There’s no purpose to not journey

There’s no reason not to travel

Movie Director Peter Jackson’s new World Warfare I documentary, “They Shall Not Develop Outdated,” is a strong story instructed utilizing 100-year-old movie and superior laptop expertise.

Movie Director Peter Jackson’s new World Warfare I documentary, “They Shall Not Develop Outdated,” is a strong story instructed utilizing 100-year-old movie and superior laptop expertise.

“They Shall Not Develop Outdated” relied additionally on the experience of a deaf-from-birth forensic lip reader. She learn the lips of WWI troopers within the outdated movie and translated their phrases. Because of this, mentioned a documentary crew member, “These males [who have] been lifeless for years, …and [now] we’ve acquired [them] truly talking.”

I shared this forensic lip reader story with my pal, Tammy Estes. In 2013-14 we each labored for the Maine Division of Corrections. I used to be communications director. Tammy was a senior programmer analyst.

She is a superb supply for my understanding of the “deaf tradition.”

Tammy, a Licensed Journey Marketing consultant along with her Estes Marketing consultant of Journey enterprise, mentioned of the forensic lip reader story, “I relied very a lot on lip studying my entire life.

“I’ve all the time beloved journey. I’ve traveled right here and there and seen so much,” Tammy mentioned, however 25 years in the past, with the web changing brick-and-mortar journey businesses, when she first needed to go to high school for journey, a journey agent suggested her, “Don’t do it,” and Tammy didn’t.

As an alternative, she earned a few enterprise and laptop levels from the College of Southern Maine, then Gallaudet College.

However Tammy’s journey dream remained. After I first heard Tammy speak of her journey agent dream, she appeared afraid to make the leap.

Tammy mentioned, “There was a time after I actually had numerous worry of various issues based mostly, I feel, on the actual fact I’m deaf. I’ve been put down so much in my lifetime.”

Then somebody requested, “Tammy, what would you do if worry was not a difficulty?”

“I do not forget that dialog properly,” she instructed me. “I acquired to serious about my mother. She handed away 5 years in the past. She was my go-to particular person, the one particular person I might depend on and belief. Life is just too brief. It truly is. We’re solely on this earth for thus lengthy and — simply do what you’re keen on.”

As for her journey agent dream? “I made a decision I used to be going to go for it. And I did,” mentioned Tammy.

In 2017 Tammy went again to high school, studied six months, and scored 98 p.c on her nationwide Journey Agent Proficiency take a look at. She has since “skilled for specialization in a number of [travel related] areas,” and is a member of the American Society of Journey Brokers, Nationwide Affiliation of Journey Brokers (NATA), and Cruise Traces Worldwide Affiliation (CLIA).

Estes Marketing consultant of Journey provides full Licensed Journey Marketing consultant service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and listening to prospects.

Tammy’s enterprise has a web site and a Fb web page. Listening to telephone conversations could be difficult, Tammy mentioned. “One of the simplest ways to get in contact with me is e mail or Fb Messenger. Leaving telephone messages is ok. Often I don’t choose up the primary time any individual calls after I’m unsure if the caller is a telemarketer.”

Tammy went on to say, “I serve anyone with an accessibility want. I service the broader public, however I focus so much on accessibility. I really need anyone in want of accessibility to have the ability to journey and never really feel restricted,” Tammy tells me. “There’s actually no purpose to not journey.”

In a future column I’ll share a few of what I’ve realized from Tammy Estes concerning the deaf and listening to cultures, and the way we are able to talk higher.

Till then you’ll be able to attain Tammy Estes at these two on-line places:


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Scott Ok. Fish has served as a communications staffer for Maine Senate and Home Republican caucuses, and was communications director for Senate President Kevin Raye. He based and edited and served as director of communications/public relations for Maine’s Division of Corrections till 2015. He’s now utilizing his communications abilities to serve shoppers within the personal sector.

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