EnableTalk Gloves Worn on the Wrong Hand?

In the post "High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice" there is a video about EnableTalk gloves. This technology is being developed to translate sign language into speech. I wondered how it would effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired. Would they welcome the technology? Ocean, from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads, provided a very insightful comment which I wanted to share with readers.As a Deaf person myself who has been signing for over 30 years, while … [Read more...]

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High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice

SlateNewsChannel video about the new sensor-heavy gloves that translate sign language users' gestures into text and voice.How will this effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired? Will they welcome the technology or will there be similar controversy as there is surrounding cochlear implants? EnableTalk doesn't involve surgery but it will effect Deaf Culture.Video transcription provided by Slate.com:Could modern technology provide a huge leap forward for sign … [Read more...]

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Pagans with Disabilities or Developmental Differences Anthology Still Accepting Submissions

Please DistributeCall for Submissions/Writers:E-mail for inquiries and submissions: tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com; please put “Immanion Press Anthology Submission” in your subject line.The new submission date for rough drafts is August 31, 2012.Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A.) is seeking submissions for a magic anthology from the perspective of practitioners with disabilities or developmental differences. This includes but is … [Read more...]

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Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter."Community for the 21st Century" The New Existentialists This article explains that community is Being-with others. Taking in the presence of others and … [Read more...]

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Quality Captioning and Transcriptions Open Up Clearer Communication for Members of the Entire Pagan Community

When someone who is visually impaired uses a computer, they will either have the images enlarged or they use a reader program. How can a picture, graphic, or other image be read? It can't unless the web designer is a great coder. There are programs and more tech savy ways to embed images with descriptions that will work with readers. For those of us running organizational websites on a donation budget or blogging, we need to create vivid captions. Instead of no caption or a simple word or two … [Read more...]

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Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Deaf Pagan CommunityI got an email from Luna who started the Deaf Pagan Network. Luna is a High Priestess in Nova Scotia and has been involved with the Deaf Community for many years. The Deaf Pagan Network has been around since 1998. They want "To be … [Read more...]

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International Women’s Day: Women Making a Difference

Today is International Women's Day and I wanted to take a special look at women who have made a difference for people with disabilities.International Women's Day (IWD) began as International Working Women’s Day, Socialist political event primarily for Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. Overtime the marches and activism waned. In some countries, it became a day to show love for women in general. In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 … [Read more...]

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In-Home Care: What happens to the injured?

My sister was fortunate to walk away from a serious auto accident that totaled her vehicle. While her bones and joints mend (three cracked ribs and a dislocated collar bone), my family and I are assisting. Since I'm currently unemployed, I've got the morning and day shift. That's mainly getting her three kids to school and daycare then helping my sister get dressed for the day. I stay with her helping with chores, errands, and getting to doctor's appointments until it's almost time for my mom … [Read more...]

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Thanksgiving Opening Weekend Movies

A lot of blockbuster films are released for the holidays. My family has incorporated going to a show or watching films at home into our Thanksgiving tradition. Last night my husband and I watched Cowboys and Aliens. My mom, grandma, and I want to see the new Muppet movie this weekend.VIDEO: Blind film critic Tommy Edison reviews the movie "Hugo". He talks about the performances of Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ben Kingsley. Plus, he talks about the film's … [Read more...]

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Video Video

VIDEO: Surgeon and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.VIDEO: Uploaded by JvMLimmat "Pro Infirmis conducts an experiment: there are only a few people who don`t have empathy with disabled people. Nevertheless, the passenger seat in the public bus next to Fabian often stays empty. Handicapped people are a regular part … [Read more...]

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