2016/12/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 8, 2016

— secret deafness message in an airplane

The London Southend Airport people have a plan
for passengers to tell the airplane people of
their deafness or other disabilities without
saying anything! To see how is this possible,
see the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/passengers-secret-deafness-message/

 

— deaf patient in TV emergency room

Code Black is a TV drama about emergency room
patients. A deaf actress is being brought to the
emergency room, after rescue from a car that
went into the Los Angeles River. That deaf actress
becomes a big problem for these emergency room
physicians to deal with. That actress is
Marlee Matlin. Always fun to see her act in
another different role.

 

— university’s deaf science team

It is almost always that when a science team
research a deafness issue, these team members
are hearing. Why not a deaf team? The
Oregon Health & Science University says that
they have a first – a deaf team studying
the inner ear system to find out what makes
people deaf. Just hope it works, not because
these team members are deaf but because
medical teams attack each other politically,
saying their research findings are better
than research findings of other universities!

 

 

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— Employment challenges
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2016/12/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 7, 2016

 
— movie critic remembers a famous deaf scene 20 years ago

A film critic said yesterday that a movie scene he would
never forget was in “Jerry Maguire” 20 years
ago. The plot revolved around Tom Cruise and Renee
Zellweger, both losing their jobs, and going down
the elevator. A deaf couple was also in the elevator
and they were hugging each other. The deaf man
signed something to the deaf woman. Just as when
everyone exited from the elevator, Jerry asked:

Wonder what he said?

Most of us would completely forget this brief
scene, but it stayed in the movie critic’s
memory for a long time. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/brief-deaf-movie-scene/

 

— hypocrisy with ADA interview on TV

TV commentator Anderson Cooper ran a TV segment,
talking about the ADA. According to an angry
deaf TV watcher, that program, talking about
ADA, was not captioned! Hypocrisy? Yes.

 

— Deaf system in McDonald’s

Wayne and Gail Kennerknecht, not deaf, own several
McDonald’s fast food restaurants. They hire the
deaf and the disabled. A deaf employee, working
in the kitchen, needed to be able to communicate
with fellow employees that work in the front
counter. The owners came up with special
sign language gestures to allow the deaf employee
to keep up with these customers’ orders. They
said the deaf employee is the best employee
in the chain! These McDonald’s are located
in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada).

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— DeafHouse with warrant
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2016/12/06

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 6, 2016

 
— a shock with a parole officer

An appointment with a parole officer is always
scary for all released prisoners, but maybe
especially more for released deaf prisoners.
A deaf man, in Louisiana, was not provided
with an interpreter for his appointment with
a parole officer! It can be scary because a
tiny misunderstanding, not interpreted, with
a parole officer can land the deaf person in
the prison again. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-scared-by-parole-officers/

 

— people angry with new Germany disability law

Germany finally passed their own disability law,
sort of like our own ADA – but many people
are angry about it. They are saying the law
is a joke – while it promises to help improve
the lives of the deaf and the disabled, it
does not deal with one important issue –
employment! The law says nothing on how to
help find jobs for the deaf and the disabled.

 

— lipreading in the dark

Could a deaf person lipread when the room is
dark? No way! Yet, in the book “The Subsidiary”
written by Matía Celedó, the deaf character
lipreads a hearing person in a conversation
that took place in a dark room. Possible or
impossible?

 

 

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

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2016/12/05

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 5, 2016

— deaf person running for the Presidency

Europe is different from USA in that it has the
European Parliament. It does not tell the European
nations what to do – but just advises and passes
resolutions on what these nations should do, and
not be doing! Coming up soon is the election
for the Presidency of the European Parliament.
One of the candidates is Helga Stevens. She is
deaf and uses sign langauge, and is a Flemish
(Belgium) Member of the European Parliament.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-of-european-parliament/

 

 

— China trying to make it safe for deaf

Is China a safe place for the deaf? For deaf tourists,
yes – but for deaf residents, hard to say! The
Chinese police shut down 75 deaf criminal gangs
that forced the poorly-educated deaf to steal things
for them.

 

 

— deaf pro golfer hitting a hole in one

All golfers, both deaf and hearing, dream of
hitting a hole in one. Over the weekend,
one deaf pro golfer did – Sung Lee, South
Korea, participated at the India Panasonic
Open (on the Asian Pro Golf tour). He did
not win the tournament. Sung Lee, who has
been struggling for years, has a reputation
for being one of the longest hitters on the
Asian Tour, but with only one tournament win
to his credit.

 

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Job, dream for the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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