So, you may not know it, but it’s Deaf Awareness Week! It’s the time of year when we remind everyone that despite everything everyone does, we are still treated less favourably than hearing people. I have created a load of social media content over the last few days; and also UCLan are sharing some content that was created for them. You can download the social media images that I created directly from this page.
See Hear is inviting representatives of all of the major political parties to take part in an Election special airing on the Wednesday 7th of June.
They want you to send in your questions for the politicians.
In lectures and seminars, you may be showing some form of visual media; whether it be from Youtube, Vimeo, Social Networks or even a DVD. Having subtitles available is not only good for deaf students, but good for everyone.
So, those of you that know me, know that I am a die-hard Apple user. Having bought into the ecosystem of Apple way back when the iBook G3 came out (which was 2001 for those that aren’t old enough to remember it), it’s become a way of life.
So, for those of you don’t have me on Facebook, then you won’t know the latest debacle at uni… as in the problems that we are having with media that’s shown in lectures and it not being accessible to deaf people.
So, how are universities, right now, all across the country (including the one I attend) failing their d/Deaf students, and yet at the same time proudly state that they are “are fully committed to enabling access to all individuals who seek to benefit from our educational activities”?