Posted by Chanelle Dunn

Chanelle Dunn

Four Ways to Interpret for the Deafblind

I'm Deaf, Usher Syndrome

Very interesting. The 3rd way is my tactile signing that I use to communicate verbally. It’s “touching” normal sign language that I used before my vision worsened. I use CART for listening to presentations. It’s a type of stenography, like a court reporter. Four different ways to interpret for Deafblind participants #CDPD2030LAC Posted by Colin […]

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Chanelle Dunn

Issue of Productivity Hours

I'm Deaf, Usher Syndrome

In my reading of tax developments, I came across this excerpt that I thought is a good illustration of the issue of productivity hours. Statistics (one source being Deaf Action Center) state that it takes the deaf twice as long as the hearing to perform a task, while it takes the deaf-blind (with a 2nd […]

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Chanelle Dunn

Follow-up on my previous deaf-related ADA post:

General, I'm Deaf, Usher Syndrome

Some of you might wonder, “What about ESL (English Sign Language)?” I still struggle with speaking and understanding this language, even after having adopted tactile signing to accommodate my low vision. I’d consider ESL my 2nd language- placed closely with ASL, which probably should be considered my 3rd language (I took ASL as my foreign […]

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Chanelle Dunn

ADA / Deaf misconceptions to clear up

General, I'm Deaf, Usher Syndrome

Recently, I went into a doctor’s office. I presented my laptop with my pre-typewritten greeting to sign in. The staff (and the doctor who joined later) said that an interpreter is required. I explained that written communication is my most effective communication means. They said the law requires that I use an interpreter because the […]

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Chanelle Dunn

Food Access for the Usher

Usher Syndrome

Love this humble (non-demanding) and serving deaf-blind attorney. She IS helping others. I identify with her on food access. My husband Sam Dunn, as he so sweetly said, is catching me up on food / drink freedom / variety. <3 Link: She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake

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