FACES BEHIND THE SCREEN

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#SignYourThanks This Giving Season

This Thanksgiving, we challenge you to join 3Play Media and Faces Behind the Screen to #SignYourThanks!

The goal of this campaign is to express gratitude and offer support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. When you #SignYourThanks, it’s a chance to raise awareness for accessibility and accessible communication. Plus, it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn some American Sign Language.

How to #SignYourThanks

  • Take a video of your or your friends signing the phrase “I’m thankful for” plus a word or phrase of your choice in American Sign Language.
  • Upload your video to social media using #SignYourThanks.
  • Be sure to tag Faces Behind the Screen so that we can see your posts! You can tag us @faces_screen on Twitter and @facesbehindthescreen on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Challenge and tag 3 other friends to also sign what they are thankful for.

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Joshua Pearson

“With the right tools and an inclusive environment that truly values people, anyone has the chance to succeed. We just need to focus on the positivity of disability, the innovations disabled people bring to the world, and stop telling people they are broken or will always have to make up for a perceived flaw. “

Mary Mammoliti (Kitchen Confession)

“‘Empowerment through food’ means so many things. When you create something, you feel a sense of pride. When we cook, especially with vision loss, it’s a place where we can recharge, regroup, regain our independence, because you don’t need any assistance. With cooking, it’s just you and the food.”

Christine Ha (MasterChef winner, American chef, writer, and TV host)

“Embrace your mistakes.”

 

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About Faces Behind the Screen

Inspired by the popular photo-interview project Humans of New York, we launched FBTS at the beginning of 2017 to spread awareness about web accessibility. Through photos and interviews, we have been able to share many unique stories that give everyday people a face, a voice, and an opportunity to share their story and perspective.

Our aim is to simply connect the world with these stories, offer a new perspective, hopefully, shatter common stigmas and preconceived notions, and remind everyone that the world wide web, including websites, apps, and other digital interfaces, needs to be accessible for everyone – including people with disabilities.

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