Teens and young people who read books with characters who’re deaf or hard-of-hearing can affirm their own identity to themselves while learning new skills for everyday challenges and the value of digital technologies. Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, has the biggest range of titles on deafness and hearing that we’ve ever seen in one extensive
Nicola Fox, Sound Advice’s most recent intern, shares some insights to her experience with the venture, and what she learned along the way. I applied for an internship with Sound Advice during my degree in Journalism and Visual Media and was thrilled when Caroline welcomed me aboard in December 2010. My work with Sound Advice
Sound Advice’s latest fifth-birthday post from a past intern, is by Raluca Maier, who arrived to complete her post-graduate diploma in PR. My story at Sound Advice started in early 2011, when I had the chance to work next to Caroline Carswell on many projects. Sound Advice was launching its Facebook page, organising its workshops
Everyone lipreads to an extent regardless of their hearing, to get a sense of what people are saying to us. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people can rely almost fully on lip-reading, as they may not have the sound input to know what others are saying to them, or to follow a conversation. Charlie Swinbourne, a deaf writer
“Sorting post in the mailroom of a large UK publishing house wasn’t what I went to university for. Admittedly the job was in the right field – publishing – the subject of my post-graduate diploma. The difficulty lay in convincing my new colleagues to see my potential, and not to focus on my hearing issues
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