Category Archives: Deaf

Today, a new advancement in VRS calling

It’s days like this that make me proud that I’m part of the engineering team at ZVRS. This morning, at the NAD conference, ZVRS worked with Google on a demo of our prototype ZVRS app for Google+ Hangouts. The ZVRS … Continue reading

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Tropical storms: How the deaf can monitor tornado warnings

[caution to the reader: this post has extreme snarkiness] Unwelcome visitor: TS Debby Yesterday was an eye-opening experience for me. Central Florida got slammed by tropical storm Debby which wrecked havoc in certain areas.  Debby unleashed 13 inches of rain … Continue reading

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Until next time, my friend

For a long time, I’ve been dreading writing this blog post about one of the most amazing persons I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing, Daniel Stephen Foster.  For years, he had been suffering from a host of health issues and it … Continue reading

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Joining ZVRS

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining ZVRS, a company providing video relay services.  I’m looking forward to working at a company that aims to improve the quality of life for deaf people by enabling them to make … Continue reading

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How to call video relay service (VRS) with Linux / Ubuntu

How to call VRS from inside Linux-based OS such as Ubuntu Background information for people not familiar with VRS: Video Relay Service is one of the most useful service provided to deaf Americans. This service enables deaf people to initiate … Continue reading

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Great educational video about ASL for families with a deaf child.

This is a fantastic video documentary on the importance of teaching American Sign Language to deaf children, especially in this age of deaf babies growing up with cochlear implants. Too often, ASL is disregarded when believing the myth that learning … Continue reading

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A passage to Gallaudet University

The i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed. It’s now official that I will be joining the Information Technology team at Gallaudet University this October. Gallaudet University has always been on the list of places where I … Continue reading

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Kudos to David Curlee for including the ASL terp in panel video

WordPress is a popular CMS usually reserved for blogging but can be adapted for many different purposes.  Every year, there are WordPress camps in different cities where web developers can go and take part in workshops to learn more about … Continue reading

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My powerpoint presentation at DCARA vlog symposium

I’ve uploaded the presentation I gave at DCARA vlog symposium and you can view it by downloading it here (PPT) or here (PDF). It covers the evolving world of social media, including the changing role of blogs with new players … Continue reading

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A step closer to online captions! The bill is introduced in Congress!

Last Friday on June 26th, Congressman Edward Markey introduced the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2009 to the Congress.  This is a significant step forward in a push for online captions on the Internet. This bill represents … Continue reading

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Presenting at DCARA vblog symposium this Saturday

DCARA will be hosting a very special day this Saturday: Vblog Symposium during the day and a Wine & Cheese fund-raising event at night. There will be a dizzying array of exciting presentations by experienced Deaf vbloggers which can be … Continue reading

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Netflix CEO really doesn’t care about subtitles/captioning

I’m sickened at Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings’ attitude towards subtitles and captioning for their portfolio of  online movies that can be instantly watched.  He claims that it’s too difficult and the technology isn’t here which is the furthest thing from … Continue reading

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Jackie Chan and Deaflympics Taipei 2009

Great seeing the world-famous Jackie Chan sign in this video for Deaflympics at Taipei 2009!

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Three deaf guys and NAD kick some ADA booty in Washington D.C.

NAD along with three Redskins fans Shane Feldman, Brian Kelly, and Paul Singleton have successfully sued the FedEx Field where Redskins games are hosted.  Because of them, the stadium will be more accessible to the deaf.  The judgment in this … Continue reading

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Better accessiblity at hotels: innovative iPhone service application

The Malibu Beach Inn is offering a cutting-edge service, which I hope other hotels will follow suit. When you check in as a guest at the Malibu Beach Inn, they will loan you an iPhone that is loaded with a … Continue reading

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