With the rise in the prices of airline travel, hotel stay rates and means of local travel (cars, mini bus…), many Americans have decided to remain in-country and enjoy “stay-cations”; touring the wonderful sites across the United States instead.
As we travel around our great country, we are going to meet people of varied backgrounds, mannerisms and in some cases, physical differences. Our focus today is on communicating with deaf people. According to the NCHS (National Center of Health Statisitics), approximately 9 to 22 people out of every 1,000 suffer from severe partial to complete hearing loss. So the odds of meeting someone with a hearing loss condition are sufficiently in favor of us all becoming knowledgeable of at least the basics, that of signing in basic letters.
Hopefully, the below American Sign Language letter chart may prove to be helpful if you are in a situation that requires communication with a person suffering from hearing loss.
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Many of us lead incredibly complex lives, with full, active schedules. While our priorities shift, often hourly; our children remain our first concern. That parental concern is often in competition with rapid technological advances in combination with constantly evolving “netspeak”. Every generation (and every 1/4 generation now) has developed and communicated in a secret tongue (necessary to better navigate among peers) of its own. Today’s netspeak has advanced to what is now known as “sexting”: nude/semi nude photos + text acronyms via mobile.
We can’t do much about the inappropriate photos once they are out there (actually, we can; separate article), but we can help parents decode sexting.
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The Beacon Bulletin is the weekly newsletter authored and published by our parent company, Beacon Network Investigations, Inc. (BNI) and will shortly be combined with The MainPower Post, of our new company, MainPower Investigations, Inc., (MPI). (BNI will be involved in the development end of investigative and informational services and products. MPI will carry on with traditional private detective services.)
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