Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Up And Running - Meetup.com

Last March, I blogged about a neat website called Meetup.com where they have hundreds of groups that you can set up or join and meet in your area.

Last month, my brother with my assistance set up a meet-up for Rochester, MN. Our first meet up, we combined two groups of ASL and Deaf & Hard of Hearing. It went well although it was small but I'm confident it'll grow. In our second month of September, we'll have two separate meet-ups for ASL and Deaf & Hard of Hearing. To view our events go to http://deaf.meetup.com/266/ and http://asl.meetup.com/267/.

If you find yourself wanting a gathering of friends and new people, don't wait for it to happen, set it up yourself through meetup.com or other means possible. This blog on self-advocacy isn't just about captioning, interpreter needs, deaf rights, and etc. It's about being a self-starter. Do something for yourself, your friends, and the community.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Positive Feedback.

I've recently learned of this link through an e-mail issue of DeafWeekly - www.voteforbarbie.com. Check it out! Barbie features a video on her campaign site using sign language to reach out to the deaf.

It's not often I get to do this but whenever I get the chance, I give positive feedback. I sent Barbie an e-mail at info@voteforbarbie.com and thanked her for her consideration and possible historic move to feature an sign language video on her campaign site.

Any time you guys read an article or see something awesome and positive on the deaf - send them a positive feedback!