This month’s free download deals with an audience I have yet to engage: deaf and hearing impaired persons.
Welcome back one and all.
Every month, I like to give something away. Typically, it will be an item that has been out of circulation for a while, and more often than not, it is an item that was created, never used and archived. Sometimes I just like to create something unique for all of you, simply for the joy of it.
This month’s free download is called Outtasite History: October. It details something that used to be solely the domain of foreign films on the art house circuit that we all take for granted now: closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Interestingly, it is also my very first piece to deal directly with persons of a specific disability: those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The subject of the piece is the cooking show classic The French Chef, hosted by Julia Child. In the fall of 1971, it became the very first U.S. program to be captioned for deaf and hearing impaired persons.
This may be a semi-regular feature on this site, for future reference.
Click on the image to open or download this PDF files. It can be printed at your local copy shop for less than $2.00 USD each in most cases. Share and enjoy.
Ben “Daddy Ben Bear” Brown Jr.