By David Bass, Staff Writer
Now that our Sign Share, Inc. website has new looks and is back online. Something new on that website is the Blog/Vlog section of the website that we can share our stories, social events, important information, and other things that we want to share with our community.
First of all, let me tell you a little story about it. When we finally got the website back up and running, we got the blog website for it. However, I was unable to get vlog (video blog for deaf using sign language) connected to the blog, as many deaf people prefer to see signing video than reading blog, because it was new. So, I had to learn “this and that” to find a way to get videos on my blogs and other part of the website. Finally, I was able to get it working by linking my newly set-up YouTube account that I have to create only for Sign Share instead of my personal account. Then I read the blog and translate it into sign language (ASL) for the video and post it together with the blog. The purpose of having both blog and vlog on same section is to ensure that both deaf/hard-of-hearing can watch the vlog while hearing read the blogs. Some of you may have noticed that the blog and vlog are not exactly the same way because ASL use different grammar method from written English. We want to ensure that everyone can have access to our blog/vlog regardless of their disabilities.
Now, if you have anything that you want to share with the community, please feel free to let us know so we can share with the community by emailing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments below.