A long overdue update on Jai’s recent essays and interviews.
READ: Black Bars, White Text
The history of closed captioning is a social history that emerged out of protest. Read Jai's latest essay, in Literature and Medicine.
READ: Let’s use bold, beautiful hearing aids to celebrate deafness
Expanding the breadth of hearing aid design beyond discretion opens possibilities for imagining how fashion and style merge to celebrate, rather than diminish, deaf identity. Some people prefer concealable aids, and that’s OK too; deaf experience is a spectrum and there’s no one way of being deaf. However, moving away from the expectation that assistive … Continue reading READ: Let’s use bold, beautiful hearing aids to celebrate deafness
READ: Why Won’t Nike use the word ‘Disabled’?
Over on Slate/Future Tense, Jai and Liz Jackson respond to Nike's advertising campaign for their new "hands-free" sneaker.
READ: The Deafness Diet
Read an extract from Hearing Happiness in Lapham’s Quarterly, on purported hearing cures, from mail-order cons to prenatal vitamins.