Tag Archive: lipreading

Stanford Article: Seeing at the Speed of Sound

I love “Seeing at the Speed of Sound,” a long article by Rachel Kolb that could’ve very well been written by me. I can relate to dealing with mumblers, people with accents, spy comments, darkness and encounters with the deaf community. Not only is it hard to lipread mumblers and people with accent, but others …

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Connecting Online

Did I tell you how much I appreciate the Internet? It’s the one place I rarely run into communication barriers. The only time that happens is when a site has audio or a video without captions (and it isn’t easy to tell what’s going on just by watching it). I posted entries on this over …

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Misreading Lips: The Mahjongg Story

I play mahjongg once a week and love it. I, however, can’t imagine playing as fast as the regulars do especially since I have to look at every tile thrown. My group contains mostly beginners and we’re getting faster — but still a long way from the continuous clickety clickety clack game. Anyway, we were …

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Paying the Price for Not Being Yourself

Stephen Hopson, a talented person who is a pilot and former stock broker, shares an embarrassing experience that could easily happen to anyone who is deaf. I do what he did — answer “yes” or “no” when I’m not sure what someone said and I’ve already asked him to repeat. You just don’t want to …

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