DeafDigest Gold – June 24, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – June 24, 2018
Gold Edition – updated every Monday
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2018

— hearing aid, yes; deaf, no!

A child was given hearing aids at the age
of five without parents knowing the reason
for it. The parents did not realize that
deaf people may need hearing aids to be
able to hear better. They thought hearing
aids were for something else. How so very
shocking! A picture is at:


— our confused members of the Congress

Do members of the Congress know what ADA is all
about? It is assumed that they do – yet nearly
105 members of the Congress have asked
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to clarify
what ADA is all about with these web sites.
Deaf people require web sites to be captioned,
so why are these people in Congress so confused


— Deaf Remote vs Hearing Remote

Deaf people use thumb on their remote to change
channels on Cable TV. Hearing people use voice
on their Amazon Fire TV Cube to change channels.
Amazon discriminating against the deaf?



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— captioning devices vs captioning glasses

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 21, 2018

— AMC and the deaf moviegoer

AMC is now offering $20 monthly subscription to
compete with MoviePass. Worth it or not?
Worth it if AMC offers open captions. Not
worth it if AMC only offers captioning
devices. Your choice! A picture is at:


— The deaf and Dept of Education & Dept of Labor

The White House wants to merge the Department of
Education and the Department of Labor. They say
Education is the responsbility of the states.
If this happens, there are issues – mainstreaming,
residential schools, IEP, Gallaudet, NTID and so on.
People with Department of Labor may not care.


— deaf hating it

When mingling with the hearing (at school,
or at work, or at parties or at events)
there is one thing all deaf people hate.
It is faking everything with nodding
and smiling and even laughing when
hearing people say something that deaf
people don’t understand. This is what
a young deaf adult wrote in a web posting.



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— challenges for interpreters

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 20, 2018

— ADA says it is OK to text

Is texting the same as instant messaging?
AOL’s once-popular IM has been shut down,
but when one texts from iPhone to another
iPhone then ADA says it is OK. This is in
reference to training at a place of
employment without interpreters, without
captions, without written notes. ADA
says texting (as instant messaging) is
a reasonable accommodation. A picture is at:


— reasons some deaf don’t want Deaf ID card

In some states there is a Deaf ID card (driver’s
license is an example). There are always some
deaf people that don’t want to be identified as
deaf on these ID cards. A big reason is unwanted
sympathy. Another reason is feeling vulnerable if
hearing people find out their deafness and try to
take advantage.


— mostly deaf-run dairy factory

Masaka Creamery Ltd is a factory where
milk and yogurt and other dairy products
are made. This creamery has nearly
20 deaf employees (ten other employees
are not deaf). It was the idea of Jon Porter,
not deaf, who made it a point to hire the
deaf. This company has been in business for
two years and is located in Kigali, Rwanda.


Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— strangest deaf hire

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:



— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team