Am I the only one who reads 245 lbs as 245 labels……cause I need to know. Like I know it’s pounds,but the voice in my head says labels….
A questions from my other blog
When Hearing Goes Wrong
I read the comments on this article and I agree 100%. These rings are a waste except in limited circumstances. ASL itself is not just hand movements of English. There is a completely different grammar structure, no “to be” verbs, use of facial expression and body positioning and mouthing to all convey meaning. Rings alone couldn’t work.
So besides the fact that you wouldn’t be able to have a conversation…most deaf people…like most people in the 21st century…have smartphones and other technology to type on when interacting with hearing or those not fluent in ASL or other sign languages. So why drop money on this gadget?
Speaking of gadgets…how much does this cost? Getting a good job is harder for the deaf than for the hearing. I don’t have the statistics but you can certainly look them up yourself and read the disparities. So who will be paying for this?
I’m not deaf or hard of hearing. I’m only an interpreting student. But using basic critical thinking and research could’ve saved this inventor time amd money.
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