2017/01/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 18, 2017

 
— deaf person in brown jacket

A deaf person in a brown jacket went
to a sub sandwich place to order a
cheesesteak stub. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/brown-jacket/

 

— trial of deaf man dropped for one reason

A deaf man in Oklahoma was supposed to
stand a trial on charges of resisting
arrest by a police officer. After much
thought the prosecutor and the judge
agreed to drop the trial. The defendant’s
attorney asked for six interpreters,
including Certified Deaf Interpreters
because the deaf man only had a limited
knowledge of ASL. Since the deaf man
was well known in the deaf community,
the CDI’s had to come from out of
state. All that would cost too much
money for the court to pay – and
so, the trial was dropped!

 

— Beethoven surprises we didn’t know about

A hearing musician who is a Beethoven
historian said there were some surprises
about Beethoven. His music was never
recorded, just his written notes.
He was flexible with each performance
depending on audience responses.
He only played in Vienna, never traveling
to concerts in other nations. He loved
studying Indian and African music.
His music, especially the Ninth
Symphony was a blend of different
kinds of music, It was not just
Viennese music.

 

Latest deaf jobs & also opportunity with Deaflympiccs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/01/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 17, 2017

 

— one of the world’s best wine tasters

Wine is popular all over the world, especially
these Italian wines. The most important person
in the wine industry is the wine taster. If
he decides the flavor is bad, it practically
dooms that wine. One of the most famous
wine tasters in Italy is Giulio Gambelli.
He is deaf. He commnicated with everyone
with eyes, facial expressions, and gestures.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wine-taster/

 

— three best deaf actors named by entertainment web site

Who are our three best deaf actors according to an
entertainment web site (zimbio)? The top three are
Marlee Matlin, Linda Bove and Russell Harvard.
Do keep in mind we have many other great deaf actors;
Zimbio just only named three of them. This being
said, this is not a reflection on those not
selected.

 

— a scary thing with interpreting laws

Word is going around in Great Britain that the
Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act may
be repealed. This law asks for specialized
interpreting (legal, medical, oral, etc).
If it is repealed, then agencies could look
for lowest cost interpreters regardless of
their skills and specialized knowledge.
Could this happen in USA? This is the scary
part!

 

— opportunity with Deaflympics
go to: http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— levels of sign language skills
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

2017/01/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 16, 2017

 

— a deaf musical surprise

We have a some deaf people that are recognized
for their musical skills – two examples, Eve
Glennie and Sean Forbes. There is another one and
it is a surprise. Douglas Munyendo, who is deaf with no
residual hearing nor speaking skills, is becoming
a sensation in Kenya, with his rapper music.
He goes by his musical name – Lal Daggy. He
has his work recorded at a top Kenyan
musical studio, and performs at concerts
and night clubs. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-kenyan-rapper/

 

— be careful when entering a side door

A deaf man went to the court house to pay his
parking ticket. He made one mistake – entering
the court through a side door instead of through
the front entrance that had security gates.
Several sheriffs confronted him and physically
threw him out onto the street. He incurred
injuries that required medical attention.
He did tell the sheriffs he was deaf, but
they just threw him out! He filed a
lawsuit – and after a five year battle,
reached settlement with the province
of Alberta. The sheriffs who roughed
him up were fired.

 

— walking with eyes, not with ears

A deaf writer gave this advice – if you
go out for any reason (errands, eating
out, etc), make sure to use eyes.
Look all over to see who is in front
of you and who is behind you. Make
sure you have full vision; if something
is blocking your vision, such as a tree,
them move around until you get full
vision. While walking, look at people
and where they are going. Hearing
people do these things – with their
ears; we just have to do with our eyes!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— old national deaf program at CSUN
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/