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2018/01/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 19, 2018

 

— deaf construction worker mentioned in town vs state lawsuit

Oroville, CA, a small town, filed a lawsuit against the state
over poorly constructed dam that broke loose in 2013. While
the deaf construction worker was not part of the lawsuit,
it was mentioned that one of his job duties was to “listen”
for sounds inside the dam concrete to see if the job was
good or bad! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-listening/

 

— NAD seeks deaf employees in fast oil change shops

The NAD wants to get in touch with deaf employees
at fast oil change shops. If you know of any,
please email Marc Charmatz at marc.charmatz@nad.org

 

— Amazon wants to be good to the deaf

Amazon! Many people love it; many people hate it.
What about the deaf? Amazon said it is planning
to establish a business called Silent Delivery
Stations in Great Britain. Deaf people would be
hired to deliver Amazon packages. The story
did not mention if this idea will spread to
USA.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf Culture disagreement
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/01/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 18, 2018

— railroad help for confused deaf passengers

Even with these digital displays that tell
passengers of the next railroad stops, there
are always confused passengers. Confused
deaf passengers could be helped by a new
idea. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/communications-assistance-in-railroads/

 

— hate crime and the deaf

Do deaf people report a hate crime? No, according to
a deaf activist in a speech he gave in Indiana!

 

— deaf father wins custody of triplets

A hearing surrogate mother gave birth to triplets.
She then accused the deaf man of being an unfit
father, and sued to gain custody. This case
was complicated because the surrogate mother
lived in California and the deaf father lived
in Georgia – two different sets of state laws
regarding surrogate babies. The father won
the lower court case and also in the appeals
court. The Supreme Court refused to listen
to this case.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

2018/01/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 17, 2018

 

— rude ASL or ASL not rude

If a hearing person is short or bald or fat or has
face scars, his friends would not mention these
“defects” if his name is brought up. But for the
deaf, it may be different – if he is fat, then
he may be described as fat in ASL; same thing
with his baldness or his height or scars, etc.
Is this rude or is this OK, knowing this is
Deaf Culture? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/rude-or-not-rude/

 

— ADA today and ADA in 1990, a big difference

What is the difference between ADA today and
ADA way back in 1990? There was no such a thing
as the internet website in 1990; the ADA regulations
written in 1990 did not deal with the web sites.
This is the reason we are seeing so many lawsuits
about websites not accessible to the deaf.

 

— a click in food market

In one of these crowded food markets in Cambodia
where street food is prepared and served at a
stand, there is a certain click. That stand
is famed for its top quality dishes. Visitors
are told to listen for a certain click because
it is impossible to locate that food stand.
The chef makes that click as a signal.
What about deaf visitors wanting to taste
that dish? No luck! A food documentary on
TV explained about that click. Discrimination?
Probably so but there is no ADA in Cambodia!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/01/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2018

— a new law in Pakistan

A new law is on the books in Pakistan. Words such
as deaf-mute or deaf-dumb cannot be used. This
is great but with an irony. India is Pakistan’s
next door neighbor – and in India everyone uses
the word deaf-mute all the time. DeafDigest
editor once received email from an educator
of Deaf Education in India, referring to the
deaf as deaf-mutes. Yes, DeafDigest editor
lost his temper and the Educator quickly
apologized. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mute-no-in-pakistan-yes-in-india/

 

 

— the very busy Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco is busier than ever. He has two big projects;
a starring role in a new TV series – This Close; this
program premieres on Valentine’s Day. The other project
is as producer of the revival Broadway play – Children
of a Lesser God.

 

— cops either forgot or ignored a request

A deaf woman called 911 on video relay, informing the
dispatcher of an incident taking place at her home,
and requested that an interpreter come with the
cops. The police officers showed up – without an
interpreter. Did the dispatcher tell the cops that
an interpeter was needed? Or did the cops ignore
the request? Or did the cops forgot to bring
an interpreter? The incident was so bad that
the intepreter was actually needed.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

 

 

2018/01/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2018

— Deaf Wine at California State University, Long Beach

A group of professors at California State University, Long Beach
ran tasting experiments with red wine, using hearing volunteers.
The results were posted on the web site – Journal of Communication
Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids. Not sure what is the
relationship between red wine and the deaf-related web site.
Deaf Wine? Dunno. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-red-wine/

 

— deaf medical needs in small towns

In many small towns, many hospitals do not have interpreters,
not because they prefer VRI, but because of shortage of
interpreters. This is the reason why many small town deaf people
accept VRI as “better than nothing.”

 

— pushing the wrong button

Newspapers are full of stories about a person in Hawaii
pushing the wrong button, scaring people of invasion from
North Korea. A deaf employee for a state government
was given a three-day training with interpreters on how to
operate a computer system that had many buttons to be pushed.
One wrong button push, the entire state system would crash.
When the training ended, the deaf person lost his job, not
because of wrong button being pushed but because the supervisor
was scared that a deaf person cannot push the right button!
That supervisor did not consider the possiblity that a hearing
employee could also push the wrong button.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/