Monday, 24 June 2019

Deaf-Blind Awareness

Description: DeafBlind woman with brown hair being pulled back, is wearing a maroon shirt with 3 buttons on front and 3/4 length sleeves with one button on each sleeve. She is standing behind a yellow door with eye hole and tan wall on the right. 

Transcript: This year, Deafblind awareness week will take place from June 23-27 2019. This annual event draws attention to Deafblind individuals throughout the United States. This week coincides with Helen Kellers birthday which is on June 27th. We have been honouring Helen for over 25 years, and she is a role model for the Deafblind community. Helen has served as a prime example that Deafblind people can be successful and independent. Her story has been the spark behind empowering those who are Deafblind to achieve their goals. This includes job training, learning braille, living in the community and becoming gainfully employed. I encourage you to celebrate this event, and remember that people in the Deafblind world are capable and successful individuals within your community! 

Thank you.

Inside Bali's deaf village

Stuck in the middle

It really does not have to be this way. People can just be themselves and do not have to fit anyone else's' criteria or identity. It is those 'pressures' (Mostly social I suspect), that makes life miserable for those with hearing loss who either acquire it after formative years or on the cusp of educational areas or struggling to find the most effective means to communicate.

Firstly its as much about confidence as it is about communication if you lack the former the latter is much more difficult to attain.  To 'fit in' requires compromise as it does everywhere, but don't let that compromise stop you being happy with who you are, or you will never attain it.