All Posts by Deaf Villager

About the Author

Hello, my name is Jackie Knight and I am not a journalist, a columnist or a writer. I am just someone who understands little of the English writing rules, but love writing. I need to stress something before you read my blog posts. So you could understand where I am coming from: I am a deaf woman who thinks and talk in BSL (British Sign Language). Writing my thoughts onto this blog, into my version of ‘written’ English is hard. But I can only come far to where only deaf people will understand what I am saying. This is my blog written in a language only deaf people will understand and I hope you will do too by saying. Ah yes, I know what you mean! I like writing and I won’t let anyone stop me, so let me waffle on, throw up rants and share it with you!

Sep 07

Young Heroes: Louis Braille

Feature , History

[xf_youtube_video src=’OFyY7u95nxw’ autoplay=’0′ showinfo=’0′ controls=’0′ call_to_action=’1′ background=’#000000′ font_color=’#ffffff’ start_time=’2′ end_time=’10’ animation_type=”] [/xf_youtube_video] [xf_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” animation_type=” animation_duration=’0.5′ animation_delay=’0.5′] Dramatizes the life of Louis Braille, including the events that caused him to become blind as well as the cause of his death in 1852 at the age of 43 of tuberculosis. Illustrates the development of […]

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Sep 06

The Birth of Closed Caption/Subtitles on TV

Feature

The Birth of Closed Caption/Subtitles on TV In December of 1979, as a project at the University of Maryland, Karen Brickett interviewed Dr. Malcolm (Mac) J. Norwood, the Father of Closed Captioning. Dr. Norwood relates how 10% of the general population would not accept captions on their TV screens, which necessitated the development of a […]

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Sep 06

Famous Deaf Americans Part 2

History

[xf_youtube_video src=’cMxDybUzRG8′ autoplay=’0′ showinfo=’0′ controls=’0′ call_to_action=’1′ background=” font_color=’#ffffff’ start_time=’2′ end_time=’10’ animation_type=”] [/xf_youtube_video] [xf_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” animation_type=” animation_duration=’0.5′ animation_delay=’0.5′] Narrated by Professor Robert Panara, in sign language, this second part of a two-part, captioned video focuses on the achievements of selected deaf Americans from a variety of careers. [/xf_textblock] [xf_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ custom_image=” attachment=” […]

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Sep 06

Famous Deaf Americans Part 1

History

[xf_youtube_video src=’ogrVm2tXWks’ autoplay=’0′ showinfo=’0′ controls=’0′ call_to_action=’1′ background=” font_color=’#ffffff’ start_time=’2′ end_time=’10’ animation_type=”] [/xf_youtube_video] [xf_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” animation_type=” animation_duration=’0.5′ animation_delay=’0.5′] Narrated by Professor Robert Panara, in sign language, this second part of a two-part, captioned videotape focuses on the achievements of selected deaf Americans from a variety of careers. [/xf_textblock] [xf_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ custom_image=” attachment=” […]

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Aug 30

Review: Deaf Biz

Endorsement

Deaf Biz is the UK’s leading SEO & Marketing Management, launched in February 2016, our team delivers REAL deaf and signing visitors to their website via various means of our marketing campaigns. Don’t be shy, your endorsement will help the others make a decision 🙂

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Aug 30

Review: Deaf Biz Hub

Endorsement

Deaf Biz Hub has been around for a very long time building Apps for the clients – the most recent build was created by having the deaf community in mind; Deaf City Hub App and InstaTerp App. If this company has built you an app – it would be wonderful if you could share!

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Aug 12

Deaf Role Models in Kenya, Africa

Education

[xf_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” animation_type=” animation_duration=’0.5′ animation_delay=’0.5′] Documentary Film Deaf Role Models in Africa: Kenya. Deaf can do it! Successful deaf professionals tell their stories. They achieved their goals in life despite or because of their deafness! [/xf_textblock] [xf_youtube_video src=’aMBA7rIdPZ8′ autoplay=’0′ showinfo=’0′ controls=’0′ call_to_action=’1′ background=” font_color=’#ffffff’ start_time=’2′ end_time=’10’ animation_type=’bounceIn’] [/xf_youtube_video] [xf_button label=’Signs For A Good […]

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