Sonja Sharp, an LA Times reporter, interviewed Deaf people about how they are creating and sharing new signs for this moment of reckoning and recognition. Watch the story’s video (below) featuring Rorri Burton, a Black American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter:
The sign for “your knee on my neck” is…
Years ago, I met a mom of a child with a rare disease who matter-of-factly shared her story, which included as many twists and close calls as any blockbuster summer movie. I marveled at her heroism and she said no, she rejects that description. “I’m not a hero,” she insisted…
I’ve lived long enough to have learned
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
But that won’t happen to us
Cause it’s always been a matter of trust
The Cajun Navy — people who rally their personal boats to rescue hurricane survivors — is an example of how ordinary citizens are the true first responders in a disaster zone. …
There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of articles documenting how health apps are sharing data with third parties:
How do you define “health data”? To borrow a phrase from Daniel Solove, it is a concept in disarray and in need of a taxonomy.
Here are the items that fall naturally into the health data basket:
I have found that we can anticipate the future by paying attention to artists. Like hackers, artists bend tools until they break and ask, “Why CAN’T I do that?” They push the edges of any field they find themselves in.
Blue Button is a Trojan horse for culture change in the American health care system. It places power in the hands of patients and whets the data appetites of millions of Americans and the companies who would like to serve them.
If you’ve never heard of Blue Button, here’s…
Six years ago, the last time I had the opportunity to measure it, a Pew Research survey found that about two in ten U.S. adults have gone online to find people who might have health concerns similar to theirs.