In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, an unexpected celebrity has emerged – Lydia Callis, a sign language interpreter who appeared on-screen alongside Mayor Bloomberg during his warnings in advance of the hurricane. But Callis, as a visible form of media access, makes it all too clear how access is usually hidden from view.
IR 11 is wildly interdisciplinary, tied together largely by research topic, leading to a number of fascinating connections, disjunctures, and challenges.
Oscar-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin is producing a new reality show, My Deaf Family. It follows the Firl family – father Leslie and mother Bridgetta are both deaf, and they have four children, two of whom are hearing and two of whom are deaf
In a quiet blog post with major ramifications, Google announces that it is no longer willing to censor search results in China. What happens next?
New Oxford American Dictionary, it’s over. No more status updates, no more shared photos – you’re unfriended.
Last night’s episode of Glee, “Wheels,” focused on Artie and put the entire club in wheelchairs for a performance. It also attracted a lot of attention and some controversy. A number of actors with disabilities expressed disappointment that Artie is played by an able-bodied actor, Kevin McHale, rather than by an actor who does use a chair.
Felicia Day demonstrates that she is almost-famous, in at least one corner of the internet, with some help from Wil Wheaton.