Google, Reconsider YouTube Requirements

Google have decided to change their policy on their monetization system for YouTube, anyone who has less than 1,000 subscribers and less 4,000 views annually (both combined will be required) will be affected if they already are accepted in their monetization system for their YouTube channels. I must say that I disagree with this idea, because Google didn’t realize that there are many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who uses YouTube has very hard time getting any subscribers because they use their native language in their videos which is American Sign Language so this greatly limits their audience in general. Even, myself I don’t have that much subscribers although I do have the views on my YouTube channel which has been registered since the year of 2008 or earlier I believe, and I am myself Deaf so therefore I only use my native language in my videos which is American Sign Language, so I can only reach to a very limited audience due to that. Deaf and Hard of Hearing YouTube users has hard time getting subscribers because most YouTube users uses different vocal languages while we only use visual languages, and this isn’t only American Sign Language but also many other country’s sign language such as British Sign Language (BSL) or Latino Sign Language (LSL), etc. I ask Google of YouTube to please reconsider their change on these requirements and be more reasonable as this is targeted for majority of the people that uses vocal languages while forgetting the people who uses visual languages. As for YouTubers who has less than 1,000 subscribers and less 4,000 views altogether will lose their monetization on February 20.

People’s Perception on Deaf People

I would like to remind many of you with a disclaimer for this that this is my view, my thought and my perception of what I see out of the people’s perception on the Deaf people because every Deaf and Hard of Hearing have different experiences therefore they can share what it is to be under the microscope of the people who we labelled “hearies”. I am only sharing what I have witnessed on hand from what the hearies people have a perception of the Deaf people and Hard of Hearing including myself as I am one of many Deaf person in the world. So, I encourage the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to share their thoughts on what it is like to get an idea of how the hearies people view them as or of. Now that we get this out, as I have said that this is my view for getting the idea of what the hearies have a perception of us Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. It is no secret that the Deaf people doesn’t have it easy, in fact they must work as twice hard to survive whether it be trying to get a job from somewhere and being oppressed by many of people for several decades. I have seen, I am certain that many if not all Deaf community can say that when we declare that we are Deaf or Hard of Hearing we would get a reaction from the hearies as if being Deaf means that we are uneducated and took us as if we have mental retardation or in nicer word “intellectual disability” for some reason. There are a few theories but mainly I can blame a few of the people who invented a term words for the Deaf people which is “Deaf and Dumb” so that misled many of the hearies people to think that Deaf people have no intelligence whatsoever hence the word “Dumb”. Whomever invented that term to label the Deaf people several decades ago were obviously uneducated and in the end, they weren’t intelligent so that is irony since there have been many studies that have done on the Deaf people which have found that they can be as intelligent as others if they are being taught in their native language (American Sign Language, British Sign Language, Auslan, Langue Des Signes Du Quebec-LSQ etc.).

10-22-2016 Tidbits

Hey guys! How are you all doing, I hope that everything is going well over there and as for me I am doing well over here amid a bothersome health issue but I am going to try to not let that stop me from writing another tidbits. But how about that game between Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears two nights ago on Thursday night?! Of course some of you already know that I am a huge fan of Green Bay Packers, I have been a fan of Green Bay Packers at the age four in the year of 1991 which is somewhat irony because as some of you know that Brett Favre’s number was four when he was playing for Green Bay Packers after being traded to Green Bay Packers from Atlanta Falcons in the year of 1992 which is a year after I became a fan of the Green Bay Packers. I very much remember watching Don Majkowski who were Green Bay Packer’s starter quarterback at that time that I became a fan of the team Green Bay Packers, Don Majkowski had played as Packer’s starter quarterback from the years of 1989 to the year of 1992 when he was injured in the game against Cincinnati Bengals and he was replaced by the backup quarterback namely Brett Favre then that became a history from on at that time that we know as gunslinger Brett Favre. That is the birth of Brett Favre, which that is something that I cannot forget and in that year I was 5 years old, one year of being a Packers fan and the succession of Green Bay Packers team is credited to Brett Favre as at that time (Majkowski era) it wasn’t much of a good team so Brett Favre immediately turned the team into a Superbowl contender every years since then the day Don Majkowski was injured. What a teary story I know, especially if you are a fan of Green Bay Packers and thankfully we had a backup quarterback who were studying Brett Favre very closely to know what it needs to keep the team as a Super Bowl contender and you know who we are talking about; none other than Aaron Rodgers who gave us a super bowl win just in 3 years which is sooner than Brett Favre as it took Brett Favre 5 years to win us a Super Bowl.

