Four Ways to Make Your Event Accessible

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Four Ways to Make Your Event Accessible Whether your event is large or small, in-person or virtual, creating an environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcome is essential. Prioritizing accessibility ensures inclusivity and enhances the overall quality and impact of your event, making it more meaningful for all attendees. As you begin your event planning, […]

9 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss & Preserve Your Hearing

Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss and Preserve Your Hearing

9 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss & Preserve Your Hearing Although hearing is one of the five human senses, it’s easy to take for granted. Hearing loss often goes undiagnosed or ignored due to more pressing health issues until it interferes with daily life. But just as you exercise and eat a heart-healthy diet to […]

Fiesta Bowl – Women’s History Month: Jen Schuck, Caption Pros

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Fiesta Bowl – Women’s History Month: Jen Schuck, Caption Pros The content of this article is originally from the Fiesta Bowl website. Read the full article here! Sitting in a court room as a court reporter in Chicago, Jen Schuck always knew she wanted to ultimately become a captioner. She just needed to figure out […]

Five Inspirational Role Models Within The Disability, Deaf, and Advocacy Communities

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In honor of Role Models Month, our team highlights remarkable individuals from the d/Deaf, disability, and advocacy communities. This blog celebrates the work and significant contributions of Dr. Glenn Anderson, Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, Judith Heumann, Gael Hannan, and Haben Girma.  Dr. Glenn B. Anderson Dr. Glenn Anderson is the first Black Deaf person to earn […]

Walk4Hearing 2023

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Did you know that one in seven Americans are living with some degree of hearing loss? Hearing is an important part of overall health, and the Walk4Hearing calls on all of us to take action. The Walk4Hearing is the only nationwide event bringing attention to hearing loss and promoting the importance of hearing health. Funds […]

d/Deaf Awareness Month

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September is Deaf Awareness Month, with International Week of the Deaf taking place September 25th – September 29th this year. This month serves to increase awareness of d/Deaf culture and language and issues around accessibility for those who are deaf. History of d/Deaf Awareness Month d/Deaf Awareness Month began in 1958 when the World Federation […]

Recommended Books by Authors with Disabilities 

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Celebrate National Book Lover’s Day  August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day, and this year, we are highlighting some of our favorite works written by authors with disabilities. These books work to broaden the narrative around what it means to live with a disability and challenge commonly held views within our ableist society.  We also […]

Automatic Speech Recognition is Biased

Automatic Speech Recognition is Biased: Why we need human captioners in a digital world Imagine a situation in which you have difficulty understanding or communicating with the people around you. Frustrated, you turn to technology to help get your message across. And then, your technology doesn’t understand you either. You feel a full spectrum of […]

The Importance of Captioner Certification 

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The Importance of Captioner Certification Some people understand the importance of providing captions for those who rely on them. With one out of seven people experiencing some degree of hearing loss, captions help to provide better communication access and equal access to learning and job opportunities. Read more about the importance of captioner certification below. […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Universal digital accessibility and inclusion

Global Accessibility Awareness Day What is Global Accessibility Awareness Day? Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is held each year on the third Thursday of May, and this year will take place on May 18th. GAAD serves as a day to increase awareness about digital access and inclusion for over 1 billion people worldwide with visual, […]