2017/11/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 21, 2017

 

— iPads by deaf in hospitals are hated

Hospitals think iPad is best for deaf patients to
communicate with interpreters. But deaf patients
hate it. Some refuse hospital appointments just
to avoid iPad communicationss! iPads are not
human, and is cold to deaf patients as compared
to compassionate faces of interpreters. Also,
because of wi-fi problems, the iPad screens
freeze up. And by the time wi-fi is fixed,
the on-line interpreter is gone. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hating-ipads/

 

— wife of a congressman mocks a hearing aid

Monica Conyers, the wife of Michigan Congressman
John Conyers, was mentioned in a story today
for mocking the hearing aid worn by a local
Detroit council member. That attitude is
disappointing.

 

— bad “I Love You” design

Apple has come up with a new smiley that says
“I Love You” but people are saying it is not
I Love You, but devil’s horns!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— wrong about Marlee Matlin
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 20, 2017

— interesting wall in a restaurant

A restaurant has an interesting wall, and it
is deaf-related. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/restaurant-wall/

 

— deaf prisoner’s sentence reduced for a reason

A deaf prisoner’s sentence was reduced by a
judge for a reason. The TV shown in prison
cells is not captioned. Fellow prisoners
do not know sign language. For these
reasons, the judge granted the deaf prisoner’s
request. It is not in USA, and so, ADA regulations
do not apply!

 

— deaf photographer’s comment

A deaf photographer made this comment:

Not many deaf people are able to learn photography
because of the communication issues

Well, several deaf photographers have told
DeafDigest editor that they were self-taught.
Another deaf photographer said taking pictures
is just a matter of thinking when the big
scene is coming up soon. One of these
self-taught photographers has had his
pictures bought by big national magazines.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 17, 2017

 

— talking behind deaf teacher’s back

A hearing student taking college ASL classes was upset.
He said that some mean-spirited ASL students were
taking advantage of the teacher’s deafness to sneak
up behind and make bad comments. The class would laugh
and the deaf teacher had no idea what was going on.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/behind-back-of-deaf-teacher/

 

— seven basic signs

These seven basic signs – excuse me, yes, no, great,
okay, thank you and sorry are taught hearing patrons
at deaf-run restaurants in Asia. This is what one
restaurant owner explained in an interview.

 

— a web audit would save ADA headaches

A web site consultant said that many web sites
are being designed and built – without an
audit – to see if their videos are captioned
or not. These web designers think their sites
are ADA-compliant, but have never thought of
or considered an audit!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— craters named after the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/