2018/12/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 10, 2018

 

— “Can Science Make Me Perfect”

There was a British TV program that was aired –
“Can Science Make Me Perfect?” and it said
if things were done right with the human beings
then there would be no heart attacks, no one
falling down and – no deaf people!

 

— interpreters say that hearing say don’t say everything

Interpreters catch what hearing people say. But the
interpreters do not interpret – body language,
facial expressions, and gestures that reveal
much more than what the hearing person is saying!

 

 

— private movie room for open captions

One movie theater found a compromise to make
hearing and deaf movie watchers happy.
For open captions, the movie house has
reserved a private movie room for them.
Hearing people that don’t want open
captions, could always go to the
regular movie room!

 

 

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2018/12/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 7, 2018

 

— a comment by owner of a movie theater

The owner of a movie theater, independent and not
part of national chains, said:

Sometimes it just takes a member of a certain community
to come to us and tell us what they need

That member wanted open captions. The owner said
it was just a matter of a switch of a button to
make the change!

 

 

— deaf woman wins movie stunts award

When we talk about movie stunts we think of the
late Kitty O’Neil. She was not the only deaf
person doing stunts. The other one was Marneen
Fields. We probably have never heard of her
but she was deaf and performed many stunts
throughout the 1980’s. The honor she just
won was Legendary Stunt Award from the
International Action on Film Festival. She
has performed stunts for some of the most
famous actresses – Jane Seymour, Priscilla Presley,
Morgan Fairchild, etc.

 

— yet another role for Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin in a sci-fi movie? Yes,
the movie “Entangled” will be shown
in 2019 and Marlee plays the role
of a hearing daughter and allowing
her to grow up on her own.

 

 

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2018/12/06

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 6, 2018

 

— broke the law for a good reason

Amy McMillan, a young deaf woman, was rejected
many times when applying for a job – because of
her deafness. She then broke the law – not
disclosing her deafness on the application form.
She was immediately hired. The law – in Northern
Ireland required all deaf applicants to disclose
their disability on the job forms!

 

— nursing home in hot water

The Atrium Post Acute Care of Wayne, a nursing
home in New Jersey is in trouble. A deaf social
worker used deaf relay service to discuss a matter
with the nursing home, and was repeatedly hung
up. For that reason, the State Attorney General
ordered the nursing home to pay monetary damages!

 

— the revenge satisfied the deaf person

Shane van Boening, who is deaf, is the world’s
#1 billiards player. He travels all over the world,
beating hearing billiards players in tournaments.
In a newspaper interview he revealed he was bullied
throughout his school years. They were mocking
him for his deafness. It was so bad that he refused
to attend his own high school graduation ceremony.
The revenge? Living in North Dakota, he drove to
a car wash to get his new and shiny car washed.
One of the car wash people was the same person
that bullied him. Said Shane:

He was the guy who picked on me when I was a little
kid. That is what he deserved. This is what I deserved.
Think what happened better for you.

 

 

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