2019/08/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 23, 2019

— Burger King refuses to serve a deaf woman

The Burger King drive-in in Oklahoma City refused to
serve a deaf woman. The server told her that they
were too busy to serve her! In the past the
deaf woman had no problems with them when ordering
at the drive-in. Anyway, the deaf woman was stubborn
and refused to drive away, forcing the restaurant
to call police to get her to get out. The Burger
King management immediately fired the employee
and issued the deaf woman an apology, and ordered
all Burger King employees in all units in Oklahoma
City to be retrained.

 

— refusing to discuss business on voice phone

A deaf businessman, that uses hearing aid,
says he refuses to use voice phone to discuss
business, said there is too much misunderstanding
of numbers, dollars, dates and other details.
If the phone call is just social chat, then
it is OK, but if business, no! To discuss
business he uses email and text. For some
reason he won’t use voice relay services.

 

— law students mocking a deaf student

A group of law students was part of a skit
at a social event. They mocked a fellow deaf
student because of his deafness. After
an uproar, the law students apologized.
It was the law students at University of
Canterbury in Great Britain, not in USA!
They said the mocking was part of an
annual student tradition.

 

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2019/08/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 22, 2019

— deaf chef in communications with kitchen staff

Deaf chef Bruce Price (yesterday’s DeafDigest)
said his staff needs to learn how to communicate
with him – be it whiteboard, understanding
his voice, gestures, etc. He said in due time,
the staff gets used to him.

 

— biggest insult thrown at the deaf

A deaf brother and a deaf sister wanted to become
motorbike racers. They had to take special lessons
on how to race motorbikes to get qualified for
these races. One racing school turned them down, saying:

a blind can be on racing tracks, but never a deaf

Fortunately for these two deaf racing candidates
another racing school accepted them without
question. This took place in Kerala, one of these
bigger cities in India.

 

— Burning Man avoids the deaf

The Burning Man is a big event at Black Rocket
City in a remote part of Nevada. Theme of
that event is to emphasize principles of life
through community and art stories. Anyway,
deaf people attend this event. It was
interpreted for them in the past – but
no more. As a result, Buring Man has
been slapped with a lawsuit for that reason.

 

 

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2019/08/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 21, 2019

— Guy’s Grocery Games ignores the deaf chefs

Here is a challenge for Guy Fieri, and his
Guy’s Grocery Games TV program that many
deaf people love to watch. Why not invite
top deaf chefs to compete against each other?
We have Kurt Ramborger, Darren Weiss and
Jonathan Weiss (both Weiss chefs are not
related to each other) and other top notch
deaf culinary arts instructors at some
deaf schools as well as at hearing-run
restaurants?

THIS JUST IN – Bruce Price, who is deaf,
has been hired as the new Executive
Chef with the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has worked
with restaurants across the world –
Australia, Switzerland, China, Taiwan
and New Zealand. He is a perfect fit
for the all-deaf program.

 

— bad attitude about “not in my backyard”

People in one Albuquerque location are upset
over a proposed charter school for the deaf
being built in their neighborhood. They said
they wanted to preserve the area as is.
Bad attitude? Unfortunately, yes!

 

— High speed contest; fast interpreter vs fast rapper

Twista, a rapper, raps very fast, while challenging
Houston interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego to
keep up with him. Who won? Very easy – the deaf
in the audience that watched this event.

 

 

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2019/08/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 20, 2019

— deaf detainee files lawsuit against ICE

ICE is a dirty word among these immigrants
(both legal and illegal), and especially so
for Raul Alcocer Chavez, who is deaf.
While being detained, he needed medical
attention, and asked for a device to
help him communicate with the medical
people. ICE told him – no, sorry!
As a result he has filed a lawsuit,
with assistance of Southern Poverty
Law Center.

 

— deaf wins over big and mighty Walmart

DeafDigest editor shops frequently at a
local Washington, DC Walmart and had
bumped into a shift supervisor, who
is deaf and formerly played football
at Gallaudet. He was always complaining,
but would not elaborate, on the reasons
he was unhappy at Walmart – even though
he supervised a group of hearing
employees. He quit Walmart – and ultimately
filed a lawsuit on grounds of job
discrimination (no interpreters during
staff meetings). He won, and Walmart is
out $100,000. DeafDigest does not
know where he is right now but hopes
he is doing OK.

 

— Delta tips for deaf travelers

Delta has developed a travel guide for deaf
and disabled travelers. Especially for
the deaf only, one such tip is to
download their Fly Delta app that would
allow ease of commmunications with the
Delta personnel.

 

 

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2019/08/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 19, 2019

— to be the only deaf person

You are deaf and enjoy yourself at a cruise or at a
vacation resort. Everyone immediately knows you are
deaf. It is different from being a hearing person at
an all-hearing cruise or all-hearing resort!

 

— one reason for opposing cochlear implants

Many deaf people oppose the cochlear implant – not
because they think it is a built-in hearing aid,
but because they want to preserve their own
deafness lifestyle. This was a comment a blogger
made on one of his blogs.

 

— a big Greenland irony

The USA president wants to purchase Greenland.
This has been a big story in recent days – but there
is a deaf irony. A deaf travel agent has been
advertising a deaf cruise to Greenland (and Iceland).
Of course there is no way the deaf travel agent would
know in advance of the President’s intentions.

 

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