2015/04/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 27, 2015

– a deaf connection with Bruce Jenner

There is a deaf connection with Bruce Jenner.
Years ago Bruce, a former Olympics decathlon
gold medal winner, attended an event. He met
future wife Linda Thompson during that event.
They got married and had two sons. Deaf
connection? The event was a fund raising
celebrity tennis tournament hosted by the
John Tracy Clinic! They stayed married
for only 5 years, though.

 

– the Marriott hotel irony in Belgium

DeafDigest editor and his wife stayed at the
Marriott in Brussels, Belgium. A fire alarm went
off. DeafDigest editor didn’t know about it
until he was told about this false alarm. Hotel
room had no fire alerting signaler. ADA rules?
Only in USA! Marriott Irony? Stephen Marriott,
Jr, a former senior vice president with the
Marriott hotel chain, is deaf. Did he insist
that all Marriott hotels be outfitted with
deaf devices? Probably not.

for a picture of people standing outside during the fire alarm:
http://deafdigest.com/no-fire-alarm-for-deaf-at-brussels-marriott/

 

 

– lucky to bump into a deaf group at train terminal

DeafDigest editor and his wife arrived at the train
station in Brussels, Belgium. There was no tourist
information center to help the confused tourists.
Luckily there was a group of deaf people – obviously
they were meeting at the station for a group trip
somewhere. DeafDigest editor asked the group for
directions to the hotel – just a five minute walk
away. If not for the deaf group, probably an
unneccessary cab fare! Their sign language
same as our ASL? No – but gestures and common
sense helped.

A picture of some of the deaf Belgians:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-belgians-at-the-train-terminal-in-brussels/

 

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2015/04/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 24, 2015

– deaf heights fear in Luxembourg?

DeafDigest editor is spending his last day
in Luxembourg before continuing on his travels.
Today he toured the Luxembourg fortress. One can
view it from the top or from the bottom – as the
fortress is located at the bottom of the hills
in middle of the city. Those with fear of heights
may find the view scary. Are deaf people afraid of
heights? Probably no more than the hearing,
but we have deaf people with Spinal Meningitis or
with vertigo or with Meniere’s disease. People with
these conditions may find heights scary. How
terrifying is the fortress heights? Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/luxembourg-heights-scary-for-deaf-with-dizziness-problems/

 

– before Marlee Matlin, we had a great deaf actress

Audree Norton has departed us. Many young deaf people
do not know who she was. During the early days of
TV in the fifties, she had several acting roles.
She also was a TV model, appearing in Royal Crown
cola commercials. She drank so much cola during
these camera re-takes that she hated it for life.
And she was the only deaf actress to be blackballed
by Hollywood! She protested the wicked Hollywood
tradition of using hearing actors for deaf roles.
As a result, no one – directors and producers
would give her roles! She deserves thanks for
paving the way for our future deaf actors and
actresses.

 

– a new Wells Fargo commercial on TV

Going on right now is a new Wells Fargo TV
commercial. It is about a deaf female couple
adopting a deaf girl. This deaf girl role is
played by a real deaf girl, not a hearing girl.
For that reason, DeafDigest applauds Wells Fargo.

 

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2015/04/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 23, 2015

– deaf hands at a public park in Luxembourg

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in
Luxembourg. Entering a public park in that city,
there was a sign at the entrance, showing six
different symbols. The one that caught DeafDigest
editor’s eye is the symbol on the bottom right
corner. Not sure exactly what it means but it looks
like deaf sign language. Look at:

http://deafdigest.com/luxembourg-park-deaf-hands/

 

– 911’s deaf rule

There is a rule – at least in Fort Myers, Florida,
that if a 911 dispatcher does not hear a voice
on the emergency call, he will wait for a few
moments bit before deciding that the caller is
deaf. When that happens, the deputy takes over
the call. Not sure if other 911 centers follow
this procedure, but it is followed in Fort Myers.

 
– deaf fans honor a hearing person

Liverpool FC plays in the British Premier
League, the world’s #1 soccer league (same as
NFL). Deaf fans root for their favorite teams,
including Liverpool. For years, a hearing person
would run around the field during the games,
carrying a big sign. It shows the jersey number
that tells the Liverpool deaf fans which
substitutes have entered the games. It was
important because the scoreboard had no captions
and the PA system is useless to the deaf. This
hearing man was honored by deaf fans at an event
for his many years carrying these game signs.

 

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