YOO HOO – WHERE ARE YOU?
Is hearing loss and deafness still too much stigma to show us your hearing aids, implants, lip-reading, or use of captioning? We need you – we millions of people with hearing differences globally. We’re not shy to talk about this in the CCAC!
Aiming to develop a list, here’s our start today. Please add your own information to this in comments or email to CCACaptioning@gmail.com
With more elected officials on any level with hearing differences, we can see some of our goals met, right? Yes.
HOW about you? Do you want to stand for election? Run for office? Do it! Let us know.
AND – WHO will be help develop this list and take it forward in good ways? For example, talk to these folks now listed to help us advocate for quality captioning in all places needed? to advise us about how to reach other politicians? etc. Volunteer or a small team needed please. You? Say yes – with an email to CCACaptioning@gmail.com now.
(Image is book cover by Philip Seib)
CURRENT OFFICE HOLDERS – ANY COUNTRY, ANY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT:
HOH, deafened, oral deaf:
Mojo Mathers, New Zealand – lip reading and hopefully Captions
Pilar Lima, Spain – SLUser
someone in Estonia we’re told – name?
someone in UK who heads a parliamentary committee on deafness
Lady Hove, UK wears hearing aids (patron of hoh group)
Rand Paul, USA congress – hearing aids
Adam Kosa ( Hungary)
Helga Stevens ( Belgium Flanders).
SLUsers use Captioning sometimes
FORMER HOH/deafened/deaf politicians:
Bill Clinton, USA, – hearing aids
Gary Malkowski, Canada (SLU?)
CCAC = CAPTIONING ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY
LET’S TALK CAPTIONING!