2017/12/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 11, 2017

 

— hearing customers don’t read text messages

Yu Yahui, who is deaf, delivers food for a living
in China. He makes it a point to text his customers
in advance to confirm delivery and arrival times.
He has problems with hearing customers that don’t
read texts, thinking these were prank no-voice
calls! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/problems-with-no-voice-texts/

 

— an ADA win is not really a win

There was a story today that many attorneys like
to file ADA lawsuits, because it means quick
money for them. The clients only get $500
on the average while attorneys get much more
in thousands of dollars. But what is worse –
is that captioning access is not always
increased despite these quick settlements!

 

— biggest captioning agency in USA

For years NCI and Caption Center were both the
biggest captioning agencies in USA. Not any more.
It is VITAC, which merged with Caption Colorado
earlier this year. Does size mean better and
best captions? Hope so.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a movie possibly bringing painful memories for some
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 8, 2017

 

— big announcement by a deaf-owned pizzeria

Mozzeria, the deaf-owned pizzeria in San Francisco,
is planning to expand its business nationwide.
The goal is to provide deaf people with employment
in the pizza/restaurant industry. First deaf-owned
business to expand nationwide, or at least establish
a chain? Definitely, yes! Pictures are at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mozzeria-pizza-tour-of-usa/

 

— not allowed to use ASL while crossing the street

Deaf people not allowed to use ASL while crossing
the street? Well, there is a law proposal in Ontario
(Canada) that would disallow “distracted walking” –
and this means ASL! Will this law pass? Will there
be police officers that watch for ASL people crossing
the streets?

 

— Tampa had a contract with interpreting agency

A Tampa police spokesperson said it was his fault
for “allowing” a fake-interpreter to interpret at
the press conference. The city had a contract with an
interpreting agency and when the woman showed up,
everyone assumed the agency sent her – in which
the agency never did! An angry person asked:

We have so many interpreting agencies and proficient
skilled interpreters here where did this person come
from and why did they not vet her appropriately?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons theaters object to interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 7, 2017

 

— deaf owner of a business in a small town

Ottawa, Kansas is a small town of some 12,000
people. In downtown Ottawa is a business called
Salon 101. It is owned by Angie Arnett. She
has been deaf all her life. The salon offers
services in hair cuts, coloring, highlights,
nails, pedicures, manicures and massages. Her
deafness? She said:

I can hear with hearing aids, but once I take
them out, I hear nothing

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/ottawa-kansas-salon-owner/

 

— comments by a deaf attorney

Robert Hunter, who is deaf, is a partner
with a major law firm. He said law firms
say they do hire the deaf, but would not
give them big legal assignments, instead
giving them “easy” assignments. He said
this is discriminatory for it prevents
deaf attorneys from gaining experience
needed to move up the legal ladder.
He does not sign and uses CART all the
time.

 

— a past top Delaware athlete was deaf

Today there was a web posting about all-time
Top 10 past athletes from the state of Delaware.
#7 on the list was Ed Michaels, who played
in the NFL for eleven years. He was not able
to fight in the World War II because of his
deafness. While not mentioned in the article,
there is a tale about him. He had to take
off his helmet each time in the huddle to
hear signals from the quarterback. This
means he had to take off and put helmet
back on maybe 60-65 times per game! In
every day life he had to strain to catch
each word. It was not known if he wore
a hearing aid or not.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/