Deaf Awareness Week – Captions Are Our Language
September 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
definition of deaf — partial or total inability to hear. – http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/154327/deafness
deaf? hard of hearing? have a hearing loss?
born deaf? acquired deafness? deafened?
does your medical record say hearing impaired?
mega millions of us are deaf or have a hearing loss – 48 million in the USA alone – mega millions globally!
we are not dumb, daft, nor dim!
100% of us want captioning for all media – movies, television, internet, videos, you name it, radio too.
100% of us use other resources also – some help some, others don’t help others – (hearing aids, looping, fm systems, sign language).
For group communications, up to 95% of us use captioning – live, on-site, real time, more and more streamed to our mobiles remotely by qualified captioners using one of several speech to text systems – it’s our language – we speak, we read, we are included with captioning.
with captioning, we contribute and give back.
From about.com/deafness in past years — The last full week in September is Deaf Awareness Week. It is also known as the International Week of the Deaf (or International Week of Deaf People). The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week is to draw attention to deaf people, their accomplishments and their issues. During this week, many deaf organizations hold activities to celebrate and conduct public information campaigns to educate people about deafness. Companies and agencies often mark the event, and schools, colleges, and universities hold awareness events.
join the CCAC – your membership is important (and free) – go to http://ccacaptioning.org
use CaptionMatch to find the captioner you need – ask for it soon – http://captionmatch.com
long live sign language! and also…
long live captioning – help us raise awareness, educate and advocate for the CCAC mission: inclusion of quality captioning universally