Any Deaf crackberry user/member in here?
I am Deaf myself and often wonder if there's any crackberry member(s) here that are Deaf as well? I feel like the only Deaf person to have swapped as many bb's than others in the Deaf community! Anyway, I am 33 (as of 2008) and reside in Ontario, Canada. Waiting to receive my unlocked 8320 likely by Tuesday, whoo! Can't wait to play with my gold bb and see what OS 4.3.1 is like, as well install the email viewer. Look forward to see this thread grow with Deaf crackberry users/abusers!!
- CrackBerry Addict
04-12-2008, 03:47 PM #8
- 607 Posts
I am not totally deaf use hearing aid left ear 80% loss and 40% right ear.
My sister in law has been deaf since birth. We all sign and read lips.
I have not tried the hearing aid feature yet and getting ready to get adapter for TTY
Anytime U want to talk give a ring. Getting new PIN friends every day
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
Glad to see there's "hard of hearing" people on here. I wear hearing aid in my R ear, none in my L ear. I do hear pretty well, but loyally Deaf. I grew up in a deaf institution (residental school), so I'm more of a Deafie. I've been told that I speak quite good; most people would understand me at ease, but I noticed the foreign ones would have trouble understanding me because of my "deaf accent"? hmm :-) Again nice to meet y'all and welcome to add me in bbm.
- 04-13-2008, 11:47 AM #12
- CrackBerry Addict
04-13-2008, 07:29 PM #14
- 758 Posts
I'm not deaf but recently had a customer in our Hallmark store who is. Between her BB and mine, we were able to converse easily and I was able to help her find the product that she wanted. Gotta say it was a lot easier to communicate and we both enjoyed showing off our BB typing skills.
- 04-14-2008, 03:00 AM #17
Hey you have good english for someone who went to deaf residential school. I know many that i cannot understand. I went to mainstream school and my speech is still good because I go to a speech therapist once every year or two but hubby tells me he notices it is getting funny.
- 04-14-2008, 03:05 AM #18
If you ever want to chat I am on most IM's listed below. Just let me know who you are.
dj evans (replace the words with the symbols)
starskygirl at rogers dot blackberry dot net
flashinghands - yahoo
starskygirl2 - aim
firstname.lastname@example.org - windows live (msn)
starskygirl - google talk
2069d468 - PIN
- 01-26-2009, 11:32 AM #23
A Deaf Crackberry addict here!
I'm a Massachusetts resident who is a PURE ASL user. I'm profoundly deaf in my R ear and "hard of hearing" in my L ear wearing a hearing aid. I also can speak fluently. BUT... I'm still a Deafie with a big "D!"
Please feel free to PM me for my PIN number.
And... The most important thing is that I *kiss-fist* Blackberries!I've never thought that I'd get THAT addicted!
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-06-2009, 11:40 PM #24
- 282 Posts
i'm not deaf, but i've been around ASL for along time.
My grandmother, who passed away June of 06'. was deaf and that's how my family learned how to ASL.. Plus my mother is an Intepreter for High School Kids, who's families could not afford to get help in school
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