Mar 16, 2022
Full video description: https://tinyurl.com/yc26xdan
A light-skinned black deaf woman with short,brown curly hair sits wearing a black shirt and lavender sweater and matching dangly earrings. She uses ASL.
When I come up against lack of access, such as no closed captions, I say something. Before, I was shy. I wouldn’t say anything because I didn’t want to bother anyone. But I was missing out on what was happening.
Now, I simply state my need. I need captions turned on. If they apologize, I require that the film be stopped to see if it is captioned. If it isn’t, I tell them to type up a transcript for me and I leave. When they ask where am I going, I say, I can’t understand the movie, so I have to leave. It’s as simple as that.
As Ashlea fades, a teal circle with lettering overlaid appears: “Self-Advocacy: Access is Your Right.”
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