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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2015/03/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 26, 2015

 

– a legislator mocking the deaf

John Elferink, member of the Northern Territory
Parliament (Australia), was caught on video,
mocking the deaf during a legislative session.
It is shocking because he is the territory minister
of the disability services! He waved his hands around
to pretend using the Australian Sign Language.
He was forced to apologize, but for some reason,
the territory government is keeping its hands off.

 
– deaf fighter Matt Hamill says he will get better

DeafDigest worries about deaf fighter Matt Hamill.
He is almost 39 and he has not fought since 2013,
having lost 3 of his last 4 fights. He will be
facing an opponent whose record is better. He is
fighting in the World Series of Fighting, a lower
level since UFC, the top level, kicked him out. Yet,
what does Matt have to say? He said that he will
get better and better and feels he will win his match
on March 28th. DeafDigest hopes so, but still worries.

 
– a scared hearing customer

A deaf driver of a Lyft car (like a privately owned
cab) picked up a hearing customer. This customer,
not realizing the driver was deaf, gave specific
directions because the location was hard to find.
While the deaf driver did his best to reach the
this location, the customer was not able to
explain a short cut route. After getting off the
car, he said:

I couldn’t be mad at the driver who was doing his
best. I could only be mad at myself

(Lyft and Uber are two competing private companies).
Both want deaf drivers working for them.

 

 

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