Hi fellow Deafies and other fans!
So, my tickets for the Royal Deaf Association’s 175th Honours Awards have come, and there’s only 16 more days to go… the countdown has begun! I can’t wait to share the experience with you.
I’ve started emailing YouTubers about closed captioning their videos. Closed captioning is not only important for Deaf/Hard of Hearing people, but also those who don’t speak the language of the video. If someone can’t understand what they’re saying, the captions underneath allows them to follow.
Rikki Poynter is a deaf YouTuber, who is an advocate for closed captioning. Her video inspired me to get involved with the whole campaign, and you should too! Kat Blaque explains here about how you can support the campaign! So… help me out and start contacting your favourite YouTubers! Did I mention, Tyler Oakley captions all his videos!
I posted a ‘tip’ on Twitter the other night, and it’s had a surprisingly good reaction, so I thought I’d share it with you here: ‘For those who want to search for captioned YouTube clips; Type a search term, click filter: Subtitles/CC’ – if you find any YouTuber’s who caption, please share with me, as I’m trying to create a list of them to share with all my Deaf/Hard of Hearing followers!
Dating- but with a hearing loss… how do we do it? I had the exciting challenge of writing a Phonak blog about my ‘lurrve’ life! Find out more here- Dating with hearing loss: Date spots, cuddling and lip reading in the dark
I commute every day to work, my boyfriend lives 251 miles away, so I travel all the time! I thought it would be great to share some of my experiences with you. I wrote a blog on Hearing Like Me: ‘Deaf Person’s Travel Survival Guide’ – enjoy reading!
I’m so proud to say that I have 640 followers on Twitter, over 130 on Facebook, and 20 on this blog! Thank you all for supporting me!
Love E x