At The Rim Deaf Perception from Ashley & Alyssa Dole on Vimeo.
Tue, Sep 29 2020 · 19 hours ago
The BSL Act
At The Rim It's refreshing reading recently someone has realised 'recognition' of BSL did not include rights as such, just 'recognised some deaf used sign language. Most of the misunderstanding regarding deaf rights came from the British Deaf Association who stated the European Union had forced the UK government to recognise sign language and thus legal entitlement followed. ...
Thu, Sep 24 2020
At The Rim The first presenter not wearing a clear mask either? What isn't made clear is that deaf have LESS need to wear a clear mask than others they are following, yet virtually the only people using them. The consensus of advice to deaf people in the UK is to adopt technology/text approaches not lip-reading or sign language because of the social distancing rules etc. H...
Tue, Sep 22 2020
At The Rim One of a number of charities and individuals, cashing in on poor access for deaf people instead of lobbying the state provision of it as a right. Twitter is heavily involved on ensuring access for the BSLusers via COVID etc, but a glaring omission of the reasons many sign-using deaf have issues with the NHS is conveniently set aside. E.G. SignHealth and online...
Fri, Sep 18 2020
I can do everything but hear...
At The Rim Assuming we have:- (A) A special school to attend. (B) A means to follow hearing and speech without help. (C) A family to support me. (D) A professional sign language Interpreter. (E) Text to speech support. (F) I can lip-read unaided. (G) A trained lip-speaker. (H) A social set up where I can avoid hearing people. (I) A language only I and other deaf...
Wed, Sep 16 2020
Deaf Clubs, remember them?
At The Rim Deaf Clubs from Solar Bear on Vimeo. Will those still remaining be there after COVID?
Mon, Sep 14 2020
Free BSL help to access the NHS.
At The Rim But still no request for text or lip-speaking support? Formats the majority with hearing loss use. It would help if it was illegal for deaf sign users to use family and untrained friend support, this then supplies demand everyone can see, and prevents the NHS abuses of access via demanding deaf provide their own, aided and abetted by the British Deaf Association end...
Wed, Sep 09 2020
De-constructing the DeaF
At The Rim Thus proving there are more than Deaf or deaf in existence. #1 Deaf person including very strong Deaf Culture and hundreds of Deaf Friends from old Deaf Schools, Deaf Clubs, Holidays or any Sports or pleasures in anywhere in Great Britain as all Deaf always love each other like family!! It’s between Deaf person including mixing with Hearing and few Deaf Friends??...
Tue, Sep 08 2020
Deaf Awareness month. Really?
At The Rim The reality is 10m with hearing LOSS are not really interested in a 'Deaf' week or month. They see it as some deaf fest of culture and language that does not raise any awareness of their or our access issues. E.G. Capitalising the 'D' segregated deaf people because the 'D' area 'relegated' other non-signing deaf to a minor status and definition, either because t...
Mon, Sep 07 2020
AOHL drive to widen access.
At The Rim Using sign language and captions. The only problem as I can see is signed access is almost impossible to lip-read. Without criticising individual interpreters, a lot do not lip-speak at ALL most of the time there is exaggerated face-pulling etc which is more suitable for a child than an adult who would not use an Interpreter that did that. The image is negative ...
Mon, Sep 07 2020
Hearing need to butt out!
At The Rim A recent blog on the irate response of half a dozen people to the fact BSL was not included as a norm created a backlash at ATR calling him a 'bitter old man' who lacked the joys of learning or using BSL, (actually ATR does sign but...). Then proceeded to rubbish and attack parents of deaf children. If ever deaf activism wants to understand why deaf are isolated t...
Wed, Sep 02 2020
Whose business is it?
At The Rim Complaints no sign language access was being offered, seems to have missed the point it was a seminar for HEARING parents and Hearing support professionals of the deaf. Being global BSL would not have carried either. Deaf activism still fails to understand they have no voice to raise, and no rights, regarding other people's deaf children, nor to oppose what approa...
Tue, Sep 01 2020
Getting the PIP!
At The Rim Regarding the recent petition on fair access to welfare claims by the deaf and the blind. Posters stating an inability to read forms or understand them and asking friends to help out. #1 I done signed as future no social worker service to help us (deaf people) need help with this PIP forms as it is so harder to explain on write forms. #2 Clearly, the poste...
