Kenya: Concerns Over How the Deaf Will Read Lips With Teachers in Masks

[Nation] Teachers have said government-run online educational programmes following closure of schools due to Covid-19 are inaccessible to children with disabilities, according to a new government report obtained by the Nation.
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UNISON disabled members have won support for the union’s disability equality in the workplace campaigns from Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Vicky Foxcroft MP (pictured). Members of the national disabled members’ committee had the chance to question Vicky at an online meeting over the summer. Vicky started by telling members about her background in the trade union movement and her own experience of “shielding” during COVID-19. Vicky has rheumatoid arthritis and the medication she takes means she is extremely vulnerable to the virus. At the start of the crisis she was able to ...
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I am hard-of-hearing; I wear two hearing aids, and Covid-19 has made all forms of human interaction extraordinarily difficult. The post Covid-19 and Deafness: Why the Protocols Fall Short appeared first on The Hastings Center.
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By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 21 2020 (IPS)   You can shine your shoes and wear a suit you can comb your hair and look quite cute you can hide your face behind a smile one thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.                                                                ...
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Academics analyse whether hair and hearing loss may also be linked to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom hearing loss and rashes, to being tall and bald, as the Covid-19 pandemic develops, a host of new symptoms and risk factors are being linked to the virus. We take a look at the evidence.Continue reading...
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Coronovirus has been a massive challenge for all of us. But imagine you are a Deaf public services worker like us. We’re UNISON members. Iain works for a local council and Gillian works in a hospital. And our first language is British Sign Language. When coronavirus first hit, many Deaf people were very confused about what was happening. Unlike in Scotland, prime minister Boris Johnson’s daily press conferences haven’t had a live British Sign Language interpreter in the same room. The BBC news channel provides an interpreter in a box to the side of the screen, but this isn’t on the main ne...
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Coronovirus has been a massive challenge for all of us. But imagine you are a Deaf public services worker like us. We’re UNISON members. Iain works for a local council and Gillian works in a hospital. And our first language is British Sign Language. When coronavirus first hit, many Deaf people were very confused about what was happening. Unlike in Scotland, prime minister Boris Johnson’s daily press conferences haven’t had a live British Sign Language interpreter in the same room. The BBC news channel provides an interpreter in a box to the side of the screen, but this isn’t on the main ne...
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Masks, enforced social distance and other public health measures intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus pose unique challenges to the 37 million American adults with impaired hearing.
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Walter OlsonAround much of the country retail stores and small businesses are struggling with how to reopen, or carry on operations online, consistent with public health recommendations on social distancing and protection of customers and workers. And as they do they find their task complicated in many ways by the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and related state laws. So I conclude from anadvice column by Minh Vu and John Egan of the law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Some questions:*Can you make customers wait outside, and if so how? Under one format commonly approved for reopening, stores m...
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BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston hospital has found a clear solution to the communication barrier created by masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Masks can be a problem for patients who are deaf, hard of hearing and the elderly who rely on lip reading. So, a team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital created transparent face masks for workers. About 500 of these new transparent masks are being distributed around the hospital. James Wiggins, ASL Interpreter at the Brigham, wears the new transparent mask. (Photo credit: Brigham and Women’s Hospital) The special team that had them made is known as the Disability Task For...
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By Heike KuhnBONN, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) Do you recognize this man? You do, of course. It is the silhouette of Beethoven, the famous composer and pianist‎, well known all over the world. The year 2020 marks his 250th anniversary and the UN city of Bonn, Germany is very proud of its famous son, born here, next to the river Rhine. The calendar for 2020 shows many festivals, musical events, and exhibitions, attracting tourists and people appreciating classic music from all around the globe. We all immediately recognize his famous Fifth Symphony with the sound known worldwide of ‘da-da-da-daaaa’. As Europeans we ho...
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