Limelight Training & Consulting LLC As someone that has been around Deaf people my entire life, I've been asked many questions on what is it like to be Deaf while living in our hearing world. I could probably ask these questions before they do. I routinely am asked “can he/she lipread”? I've wonder why so many people ask this question. Today [...]
Sun, May 04 2008
Seriously 17K spoken words a day, just sign instead!
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC Ever since watching this clip last Thursday Talk Talk Talk, sorry it is not closed captioned. This has been bugging my brain. A study says to help your child grow academically your child has to hear SEVENTEEN THOUSAND spoken words per day, and don't just plop them in front of the the TV, that doesn't count. [...]
Sun, Apr 27 2008
Family Signing Class - Whitelaw
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC What an awesome first class last night! I just wanted to give a shout out to the families. We had so much fun. We have 7 families and two day care teachers. I start my classes with music, signed of course and I LOVE to see those little faces gazing in awe to my hands. [...]
Wed, Apr 23 2008
Do people really want to learn to sign, or is it something...
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC In my mission to inform our hearing world about deafness and becoming more aware, more Deaf-friendly, I'm finding a very interesting thing. Throughout my lifetime people of all ages for different reasons feel compelled to tell me they have always wanted to learn sign language. Some say it's just a beautiful language to learn, others [...]
Tue, Apr 15 2008
Technical college pays $175,000 for not providing an...
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC Here is the link to the story. If the link has expired, here is the article. technical-college-lawsuit-4-2008.pdf First, I can understand difficulties in finding an interpreter but the delay was unnecessary. It was the school's lack of becoming educated in the process of addressing this issue. They also were uneducated in finding the proper “accommodation&...
Fri, Apr 04 2008
Heightening Deaf Awareness
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC I LOVE IT! Just as I knew it would, Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) is creating some buzz and putting Deafness in the limelight. Since DWTS began season 6, featuring Marlee Matlin there has been a frenzy in the media, blogosphere, vlogosphere and with everyone I meet. It's doing exactly what it is supposed [...]
Wed, Mar 26 2008
Sign Language Is a Beautiful Thing!
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC There are so many reasons why I love sign language. It can be applied in so many situations. Today, I am enjoying it from a mom's perspective. My youngest daughter is 4. We called Grandma today via our Video Relay (VP). Grandma is Deaf. I put her in front of the VP and waited for my [...]
Sun, Mar 16 2008
Toddler reads on Today Show
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC This is an amazing and fascinating story. This cutie can really sound out the words that host Ann from the Today Show writes down her on cards. I'm sure this little one was blessed with a gift, but her parents also exposed her to sign language from day one. Today Show clip Can you believe [...]
Sun, Mar 16 2008
Sounding Off Launch
Limelight Training & Consulting LLC Thanks for stopping by my Sounding Off blog. Iíve created this blog to facilitate open communication between my readers and myself. My love of the Deaf culture has started me on this new journey to share with others. I hope to address issues that not only include the culture, but also technology, research, [...]
Sun, Mar 16 2008
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