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Healthy Communications

The term “Better Hearing and Speech Month” leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth. Every May this event is celebrated and meant to bring awareness about communication disorders and hearing health. I realise that was last month, but I’ve been sitting on this thought and trying to find a way to express it in a way that makes people receptive to hearing me out. I can’t help but feel that this celebration is negative towards all deaf people or those who communicate differently. It is in my experience that society’s expectations of its citizens are that we are to speak perfectly, hear fully and live well free of deafness. For the purpose of clarity I’m referring to audiology in this blog.  

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A Small Gesture?

Couple days ago I posted about my experience at Metro, and it was shared widely. It reached out to this young woman’s mom to which she privately messaged me. Her daughter was happily surprised to see the impact of my experience. She told her mom… “It was just a small gesture.” But it wasn’t. I

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Elections and Access

Canada’s Federal elections are happening these days. Elections will take place on Monday, September 20. Candidates are out in full force; making live streams on social media, doing interviews, going door to door, sending out flyers in mails, and making phone calls, etc.  Promises are being made, discussions being held among the community. Signs posted on

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Booking a Sign Language Interpreter

So, you would like to hire an interpreter? Great! Here are tips on how to successfully book a sign language interpreter. We recommend that you hire Interpreters that are active members of the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI), who are committed to a professional, and ethical practice as stated by the CASLI Code

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The Importance of Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is a familiar term. But since the start of the pandemic, the massive switch over to online meetings, classes and videos has made the need to close caption especially apparent.  While the terms “closed captioning” and “subtitles” are often used interchangeably, they are actually two separate, and different, things. While both are text