2017/05/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 29, 2017

 

— a Jimmy Fallon mystery with Jamie Foxx mocking ASL

There is a huge mystery with Jamie Foxx mocking
ASL on the Jimmy Fallon show, and it has a lot to
do with two deaf individuals! Fallon’s former
executive producer is Josh Lieb. He has two
cousins that are deaf, and they use sign language.
If Fallon is still friends with Lieb, could he have,
out of respect, scolded Foxx for mocking ASL?
Or was Fallon unaware of Lieb’s two deaf cousins?
Or Fallon, still angry with Lieb’s departure,
allowed Foxx’s mocking of ASL to continue?
These answers we may never know! At any rate
Foxx is #1 on Matlin’s and Nyle’s hate list.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/asl-mocked-on-talk-show/

 

— a well-known 1980’s popular organization is still alive

A well-known organization – World Recreation Association
of the Deaf (WRAD), founded in 1985, became practically
popular overnight. In recent years, WRAD has become
quiet, and some of us have wondered what has become
of it? WRAD is still alive and kicking, and in
fact, is staging a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness
Day on June 10th, 2017 at Six Flags Magical
Mountain in the Los Angeles area. Possibly
WRAD lacked visibility because of death of
monthly deaf newspapers that often ran
these past deaf recreational stories!

 

— confession of a deaf novelist

Heather Gundenkauf, who is deaf but does not use sign
language, has written her sixth novel. She spoke of
her deafness, saying that she is only able to
hear every third or fourth word. What this means
is that she cannot catch the first and second and
sometimes the third word! Why not learn ASL?
Why not use captions? Why not use an interpreter?
She did not address these issues in a recent
news conference.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons famous people mock the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/05/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 26, 2017

 

— funny-looking captioning device

Would you want to wear the captioning device
which is is in the picture at?:

http://deafdigest.com/captioning-device/

 

— fake-deaf actresses trying for a deaf-role

The casting call for the deaf Rose character in
Wonderstruck attracted over 100 tapes from
young actresses. Many of these tapes were
from fake-deaf actresses! Desperate hearing
actresses?

 

— hacked captions

Could captions be hacked? An article in a
technology magazine said it is possible
when someone watches videos on computers!

 

 

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

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

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2017

 

— deaf characters, deaf writers, deaf actors

A film that was a big hit at Sundance is
The Chances, described as the first film
to have deaf characters, deaf writers
and deaf actors. It is being produced by
Super Deluxe production company and it
being developed into a possible half-hour
TV sitcom. It features leading characters
Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman.
Interestingly enough, the preview said
that Shoshannah is a completely unknown
deaf actress! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/chances-group/

 

— a strange burglary case in Ohio

A deaf woman reported a burglary of her home
in Dayton, Ohio. Many items were taken,
but the strangest item stolen was the
stethoscope! This woman is not a physician,
but uses the stethoscope to help her hear
better. The police thought it was weird.

 

— a different way of seeking start-up money

A deaf electrical engineer has come up
with a low-cost handheld electronic
device to help the deaf communicate
with the hearing. His estimated start-up
money is close to one million dollars.
What did he do – paid for a local newspaper
classified ad, explaining his invention
and asking for start-up funds, just only
leaving his email address for contacts.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— two sides to a story
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Flash:
Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlert™ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