An update to this article I wrote yesterday: Gerardine Wurzburg, the director of “Wretches & Jabberers,” a film about two autistic men traveling to three foreign countries, announced that its premiere at the Vermont International Film Festival on October 22nd “will be open captioned to insure full access to the film.” The two other showings…Read More UPDATE: To Caption Or Not To Caption A Movie About Autism?
Historically, people with autism were usually excluded from society, and even today this is an unfortunate fact of life in different cultures around the world. “Wretches & Jabberers,” a film by Gerardine Wurzburg about two autistic men traveling to different countries, challenges long-standing assumptions people harbor about autistic people in general. In this…Read More To Caption Or Not To Caption A Movie About Autism?
One night, as a young kid learning about the deafness I was born with, I asked my mother how I became deaf. She explained that she got German measles when she was pregnant with me. Confused, I went to the World Book Encyclopedia in the family’s living room to look up the term “German measles.”…Read More Is It Better To Call Someone “Stupid”?