Disability Hacks

Disability Hack: Caption Discord Voice Channels

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

CoMorbidities, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture, Sensory Processing Disorder

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?

Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

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

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

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

Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

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