International Week of the Deaf | Deaf Awareness Month

Video: https://youtu.be/IZxPpwhtKkw Here's another Deaf Awareness Month post! This week is International Week of the Deaf. Obviously, this is to celebrate deaf people and bring awareness to their access needs, to the fact that we exist, we have languages, we have culture, we are amazing people. As many of you know, I lived abroad for one … Continue reading International Week of the Deaf | Deaf Awareness Month

Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month

Video: https://youtu.be/J5TFvlWeBjw So... I'm finally getting around to Deaf Awareness Month videos. Oops! Hello and welcome to a crash course in sign names. This is an ASL Ponderings slash Deaf Awareness Month video. I'm going to start with the basics: what is a sign name? In the signing community, sign names are a way to identify who … Continue reading Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month

ADA and HR 620 | Deaf Awareness Month

Video: https://youtu.be/qe9jQrpg6G4 Hello and welcome. Today I want to discuss a bill that Congress is trying to get through right now, HR 620. I’m not going to go into great detail about this, since Annie Elainey made a video explaining it a bit more in depth. But basically, this bill wants to roll back protections afforded … Continue reading ADA and HR 620 | Deaf Awareness Month

deaf vs Deaf | Deaf Awareness Month

Video: https://youtu.be/LIpJqFeC91E Hello and welcome to another Deaf Awareness Month post! In my previous post/video, I briefly mentioned big D Deaf and small d deaf. Today I’m going more in-depth about that. The simplest explanation of the difference is this: Big D = culturally Deaf Small d = medically deaf   In the community, Deaf is … Continue reading deaf vs Deaf | Deaf Awareness Month

Disability and Queerness | Deaf Awareness Month

Video: https://youtu.be/qBb8csox3d0 Welcome to the first post of Deaf Awareness Month! I’m starting off big - combining disability and queerness. I want to be clear here that when I say disability, I’m including physical, emotional, and educational disabilities. Basically, any kind of disability - and yes, I’m including deaf people in this. For those who aren’t … Continue reading Disability and Queerness | Deaf Awareness Month