YouTube is ending its community captions feature and deaf creators aren’t happy about it – The Verge

  YouTube plans to discontinue its community captions feature, which allowed viewers to add subtitles to videos, because it was “rarely used and had problems with spam/abuse,” the company announced. It says it’s removing the captions and will “focus on other creator tools.” The feature will be removed as of September 28th. “You can still …

Serious concerns for missing autistic 12-year-old boy in St Annes | Lytham St Annes Express

The boy, called William, is 12-years-old and was last seen on St Annes beach at 2pm today. He was wearing a striped pink and red T-shirt, tartan shorts and was barefoot at the time of disappearing. Police are seriously concerned due to William being autistic. Source: Serious concerns for missing autistic 12-year-old boy in St …

“Love on the Spectrum” Is a Great Step Towards Fair Representation of Autistic People on TV – Popdust

As an autistic person, I hardly ever see people like me on TV. Typically, media representations of people with autism are, at best, well-meaning blunders. At worst, autistic people are simultaneously fetishized and patronized. Us autists are sweet, awkward beings, and pure of heart–kind of like dogs, with limited brain capacity aside from our savant interests …

Ex-Weinstein Attorney Lisa Bloom Loses Bid for Attorneys’ Fees in Autistic Kid’s Settlement

A federal magistrate on Friday denied attorneys’ fees to camera-ready victims’ rights lawyer Lisa Bloom, who had tried to block a multimillion-dollar settlement for a sexually abused autistic teenager who was briefly Bloom’s client. San Francisco-based U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler instead invalidated Bloom’s lien on the settlement from the West Contra Costa Unified School District and awarded …

Authorities Seek Whereabouts of Autistic Teen – BossierNow

Detectives with the Bossier City Police Department’s Juvenile Division are requesting the public’s assistance in locating an autistic teenager who left her home on Ray Street in Shady Grove in the early morning hours ofFriday, July 31, 2020. Eighteen-year-old Sommer Sky Nicole Platt is described as being five feet one inches tall and weighing approximately …

U.S. House Approves Amendment to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Businesses from Federal Intervention – Cannabis Business Times

he amendment bars the Department of Justice from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal anti-cannabis laws in U.S. states that have legalized medical and/or adult-use cannabis. July 30, 2020 By  Melissa Schiller The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment July 30 that protects state-legal cannabis businesses from federal intervention. The amendment, included in a …

Coronavirus: Pelosi defends cannabis banking provision in COVID-19 bill

WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended a provision in the $3 trillion Democratic stimulus bill that would allow legal cannabis businesses to access banking services Friday, while attacking "misrepresentation" in Republicans' proposed package. Asked to respond to the accusation that the cannabis language is not "directly related" to the coronavirus response, the California Democrat said she does not …