When I was born I was diagnosed with grade III microtia and atresia on my left side and I had a shorter jawbone on that side too. I realized just recently how hard that was for my parents. I was their first child and when they saw their baby missing her left ear, their world crumbled. Fortunately, that has not been a big deal for me. When I was a child, kids sometimes were cruel; but I had opportunities for revenge.
Today is the 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and Dicapta is joining this awareness day by launching a campaign to inform Spanish-speaking children who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind or have some degree of hearing and vision impairment, and their parents, about the availability of audio description and closed caption services in Spanish and how they can access them.
There has been talk about audio description certification for a while. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has taken the lead and started working with the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) toward accomplishing that.
Last Wednesday January 30th, we had the opportunity to do the dubbing in real time for HITN of President Trump’s speech of the State of the Union.
Every year, many ATF agents (who oversee violations of federal laws related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco diversion) work with communities across the country to make beeping Easter eggs. Beeping eggs make it possible for blind or visually impaired children to enjoy the fun of the Easter egg hunts.
A young man, from England, has created a short video talking about how he sees. His name is Alfie Fox. He suffers from Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), caused by damages on his occipital lobes.
Have you ever wondered how somebody could without vision navigate airports, train stations, hotels, etc.? Tommy Edison, who is blind since birth and has a popular YouTube channel, has published an excellent video sharing part of his traveling experiences.
As we hear about all the devastation that hurricane Harvey has left in Texas and Louisiana, and the country is preparing for hurricane Irma, we have complied some emergency preparedness suggestions. We provide general suggestions for everybody, but make emphasis on people with hearing and vision disabilities emergency preparedness.
In a previous post we talked about cooking techniques for cooks who are blind or have low vision, and closed our post with chef Christine Ha’s video. Christine is an amazing chef who gradually lost her sight between 1999 and 2007. She now hosts the TV program “Four Senses” with Carl Heinrich, winner of “Top Chef” Canada.