DeafWire Edition – 28 January 2023

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Deaf TikToker passes away

Immy Nunn, a Deaf TikToker and content creator, passed away in early January at 25 years old leaving many fans and followers in shock. Immy Nunn, known as “Deaf Immy”, posted content related to Deaf awareness and mental health and had 723,000 followers on TikTok and 15,000 on Instagram. The reason for Immy’s passing has been announced to be due to struggles with her mental health.

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Victim forced to marry rapist

Dawlat Khan was sentenced to prison for life for raping a Deaf woman who ended up giving birth to his child. The court then later changed freed the rapist in December 2022 with the condition that the rapist would marry the victim. They married in early in December 2022 following a settlement made by the local jirga, a council of elderly men who make decisions based on Sharia law, also known as Islamic law. This has outraged activists and rights groups who say it legitimizes sexual violence against women in Pakistan where the majority of rape isn’t reported.

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Inclusive TV experience

Microsoft’s Accessibility Blog reported on local Japanese TV stations working together to subtitle live broadcasting using Artifical Intelligence called “Al-Mimi”. After trials, it went live in ecember 2021 and received high ratings from the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Mr. Ichise with SI-com said he was surprised to get such positive feedback from so many people commending the tech innovation that plays an important role in promoting the use of subtitles across all live broadcasts and ensuring accessible experiences for the communities.


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