Articles by Michelle Morris

3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

Born deaf in a small country town in California, Rosa Lee Timm grew up in a very close-knit, religious, bi-racial, a deaf family whose first language was American Sign Language (ASL). With the constant support of her family and the deaf community around her, her childhood was one without communication or social barriers. Currently, Rosa Lee Timm is the Chief Marketing Officer of Communication Service for the Deaf, the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization. She also is a performance artist and widely known for her YouTube ASL music videos as a solo performer of The Rosa Lee Show and as a lead actress in ASL Films’ feature film Versa Effect.For those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the problem is made worse by a lack of resources at every level of government, as well as within the healthcare system, according to Chris Soukup, CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
To this day, he said, there are no language interpreters at White House press briefings.
“We’ve seen a lot of mayors, a lot of governors that have included that practice momentarily and have been very responsive,” Soukup told Cheddar. “We’ve had some challenges in creating that same awareness in the White House.”

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Mental Health May: 5 Tips for Practicing Mental Wellness

Mental Health May: 5 Tips for Practicing Mental Wellness

Although 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness during their lifetime, everyone will face challenges to their mental wellbeing. Especially during times like this, when a global pandemic is changing life as we know it. These days, many are struggling with added stress from job loss, working while parenting full time, loneliness from being quarantined in their homes for so long.

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Deaf Community Creates New Solutions for Misinformation, Isolation During Pandemic

Deaf Community Creates New Solutions for Misinformation, Isolation During Pandemic

From White House press briefings where top officials offer contradictory advice to social media feeds riddled with incorrect or competing information, the coronavirus pandemic has become a communications challenge as much as a health care crisis.
For those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the problem is made worse by a lack of resources at every level of government, as well as within the healthcare system, according to Chris Soukup, CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
To this day, he said, there are no language interpreters at White House press briefings.
“We’ve seen a lot of mayors, a lot of governors that have included that practice momentarily and have been very responsive,” Soukup told Cheddar. “We’ve had some challenges in creating that same awareness in the White House.”

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Mothers Day Activities

Mothers Day Activities

Why stress out about shipping delays or restaurant closures when you don’t have to? Surprise the mother-figure in your life with something you or your family create. Make Mother’s Day 2020 one to remember with our list of ways to celebrate, all at a safe social distance!

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Unites Foundation COVID-19 Micro-Grant Recipients

Unites Foundation COVID-19 Micro-Grant Recipients

The Unites Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. This includes organizations that are currently struggling with resources, funding shortages, or adapting their services in response to the pandemic. This week, CSD announced the six organizations within the deaf community that will receive these micro-grants to support their efforts.

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CSD Works to Host Free Virtual Career Expo

CSD Works to Host Free Virtual Career Expo

CSD Works is hosting its first Virtual Career Expo on May 2, 2020. The main goal of the free Expo is to connect deaf job seekers in Austin and throughout Texas with employers seeking more diverse and inclusive workforces. CSD Works is a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization.

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