OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania has lots of Father’s Day specials, some tech tips, and a couple of workflow secrets to share on this show. The highlight, however, is Mandy David, a sign language interpreter and President at JFD Communications as well as the YouTube channel, A Moment in Sign, a library of concise videos for learning American Sign Language.

What Mandy has done most of her life for the Deaf community is extraordinary and in this episode, you she gives us tips on how to better communicate and empower our relationships with the deaf community.

Opening the show, however, is a rundown of the latest tech solutions on sale for Father’s Day at OWC’s MacSales.com, some peeks into what is being covered over on the RocketYard Blog and a few workflow secrets that help manage a busy work day!

Some tips that Mandy shares:

1 ) Deaf people want you to talk directly to them even when you are using the interpreter.

2 ) Eye contact is very important to a Deaf person.

3 ) Treat each other with respect.

4 ) Take the time to learn how to comunicate with people from the Deaf community. You will love it!

5 ) Be patient with each other.

6 ) Make sure you explain what you are saying clearly, as you will be taken literally. This is best done with an American Sign Language Interpreter and the best way to make sure you understand each other.

Mandy also directs and co produces the YouTube channel, “A Moment in Sign,” teaching vocabulary, situational , and conversational skills to help us be able to have a basic conversation with someone you might meet who is Deaf or hard of hearing that uses ASL.

More info: www.jfdcommunications.com

Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl-YSbxIbA0_mprPWupwzpg

For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time.

For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas!

ABOUT OWC

If you work in tech and haven’t heard about Other World Computing (OWC),  you’ve may have had your head in the sand. OWC, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware that makes the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable.  Go to OWCDigital.com for more information.

Here’s the company’s official mission statement:

At OWC, we’re committed to constant innovation, exemplary customer service, and American design. 

For more than 25 Years, OWC has had a simple goal. To create innovative DIY solutions to give you the most from your technology.  

Beginning with 100% compatible memory upgrades, reliably exceeding Apple’s maximum RAM specs, OWC’s product offering has grown to encompass the entire spectrum of upgrade and expansion possibilities, all with a focus on easy, DIY setup and installation. 

Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice.

For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products.

About Cirina Catania, Host of OWC RADiO and Founder and Lead Creative, The Catania Group

Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 130 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival and former senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. For nine years, she was the original “BuZZ Babe” showrunner on the weekly tech podcast, Digital Production BuZZ heard in 195 countries.  Cirina is a member of Local 600 (IATSE), the PGA and the WGA. Best way to know more about her is to type her name into your favorite search engine! There you will find all the good stuff. 🙂

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