Fri, Aug 28 2020
Sign it again Sam...
At The Rim How Deaf People Enjoy Music from Amber Fisher on Vimeo. Or, how deaf enjoy 'some' types of music. Experience suggests deaf rely on vibration and 'feeling' not hearing to follow the music, so limited to music that predominantly is loud or has strong bass or percussion content. The age of the video producer bears that out. Most musical instruments and the singin...
Fri, Aug 28 2020
At The Rim It would be a false assumption to suggest the deaf 'made' the DWP provide access this way. Memories are pretty short. E.G. the DWP provided text access when we all started to use Minicoms. 2016 there was THIS. A deaf charity offered to mediate. That changed recently because the DWP wanted to retain all control over claimant applications and wasn't confident a BS...
Wed, Aug 26 2020
Hearing loss awareness. What they don't tell you.
At The Rim A BAME contributor (As if people have enough to manage without more bloody labels), wrote about anger and stress having to cope with that, hearing loss, as well as COVID, and people getting angry because we need stuff repeated, which promoted some candid response. Race and colour is NOT the issue. Deafness is the ultimate democrat it doesn't care what colour yo...
Sat, Aug 22 2020
DWP 'Not' new access services.
At The Rim Here's one they did earlier, 4 YEARS ago (And from the ATR site at the time). What we read this week, a 'new service'. It's not a new service just includes a new BENEFIT. DWP just decided to DIY and not pay SignVideo. From: Department for Work and Pensions and Justin Tomlinson MP. The service can be used to help make a new claim or for those already claimin...
Fri, Aug 21 2020
Hard Of Hearing Charities must supply BSL access?
At The Rim Posters are challenging the UK's leading HoH charities recent stance on offering BSL access to its output, not everyone agrees this has a real point. One poster said why do HoH WANT to learn BSL anyway? and received an angry response from someone presumably who was a BSL user saying why shouldn't people with hearing loss learn BSL? #1 My response, was based...
Tue, Aug 18 2020
Being Deaf Friendly.
At The Rim And wearing a badge to prove it? Latest topic for discussion being as we are bored senseless with clear mask and lip-reading demands. An area online selling 'Deaf Aware' badges and 'Deaf Friendly'? ones not meeting with complete support. 15 alternative views here. #1 Why would I want someone with a badge? I just get on with it. It is a pandemic, so normal rules...
Sat, Aug 15 2020
Deaf Education with Subtitles
At The Rim NEW VIDEO Deaf Education with Subtitles from BSL Resources on Vimeo.
Sat, Aug 15 2020
New op restores hearing.
At The Rim Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis made history on July 15 when they completed the first case in a clinical trial to restore hearing in patients with vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. The July operation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital marked the first use of the MED-EL Auditory Nerve Test System (ANTS) in North Americ...
Thu, Aug 06 2020
UIOLI Deaf lost it.
At The Rim YouTube plans to discontinue its community captions feature, which allowed viewers to add subtitles to videos, because it was “rarely used and had problems with spam/abuse,” the company announced. It says it’s removing the captions and will “focus on other creator tools.” The feature will be removed as of September 28th. “You can still use your own capt...
Wed, Aug 05 2020
The case against the BBC.
At The Rim Heated exchanges on ATR's social media (But not BBC social media they remove all complaints!). A number of posters objected to old people being forced to pay for BBC output which they believe is not value for money, and offers them no choices either. They can watch ITV for free but are charged for the BBC they don't watch. A number of complaints are very i...
Tue, Aug 04 2020
At The Rim Perusing the news for hard of hearing output on youtube, I found some rather unsettling statistics. At the time of the search, there were 467 posts labelled 'Hard of Hearing'. 80% had NO hard of hearing content. 48% were signed only in ASL. Less than 31% were captioned. 46% were adverts that had nothing to do with any form of hearing loss, sign-language...
Mon, Aug 03 2020
Sticking to the rules.
At The Rim Published on Facebook how the complaints process works re signing/translation professionals. ATR decided to put a few questions to them. A number trying to validate in legal situations. Q1 Is it true none of your accredit professionals will testify what we say is valid or not? Q2 Is there NO retrospect validation of the work you carry out? Q3 You ca...
