June 15, 2009
Visited Puerto Rico in San Juan on the most terrible traffic. It was scary on highway. Otherwise, I had wonderful time in the island on food, vision and people. More like the most food, I’m crazy to try out.
However, on highway I spotted the billboard that I don’t see often. Well, not like one here in mainland US. I see Sprint Relay.
Billboard said “Si no oyes bien, llamanos”
TRANSLATE: “If you can’t hear me, call us”
I puzzled myself, that it’s not like every deaf would able to see the billboard in San Juan, there are only 2.5 million population, just 10 percent of them are deaf, hearing impaired or loss hearing would spot the only one in the place in San Juan nearly on beach.
Neverless, the day I attend to DeafNation, I got chance to meet the lady – Elizabeth in person. She make simple explain that it’s more than relay and wireless service. They do help whom don’t know about how to use communicate when they cannot afford such a luxury thing we have. You know, TTY – they don’t die. You can’t say that TTY is dead. They’re still alive and kick.
I must say I’m glad that TTY isn’t dead. Because it’s our thing for Deaf’s sake.