Tuesday, 14 April 2020

UK's got the answer to social isolation.

Bored? and up for a challenge?

You are STILL bored?

21 Stupid Challenges.

1. See if you can fit in your fridge.

2. Start talking to people in other stalls at a public toilet. 

3. Get away with playing The Floor Is Lava for the entire day.

4. Get a grocer to sell you one single grape... or go to a drive-through and try to order one French fry.

5. Catch a falling leaf. This is particularly hard if it's not the middle of autumn.

6. Balance the light switch between on and off.

7. Try to lick your elbow.

8. If you can't, take a selfie of yourself trying to lick your elbow.

9. Attempt to play a game on a mobile device using your elbows. Do not do this immediately after licking them.

10. Have a conversation using only song lyrics.

11. Say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards.

12. Say "Irish wristwatch" 5 times fast.

13. Try and drink a bottle of water without using your hands.

14. Eat a whole plate of spaghetti with a spoon.

15. Type your full name with your nose.

16. Get on a bus, stand in the aisle, and don't hold on to anything. See if you can keep your balance without falling over.

17. Go to the mall and try to ride up on the down escalator or down on the up escalator.

18. Try to get from your belly onto your feet without using your hands.

19. Don't say "like" for a whole day.

20. Attempt to eat a taco while looking sexy. Have your friend be the judge.

21. Try to read this list upside down.

Deaf 911

Deaf 911 from Prodigious NY on Vimeo.

Systems have always advocated signed access is too slow and unreliable, and sign does not reach the most with deafness or hearing loss, but these deaf still insist on it.  Their constant demands and criticism of English and its grammar etc have all contributed to their isolation and access issues.  

Their response?  It's all a hearing fault not theirs. Its a case now that their 'right' is so obviously doing them a wrong.  They still believe the world is going to adapt to them when we know this is never going to happen.  Most of us non-reliant on sign language, and able to use alternatives, and deaf also, have found help and access a lot quicker because we are willing to adapt and compromise, but the determination to do neither by these deaf is now making real problems for them.

Effective speech to text and vice-versa will relegate sign language to a novelty.