All public and private sector organizations with 50 or more employees are required to be WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 AA accessible by January 1, 2021. If you read that line, and went ‘huh?’, I don’t blame you. To simplify it, all organizations with 50 or more employees are required to have their websites … Continue reading Compliance vs. Accessibility: What More Can We Do In The Workplace?
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope that everyone is taking advantage of the discount chocolate and candies being sold in stores right now. This past Valentine’s Day had me thinking a little about my relationships – with friends, family, colleagues and of course, romantic relationships. My first serious relationship was when I was 21, and … Continue reading I Stayed in a Toxic Relationship Because of my Hearing Loss
At 25 years old, I’ve had my fair share of getting to know complete strangers, whether it’s through school, work or social settings. I’m at a time in my life where I’m constantly meeting new people and as a result, I became a lot more comfortable with disclosing my hearing loss. One thing I’ve always … Continue reading Being Mindful About Hearing Loss
When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with hearing loss. I was born with some degree of hearing loss that grew worse the older I got. A common question that gets asked is how come my parents didn’t find out sooner? They didn’t find out sooner because I can lip read. The theory … Continue reading Lip Reading
In my last post, Losing a Language, I talked about when I was diagnosed with hearing loss, and how my audiologist advised my parents to speak to me in only one language. That language was English. My parents decided to follow the audiologist's advice. A consequence from this decision was that I lost how to … Continue reading Learning a Language