2018/11/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 12, 2018

 

— being stared at

A young deaf woman who works at a fast food restaurant
said patrons often stare at her hearing aid. She
hated being stared but has gotten used to it.

 

— bad law in Florida

In Florida, if a deaf person owns a condo and requests
interpreter at association meetings, the law
(Florida Statues Section 720.303(2)(a), says the
association is not required to provide an interpreter!
The law only requires that association provide physical
accessibility, but not interpreter accesibility.
What about Fair Housing Act? What about ADA?
This is why we have too many attorneys that
specialize in Disability Rights.

 

— fake-deaf requesting an interpreter

Police arrested a burglar. He was taken to the
courtroom. This burglar requested a sign language
interpreter. Everyone felt the burglar was faking
his deafness, and his request was turned down.
He filed an appeal and again it was turned down.

 

 

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2018/11/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 9, 2018

 

— getting a refund because of driver’s deafness!

A passenger got into a private car service; no one told
the passenger that the driver was deaf. The passenger
was upset because he felt the driver was following the
route on his app and did not understand the passenger’s
short cut routes. After realizing the driver was
deaf, the passenger confronted the ride sharing company.
Not wanting any problems or issues, the company gave
the passenger a full refund! It took place in China.
The refund was given even though the “Uber” passenger
got to his destination and the ride was safe and on
time.

 

— Ripley’s Believe it or Not says no about Dummy Hoy

Baseball historians have credited Dummy Hoy for inventing
the “safe” and “out” signals for umpires to use. No, not
true, says Ripley’s Believe it or Not, saying that
umpire Bill Klem invented these safe and out signals!
Who is right? Who is wrong?

 

— if you go to a casino, a possible surprise

One of the casino dealers is a former ASL interpreter.
That interpreter would not say which casino and which
city it is located. Keep in mind that a dealer, fluent
in ASL, will not necessarily help you win more money!

 

 

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2018/11/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 8, 2018

— deaf candidate wins a local election

Matthew Sampson, who is deaf and represents the
Democratic Socialists of America political party,
was elected as an Advisory Neighborhood
Commissioner in the District of Columbia.
His job is to collect complaints and issues
from ward residents for action and review
by the DC council and government. Examples are
road potholes, uncollected trash, unfair
parking tickets, neighborhood harrasment, etc.
It is believed he is the first deaf candidate
to win an election of any kind in the District
of Columbia.

 

— The National Hotline for Voter Complaints and the deaf

The National Hotline for Voter Complaints said it received
more than 20,000 complaints during the Election Day.
Many of the complaints came from the deaf.

 

— deaf people moving away from small towns

There have been some deaf people moving away from
small towns. Reason? Lonely social lives? No! Lack
of employment opportunities? No! Big reason is lack
of interpreters. Even with video relay services and
video remote interpreting, deaf people prefer one on
one interpreting, not easily available in small towns
but more available in bigger cities.

 

 

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