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COAT, The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:29am All you outlaws, take note; there is a new sherrif in town. COAT, the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology, is a newly united gathering of established disability organizations working as a single entity to persuade the “powers that be” of the information technology sector, that providing accessibility is the right thing to do ... Read on »
17 Misconceptions about People with Hearing Loss by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 1:53pm 1 Comment I got this wonderful email from a friend of mine named Janice who happens to be a fantastic advocate for those of us with hearing loss. Thanks Janice so much for always helping us!!! Here is what she wrote in a Magazine. 17 Misconceptions about People with Hearing Loss By: Janice Schacter Misconceptions about people who are deaf or hard of h ... Read on »
10 Misconceptions about People with Hearing Loss! by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Mar 2009 3:53pm I would like to thank JANICE for putting this out on facebook. This is a very interesting ARTICLE that I would love to share but before I let you read her article.. I wanted to say back in DEAF CULTURE class few years ago I was handed a packet of MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DEAF/HH AND HEARING PEOPLE. Most of the list especially #1 below is what I had to ... Read on »
Hawk Relay Petitions for Services for the Deaf-Blind by Coco Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:31pm Hawk Relay Proposes New Deaf-Blind Relay Service Hawk Relay has a petition before the FCC requesting they allow reimbursement of relay services geared towards deaf-blind people. Deaf-blind people are left out of access to telecommunications–even with the presence of Telecommunications Relay Services and Video Relay Services. This new ser ... Read on »
Know your RIGHTS as a Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Person by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 5:10pm I hope you all are enjoying your summer and staying cool! It is so hot here in NY. Time sure does fly by quickly I cannot believe summer is almost over. My best friend who is profoundly deaf ask me for help. She wants to volunteer somewhere and they wont provide an interpreter for her. I was furious when she told me this. I contacted the America ... Read on »
411: PDAs for the Deaf Blind by Coco Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:31pm I am absolutely blown away by how advanced technology can be, more so when it is geared towards meeting the consumer needs of the Deaf-Blind. A while ago in one of my blogs I expressed my concern that while every sighted person has a pager, a VP, blogging/vlogging and more tech gizmos, the Blind were being left behind.  Now, we have 1) tra ... Read on »
Vlogs and the Deaf-Blind by Coco Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:31pm Is it just me or is the Deaf Blind community even further from the other half of our communities than ever before? With the amazing speed of advancement in technology that enables Deaf people to grow as a community and be propelled out in the forefront, it’s becoming more and more difficult for the Deaf Blind community to catch up or even ... Read on »
Abbott Diabetes Care Recalls Tons of Glucose Test Strips–The US Has the FDA Recall Blues-Solution Has Been Touted Here for by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Dec 2010 12:10am It’s just about one year now since I started this campaign with using Bar Codes, Microsoft Tags and I’m up to around 60 posts on the topic now, and just about every time there’s a recall, I do another post.  Look how retailers and consumers are using this technology but when it comes to something like recalls and counterfeit drugs can we do an ... Read on »
Freedom Scientific says no to access for deaf people by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:02pm The following is an account of the effort Access Ability undertook to advocate for access with one of the big names in assistive technology. Unfortunately, the steps taken were not sufficient, so perhaps others need to request action as well. If you are interested in being an advocate for change, write to the email address below. It is ver ... Read on »
Long live unreasonable people by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 6:02pm Brian had his phone stolen on 1st June and I’m telling his story to enlighten you on Virgin’s “service” to its disabled customers. He tried to telephone Virgin when he got home to notify them of the loss but could barely hear the answerphone, let alone make out the options of which keys to press for what. He tried a few times, but in t ... Read on »