2021

January Update

Video Transcript

 

[ID: a white woman is wearing a gray sweatshirt. Her brown hair is resting on her left shoulder. The background contains a black backdrop. A small white desk can be seen on the right of this image.]

 

Happy 2021! This is what Adjacent Space has done for the month of January. Check out what we’ve done!

 

[ID: a black background with white letters that read: “Equity Where We Work”]

 

[ID: A white man is wearing a black shirt and brown glasses. He has a beard. In the background there is a beige-colored wall with two paintings. The painting on the left depicts a small brown boat with green-blue seas and blue sky, white clouds, and bright yellow sun. The painting on the right shows a tan lighthouse, a red-roofed and bricked house, and a rocky trail right next to the beach.]

 

On January 13, Adjacent Space met with Woolley Institute for Spoken-Language Education to discuss the article that The Homewood Star published in December. We disagree with the message being printed, so that was the reason we met. The meeting was cordial. We want to be sure that ASL and Deaf Culture are preserved and prioritized.

 

Adjacent Space wants to make our website accessible for everyone. We want to include ASL and English in our content on our website. We hired two deaf interpreters to translate some of our website content into ASL! We are currently working on editing the videos and we will share to the public when we are finished! Many thanks to Harriett Hollingsworth and Beth Overland for their hard work in making this a reality!

 

One of our subpages, Pro Bono Interpreting, and through our email probono@adjacentspace.org we have been noticing a trend of inaccessible funeral home services.  We are currently communicating with legal counsel to determine what steps can be taken to educate and advocate for accessible services for deaf people on funeral home services!

 

[ID: a black background with white letters that read: “Equity Where We Live”]

 

[ID: a white woman is wearing a gray sweatshirt. Her brown hair is resting on her left shoulder. The background contains a black backdrop. A small white desk can be seen on the right of this image.]

 

Remember our ClearMask campaign that happened in September? We collaborated with different organizations and agencies in Alabama—where we fundraised money to buy ClearMasks to give out to the communities in Alabama? ClearMask company graciously gave us 6,480 ClearMasks to help our campaign. Wow! We set up a plan to distribute and give away ClearMasks all over in Alabama for our communities. We finally ran out of ClearMasks! We want to thank ClearMask company for their donation and thank you all for your support in making this a more accessible community!

 

Adjacent Space needs your help! We finished making Community Survey for you deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind people to fill out. The purpose of this survey is to identify and find barriers that are happening with our communities in Alabama. Maybe you are experiencing a barrier in your medical services, going to movie theaters, no interpreters, no captions—we want to know your concerns! Your survey responses will help us plan and prepare for our future projects and ideas. We can be aware of current trends that are problematic; if they are happening to you, then they are happening to everyone! Please fill out this survey! You can find it here: https://www.adjacentspace.org/surveys.

 

[ID: a black background with white letters that read: “Equity Where We Play”]

 

[ID: A white man is wearing a black shirt and brown glasses. He has a mustache. In the background there is a beige-colored wall with two paintings. The painting on the left depicts a small brown boat with green-blue seas and blue sky, white clouds, and bright yellow sun. The painting on the right shows a tan lighthouse, a red-roofed and bricked house, and a rocky trail right next to the beach.]

 

Adjacent Space wants a new name sign for our organization! We will host a name sign contest to pick our new name sign! We want an official name sign for our organization! More information and details about this contest will be posted on February 1st! Check us out when the post is up! We’re thrilled and excited about this contest! We’re looking forward to having our new name sign! See you all soon!

 

[ID at the end: a white background with two hands signing “equality” with large, bolded black words that read: ADJACENT SPACE. At the center of the image there is a triangle that depicts a colorful and vivid mix and swirl of colors that include the following: teal blue, green, gold, brown, gray, black, and dark colors.]