I’ve always felt like the object of a constant tug of war between the deaf and the hearing communities.
The new series from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Otto Schmidt was announced by Marvel today, alongside other high profile releases coming to comic readers in the new year. While the early details are scarce, fans won’t need much more information than ‘a new Hawkeye solo book’ to get excited. Especially given the talent assembled and plot synopsis for the first issue – and Rosenberg’s confirmation that Clint Barton’s deafness and use of hearing aids will be a part of the story, having been overlooked by many teams.
Read the rest of the story at https://screenrant.com/new-hawkeye-comic-freefall/.
While the people wanting to be president take center stage, look to the side of the stage for someone equally important to many in the audience.
There’s often an American Sign Language interpreter working to match the candidate’s cadence, emphasis, jokes and speeches for attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing.
(ASL summary in link above)
Have you ever experienced discrimination because you are a deaf or hard of hearing person? The NAD strongly encourages you to file a complaint so that you may be able to resolve the problem as well as raise awareness. The first step is to identify who discriminated against you and where the discrimination happened. This information will determine where you should file a complaint.
See https://www.nad.org/resources/how-to-file-a-complaint/ for more info and links for various issues. Each category has asl video also.
The USA’s top wireless carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon – are banding together to create a messaging service that could help replace standard SMS texting.
The carriers announced the creation of the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative, which they say will serve as the “next generation of messaging to consumers and businesses.”
Read the rest of the story at https://www.delawareonline.com/story/tech/2019/10/25/at-t-sprint-t-mobile-verizon-texting-service/2453273001/
By Victoria Merlino
Deaf New Yorkers will now have the opportunity to view voter guides in American Sign Language, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, as the city government tries to lower barriers deaf residents may face while trying to vote.
Read the rest of the story at https://queenseagle.com/all/2019/10/7/nyc-voter-guides-will-now-have-sign-language-option?utm_content=103187472&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-476597855744758
November 11th Monday
Deaf community social!
At the Christiana Mall
Help AirBnB to identify what Deaf and hard of hearing travelers need to make their lodging experience accessible. It takes less than 4 minutes. Feel free to share this post.