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Radio For The Deaf started as an idea: How can the deaf enjoy a radio talk show? From 2017 to 2020, Connecticut Public Radio partnered with Hartford’s American School For The Deaf and Source Interpreting to broadcast The Colin McEnroe Show as a simulcast on Facebook Live with sign language interpreters. You can see the shows we produced during that time. Please scroll down on this page to find the embedded video and click play for our interpreted Radio For The Deaf broadcast.

An Assessment Of Accessibility

"Accessibility" is a word that we maybe too quickly file away as having something to do with the disabled or something like that. But it's really about "designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life."

It's about seeing the world around us as for everyone, all at once.

This hour, we try to better figure out what that really means, both in general and specifically for a radio show.

This show is the first part of a new experiment: Radio for the Deaf. Watch the Colin McEnroe Show Facebook page for a simulcast of signers from Source Interpreting translating our radio broadcast into American Sign Language via Facebook Live.

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Bravin - Executive director of Source Interpreting at the American School for the Deaf
  • Anne Gibson - An information architect who writes about design and development
  • Diane Johnson - President and CEO of Descriptive Video Works
  • Gabriela Sims - Director of administration for the Institute for Human Centered Design

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Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, Heather Brandon, Joe Coss, Sam Hockaday, Tucker Ives, Ryan Caron King, Kevin Kuhl, Josh Nilaya, Lauren Rosenthal, Catie Talarski, Tikeyah Whittle, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident.

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