2018/06/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 18, 2018

 

— hearing authors avoid print books

An avid deaf reader of serious novels complained
that more authors avoid print books, prefering
their stories to be told in audio. They are
actually discriminating against their deaf
readers – unless these audios are captioned!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/book-about-deaf-in-audio/

 

— app to help the deaf with doctors

Two medical students are developing an
app that is supposed to help the deaf
when they visit doctors or hospitals.
This app has many features – interpreted
and captioned videos explaining different
medical issues; deaf patients explaining
to doctors about their pain and illnesses.
Also explaining about different types of
medicines.

 

— story on deaf students at a major state university

Are deaf students happy while attending a major state
university? Many are not. Reasons are – feeling
left out, feeling ignored, professors forgetting to
turn on captions in classroom videos, lack of
campus understanding of deafness, interpreters
whose signs are difficult to understand, curious
hearing students not willing to learn ASL, and so on.
It was the focus of long newspaper story about that
big state public university.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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2018/06/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 15, 2018

 

— learning ASL one image at a time

Chad Krohn, Rochester, NY has a deaf mother and
a father who is ASL interpreter. He has come up
with an idea to teach ASL – by showing students
one SnapChat image at a time. Hope it is
successful. Years ago a hearing employee
asked DeafDigest editor to teach her ASL.
The editor sent her one sign language web image
link per day. This went on for a few days
until the hearing woman lost interest! Maybe
the Snapchat approach is better. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/learning-asl/

 

— sickening movie plot

A new movie has been made. The plot is that a deaf
businessman fell in love with a hearing woman. He
does not want the hearing woman to know of his
deafness. While trying to ask the hearing woman
for a date, he plays games with her to make her
unaware of his deafness. The movie name is
“Kattu Kathe” and it has been filmed in – India!
People in India laugh at these sick deaf plots while
Americans think it is not funny at all.

 

— hope it never happens at Lowe’s

Lowe’s, the national hardware chain, has stopped
the policy of checking all customers’ receipts.
That means all customers walk out the store
after making their purchases (or possibly not
making these purchases, just looking around).
The scary part is that if the security officer
thinks a deaf person is shoplifting if he
walks outs with no purchase, he may yell 
“stop.” Deaf person may not respond, and 
security officer then gets physical with him!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— no deaf in Wheel of Fortune
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/10/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/14

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 14, 2018

 

— sharing personal story of deafness with an enemy

This is a Quantico: “The Heavens Fall” scoop that
will be shown on Friday, June 15th. Late deafened
agent Jocelyn (played by Marlee Matlin) shares
her personal story of deafness with an enemy
that blew up a bomb that cost her hearing years
back. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/scene-involving-marlee-matlin/

 

— a confused grandfather with a confused child

A mother asked her father to pick up her 6-year old
son at the kindergarten to bring him to a hospital
for a flu shot. The grandfather arrived and
picked up the child. One thing went wrong –
it was not his actual grandchild but another
6-year old child. The mother, upon realizing
her son was missing, was frantic and sought
public help. Four hours later the child
was located and returned to his mother.
The wrong child picked up was deaf. He knew
something was wrong but was not able to
communicate. It took place in China,
and the grandfather was confused for two
reasons – both boys looked almost the same,
and even their last names looked the
same (Xiao Hongyu and Xiao Hongrui).

 

— AT&T and the deaf

AT&T is in the news because of its merger with
Time Warner. How is it going to affect the deaf?
Maybe too early so best to wait and see. Many
deaf people use iPhones that are marketed by
AT&T. And also there are deaf subscribers to the
Time Warner captioned cable TV programs. Six
years ago, the Federal Fair Trade Commission
sued AT&T on charges of ignoring credit
card fraud with the deaf relay system.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Australia refuses to allow visit by deaf traveler
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/10/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/