2015/03/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 31, 2015

 

– sign language that got deaf into trouble

Some one listed the signs that got the deaf into trouble.
These signs are:

1. deaf man arrested for signing pig in front of police officers

2. a fight took place at a Florida night club when signs were
thought to be gang language

3. same thing (#2 above) in North Carolina

4. fake interpreter in South Africa embarrassed the deaf

5. a deaf woman was arrested in Washington; police thought
her signs meant she wanted to attack them

6. same thing (#5 above) in California

7. police in Japan arrested 3 deaf men for using sign language
to scam a young deaf woman out of her money

Should we stop using sign language? No!

 

 

– ignoring the young deaf in sports

There was a story of a 13-year old deaf British girl
that joined her home town youth soccer team. No one
wanted her around, so during practices and games,
everyone ignored her. No one came to her to explain
what to do during pratice sessions. She was left
standing around all by herself, confused and wondering
why no one reached out to her. This went on for five
years, until she gave up and stopped going to practices.
Very said and very cruel.

 

 

– a big gamble: moving from Australia to London

Bonny Porter, who is deaf, is a skilled chef. As an Australian,
she was a finalist in a popular TV cooking contest. Seeing that
opportunities would be better for her in London, she moved
there from Australia. She is opening a new restaurant,
serving meatballs in the Soho area of London. Why the
gamble? While British people love to go out and eat,
they are not that willing to try new and different
dishes. DeafDigest hopes she will succeed.

 

 
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2015/03/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 30, 2015

 
– a very shocking deaf scene

There was an event hosted by deaf children at a deaf school.
Attending that event was a government official. What made it
so shocking was that everyone saw the revolver that the
government official carried to this event (tucked inside his
belt) It took place in Maharashtra, India and the person was
Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan. While he had a permit,
people were scared. Attending that event was The police
commissioner but he did nothing. There were no incidents.

 
– email that made human resources director angry

The human resources director of a big company received a
job application email, but he was very angry about it.

This email said:

I hope the human resources person is hearing and is not deaf

The director immediately killed the email without reading the
job application. Very hard to believe.

 

 

– a comment by a famous deaf comedian

Kathy Buckley, who is deaf, but functions as a hearing
person, is one of world’s best known comedians. She
travels all over the world, making people laugh everywhere.
People are always asking her – Are you deaf? Are you hearing
impaired? Are you hard of hearing? Her answer is always
the same – I am Kathy.

 

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2015/03/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 27, 2015

– a deaf lawsuit involving a drum and an interpreter

A lawsuit has been filed by a deaf family of deaf
sons, accusing a local youth football league of
refusing to pay for interpreters and denying
the use of a football drum. Do deaf football
players need a drum? The Gallaudet football
team stopped using the drum in 2005, after using
it for about 35 years. Why was it dropped?
The Gallaudet quarterback told the coach he did
not need the drum, and the coach agreed!
We look at these deaf players that have
played in NFL – Bonnie Sloan, Kenny Walker
and Derrick Coleman; they never used the drum.

 

 

– a strange dog law in Michigan

Michigan has a law – that hearing people are not
allowed to walk their dogs with an orange leash
or an orange collar. The law says only the deaf
people can use the orange color with their dogs.
The Michigan legislature is thinking of removing
that law – because it is so silly!

 

 

– a deaf glove may be available

A deaf glove has been invented by Antonella Mazzoni,
who is not deaf. He is with Queen Mary University
in London, and the Deaf Glove is his project.
This glove will vibrate in the hands of deaf
cyclists and deaf joggers when cars come too
close to them. Possibly also when deaf hikers
walk too close to the train tracks and cannot hear
trains coming near them.

 

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