2014/09/01

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2014

 

– Starbuck wants to hire the deaf

Starbuck wants to hire the deaf. To hire them as
coffee baristas? No. It is not Starbucks, but
Starbuck Machining Company in Holland, Michigan.
Rich Starbuck, who owns the company, already has
one deaf employee and has paid for interpreter.
He said in a newspaper story that he wishes to hire
more – but very difficult to find those that
are qualified as machinists.

 
– a deaf attorney that financial cheats hate!

Attorney Robert Hunter is deaf. He specializes
in fighting and solving financial frauds. If you
have read all about the Madoff Ponzi Billion
Dollar frauds, this is an example of what
he does for a living. If there is a Deaf Fraud,
then he will fight it. Where is he and which law
firm he works for? He is a partner with the Herbert
Smith Freehills global law firm. He works out of the
branch in Great Britain, sorry not in USA.

 

 

– the world’s best deaf chef

Who is the World’s Best Deaf Chef? We will find out
on November 7th and 8th. A new event – Deaf Chef 2014
is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Noted Deaf
Chef Kurt Ramborger has been invited and he has
accepted. Sponsoring this event is Allehånde Køkken,
Denmmark’S #1 food services vendor. More information
about this event will be announced sometime this month.

 

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2014/08/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2014

 
– 3D helping the deaf in one way

We have read all about 3D, but the question is – how
can it help the deaf? In the case of Brendon Borellini,
the deaf-blind photographer, mentioned in a past
DeafDigest edition, it has. With a picture that Brendon
cannot see but has shot, 3D creates lifted surfaces.
He can feel these surfaces to know the background and
the environment. Why did he take up photography? At
first, it was just a joke, but it became a strong
interest with him.

 

– sign language hooked up to the web

A group of German computer scientists is working
on a project – sign language avatars (cartoon-looking
characters). These sign language characters would
“listen” to audio sounds and translate them into
sign language. Will it work? Yes, according to a
deaf consultant that is on the sign language
avatar design team. DeafDigest editor is a bit
skeptical – because different American accents
may cause wrong gestures to be signed out in ASL.
Also there are different regional signs for the
same word. Just wait and see.

 

– deaf people had hearing aid problems in late 1880′s

The early hearing aids, in the late 19th century, were
heavy and had to be carried by hands. The batteries were
also big and heavy. It created problems for the deaf,
not because they had to concentrate while listening
to sounds, but because they couldn’t sign when carrying
the hearing aids! Fortunately, hearing aids got smaller
and smaller over the years.

 
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2014/08/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2014

 
– Did Switched at Birth TV fail the deaf?

The TV program Switched at Birth is considered
a success. But is it really a failure with us?
The program director, program writers, program
producer, program cameramen, program make up
artists, etc – are all hearing. The stars
are deaf but the crew are hearing. Success or
failure?

 
– Deaf Vibrations and Hearing Vibrations

Vibrations mean different things to different
people. Deaf percussionist Eve Glennie uses
vibrations to make a success out of her musical
performances. A physician that works with
tumors uses his own vibrations to help him
locate these danger spots. A sonic therapist
uses vibrations to help reduce pain and to
improve memory. Anyway this musician, physician
and therapist were guests in a recent British
TV show to explain their own versions of these
vibrations.

 

– Canada cruel to a deaf patient

A deaf man traveled 450 miles in the Newfoundland
between his home and the hospital for an
appointment for a heart surgery. This appointment
was made 8 months in advance. While Canada offers
free medical services, waiting lists can be long.
Upon arriving at the hospital, he was told the
operation cannot be scheduled because of lack of
beds! He had to return home with a wasted trip.
The Canadian newspapers made a big stink over
the way the hospital treated this deaf man.

 

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