In Remote Uganda a School for the Deaf is Formed

Patrick Otema, 15 was born profoundly deaf. In the remote area of Uganda where he lives there are no schools for deaf children, and he has never had a conversation. Raymond Okkelo, a sign language teacher, hopes to change all this and offer Patrick a way out of the fearful silence he has known his [Read More…]

A Letter To Santa

This Yule I’m not asking for any jewelry, candles, or fancy priestess clothes. Instead I have one important wish for the magical community: that when groups gather, they will pre-plan for possible attendees who have a disability or are part of the Deaf community. [Read more…]

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. “Reddit Floods Hospital [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

Overcoming Obstacles: Conscious Dialog about Responsibility for Access

In This Moment of Decision I Pray to Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles Aum, Shri Ganeshaya namah — Great Lord of Wisdom, here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg for Your grace. Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at [Read More…]


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