2015/08/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2015

 

 

— a group picture of our Deaf Seniors of America officers

The Deaf Seniors of America convention is over, and with it,
a group picture of our officers. The picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-2017-deaf-seniors-officers-pictures/

 

 
— transgender student is an issue at a deaf school

A transgender student is an issue at a deaf school. There was
a published story of a transgender girl wanting to play
sports at Indiana School for the Deaf, and was told by a
coach that she can’t. Two big issues were brought up –
the locker room and the dormitory!

 

 

 

— a Netflix movie brings up an interesting deaf story

Netflix is featuring a movie – Twin Sisters, that was
actually filmed in 2002, but in which the theme may
be painful for some families, especially deaf families.
Two deaf brothers were born in Germany. The hearing
parents divorced. One stayed in Germany, other moved
to USA. As part of the divorce agreement, one brother
stayed with one German parent and the other with the
USA parent. Both brothers grew up with entirely
different cultures and languages. They stayed in
contact with each other, but had problems adjusting
to each other’s culture when they visited each other.
Painful? Yes.

 

 

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new job announcements every day

 

 

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2015/08/31morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2015 morning

 

— the case of deaf child gets murky in India and Pakistan

DeafDigest has mentioned the case of a deaf child from
India and strayed across the Pakistan border and held
there for 14 years before being “returned” to her parents
in India. “Returned”? The case has twists and is getting
murky. Many families are claiming Geeta as their rightful
lost daughter, even some deaf families! And Pakistan
is conducting a court hearing to find out why an agency
has held her for 14 years without trying to locate her
rightful parents in India. And the deaf girl has been
looking at pictures of all “rightful” families and
saying she does not know them!

 
— some Netflix subtitles are being blocked

we have always complained for years that TV captions
block the TV scores of football games or basketball
games. And these captioned people are saying there
was nothing they could do about it. Well, what about
Netflix. The subtitles (and some captions) are being
blocked by the bars at the bottom which show time
remaining and of the volume control. One must use
tricks with the mouse to remove these bars in order
to clearly watch the subtitles and captions!

 

 

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DeafDigest Gold – August 30, 2015

DeafDigest Gold – August 30, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Headache
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-headache/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fooled-by-smile/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-two-clerks/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

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Clearance Sale: Books and Media up to 50% off

Harris Communications is clearing out some of our books and media
and that means great bargains for you!

Discounts are at 15%, 25%, even 50% off retail!

We have a huge selection of books and media pertaining to sign
language and deaf culture. There is something for everyone
including children, students, and interpreters.

Go to the Clearance section on our website to see our
complete selection. Hurry, quantities are limited and are
only available while supplies last. Remember, free ground
shipping is available on all products delivered in the contiguous U.S.

To see all the books and media on clearance, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG083015

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Settlement has been reached between Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
(California) and Department of Justice regarding this facility
discriminating against deaf patients.

Part of the Deaf Seniors of America conventioneers visited
the Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community, which is a
residential home for the deaf and blind. Possibly they
were scouting the facility to see for themselves if it
is suitable.

How popular is Thursday night drive in caption movies
at the Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, Ontario.
Very much so, says Steve Bloomer, the drive-in owner.

Outlook Nebraska is a paper-production company
in Omaha, Nebraska that has a big contract with
the United States Armed Forces. And one of
the machine operators at the factory is
deaf-blind.

Gary Klingensmith is into his 50th season as
football coach, first 3 years at Gallaudet and
then 47 at Juniata High School, Mifflintown, PA.
He is deaf.

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MANUFACTURER OF A DEFECTIVE CI WINS COURT CASE
A CI manufacturer won a court case even though their
CI product was defective and had to be recalled. And
they never told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
about this defective product.
How did they win? The Arizona federal judge said that
there are no FDA rules about defective CI’s, and so, this
manufacturer was lucky. Yet, the judge warned the manufacturer
that this lawsuit could be refiled with revised paperwork!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

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NAD National Leadership Training Conference

http://deafdigest.com/2015-nad-deaf-national-leadership-training-conference/

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A SUCCESSFUL DEAF CLUB IN GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain is the same as USA when it is
about deaf clubs. Many deaf clubs lose members
and struggle with money. These deaf people prefer
to meet at Starbucks then to help their deaf
clubs.
Anyway, one deaf club in Great Britain had
a successful event. Many deaf people came to
that club.
What was the event? Showing old time movies
of deaf people between 1930’s and 1950’s!
They watched the movies and had a great time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies/

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What is a Deaf House?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma-association-of-the-deaf/

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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Lip Reading nightmare

trying to read the lips of a baseball fan
that said “Matt Batts”

Batts was a former major league baseball player
years ago

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Deaf Book of the Week

American Deaf Softball Guide

book of deaf softball history, up to 1961, was compiled by Ralph LinWeber, a deaf baseball fan, who is much better known for his private library of baseball books at his home library. Published 1961; publisher unknown

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-american-deaf-softball-guide/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— public relations director

this website is growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Does DeafDigest have a preference on who the next
Gallaudet president will be?

A. No, as long as the chosen applicant can do the
job of running Gallaudet. Running a college is
never an easy job!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I have viewed the beautiful Nubble Lighthouse yearly.

I went during sunset this year and there was still a clear blue sky.

For me, it is getting difficult to see that beauty!

I need to wait until night time to see it better. The lights shine on the lighthouse.

This bring me some sadness that I am getting a limited view of this beautiful place.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the planned deaf White House rally on September
5th and 6th be peaceful

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DeafHistory:

Year 2015 – deaf police officer Tony Wallace was
shot and killed in a line of duty at Hoonah, Alaska.
He seems to be the only known deaf police officer
to be shot and killed.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

500

babies born deaf in Okinawa because of German measles
in 1964 – 1966.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Sydney Andrews, women’s soccer, Missouri Western University

her profile is at:
http://www.gogriffons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1537&path=wsoc

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks

in danger of losing his job?

part of newspaper story says:

At the fullback position, Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu are likely
battling for one roster spot. Both have played well for the Seahawks in
the past, although Tukuafu could have the advantage due to his ability to
play some other positions.

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DeafSports Library:

American Deaf Softball Guide

a book

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-american-deaf-softball-guide/

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mainstreamed athletes

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2015/08/30morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 30, 2015 morning

— a rare deaf petition win

most deaf petitions do not win, no matter how many
signatures have been signed. These petitions are often
laughed off and ignored. But one deaf petition did win.
The Los Angeles Unified School District wanted to close
the ASL program at the North Valley Occupational Center.
Nearly 60,000 signatures kept the program open!

 

 

— a nasty hearing attitude about deaf web cam equipment

A deaf employee wanted a deaf web cam equipment at her
desk so that she can make video relay calls. Her request
was turned down; her supervisor said:

We have provided TTY for employees to use; we will not
accept deaf web cam equipment.

It didn’t matter to the hearing supervisor that the
TTY is obsolete, and no one really uses it.

 
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2015/08/29morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015 morning

 

— winner of 2019 Deaf Seniors of America convention hostship

2015 Deaf Seniors of America convention at Asheville, NC
has ended. Next one up is Houston, TX in 2017. The
rights to host the 2019 convention is Seattle, WA

 

— a doctor told a deaf person he cannot read or write

Brian Moroney, who was quite hyperactive as a deaf kid,
was told by his doctor that he cannot read or write
while growing up. What happened? At the age of 22, he
just graduated from University of Limerick (Ireland),
with a major in Mobile Communications and Security.
DeafDigest hopes he will find a job in the computer
security field – not easy for any deaf to find any
job in Ireland!

 

 

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