The US Department of Education under President Bush’s Administration is looking to cut closed captioning for almost 200 TV shows since it believes that the shows are not approrpiate for captioning due to lack of “educational and informative means.”
Caption Cutback is Major Setback
Television Captioning Censorship Hurts Family Values.
From David via the DeafVermont listserv.… Read more...
The National Association of the Deaf announces several accomplishments:
The NAD is proud to note that we’re ending 2003 strongly with:
* a victory for captioning recognition in TV Guide.
* the exciting announcement that the NAD Youth
Leadership Camp will celebrate its 35th year
anniversary in Florida.
* the announcement of a model ADA policy for trade and… Read more...
A listing and schedule of captioned movies in the U.S. by Insight Cinema.… Read more...
Though by now many of you will have already be aware of what I am about
to include in my article, there are still numerous people who would
benefit from an introduction to the word Audism. So, keeping in mind
that some of us believe that deaf people, too, are capable of being
audists, … Read more...
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TO CRITICIZE?
I’m so frustrated with this topic, from work related issues as well as
things that I have read, that I absolutely have to crawl out of my
carpal tunnel induced dexterity-impaired haze to poke away at the
keyboard and continue my haphazard series. There’s obviously a need for
people outside the “deaf education … Read more...
MAN ON THE STREET
Christopher Jon Heuer
He Wrote About Ring Baloney and Disappeared
This is my version of hell: I’m condemned to float around for eternity
on a giant piece of ring baloney in a huge subterranean cavern that’s
half-filled with ring baloney juice. The steam rising from the
bottomless depths sticks to my skin like a wet rubber … Read more...
Laurene informs me that under no circumstances does she want to become the next president of Gallaudet. I accept her choice. It makes sense – she spent a decade (or more?) jumping through adminstrative hoops in order to get to where she is now, why should she give it up after only a few years?
Perhaps another opportunity will come … Read more...
THIS seems like who I want to be: “the critic needs an enormous amount of ‘Negative Capability’: the ability to exist ‘in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason’ (Dewey, 1934, p.33)” (121).
“…the intent of a critical servant [is] no less subject to critique than the actions/he proposed…….the critical rhetor takes on a more specific … Read more...
My good friend Laurene Gallimore is a potential candidate to become the next President of Gallaudet University. A grassroots campaign is already underway, as demonstrated by THE TACTILE MIND WEEKLY, whose October 2003 issue (Vol 24, No 3) asked: “Who Should Be the Next President of Gallaudet?”
Some excerpts: … Read more...