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August 2, 2020
by Judith Kilborn
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ADP Political Engagement Resources

In case you’re interested in some well vetted resources on voter registration, voting, or social media resources on voter engagement, you might find these ADP resources useful:

ADP Political Engagement Resources

These resources result from AASCU collaboration with

Several of these sites, notably CIRCLE and The Campus Vote Project, have excellent research and other resources.

July 29, 2020
by Judith Kilborn
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A powerful social media image: Holocaust shoes

July 27, 2020
by Judith Kilborn
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The experience of lip readers during the pandemic

Jennifer Finney Boylan’s New York Times’ article provides a humorous but also important take on lip reader’s experience during this pandemic. I perhaps laughed louder than others given that I wear hearing aids, read lips, and am a woman.

I’m a Lip Reader in a Masked World

There are ways to accommodate people like me. But if our collective pandemic experience has taught us anything, it’s that small sacrifices to help others are not exactly America’s strong suit.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/opinion/hearing-impaired-masks.html?referringSource=articleShare

 

July 27, 2020
by Judith Kilborn
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Masks and the hard of hearing

This Washington Post opinion piece clarifies the difference between how

hearing people with masks can better communicate with the deaf (through the examples that the writer mentioned, for example, employing pen and paper, learning the American Sign Language manual alphabet) as opposed to the ways they can communicate with people who are hard of hearing. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/16/masks-are-barrier-against-virus-they-also-pose-major-hurdle-deaf-people/)

Sara Nović, the writer, narrates her own experience experiencing other people’s anger when they don’t realize she is deaf—both before and during the pandemic—and also provides brief suggestions for those can hear in helping to ease communication.

As a person who’s hard of hearing and lip reads, I appreciate it when people take these steps to improve communication.

July 26, 2020
by Judith Kilborn
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And here’s how Ocasio-Cortez framed the video of her congressional speech

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