2018/02/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 20, 2018

— cannot hear the bullhorn

There was a long line outside of the employment
hiring office. Two deaf jobseekers joined the long
line, which was moving very slowly. Suddenly
there was an announcement through a bullhorn.
These two deaf people could not hear the bullhorn
and could not understand what was being said.
Very sad! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bullhorn-is-not-captioned/

 

— a big irony with clinics

Specsavers is a chain in Great Britain that
provides services with eyeglasses and with
hearing aids. There was a story of a local
Specsavers clinic that refused to provide
interpreter for a deaf person that needed
help with his vision exams. Yet the next
day another Specsavers clinic (in another
British city) was praised for offering
hearing aid services for the deaf.
Left hand not knowing what the right
hand is doing?

 

— House passes a scary ADA bill

The House passed a bill that would give
six months to fix their ADA violations,
instead of immediately fixing these up.
Scary because six months is too long
and people tend to forget what happened
in the past. It is not a law yet –
the Senate has to pass it and the
President has to sign it into law.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— captions, turning it on
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2018/02/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 19, 2018

 

— deaf brewer in Glasgow

David Lannigan, who is deaf, is the head brewer
of a beer pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Because of
his deafness, he has made it a point to make
his pub fully accessible, not just for the
deaf but for people of all disabilities.
His pub is located above an old abandoned
railroad tracks!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/pub-above-railroad-tracks/

 

— deaf customer service person embarrasses a hearing customer

A deaf person, working in customer service communicates via
email with hearing customers. He got email from a hearing
customer who thought the customer service person just became
deaf. The response was this:

I was born deaf

The hearing customer was very embarrassed.

 

— subtitles/closed captions confusion

Deaf people can follow movies that are either subtitled
or closed captioned. Both the same thing? No. Example –
if a scene shows cell phone ringing, subtitles won’t
say the phone is ringing; captions will show it is
ringing. Captions better than subtitles? Not really.
Captions basically show English and Spanish. Subtitles
show many different languages; one has to click on
English as the language preference.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf person on the stock market trading floor
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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One of Davideo’s projects is the comic strip, THE OLD FOGEYS. This strip focuses on tongue-in-cheek comedy, representing a revival of the old classic humor of days gone past combined with today’s Deaf Issues and Deaf Concerns. Email: DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com Web: http://www.davideo.tv

 

2018/02/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 16, 2018

— comment about deafness by Maine Highway Safety Director

Lauren Stewart, the Maine Highway Safety Director, said:

Hearing impaired people are able to obtain a driver’s license,
obviously we think they are able to drive. Those people might
not be able to hear emergency vehicle

Is she implying that deaf people should not drive?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-driver/

 

— captions during Broadway plays

It was learned that almost 20 Broadway theaters, in
Manhattan, are able to give deaf theatrical-lovers
play captions on their smartphones. Just a concern –
if the deaf person is busy watching the smartphone
captions, he may miss something exciting on the stage!

 

— full-time factory interpreter

A deaf employee in the Sikorsky Aircraft factory
in Connecticut wanted a full time interpreter. The
company said no. He filed a lawsuit. The judge is
thinking it over because the deaf employee does
not require an interpeter while he is on the job,
just for daily 10-minute staff meetings and for
occassional workshops and training sessions.
The company offered alternative solutions
such as texts, captions, note pads and
the deaf man said no.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/