2017/06/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2017

 

— a new hair clip for the deaf

A new hair clip for the deaf? It is called
the Ontenna (not to be confused with
antenna). It is supposed to help the deaf
hear all kinds of sounds that go through
their hair! Not sure how it works with
deaf men with clean shaved head?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hair-clip/

 

— Pittsburgh proposed change of bus stops may be a problem

A hot issue in Pittsburgh is a proposed changes of
bus stops. There is a bus stop near the Pittsburgh
Association of the Deaf (PAD), but the proposed
new stop would be one block away. It may affect
the deaf-blind residents of Pittsburgh. Each
month PAD hosts a social event for the deaf-blind.
Concern is that if the deaf-blind need to walk
an extra block to reach PAD, it may cause problems
for them!

 

— typical interpreter training program

Is there such a thing as a typical interpreter
training program? Let us take William Woods
University (Fulton, Missouri) as the typical
one. It is one of 41 such interpreting
programs at colleges across the nation.
This university has 60 interpreting
students plus 85 on-line interpreting
students. Typical or not? Doesn’t matter –
the more qualified interpreters we have,
the better it is for us!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons employers won’t hire the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 23, 2017

 

— blurred sign language in a picture

In a picture you will see two indivuals
communicating in blurred sign language.

See what this is all about at:
http://deafdigest.com/blurred-sign-language/

 

– an important clarification re New York interpreter tablets

DeafDigest mentioned that in some New York City
neighborhoods, police officers are equipped with
tablets, that they could use for interpreting
in case deaf people are stopped and no real live
interpreter is available. An important clarification –
the police officers cannot dial up video relay
service to communicate with the deaf person standing
next to him. He must use Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).
for that purpose. Video Relay is free; VRI is not
free. Incidentally, a deaf person told DeafDigest:

Lots of times I run into hearing people that had ASL training
and/or deaf family members but it’s been a long time and they
don’t always remember ASL

 

— worried that Craiglist users will hang up on deaf

In Virginia, a hearing realtor got a Craiglist response
from a fake-deaf person about a piece of property.
Later the realtor realized the fake-deaf person was
actually hearing, trying to do a money scam. This
worries DeafDigest. If it happens too often then
Craiglist users will immediately hang up on
deaf users without realizing they are really deaf
and not fake-deaf!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Smart911 and deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2017

 

— police and the tablets

The New York Police Department is experimenting
with tablets to see if it works when communicating
with the deaf. These tablets are being distributed
to the police in three neighborhoods. If a deaf
person is stopped and no interpreter is quickly
available, then the tablet will be used for
video relay communications with interpreters.
Not exactly sure how would this work. Cops can
carry tablets for years and not encounter a
deaf person. Suddenly they stop a deaf person;
would they remember how to use the tablet app to
summon a video relay service? Is the tablet portable
or is it mounted to something inside the car?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/police-tablet-for-deaf/

 

— CART vs voice recognition

CART is expensive. Voice recognition software
is much cheaper. But which is better? A
CART operator explained:

If someone on TV says there or their or they’re,
the voice recognition machine may miss it. But
a CART operator would know!

 

— fake-deaf patients help real-deaf patients!

The nursing program at State University of New
York at Brockport had a role reversal program.
Fake-deaf patients play the role as hospital
patients, challenging nurses on how to treat
the deaf! This is great – but again, with other
situations, a nurse may never encounter a deaf
in 25 years and is suddenly confronted with a
deaf patient. Would that nurse remember the
fake-deaf patient training she had years ago?

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf photographer, many magazine credits
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/