Monday, March 9, 2009

Things get a bit crazy. Help please..

Things get a bit crazy. I have been given an individual project to finish within a month and I have three more coursework and a test to be done. My life's getting crazy. For my individual project, I need to interview people with speech impairments. I'm trying to find someone to interview and to finish this off.

Yesterday, I was talking to one my friends about my project and about meeting someone to get an interview recorded. So, me and my friend went to his cousin's place to meet one of his relatives who has some problems with his speech, and finally end up meeting a guy who can hardly hear anything clearly. He is from Zimbabwe and he speaks very funny with too much of filthy words, though he can not hear anyone clearly. His normal talk is like African-American rappers, so I asked my friend "he looks white and he can't hear a thing, how's he doing this rap?". He told me that he uses a special equipment to watch TV which was the only useful information for my project on the interview. He was telling us a nice joke of Chris Rock, I just found on youtube and watched. He says...

" You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy,the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon. "

Ah.. the whole point of this blog post is, getting help from you to collect information and other useful stuffs for my individual project. My individual project task is to develop a very cost‐effective Human‐Computer interactive system to help people with speech impairments. Please comment or mail me, if you konw someone who has problems with his/her speech.