The history of closed captioning is a social history that emerged out of protest. Read Jai’s latest essay, in Literature and Medicine.
Watch Jai and Katie Booth discuss the history of deafness, sign language, and Alexander Graham Bell’s legacy.
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…
Over on Slate/Future Tense, Jai and Liz Jackson respond to Nike’s advertising campaign for their new “hands-free” sneaker.
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