Deaf Awareness Month: September

I know that lately I have written a few articles that is Deaf and Hard of Hearing related but the reason is the Deaf Awareness Month were to due in the month September which is the current month now. The purpose for Deaf Awareness Month in September is to educate the people about the culture of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, people who is audism are trying so hard to destroy for several decades now. Even though the Deaf community may be a little but it has a strength in holding their place when it comes to anyone that is trying all their best to make sure everybody is not aware that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has their culture as they want to frame them with the label disability. As I am part in the Deaf community, the battles with audism daily is tiresome and frustrating because one of many reasons is that we never gave the permission to anybody to make any decision for us especially on state or nation’s level. So many of the people thinks that anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing means that there is something wrong with them, hence the label disability but what they don’t realize it is not disability when it is a culture and there is some family who have every generations that happens to be Deaf or Hard of Hearing which is a beautiful thing. That is where the lack of education comes in, the lack of education is due to some organizations such as Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or people who is audism. The label disability is for anyone who is paralyzed, limbs amputation, have limit or none in their movements.

We Want To Be Deaf And Don’t Fix Us.

I am sure that you are shocked with the title of this article, saying that we want to be Deaf and that we don’t want to be fixed. What a lot of the people doesn’t understand that being Deaf or even Hard of Hearing is a culture but several people who is audism try their darndest best to hide that and force a society to see anyone who happens to be Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a bad thing. Several people think that whoever became Deaf or Hard of Hearing whether it be at birth or afterbirth means that there is something severely wrong with them, it is because like people who is audism or an anti-cultural organizations such as Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing made the society to view us like that over a few decades ago or more like since in the year of 1880 when International Congress on the Education of the Deaf aka ICED banned any students who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing from the use of sign language to communicate. Thankfully National Association of the Deaf aka NAD was founded to protest against it and fought so hard to get the law or policy in education to allow any students or anyone who happens to be Deaf or Hard of Hearing to use American Sign Language to communicate so that helps a bit but since then these people still to this day fighting to try to destroy sign language with the help of Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Imagine if it was the other way around with English or any speaking languages, trying to ban or stop anybody from ever being able to speak with their voice or ever to write English or any other languages, would it be fair for somebody, a group of people and organization to try to deprive your language or any languages to the point that you can never communicate in any way?

YouTubers Are Audism?!

Who doesn’t use YouTube in their daily lives to watch some latest videos of their favorite YouTubers and watch some old videos on YouTube that they have watched them before or they are YouTubers who have their own channels that they uploads videos on regular basis to earn money?! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use YouTube whether that they are just using YouTube to watch some videos or some have their own YouTube channels that they upload videos on regular basis to earn some money if they are partnered YouTubers. YouTube have over a billion users with mix of watchers and YouTubers, everyday users watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views which is unbelievable. So that gives you an idea of how many people who watches videos on YouTube uploaded by YouTubers and these top ten YouTubers who generates millions of views each day, each videos they have uploaded to YouTube which earns them millions to billions annually. I am myself partnered YouTuber but I am not even close to being the top ten YouTubers, I am practically the bottom partnered YouTubers and a few reasons for that but I will talk about that later. Now what they don’t realize is that these over a billion users or millions viewers that the top YouTubers watches some of the top YouTubers videos is NOT one type of audience as there are a few different types of viewers or subscribers that they have. What I am saying is that the top YouTubers need to realize that some of their subscribers who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing or blind audiences.