Cochlear Implant Weaponry -
In researching tinnitus, I came across some ideas that made me question if there is a connection between Cochlear Implant industry and Weaponry. The Hum is a persistent and invasive low-frequency h…
Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of 4D printing -
infographic, customizable based on your research topic
Too many steps have been taken returning to the root and the source.
Better to have been blind and deaf from the beginning!
Dwelling in one’s true abode, unconcerned with that without-
The river flows tranquilly on and the flowers are red.
Disability Accommodation in Social Media: Facebook Discriminates Against Deaf -
The issue is that Deaf depend on technology to communicate + connect with hearing people. Therefore, Deaf need Facebook more than hearing people. Consequently, the rules should be different for Deaf- it’s called Disability Accommodation. We don’t tell people in wheelchairs to use the stairs, do we? No. We have ramps. Facebook is like a ramp, helping Deaf be mobile with communication. Facebook is the modern hearing aid, helping us know what is happening in the world.
(Source: leisures, via descepter)
so i walk in my kitchen and
(Source: royal-moons, via imnotevilimjustwrittenthatway)
my conclusions are not always pleasant: Shit Hearing People Say to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: -
- “Wow, I never would have known you are deaf!”
- “You don’t look deaf.”
- “She was so beautiful, you would have not known she was deaf.”
- “What’s reading braille like?”
- “Can you have children?”
- “You speak so well!”
- “You don’t…
Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually independent. This is a myth perpetuated by disablism and driven by capitalism - we are all actually interdependent. Chances are, disabled or not, you don’t grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn’t build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn’t construct your home. Chances are you didn’t sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it). The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labelled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized. The world has been built to accommodate certain needs and call the people who need those things independent, while other needs are considered exceptional. Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity. —
AJ Withers Disability Politics and Theory p109 (via dandyfied)
SO MUCH TRUTH
Lately, I’ve been feeling really guilty and ashamed about being too dependent/not independent enough. This helps. A lot.
BE YOU: THE PUZZLE -
Blue, yellow, white, orange— all the colors on the Rubric cube mean something to those who see. Beethoven, Beatles, The Fray—all the music means something to those who hear. I am a deaf, trying to be like everyone else, but I am different. My days are spent solving puzzles. Who will see today…