I am a long time gamer, I love Dungeons and Dragons and use Roll20.net to play. There is a problem. My partner is the Dungeon Master (DM) and uses the Discord voice channel. I am hard of hearing but I cannot hear high pitched voices. I do ok with most people except for one when … Continue reading Disability Hack: Caption Discord Voice Channels
Deaf History: Helen Keller
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscubia, Alabama. She became DeafBlind after a fever caused by meningitis at 19 months old. Her teacher, Anne Sullivan taught her how to communicate with ASL, lipreading and Braille. This is not to say that she wasn't able to do anything before being taught by Ms. … Continue reading Deaf History: Helen Keller
Hard of Hearing, Sensitive to Sound and Auditory Processing Disorder? How is that Possible?
It is common knowledge that I am autistic, Hard of Hearing and have ADHD. I am quite vocal about this. A few things people may not know is that I am sensitive to sound and have auditory processing disorder. How can someone be Hard of Hearing and be sensitive to sound and have auditory processing … Continue reading Hard of Hearing, Sensitive to Sound and Auditory Processing Disorder? How is that Possible?
Identity First and Person First Language of the Deaf and Autistic Communities
It is no secret that I was born Deaf. Even though my parents shielded me from the Deaf community, I was very involved as a child. American Sign Language was banned from our home. A teacher and child taught me signs from when I was very young. I had to be careful not … Continue reading Identity First and Person First Language of the Deaf and Autistic Communities
American Girl Got Disability Representation Toys Right and Walmart Got it Horribly Wrong
Everyone can agree that disability representation in the method of toys has been needed for a long time. It needs to be done right for further harm can happen. American Girl and Walmart each put out a disabled doll. American Girl got it with a Deaf doll right where Walmart got it horribly wrong with … Continue reading American Girl Got Disability Representation Toys Right and Walmart Got it Horribly Wrong
Relying on Lip Reading and ASL during a Mask Mandate
Green face mask that says: "I'm not ignoring you." on the left and "I'm Hard of Hearing" on the right with HOH in ASL As many of you know, I am a Hard of Hearing Autistic adult. I rely on lip reading and ASL. I am normally able to fake being able to hear effectively … Continue reading Relying on Lip Reading and ASL during a Mask Mandate
Audism In the Autistic Community
What is Audism? Audism is is a term used to describe a negative attitude toward Deaf or hard of hearing people. It is typically thought of as a form of discrimination, prejudice, or a general lack of willingness to accommodate those who cannot hear. The Autistic Community As a Hard of Hearing (who was born … Continue reading Audism In the Autistic Community
Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective
It is common knowledge for my current readers but for my newcomers, I was born Deaf and now I am hard of hearing. My hearing history can be found here. A lot of audism has been going around social media. Autism is discrimination against people based on their ability to hear. One is the thought that … Continue reading Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective