Our society was designed from the ground up to accommodate the needs of able-bodied individuals, so there are times when everyday situations can become a struggle for those who are deaf. There are barriers to basic access that limit the rights and freedoms of those who can not hear, subtly perpetuating an existing structure of oppression. Even with all our modern technology, progressive innovators have failed to address some of the real problems that persist when it comes to accessibility. Below are 5 accessibility issues that could use more attention in 2018.

LydiaCallis • 8 months ago

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the many noteworthy Deaf moments that happened in 2017. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis • 11 months ago

Grown ups sometimes forget how simple it is to make new friends. All you really need is an open mind!

LydiaCallis • One year ago

So it turns out: GIFs are the perfect format for American Sign Language! Discover this expressive visual language, and maybe pick up a few vocabulary words along the way. Check out the creator's GIPHY pages for many more!

LydiaCallis • One year ago

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the many noteworthy Deaf moments that happened in 2016. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis • One year ago

On Monday of this week, the hashtag #HearingPrivilege took over Twitter. Thanks to Professor Joseph Hill and assistant professor Jason Listman from National Technical Institute for the Deaf, along with their colleagues and students, people who are d/Deaf/ HoH used #HearingPrivilege to share examples of both blatant and subtle ways that the ability to hear offers societal privilege.

LydiaCallis • 2 years ago

People who are deaf can (and do) enjoy going to concerts! Talented professional musical interpreters ensure a lyrical connection between the performing artist and their fans who use ASL. Because music is for EVERYONE!

LydiaCallis • 2 years ago

When Deaf culture influences pop culture, everybody wins! Here are just a few of the most noteworthy Deaf moments of 2015. Please feel free to add to the discussion and leave your personal favorites in the comments!

LydiaCallis • 2 years ago

In honor of Deaf Awareness Week (September 21-28), here are some hot tips for being a more Deaf Aware human.

LydiaCallis • 3 years ago

A simple guide to protecting your rights, and making sure you don't trample the rights of your fellow Americans.

LydiaCallis • 3 years ago

Deaf History Month is March 13- April 15-- let's take a quick look back at some of the most pivotal moments. If you want the full story, visit the history section of your local library!

LydiaCallis • 3 years ago

This past year was a very visible one for Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. From viral videos to late night TV appearances, mainstream audiences just couldn't get enough of Deaf superstars or their fascinating visual language. As we leave 2014, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable Deaf pop culture moments of this year... and hope that 2015 brings even more awareness!

LydiaCallis • 3 years ago

Deaf people don't bite! Here are a few tips to help you break through those pesky language and cultural barriers and make some new deaf acquaintances.

LydiaCallis • 4 years ago

On my Twitter feed, I often share #DidYouKnow facts. For International Week of the Deaf, I thought it would be fun to learn about deafness around the world!

LydiaCallis • 4 years ago

If you're someone who has never been exposed to deaf culture, you may not really understand how the whole "deaf thing" works.

LydiaCallis • 4 years ago

Have you ever thought about learning sign language?

LydiaCallis • 4 years ago
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Looking for a career that definitely doesn't suck?

LydiaCallis • 4 years ago