Category: The D Life

Speech to Text Software with Deaf Accent

This post will show you what I said and what this stuff where code [Line spoken should be, “the software heard”]. I strike out the software’s mistakes and picked [put] the correct version in practice [brackets]. Here we go… For those of you not familiar with beast to pick up where [speech to text software], …

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iPhone vs. Blackberry

Anyone using an iPhone or a Blackberry? I’ve narrowed the cell phone decision to these two. My thoughts: iPhone: Advantages * Blends iPod, PDA, and phone in one nice package. * Has a nice PDA interface. * Tracks teen. * Has 3G. iPhone: Disadvantages * On screen keyboard not as fast as BB keyboard. * …

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Paula Rosenthal offers advice on how to help a child get ready for school. I asked my mom what she did when I was in elementary school. She said that after the first one or two years, she asked the teacher for five minutes of her time. Mom would explain that I needed to sit …

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Fire Alarms for the Deaf

In my first year in college, I walked in my dorm room to see building maintenance working on the ceiling. It turned out the university sent them to install a visual fire alarm. That impressed me because I didn’t request it and I never had one while growing up. Whenever the fire alarm went off, …

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iTunes 7.7 Rules!

Previously, I posted the iPod Touch Rules! — By accident, I found a similar feature in the iPod Nano (second generation). It didn’t have this before upgrading iTunes. I pushed the button a couple of times while playing a song and by the fourth push — I see lyrics! To scroll down, just slide the …

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Dating Deaf People

I’m lucky I found someone early in my life so I didn’t have to deal with the stressful dating game for long. Deaf people — at least in my case — who live outside of the Deaf culture feel insecure when it comes to the dating game. Although it’s wrong to dislike someone just because …

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Closed-Captioning Transcript Preferences

I received an email from a web designer who designs web sites and tries to make them more usable and accessible. He wants to add closed-captioning to all sites with video and also include a transcript. He wants to know what is the best file format for the transcripts: rich text format (.rtf), Adobe Acrobat …

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The iPod Touch Rules!

I accidentally discovered a feature in the iPod Touch that I didn’t know was there. I copied lyrics into a song’s lyric tab in iTunes and forgot about it. I listened to the iPod Touch on my road trip to and from Austin (of course, I was NOT driving). On the way home, while listening …

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A Visit to CID

I visited with my mom yesterday and asked her about the St. Louis trip that my parents to me on when I was three. My parents received a recommendation to have me tested at Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) to see if there was anything else they could do to help me. Apparently, I …

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Employees with Disabilities

Employers think it costs too much to hire people with disabilities. But many articles dispel this myth including this one from JobJournal. “In fact, hiring a person with a disability usually costs very little. Seventy percent of workers with disabilities require no accommodations at all. For those who need special provisions, perhaps a custom keyboard, …

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