Appeal to VIEWERS to share their views on Cyberbullying and Audism

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video reproduced here with permission. Special thanks to Nikki for translating the letter. Special thanks to all the folks who have sent or will send a letter (ASL or English)

Dear Friend:

I know you have appreciated having one-stop shopping places such as Deaf Read (DR) and Deaf Video TV (DVTV) and I know you have felt saddened and uncomfortable by all the hurt and harassing that has been sanctioned and posted in those two websites.

While I respect your choice to just be a viewer, it is times like these that we really need your views to be heard. PURPLE communications has been the sponsor of DR and DVTV and recently made the good and just choice to remove their banner and ads from DR and DVTV. They are in the process of re-assessing how well their PURPLE vendors fit their mission and vision.

We very much hope you will take the time to sign the petition and/or send a letter (ASL and/or English) to PURPLE to keep their ads and sponsorship pulled from DR/DVTV until offending b/vlogs are removed from DR and DVTV and DR/DVTV affirms its commitment to being free of audism and cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a very serious issue especially in such a small community.

By being a user of DR/DVTV, you generate traffic and clicks to these websites and in turn you communicate to the owner/operator and editors of DR/DVTV you are comfortable with the content of the b/vlogs they choose to carry when they have the editorial right to refrain from listing v/blogs that involve cyber attacks especially targeting Deaf children.

The petition may be signed at:
http://www.myonlinepetition.com/petition/344/To+Purple+Communications+VRS/

To see other letters in ASL and/or English go to:
https://handeyes.wordpress.com/

Your involvement is very critical at this important juncture. There are very few spaces and places that are Deaf-centered and audism free.

So many good hands and hearts have gone quiet.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Peace

Patti

send ASL and/or English letters to:
ronald.obray(at)purple(dot)us
mark.bella(at)purpl(dot)us
dan.luis(at)purple(dot)us
rebecca.adkins(at)purple(dot)us

you can also send to People of the Eye blogsite if you would like us to reproduce it here.

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Dorothy W’s Letter: “Respect for Your Company and Your Customers”

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“Respect for Your Company and Your Customers”
Dear Purple,

I do not support how the DVTV and Deaf Read handling some incoming vlogs/blogs. If you the Purple Communications support their corrupt behaviors, I will take it that those behaviors are acceptable to you. Where is the respect for your company and your customers beside money? You have a lot of eyes on you–please consider seriously about your philosophy and practices.

Dorothy M. Wilkins

Letter to PURPLE from Ashley

Dear Purple Communications,
First of all, I want to thank you for listening to concerns of our Deaf community by removing your sponsorship and advertisement banner from Deaf Read and Deaf Video TV. As a viewer/reader, I was deeply disheartened by the rampant display of cyberbullying in many forms , especially audism with no regulation from the owner, Tayler Mayer for 2 years and still ongoing at this moment. We need to have a healthy online venue to develop and maintain our Deaf community. Allowing those unfortunate and unacceptable actions to go on only compromise our Deaf community as well as your company integrity. Lastly but not least, the children visit those sites as few are actually members of Deaf Video TV, they would see those actions and we are supposed to be role models for them. So in order to protect the integrity of your company’s image, it would be wise to refrain from re-sponsoring those sites till it all cleaned up and the integrity has been restored.

Thanks,
Ashley Watson

Cindy’s ASL Commentary of Thanks to PURPLE

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UK Vlogger CazASL22 Comments re: PURPLE and DVTV / DR

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Joey Baer’s “Thank you Purple, now we do-do?”

Ella’s “Purple, Thanks! Now We Do Do Next?” video

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