Lockdown has been tough for some; whilst everything transitioned online, Disabled people have suffered. For those with a sensory loss, it has been a hard time if the content isn’t accessible. For those that have any form of hearing loss, subtitles are vital. For those with any form of sight loss, Audio Description is equally important… especially if you have image-heavy slides or walls of text that others are reading.[Read more…] about Making Online “Work”
So it’s day one of my first year at uni (last year was foundation year). It feels really good to be back to be honest. Over summer, I felt kind of lost… like in limbo. Yeah, I’ve done loads of stuff over the summer, but there’s not been that “structure” that Uni seems to give me. I need a routine to keep my mind going.[Read more…] about Day 1 of year 1 at UCLan – Deaf students are still at risk?
Today, i’m feeling pretty anxious. I don’t actually know why. It’s pretty hard to explain. I’m also feeling very very tired. So tired that it’s 1pm and i’m laying in bed and my brain seems to not want to rest. I can’t help but wonder if it’s because I had a counselling session yesterday at UCLan.[Read more…] about Being anxious, and being deaf
Recently, I was contacted by a reporter from BuzzFeed UK regarding issues that I have had in University over my foundation year, as she had seen my blog posts regarding discrimination.
It was a very hard piece for me to contribute towards, as it meant dragging up all of my emotions linked to my deafness… but I felt it was a worthwhile cause.
So, my foundation year at university is complete. It’s not been easy, and I’ve hit many access issues along the way – but I’ve come out stronger.[Read more…] about Reflecting on my past year at University