A new low for deaf ignorance?

9 06 2008

Bill Cresswell kindly transcribed this video clip from the BBC website. Jump to HERE for the transcription and video.

Bryan Adams held a photographic exhibition to raise awareness about hearing loss, showcasing photos of celebrities. I thought it (almost) funny that he was keen to raise awareness, as is the BBC, but I couldn’t even follow the video clip as there were no subtitles. There wasn’t even a little interpreter in the corner of the screen to interpret for sign language users. Oh, the irony …

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10 06 2008
MM

It seemed to have consisted of people playing at being Hard of hearing (The old cupping the hand to the ear gig), all it needed was an ear trumpet to complete the farce. It’s an image I thought had long gone, or was the sole domain of the elderly !

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