No, not you political reporters - go back to your petty squabbles.
I'm talking about those reporters who write about people with disabilities. Yeah I called you dumb and ignorant. Hurts don't it?
Then maybe you should stop using such bullshit terms when writing about us, hmm? The words you use to describe people with disabilities are very patronizing and paint us in a negative light.
Let me give you a few examples:
Forget the stupid "clickbait" title. Here's some of the wording that's cringe-worthy:
I already shared my disdain about the viral post of the student helping the Deafblind man on the flight. It was great she helped, but the writing was blatantly patronizing and belittling of the Deafblind man.
Some other words I've seen used are:
When you're writing these words you're saying -
"glad it's not me"
"I wouldn't be able to do that"
"how can they live like that"
"Look at what we nice people did for them"
"Look at how special and different they are"
You get my point?
So, if you want to write about people with disabilities it's best to 1) interview them and show their story as they tell it, or 2) Learn the proper terminology - read blogs by people with disabilities, look at web pages of various agencies serving people with disabilities, or ASK that group!
Because all it comes down to is that people with disabilities are just like everyone else that do things just "a bit different".
So just stop putting us in a bad light and using us to make yourself feel better!
Now if you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact me. I'll be happy to help!
Hey y'all! Today's welcome Wednesday is a Deaf comedian who does stand-up, skits, story-telling and more.
Check out his Facebook Page called Train Zoom!
For those unfamiliar with Deaf Culture - Train Zoom or Train Gone is an idiom similar to the English "you missed it". You show up and ask what's going on but they aren't going to re-tell the story.
Here's one of Alexander's stories:
So come out and support some #DeafTalent and contact Alexander and book his Train Zoom act!
I pretty much don't have to explain this. If you don't know, you can skip this post Heh.
Happy Star Wars Day!!
Here's Joseph Wheeler from ASL That! showing how to sign "May the Force Be With You" in ASL!
Decorate your Home with Star Wars!
Are you a huge Star Wars fan? How about decorating your home in some cool stuff?
April 15th is National ASL Day! To celebrate the first school for the Deaf in the United States opening on April 15, 1817.
Students gathered there over the years and at subsequent Deaf schools across our nation. The children intermingled Native American Signs, French Sign Language, and Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language. This process brought forth modern American Sign Language.
There's a huge growing exposure to ASL in the media lately with a variety of movies, TV and elsewhere:
I think this is awesome that the world is seeing more ASL, more of our Deaf World, and seeing our Deaf Gain.
Buuuut...... the attitudes towards Deaf people stay the same....
Please read these two articles, one is an older blog post of mine and another by Pamela J. Kincheloe.
So, you see my conflict here? Love the ASL and Deaf Community exposure, but hate the stigma branded on me.
So, let me show you another article about Deaf people
Learn ASL and Deaf Culture!
I hope you share this with everyone! Please comment below your thoughts and let's have a friendly discussion.
Hope everyone's having a good week and dealing with the after-effects of the time change.
Today's "Welcome Wednesday" is Bearwood Reclaimed Furniture, and it's Deaf owner Dominick Fusco.
Dominick has owned Bearwood for 5 years, including 10 plus years experience in Carpentry
Dominick says - Before I invented this company, the only thing that was bothering me was all the broken furniture, home decors and abandoned wood that was sitting on the ground just rotting away. So, I figured if I could change one thing for them is to recycle and reuse it then it won’t be sitting on the ground useless or waiting to be destroyed. My job is to not to waste things. My job is to repurpose things to save the Earth and not to leave things to rot that Earth doesn’t want.
His quote is:
I believe in reuse and recycle because everything is a treasure
As I announced earlier, I'm doing a series of posts on Low Vision Products for the home. Did you help me with the survey? Thanks!
I wanted to give you a prelude to the upcoming Series by sharing my old, old videos on living with Low Vision.
As you can see, it really doesn't take much to adapt your environment for your low vision.
I look forward to explaining these further and sharing more ideas with you!
If you have any other suggestions or requests please email me!