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[On hold until May 2018; Meanwhile, feel free to ping on CHN Slack - #CD2BIT channel] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT #104

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About the group (and How Can We Help You?)

CD2BIT pronounced as Cee Dee Two Bit

Using technology and inclusive design, we’re a mixed of d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HoH) designers, developers, technologists and non- working to improve social, educational and economic well-being of d/Deaf and HOH communities in the Chicago area.

Currently, we’re trying to solve:

  • Breaking down silos within deaf community (racial, age, etc.), which has been identified by Chicago Chapter of Illinois Association of the Deaf (CCIAD). Using DeafChi as a tool, it’ll be centralized place online for deaf events, orgs, etc. and make it easy to know what’s happening. [on hold]
  • Helping people find technology conferences that are accessible and accommodating through Confa11y, enabling not only deaf, but also those with other needs, to learn and grow professionally. (Led by @nickttng)
  • Search for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) signs made easy. In a field where new technologies are always emerging, SignsFive (Formerly known as OpenSIgns) will be a place where d/Deaf/HoH, interpreters and ASL students can find ASL signs for STEM terms. (Led by @meltedspork)

Also, we are open to other app/web ideas that help disabled community; for instance, better accessibility for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) or a tool tracking Illinois bills that affect deaf/hoh people. We welcome new projects on rolling basis.

If you’re looking for accessibility help for your website, app, and/or product, happy to chat more.

Group Facilitators

Melissa Manak, co-facilitator - melissa.manak@gmail.com / @msmanak
Nick Ng, co-facilitator - hello@nickng.co / @nickttng / DM @nickttng on Twitter

For sign language and/or interpreting questions, ping in #asl channel on ChiHackNight Slack.

Who We're Looking For

Anyone who's interested in accessibility, inclusive design, and/or getting to know the deaf community and its current problems they're facing.

Tools

Depends on each project, the tools we often use are:

Design: Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite, UX Design

Technology: HTML + CSS, JavaScript libraries, Sass, Jekyll, etc.

Where We Meet

Usually in one of the meeting rooms; if not there, we will be in the cafeteria. It's easy to spot us. ;)

Questions You May Have Re: Communication Barriers

Do I need to know American Sign Language (ASL) to be involved?
No, but willing to learn is a plus. If you want to learn how, just approach us anytime.

If I don’t know ASL, what is a good way(s) to communicate with you?

  • If an ASL interpreter is on site, they will be able to interpret for both of us
  • If there is no ASL interpreter on site, we prefer to communicate through written text via Notes app, Google Doc, Slack, etc. To talk with those who are hard-of-hearing, they may be open to speaking orally, but best if taking place in a quiet setting i.e. not the cafeteria.

I have an idea that I’d like to share with you?
Great! Feel free to come to us, email the co-leaders, or ping us at #cd2bit on ChiHackNight.

Have questions? Comment here in this issue.

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not Meeting 4/11] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Apr 11, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not Meeting 4/11] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Apr 13, 2017

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@derekeder per group's request to be reflected more accurately, can these labels be added? Thx.

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nickttng commented May 31, 2017

@derekeder per group's request to be reflected more accurately, can these labels be added? Thx.

  • Beginner friendly
  • Data analysis
  • Dev
  • Javascript
  • Ruby
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Done!

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not meeting 6/13] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Jun 12, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not meeting 6/13] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Jun 19, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not meeting 7/18] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Jul 18, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not meeting 7/18] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not meeting 8/8] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Aug 8, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not meeting 8/8] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Aug 9, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not Meeting 8/15; Returning 8/22] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Aug 15, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not Meeting 8/15; Returning 8/22] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Aug 22, 2017

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@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not Meeting 9/19] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Sep 19, 2017

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not Meeting 9/26; Returning 10/3] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Sep 26, 2017

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@nickttng nickttng changed the title from Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not meeting 1/29; Returning 2/7] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Jan 29, 2018

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not meeting 1/29; Returning 2/7] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not meeting 2/7; Returning 2/20] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Feb 6, 2018

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not meeting 2/7; Returning 2/20] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [Not meeting 2/7 - Returning 2/20; Meanwhile, feel free to ping on CHN Slack - #CD2BIT channel] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Feb 6, 2018

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@derekeder Because of several of us are in life transitions, CD2BIT will be on hold until May. Is it okay to close this issue for now until we start up again in several weeks? Or should we label [Not meeting until May]? What works best?

Although the breakout group is on hold, few of us may be attending here and there.

nickttng commented Apr 9, 2018

@derekeder Because of several of us are in life transitions, CD2BIT will be on hold until May. Is it okay to close this issue for now until we start up again in several weeks? Or should we label [Not meeting until May]? What works best?

Although the breakout group is on hold, few of us may be attending here and there.

@nickttng nickttng changed the title from [Not meeting 2/7 - Returning 2/20; Meanwhile, feel free to ping on CHN Slack - #CD2BIT channel] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT to [On hold until May 2018; Meanwhile, feel free to ping on CHN Slack - #CD2BIT channel] Chicago Deaf and DeafBlind in Tech / CD2BIT Apr 11, 2018

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