Thursday, 28 June 2018

Deaf centre with no deaf, may close.

The Early Years Centre for Deaf Children in MackworthWhy are they complaining when no deaf are actually using it?  How can it be 'hugely popular' with no-one there?  (I blame the hot weather personally.) A Derby early years centre which caters for deaf children and their families is at risk of closure.

The “hugely popular” Early Years Centre for Deaf Children, in Brentford Drive, Mackworth, was established more than 20 years ago. It provides assistance for families in Derby and Derbyshire, including weekly sign language and communication sessions, taught by deaf tutors, to help parents converse with their children.

The centre, based in a residential house, contains a family sitting area and playroom, kitchen, baby changing facilities, soft play, sensory room, resources room and outside play areas. However, due to declining attendance, the county council says that it may pull funding if the number of families using the service does not increase.

This puts the centre at risk of closure, says a national deafness charity, which has asked that, if the site is closed, any savings are pumped into other services for deaf children.

In 2011, when the county council brought its social care in-house, the authority pledged to fund 40 per cent of the running costs for the service - on the basis that it is used by Derbyshire families “in sufficient numbers”. It remained a leading stakeholder, along with Derby City Council and the National Deaf Children’s Society.

At the time, 17 Derbyshire families were making use of the service. By October 2015, this figure had dropped to just six. A further review in May 2016 found that only one Derbyshire family was using the service. There are no longer any Derbyshire families attending the centre.

Pornographers target the Deaf.

Degradation of men, women,  and children, perversions, assaults, and using access to spread it. What we need are online bans on porn.  We have all the perverts we need. Anyone who thinks this is some sort of romantic sex is deluded. Pornhub is Introducing Closed Captioning for the Deaf Porn Lovers of the World

Over the years Pornhub has done a lot to make itself more inclusive for the differently abled. Because everyone loves porn, and not being able to experience it in the exact same way as an able-bodied person doesn't mean you should be left out. Plus, the more people watching Pornhub videos the more money it makes. 
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In the past, the site has included features for the visually impaired, including described videos. Now it's added closed captions to over 1,000 popular videos from its many categories.

The launch of the dedicated 'Closed Captions' category comes Pornhub Cares, the site's philanthropic division that has taken on the responsibility of making the site more accessible for a wide range of porn connoisseurs. Initially, the category features 1,000 videos, selected from the top viewed videos in Pornhub's straight, popular with women, gay, bi and transsexual categories. And it's important to note that they're closed captions, not regular subtitles, so the on-screen text is going to show off a lot more than each video's hokey plot.

Pornhub VP Corey Price said:

“Here at Pornhub, it’s important that we continue to service all of our users’ needs and make content accessible to every individual. By integrating our new Closed Captioning category, we are now able to render some of our most popular adult content more enjoyable for our users who are hearing impaired. We encourage them to check out our newest category and provide feedback, which is especially important as we seek to continue to offer content with the differently-abled user in mind.”

It'll probably be quite useful if you want to watch some actors go at it when there are other people at home and your headphones have gone walkabout. See, accessibility benefits everyone.