2014/11/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 26, 2014

 

– best hospital for deaf – public or private

Which is the best hospital for the deaf? A
private hospital or a public hospital? There
are many great public and private hospitals.
But there may be one difference. With the
public hospital, you have the right to an
interpreter in person instead of VRI. But a
private hospital may only offer you a VRI,
and refuse your request for an interpreter.
Best thing? Check with the hospital first
to find out what is offered you.

 

– the best politician the deaf has ever had

Who was the best Capitol Hill politician that the
deaf has ever had? Tom Harkin? Possibly but there
was another one – President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Why? Take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

Why is DeafDigest mentioning him? Because there was
an article in a Washington, DC magazine this week that
said LBJ was the most effective politician; he got
things done (for the hearing as well as for the deaf)

 

 

– a TV complaint by some deaf British people

Some deaf British people have a complaint. They
do not get a discount as a subscriber of TV programs.
They are saying that the blind people get a discount,
but the deaf people don’t. Yes, there are subtitles
on TV programs, but the deaf people pay full price.

 

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2014/11/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2014

– a Deaf Sauce for deaf barbecue lovers

Do you love sauce with your meals? Do we have
a Deaf Sauce brewed by a deaf person? Yes.
Deaf Man’s Barbecue Sauce is being brewed and
sold by Rasool, Pasadena, California, who goes
by his single name. He is a former Gallaudet
basketball player years ago. How good is the
barbecue sauce? His ads say it was ranked #17
among world’s top 100 barbecue sauces. DeafDigest
editor, who loves sauces, is tempted to taste it!

 

– a deaf actress many of us never heard of

Patty Dwyer? Who is she? We would shrug our
shoulders. She is deaf and has been acting for
20 years in theater, television shows, movies,
and commercials. It is said she can either
play deaf roles or hearing roles with ease.
If you watched “The Christmas Dragon” or
the “The Man on Carrion Road” or the “Day
Zero” she was in it. Where is she from? Utah.

 

Рdeaf trapped behind  several locked doors!

A deaf man accompanied his deaf girl friend
who wanted to visit a family member that was
hospitalized in the Toronto ICU unit. The
hospital could only be entered through several
rooms of locked doors on two sides of the wall.
To open the locked door, one has to use the
wall phone. The deaf man kicked on the door
many times, until the hospital worker heard
the noise and opened the door. This was just
the first locked door with several more locked
doors to go through. He is not happy about
it and vented his anger on the Facebook.

 

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2014/11/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 24, 2014

 

– the second Famous Deaf Cookie

We now have the Second Famous Deaf Cookie. Christin
White, Lansing, Michigan, is having her batch of
cookies served at the White House this Holiday
Season. She is deaf and only got serious with
cookie-making during recent months. People
fell in love with her recipes! Who was the First
Famous Deaf Cookie? Jimmy’s Cookies, baked by Jimmy
Libman, a deaf man, between the early 1980’s
and early 2000’s before he sold the business.

 
– no open captions in the big agreement

Last Friday leaders of deaf organizations reached agreement
with the National Association of Theatre Owners on movie
captions. Only it will not be open captions. Why? A deaf
person, involved in discussions, said we’ve tried everything
- negotiations, lawsuits, rulemaking, lobbying but the
movie theaters nor the government is willing to give
open captions to us. Is this captions agreement satisfactory?
No, but better than nothing.

 

 

– hearing prisoners win and deaf prisoners lose

In Los Angeles County there was an agreement on a lawsuit
filed by prisoners. They were arguing that rights due
disabled prisoners were always denied. This lawsuit
lasted about six years of back and forth arguing.
What about deaf prisoners? Nothing about them was
mentioned in the lawsuit! Very puzzling and very
troubling.

 

 

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2014/11/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 21, 2014

 

– school closed but tradition not forgotten

Austine School for the Deaf (in Vermont) has closed
for good – unless the state finds new money to reopen
it. There was a Thanksgiving Day tradition that the
school hosted for years. Not willing to let it
die, the Brattleboro Deaf Club has taken over this
tradition so that the local deaf community can
enjoy this feast.

 
– the MRI and the deaf

We often see this abbreviation – MRI – which stands
for Magnetic resonance imaging. While it is not
X-ray, the functions are the same – to look for
something wrong in the body – broken bones,
organ problems, diseases, etc. Anyway, there was
a big story today saying that MRI is bad for
people with Cochlear Implants! Something to do
with clashes of different magnets! It may be
painful for deaf people with CI to go through
MRI.

 

– is a long time deaf-owned business closing up?

Smart Alex, Inc is a Chicago-based greeting card
company, owned by a deaf man, Jay Blumenfeld,
and been in business for nearly 35 years.
The cards are not deaf-based but humor-based,
making hearing people laugh. These cards are
sold in selected greeting card stores across the
nation. Anyway there was an announcement that
the card warehouse has been closed up due to
downsizing. Not sure exactly what this means -
continuing to operate on a smaller scale or
closed up fully and for good?

 

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