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Caroline Jarrett
AI feasibility investigator. Also known as the forms and survey specialist.
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Caroline Jarrett 6m
Of course I’m assuming good intentions from whoever wrote/published and so on that question. I’m pointing out potential problems with using it as an example for a general context.
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Caroline Jarrett 29m
I’m a hearing person so I ought not to speak on behalf of Deaf people, but in general I worry about something looks to me as if it treats treats the language of Deaf people as something “other”. I know some people dislike being “othered” in different contexts such as gender.
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Caroline Jarrett 34m
“First” language is also a problematic concept. Some people may no longer know their first language because of displacement/ change of circumstances especially early in life. Others have always had more than one. Others have been forced away from theirs due to bad policies.
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Caroline Jarrett 2h
I recall half-listening to a colleague chatting to his brother in Urdu about something. Then car insurance words in English popped up, until they swapped seamlessly into English for convenience. Back to Urdu after another topic change...
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Kim Goodwin 5h
A worthwhile look at how the internet of things can be used for harm (especially when one family member has admin rights).
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Caroline Jarrett 8h
Drafting on Twitter is never great but I hope that gives you something to react to.
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Caroline Jarrett 8h
... with something about whether someone helps you by reading to you and so on. Example: my Dad cannot read due to poor sight. He has no problem at all understanding things that are read to him in English. He does not use a screen reader program.
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Caroline Jarrett 8h
Great reason for asking a question. I’d try working on the question that you want the answer to, which may be something like: Can you read English easily: () yes, English is my main or only language () yes, but I find another language easier and it is ____ () no ... (continues
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Caroline Jarrett 8h
Also, why does the question only offer one of the two UK official languages as an option at the start? And why be ableist about BSL, which is a British language (the clue is in the name)?
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Caroline Jarrett 9h
It seems to me that “main language” is a very odd concept. Main for what? Because it’s the dominant language of wherever you happen to live? What happens if you speak two languages at home - from two parents - but another at school?
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Caroline Jarrett 20h
Replying to @FrasSmith
31 - and 8 of them constantly
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Caroline Jarrett 21h
Replying to @alex_tea
Unfortunately I’d already heard about this. It’s grim.
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 25
With the help of the other cryptic clues, I think I’ve got it - and I believe there might be a link to another starring role to a cheery greeting in a war zone
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 25
Replying to @nicky_ux @Amy_Hupe
Enjoying a sunny day in with the last few leaves of Virginia Creeper so bright in the sunshine, plus tackling the quilting on my very first quilt
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 24
Replying to @intweed
I was swapping messages with my Strictly pals as usual - we all loved it
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 24
Replying to @adrianh
Reminds me of working in a major “digital transformation” government organisation that absolutely insisted that every service had to be “digital by default”. Meanwhile, Every Single Team used a wall of paper to organise their own work ... I assume it’s all changed now.
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 24
If you’ve felt inspired by then read this blog post (and then donate if you can)
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 24
Replying to @DeanVipond
Thanks. Great piece.
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 23
Replying to @OfficeOfWilson
That, plus NHS protocols that said “even though this is almost certainly nothing to worry about, our protocol is to refer you”.
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Caroline Jarrett Oct 23
Replying to @OfficeOfWilson
Plus millions. My life has been saved twice by acting reasonably promptly on minor symptoms.
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