Chanelle Dunn

Actress Marlee Matin & Struggle With Accessibility

General, I'm Deaf, Usher Syndrome

Even a deaf celebrity struggles with getting the same accessibility that the hearing has. Actress Marlee Matlin has helped build this awareness and fuel the process of having an accommodation provided.

I’d like to take this opportunity to build awareness that the DeafBlind, including me, does not have the same accessibility of not only the hearing but also the Deaf. In this case, I cannot follow movement, meaning I cannot read Closed Captions. So, it’d be great if you, both the hearing & the Deaf, include transcripts when you post videos.

*Because Usher Syndrome varies among the DeafBlind, some people make incorrect assumptions. In this case, some can follow movement, while others cannot.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/marlee-matlin-helped-force-streaming-video-closed-captions/story?id=23503281

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