Looks like Clinton and Obama will be going neck and neck till the very end of the primaries. Clinton’s commercials had captions but I had not seen any from Obama. I recently read on someone’s blog about their attending one of Obama’s big speaking engagements. There was a sign language interpreter placed in the back of the stage who could not hear what Obama was saying and it was difficult for those who needed the interpreter to see her. Where is CART?
So, one of the easiest ways for any of these candidates to attract a huge population of voters (Deaf and hearing loss) would be to provide ASL interpreters, appropriately placed on stage along with CART. How difficult could this be? There are millions of voting seniors out there who would benefit from CART during these primaries and a few more thousand in denial of their hearing loss and who could definitely use CART. We all have a right to know what the platforms are for all these candidates.
In the end, we need to be certain that the winner of the primaries knows what our communication needs are. We can’t expect them to know what we need. Yes, I know this is the 21st century but we can’t take anything for granted. We want to exercise our right to vote and we want it to count. I plan to email the winner of the primaries and explain what my communication needs are, besides my needing a raise and some taxbreaks and a new computer…..lol