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So I'm at a physics conference this week in Lecce, Italy. Some of you wonder how that works given that I'm Deaf and probably don't know Italian Sign Language. Well... 1/N #deaf #interpreters #asl #access #physics
In most cases, I can just request ASL interpreters (yes, American Sign Language interpreters) months in advance. Who pays for it? Good question. That's something I've fortunately been mostly kept out of the loop on, rather than the discussions that happen at the conference! 2/N
But so we get terps set up months in advance, great. They're ASL, because I've barely had the chance to pick up any other language and it's my secondary mode of communication. ASL terps are hard to find in non-English speaking countries... UK too! UK uses BSL primarily. 3/N
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Today is #NationalDogDay! Lets examine what roles our 4-legged friends have played in #DisHist!
Artistic representations of dogs accompanying #blind singers, beggars etc from across the world suggests that they have often worked and lived alongside #disabled handlers..1/ The blind man wears patched clothing and seems to be a beggar: he is led by a skinny dog with its ribs showing. The blind man appears to be holding a stick to guide him as well.A medieval color illustration from the Book of Hours shows a blind man receives sight from Christ while his dog looks on.
In this #earlymodern illustration of the Dance of Death, Death cuts the rope that links the blind man and his dog: “I cut you off from your guide.”
The blind man responds, saying, “I cannot take a step without my dog (hund).”
#DisHist #NationalDogDay..2/ The engraved illustration shows Death on the left as a skeleton, confronting a man with a hat and cloak, who appears to be a blind and is led by a dog. Death is using scissors to cut the rope used to lead the dog.
For more on #DisHist and good doggos in medieval illustrations, read @drkmurch's blog here:

kristamurchison.com/medieval-guide…

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3. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. In this Thread, I present evidence that the Invasion in Yemen is a war crime, evidence from the countries involved in this invasion, evidence of the crimes mainly committed by 🇸🇦,🇦🇪,🇺🇸,🇬🇧&🇫🇷, proofs that a holocaust is occurring in Yemen
2. In this Thread, I present evidence that the Invasion in Yemen is a War Crime, evidence from the countries involved in this invasion, evidence of the crimes mainly committed by 🇸🇦,🇦🇪,🇺🇸,🇬🇧&🇫🇷,proofs that a holocaust is occurring in Yemen
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Here’s a short (for now) thread of things that #hearing people really should know and somehow choose not to
1. It’s actually quite rude to ask someone how #deaf they are.

1.1 because there’s no direct relationship between how much hearing you have and how well you integrate with the hearing. Most of my friends can, technically, hear things I physically can’t.
2. Sign languages are actually languages, not just a fun accessibility tool.
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A friend recently asked me why I'm so adamant that a #callforpapers must have a #diversity #inclusion section. Wouldn't a blind, merit-based selection process lead to better content? They were convinced by my answer, which I share here. Thread:
#webdev #tech #drupal #drupaleurope
Consider three sessions covering the same broad subject area. Speaker A's proposal is short and only covers the basics. Speaker B's proposal contains spelling and grammatical errors and unconventional English. Speaker C's proposal is well-written, comprehensive, and in-depth. 1/
Speaker A is a woman who has #impostorsyndrome and is harassed by anonymous men on Twitter who belittle her decade-long expertise. She writes a short and basic proposal because she is no longer confident in her skill. Speaker C is a man whose expertise is seldom questioned. 2/
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Deaf/Disabled folks need to show up for #PrisonStrike2018.

At least 60% imprisoned folks are Disabled. They are targeted for no/lowest wages and other discrimination: no access to ed, programs, services, info, mental/healthcare.

#DisabilityIncarcerated
#DisabilitySolidarity
#PrisonStrike2018 supports #Disabled/#Deaf ppl

Exhibit A: One demand's to end to Prison Litigation Reform Act #PLRA

PLRA's behind Deaf/Disabled imprisoned folks not being able to get support fr attys. If you struggle w English/can't get through complaints, nothing can be done.
Literally every #PrisonStrike2018 demand helps disabled immprisoned folks even more than abled folks. Take a look at the demands for yourself (linked) & commit to daily posts, convos, teaching, etc. w/i your Commmnity.

#DeafInPrison
#DisabilitySolidarity
incarceratedworkers.org/campaigns/pris…
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ADULTS! Why are we inviting cops into marginalized communities (e.g., camps/school/universities serving Disabled/Deaf Youth) to do "know your rights" trainings?

You're setting our Youth up for terrible injustice.

Please stop this & please intervene if you see any announcements.
Cobb Co. doing #KYR+live shooter simulations w #Deaf/#Disabled kids!

This is what NOT to do folks!

Know what Cobb Co did to a real life BlackLatinx Deaf man?

Arrested & deprived him of comm. for 2yrs 8mos
Appointed atty known for shoddy wk
Sentenced him to LIFE!

#DeafInPrison White presenting Deaf/Disabled children pointing guns at a projector screen with a car, people, building, and other visuals while a police officer looks on while leaning against a wall in a dark room.
This is absolutely outrageous!

This is so problematic I don't even know what to say.

A Deaf student was literally snatched up & caged--& will be caged for LIFE by this very dept. His kid--younger than these kids visits him in prison now!

I'm literally ill from this. SMGDH.
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