife is hearing. Like any relationship, communication is the key. The hardest part of our relationship is when we spend time with groups of friends who are all Deaf and my wife ends up feeling left out and isolated. I have come to terms how to handle this with grace and understanding. Over the years, I have learned more about ...
Thu, Oct 16 2008
Ruling prompts Packers to review deaf fans' interest
Jim's DEEP Thoughts A federal court ruling in Maryland is prompting the Green Bay Packers to evaluate how deaf fans experience a game at Lambeau Field.Relating to captioning for announcements and provide captioning from the television broadcast play-by-play on all stadium television sets.
Mon, Oct 13 2008
ADA Law Expanded
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Last Thursday, the Senate approved major legislation that would expand protection against workplace discrimination for people with disabilities and overturn several Supreme Court rulings that have affected many. In the past decade, the courts decisions have created "catch 22" where people with serious conditions could be forced to choose between treating their condit...
Sun, Sep 14 2008
Thoughts about Election and Disabilities
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I was born with deafness and later in life I was diagnosed with MS. My step-daughter was born with cerebral palsy as well as learning disability and memory loss due to seizures when she was a child. My blood daughter has bipolar and other disorder disabilities. People with disabilities have faced many obstacles such as discrimination, attitudes, ignorance, stereotypin...
Fri, Sep 12 2008
Henrietta deaf man goes to court to fight tickets; says he...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I also think Mendon Ponds Park employees needs to be educated along with police employees.
Sat, Aug 30 2008
Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss (Deafness)
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I found an interesting article since I have both Multiple Sclerosis and deafness. I went to school with this girl named Muffy and she also have multiple sclerosis and severe hearing loss. More about Muffy and her famous mother lent her name and voice to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.I wondered how many out there who are hearing-impaired (or deaf) and havd Multiple Sc...
Wed, Aug 27 2008
What Happen to "ACCEPTING" reasonable accommodation?
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I will probably get alot of deaf and hearing people mad about this comment. In this recent article deaf couple seeking more than $50,000, plus punitive damages. Even though the Deputy Sheriff offered "reasonable accomendation" to communicate and was rejected by the couple. In the article, "Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher contends that Bahl was offered use of a text...
Sun, Aug 24 2008
Deafness and Disability
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Many obstacles such as discrimination, attitudes, ignorance, stereotyping, or alienation are still around me whether I realized them or not. They are not going to effect or control my life. For me to really understand "quality of life" is to effectively use knowledge and technology to improve my own quality of life. Often when we think of the disabled, we often thinks...
Sat, Aug 16 2008
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I am not sure if I decided enough was enough and that I had to give this blog some attention now. Being so busy with work, moving into new house, looking for a new home church and trying to spent more time with God. This is probably one of the most difficult to do for me as a blogger to do after straying off-schedule. I need to focus what my future topics would be. 1....
Thu, Aug 14 2008
open board meetings at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts 10 similar schools across New York would be forced to open their board meetings to the public under legislation introduced by............ This is good news and about time. Let's hope this will happen.
Wed, May 28 2008
Alumni of RIT/NTID:Removal of AG Bell Plaque
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Its funny, I used lived in Bell Hall Dormitory which is next to Lyndon Baines Johnson building when I attended RIT/NTID. I graduated from RIT/NTID (Rochester Institute of Technology)back in 1981. Lately, there have been many conversations and actions about removing AGBell plague and renaming a dormitory. Before Superbowl game, Pepsi chose to air a 60-second commercia...
Thu, May 22 2008
Harry G. Lang: Honeoye Falls resident, a professor at...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts the 2008 Robert F. Panara Award for contributions to deaf education at a statewide conference held in Rochester earlier this month. (Panara, 87, presented the award.)Harry G. Lang writes about education and history in the deaf population
Mon, May 19 2008
Consultants relating to Deaf Education
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Louisiana State Department of Education officials have chosen three consultants to recommend changes at the Louisiana School for the Deaf following the arrests on indecent behavior charges of 5 people connected to the school. See StoryI am really curious what changes they are looking into? I know its about improving the safety of this school but almost every school h...
Sat, May 10 2008
Karen and Steak 'n Shake
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Karen who I have nominated for Gratitude with Attitude Award is still not getting answers from Steak 'n Shake which you can read more about it in Disaboom. I won't be visiting Steak n Shake until the company do something about their situation for their customers with disabilities.
Wed, May 07 2008
Grant provides $25,000 for hearing aids
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation gave the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing grant of $25,000 to help provide hearing devices and other assistive technology for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals who cannot afford to pay for them on their own.The same foundation that gave WGBH $1 Million to support the public broadcaster's work in maki...
Wed, May 07 2008
May is "Better Speech and Hearing Month"
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I have been thinking of the comments regarding my post Disability Harassment Some of the comments were: When I was a kid, only the deaf kids at Mark Keppel school (ASL) bullied me while Field (oral) school deafies didn't. Students never bullied a hearing aid user at Maryland School. It was at Gallaudet when the user experienced the first ridicule and was asked, "Why h...
Tue, May 06 2008
Hearing loss affects all forms of relationships
Jim's DEEP Thoughts A survey indicates that 48 percent of the respondents feel that their marriages have suffered because of their spouses' hearing loss. About 57 percent feel their spouse is reluctant to get his or her hearing checked and 46 percent feel that denial is the number one reason their significant other is hesitant to get his or her hearing checked. Hearing loss is one of the...
Mon, May 05 2008
Spotlight Business run by people with Disabilities
Jim's DEEP Thoughts I have been thinking that I might create a "Spotlight" businesses run by people with disabilities especially Deaf and Multiple Sclerosis. I would prefer find businesses in Ohio but I am more than happy to post about any businesses in the United States. I will post "Spotlight Business run by people with Disabilities" as I whenever I come across a business which could ...
Sun, May 04 2008
Focusing on having humor with an attitude...
Jim's DEEP Thoughts Humor is a powerful emotional medicine that can lower stress and dissolve negative situations. A healthy sense of humor is related to being able to laugh at oneself and one's life. Laughing at oneself can be a way of accepting and respecting oneself. When I was younger dealing with my deafness. It was not my deafness that was causing me problems. The sources of my pro...
Sat, May 03 2008
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