Tagged: deafness

Offering sympathies for disabilities - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 12, 2017

Short version: don’t. Be a wee bit careful about empathy, too. Why to not offer sympathies for disabilities is worth knowing. It’ll help you be kind to others in many situations, and to write or talk about disabilities and difficulties better. There’s a connection with science and science communication, too. A mantra about kindness that circulates in science communication and … Read More

Bengkala - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 23, 2014

(A travelogue of deafness, genetics and village sign languages for NZ Sign Language Week 2014[1]) [caption id="attachment_12565" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain.[/caption] Island paradises are wonderful, but after a few days I find usually myself restless. Exploring a place suits me more than lying on a beach. Read More

Calling for submissions: Disability Awareness and the Disabled in the Science Community - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 30, 2012

Update: I’m pushing back the date of the disability carnival. More news on this later, but notice this means you’ve still got time to contribute! Code for life is to host the August edition of the Diversity in Science Blog Carnival, with the theme Disability Awareness and Disabled Workers in the Science Community. Read More

Sunday shorts, 1st April 2012. Awards, bullet-proof hard drives and more. - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 01, 2012

(Sorry, no April Fool’s joke here.) Congratulations to Zoe Hilton for her Unesco-L'Oreal International Fellowship who ’won one of three fellowships awarded to young women in the Asia Pacific region’. Well done! More details are in the New Zealand Unesco news page and the New Zealand Herald. There’s some wonderful historic … Read More

Replying to the editor, in sign - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 14, 2010

In communication not only does the message matter, but how you convey it. ’Dear’ You have to admit the Air New Zealand PR/communications people are original in how they choose to communicate their messages. We’ve seen their ’bare essentials’ advertisements and safety video. Sometimes people disagree with what an editorial says. Air … Read More

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