YouTube vs. The Deaf Community

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The Wheelchair Teen

Hello and welcome to another Thought Provokers post where we discuss and debate important topics in the disability world! (As usual, feel free to join the discussion in the comment section below)

A magnifying glass by me

I usually don’t discuss anything too specific in these debate posts, but something happened recently in the disability community that I simply couldn’t remain quiet about. I won’t mention names, but an able-bodied YouTuber who inspires people to learn sign language was forced to stop making videos because of the continuous opposition that she was receiving from certain individuals who disagreed with her channel. (As a tiny disclaimer, I’d like to mention the fact that I am not deaf, but I am disabled and can relate to feelings of exclusion and ableism which will be mentioned in this post)

To give you a little context, the YouTuber made videos where she…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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