2018/06/20

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:

http://deafdigest.com/ada-says-workplace-texting-is-ok/

 

— 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
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

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

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

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

 

 

2018/06/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 19, 2018

 

— vague drone law about the deaf

Drone is officially called “Small Unmanned Aircraft
Systems” by the Federal Aviation Administration.
People just call it the drone. If one wishes to use
the drone for business purposes, then the FAA says:

Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
(exceptions may be made if the person is unable to
meet one of these requirements for a medical reason,
such as hearing impairment)

 

Is FAA saying that if a deaf person cannot read
or speak or write or understand English, then
he may be given a license to operate a drone?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-the-drone/

 

— Marlee Matlin, the producer

Marlee Matlin, the actress. Now Marlee Matlin, the
producer. She is coming up with a new deaf
documentary, aired by A&E on September 5th.
The title is “Deaf Out Loud” and it features
three deaf families trying to raise their
deaf children in a hearing world.

 

— deaf and hearing and deaf and hearing, back and forth

DeafDigest has mentioned video character Hawkeye
as deaf. Actually he is back and forth – deaf and
hearing, deaf and hearing, deaf and hearing, and
so on.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— professor, honest or insulting
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 18, 2018

 

— hearing authors avoid print books

An avid deaf reader of serious novels complained
that more authors avoid print books, prefering
their stories to be told in audio. They are
actually discriminating against their deaf
readers – unless these audios are captioned!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/book-about-deaf-in-audio/

 

— app to help the deaf with doctors

Two medical students are developing an
app that is supposed to help the deaf
when they visit doctors or hospitals.
This app has many features – interpreted
and captioned videos explaining different
medical issues; deaf patients explaining
to doctors about their pain and illnesses.
Also explaining about different types of
medicines.

 

— story on deaf students at a major state university

Are deaf students happy while attending a major state
university? Many are not. Reasons are – feeling
left out, feeling ignored, professors forgetting to
turn on captions in classroom videos, lack of
campus understanding of deafness, interpreters
whose signs are difficult to understand, curious
hearing students not willing to learn ASL, and so on.
It was the focus of long newspaper story about that
big state public university.

 

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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