These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

6 reasons to caption video

Do you caption your videos? Why or why not? Let us know in comments. World Health Organization reports that more than 5 percent of the world’s population is deaf or hard of hearing. [Source WHO] And guess what. The deaf and hard of hearing are not the main users of captions or subtitles! So captioning … Read moreThese 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

This Will Make You See Deafness as an Advantage

Wonder Woman Super Power

I never wanted to go in business for myself. I had a great career going. I worked for the federal government straight out of college. Then worked for two major telecommunications companies for 10 years. So why would I take the chance to be self-employed? I knew from the get-go that it would be challenging … Read moreThis Will Make You See Deafness as an Advantage

Why Relevancy Matters in Content Marketing

Like most of you, I rarely pay attention to commercials. (What about during the Super Bowl? Nah. Not too interested.) I zip through them. (Thank you, DVR!) If I can’t skip the commercials, I use the time to catch up on reading or play Fairway Solitaire (darn you, Gutsy McDivot!) on my phone. But then … Read moreWhy Relevancy Matters in Content Marketing

The King's Speech Lesson

It’s human nature for people to not look past someone’s speech to discover the person first. I know it because I live it. Oscar winning film, The King’s Speech, echoes this message. Zach Anner, co-winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Your OWN Show, reinforces the message that people with disabilities want others to see them as people first. … Read moreThe King's Speech Lesson

Special Needs Parenting: Three perspectives

As a kid … I’ve been on both sides of the special needs parenting relationship. Well, I don’t think I was a special needs kid, but I do have a unique challenge because I’ve been deaf since birth. My parents always told my teachers to treat me like any other kid with one exception: make … Read moreSpecial Needs Parenting: Three perspectives

Lessons from Language Barriers

Image by eyesplash Mikul via Flickr I’d love to read more stories like these two. They provide valuable insight in human nature, perception and more. The Executive and the Branch Manager The first lesson is in perception. I caught this nugget in a New York Times article [Link: Jack Scharff]. It’s a valuable lesson involving … Read moreLessons from Language Barriers

Speech to Text Software: Attempt Number One

This post will show you what I said and what this stuff where code [Line spoken should be, “the software heard”]. I strike out the software’s mistakes and picked [put] the correct version in practice [brackets]. Here we go… For those of you not familiar with beast to pick up where [speech to text software], … Read moreSpeech to Text Software: Attempt Number One

Hey! Your Life Sucks! Life Is a Gift

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill “Failure is an event, never a person.” –William D. Brown It’s been too easy for me to fall into a pity party and woe is me situation. OK, maybe I did that for three minutes. I consider myself lucky to have … Read moreHey! Your Life Sucks! Life Is a Gift