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RSS Explained in American Sign Language

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"Now isn’t this ironic: usually we’re being told to make an effort so that deaf people are not excluded from conversations between hearing people, but with Jon’s ASL video about RSS it’s the other way around: it’s clear Jon is extremely proficient in ASL and this time it would be nice if we, ‘the hearing’, could get subtitles…"

A couple of weeks ago Jon-Lenois Savage posted a two-minute explanation of RSS for deaf people in his blog post What’s RSS? on his video blog Jon’s Vlog.

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Jon is a deaf blogger from San Diego with a passion for surfing, who has posted about twenty videos on YouTube already (all Jon’s videos).

Now isn’t this ironic: usually we’re being told to make an effort so that deaf people are not excluded from conversations between hearing people, but with Jon’s ASL video about RSS it’s the other way around: it’s clear Jon is extremely proficient in ASL and I personally would so much like to know how he explains RSS to deaf people.

I found this video through a blog post by another deaf blogger called Jared Evans, who maintains a single-page aggregator about blogs for and by deaf bloggers, and who advises deaf people how to use RSS technology effectively.

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Check out more YouTube videos tagged with the keywords "RSS" and "feeds"

The same YouTube video search displayed using onelurv, a personalized RSS portal that I’m currently investigating:

Note that the contents of this widget will reflect any changes that I make the RSS subscriptions stored in my online onelurv account. As such it’s not really an RSS to Javascript tool—it merely shows which feeds I’ve subscribed to.

Written by CleverClogs

September 5th, 2006 at 1:54 pm