Sun, Aug 02 2020
How I learnt to stop worrying about deaf things
At The Rim Evelyn Glennie Percussive Genius! from Drum Talk TV on Vimeo. Never signed, and hit stuff instead.
Sat, Aug 01 2020
Call me Deaf.
At The Rim But what does it suggest others actually DO? Sign to you? lip-speak to you? wear clear masks? wear NO masks? Speak into this app on my phone? Write it down? Do them ALL? Given no two deaf people communicate the same way I don't see how this works, and 30 years ago when HoH printed similar cards, deaf panned and opposed them, and countered with handing hearing peo...
Sat, Aug 01 2020
Deaf Arts, WHY?
At The Rim Recent announcements that £500m is to be handed over to the areas of the arts in the UK, to save them during COVID, but some are asking are the deaf getting any of it? and if so why? Deaf arts output is not available to most deaf people, so they are pouring money into deaf arts for us to access and it isn't happening at all. It is just the favoured few in the ...
Thu, Jul 30 2020
Deaf can do anything
At The Rim But apparently struggle with captioning, subtitling, reading English text or it's grammar or providing access to others it seems. Because of COVID deaf no longer sign either! they are all lip-readers if the clear mask campaigns are valid. The pandemic has caught the deaf out and raised questions on their rights and access requirements too, it became a free fo...
Thu, Jul 30 2020
When Social Workers were the norm
At The Rim On social media it was posted issues deaf were having to access the NHS, GP's, opticians, dentists etc. But one deaf woman wrote she had no issues whatever because she had ready access to a BSL Interpreter and a social worker as well as extensive family support, but a lot are not in that position and the fact the deaf lady was using TWO support systems, a BSL t...
Wed, Jul 29 2020
Awareness the first casualty or emancipation.
At The Rim There is too much misinformation being given out by deaf activism, and awareness it isn't. Ergo how many deaf exist in the UK (No statistics available), how many deaf can effectively lip-read? (No stats available), how many deaf rely on sign language? (No stats available), how many Hard of Hearing are there? (No stats available), how many deaf have issues the mak...
Tue, Jul 28 2020
Dr refuses mask exemption for deaf man.
At The Rim It was alleged on social media a deaf man in Wales (UK) has complained of discrimination after his GP refused to give him an exemption note so he would not have to wear a mask, the patient deaf suggested he needed to lip-read and also needed other mask wearers to lower or remove theirs so he could follow. His Doctor said no. The reasons for refusal, were, that as...
Mon, Jul 27 2020
Deaf-blind woman called a liar.
At The Rim A deaf-blind woman and her teenager sister were verbally abused on a train after the young girl briefly lowered her face mask so that her older sibling could read her lips. Karolina Pakenaite, who has Usher syndrome, was travelling to Southport with her 16-year-old sister Saule and guide dog when they were confronted by another passenger. Despite explaining that 24...
Sun, Jul 26 2020
Otter AI: Why deaf don't need clear masks.
At The Rim Or even Live Transcribe developed by deaf in Gallaudet.
Thu, Jul 23 2020
2020 and still not really deaf..
At The Rim They are still at it, when exposed for quoting 50yr old issues, they move goalpost to under 3 years of age to challenge the perception we deaf from years ago got a lot more support than they do. In fact, suggest support is worse... This is 2020, it isn't 1950, or even 1888. #1 I agree there is a difference between born deaf at birth to going deaf afterwards, ...
Tue, Jul 21 2020
Why I embrace my English Privilege.
At The Rim It enables me to challenge nonsense from sign using (Most actually aren't), campaigners/activists, who claim to have own grammar and an unfinished visual language who spend lives complaining about it never using it to make the point. Perhaps BSL grammar is some sort of deaf 'Esperanto' or something? English is, funny enough, our national language and enables deaf t...
Fri, Jul 17 2020
Every Sign Matters
At The Rim Trailer: Every Sign Matters from Wycliffe Bible Translators USA on Vimeo.HAD to happen, didn't it?
Wed, Jul 15 2020
I can't read your lips
At The Rim So they advertise a campaign with a Deafie wearing one you cannot lip-read him with either? Time to fess up folks how MUCH can you lip-read? through a clear mask or without one? I thought all deaf used sign language?
Tue, Jul 14 2020
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