2017/06/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 27, 2017

 

— a seven year old Coda saves mother’s life

In Northern Ireland, Cara McCartan, a Coda at
the age of seven, used the telephone to ask for
emergency assistance when her mother was stricken
with a medical emergency at home. She was honored
at a big event. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/seven-year-old-coda/

 

— most famous invention in Alabama

The Market Watch published a list of each state’s
most famous invention. In Alabama, the most famous
invention was the electronic hearing aid. It
was invented in 1895 but did was not available
for sale until later in the 20th century.

 

— Derrick Coleman taking a big risk in NFL

Derrick Coleman is NFL’s first deaf offensive
player. He was out of football last year but
has come back, signing a contract to play for
Atlanta Falcons. He is taking a big risk.
There was a nice newspaper story about him
giving tips to rookie quarterback Tyler Renew.
Competition for roster spots with each NFL
team is cut throat; 90 players compete for 53
roster spots. As a result, many veteran players
do not give rookie players these tips – because
it can come back to haunt them – getting cut!
Just hope Derrick makes the 53-man roster
in September.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— medicare-vs-medicaid
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2017

 

— a new hair clip for the deaf

A new hair clip for the deaf? It is called
the Ontenna (not to be confused with
antenna). It is supposed to help the deaf
hear all kinds of sounds that go through
their hair! Not sure how it works with
deaf men with clean shaved head?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hair-clip/

 

— Pittsburgh proposed change of bus stops may be a problem

A hot issue in Pittsburgh is a proposed changes of
bus stops. There is a bus stop near the Pittsburgh
Association of the Deaf (PAD), but the proposed
new stop would be one block away. It may affect
the deaf-blind residents of Pittsburgh. Each
month PAD hosts a social event for the deaf-blind.
Concern is that if the deaf-blind need to walk
an extra block to reach PAD, it may cause problems
for them!

 

— typical interpreter training program

Is there such a thing as a typical interpreter
training program? Let us take William Woods
University (Fulton, Missouri) as the typical
one. It is one of 41 such interpreting
programs at colleges across the nation.
This university has 60 interpreting
students plus 85 on-line interpreting
students. Typical or not? Doesn’t matter –
the more qualified interpreters we have,
the better it is for us!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons employers won’t hire the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 23, 2017

 

— blurred sign language in a picture

In a picture you will see two indivuals
communicating in blurred sign language.

See what this is all about at:
http://deafdigest.com/blurred-sign-language/

 

– an important clarification re New York interpreter tablets

DeafDigest mentioned that in some New York City
neighborhoods, police officers are equipped with
tablets, that they could use for interpreting
in case deaf people are stopped and no real live
interpreter is available. An important clarification –
the police officers cannot dial up video relay
service to communicate with the deaf person standing
next to him. He must use Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).
for that purpose. Video Relay is free; VRI is not
free. Incidentally, a deaf person told DeafDigest:

Lots of times I run into hearing people that had ASL training
and/or deaf family members but it’s been a long time and they
don’t always remember ASL

 

— worried that Craiglist users will hang up on deaf

In Virginia, a hearing realtor got a Craiglist response
from a fake-deaf person about a piece of property.
Later the realtor realized the fake-deaf person was
actually hearing, trying to do a money scam. This
worries DeafDigest. If it happens too often then
Craiglist users will immediately hang up on
deaf users without realizing they are really deaf
and not fake-deaf!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Smart911 and deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/