2015/08/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015

— newest picture of a deaf pizza place

The Mozzeria, owned by Melody and Russell Stein,
was honored when its Peking Duck pizza was rated
as one of the 10 best pizzas in the Bay Area by
the Zagat. If you are in the Bay Area, do make
it a point to sample one of these Mozzeria’s finests!
Anyway, a new picture of this pizzeria is at:

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— fear among a few deaf Uber drivers

As DeafDigest has pointed out, Uber is hiring
more deaf drivers. These drivers have a fear –
dealing with angry taxi drivers. This is why
when they are off-duty, they just don’t tell
people they are Uber drivers!

 

 
— opportunity to interview Gallaudet presidential finalists

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— no more Derrick Coleman

Is Derrick Coleman in danger of being cut by the
Seattle Seahawks? A recent Seattle Seahawks blog said:

At the fullback position, Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu are likely
battling for one roster spot. Both have played well for the Seahawks in
the past, although Tukuafu could have the advantage due to his ability to
play some other positions.

 
— best deaf role in a movie

A movie blog said the best deaf character in a movie
was Psych-Out, filmed in 1968. Susan Strasberg played
a 17-year old deaf run away who constantly gets into
trouble and problems for people around her. While
it was 1968, DeafDigest wished it was a real deaf
actress playing a deaf role.

 
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2015/08/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2015

 

 

— using SSL, not using ASL

What is SSL? Survival Sign Language, used by
clerks, police officers, firemen, nurses, and
others that have limited contact with the deaf.
SSL consists of simple signs such as hi, thank you,
good morning, welcome, etc. A SSL course is being
taught at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

 

 

 

— interpreter not showing up

DeafDigest editor had an appointment with a
doctor in a hospital clinic. An interpreter was
requested, but never showed up. That hospital
did not have a VRI. What to do? Sue the hospital?
Reschedule the appointment several weeks later?
Rely on lipreading? Use a note pad? The editor
asked the doctor to write notes, and fortunately
she explained things clearly with notes. The
hospital, however, promised interpreters with
follow up appointments. Of course, there are deaf
patients that prefer live interpreting. Each
person has own choice.

 
— these complaining models

Nyle DiMarco, slated to compete in reality TV’s
America’s Next Top Model show, said that
hearing models complain a lot about one thing –
the appearance of their hair! Does Kyle
complain about his deafness, while trying
to mingle with these models? No.

 

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— a small town may be ideal for deaf senior citizens

Morganton, NC qualifies as a small town, having 17,000
residents. Approximately 100 deaf senior citizens
toured the Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community
located in Morganton, to see for themselves if the
town and the facility meets their needs. And
the Morganton city officials pitched the values of
small town life with them. Said one deaf senior
citizen – I love to hike, and I found this place.

 

 

— a deaf-blind machine operator

Outlook Nebraska is a paper-production company
in Omaha, Nebraska. It has a big contract with
the United States Armed Forces. And one of
the machine operators at the factory is
deaf-blind. With his very limited vision,
he is able to use the iPad to communicate
with his fellow employees.

 

 
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2015/08/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2015

 

— Netflx wrong on claim of 100 percent captions

DeafDigest editor was watching a Netflix foreign
movie – A Five Star Life. It was supposed to be
100 percent subtitled. These subtitles were fine
until an important scene came up in Berlin, Germany
was shown. It was NOT subtitled. But when the
scene ended, and a new scene came up, the
subtitles came back! Why?

 

 

— a terrible VRI nightmare in Kentucky

A deaf woman, accompanied by her deaf husband,
was rushed to a hospital emergency room in
Danville, KY. The hospital immediately turned
on the VRI – but it was a nightmare. Because of
pain, the woman could not communicate with her
hands. Her husband had to interpret for her.
As a result, it was a 4-way interpreting
situation – wife, husband, doctor, interpreter.
Not forgetting this incident, a group of deaf
people protested the bad interpreting situation
with the Boyle County Human Rights Commission!

 

 

— 8-year wait ends as deaf daughter meets her hearing mother

DeafDigest has mentioned several times in the past
that Canada would not allow a deaf girl, from the
Philippines, become an immigrant. Her mother was
working in Canada and wanted to have her deaf
daughter move in with her. Canada felt that the
deaf girl would live off welfare and become a
tax payer burden. The nation screamed and the
government backed down. This deaf girl, after
a 8-year wait, finally arrived in Canada
yesterday. She is already enrolled at a school
for the deaf.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2015 morning

 

— attendance at the Deaf Seniors of America National Convention

The DSA is strong and thriving. It rebounded in Baltimore
in 2013 two years after the cancelled convention in
Chicago. Now, at Asheville, NC newspapers are saying over
1,200 deaf seniors are in attendance.

 
— a silly complaint with the police

Portsmouth, NH police ran a log one day. It said that
a hearing woman was yelling for help in getting herself
out of bed. She was yelling because her husband was deaf!

 

 

 

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2015/08/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 25, 2015

 

— look at jobs section; $500 bonus

— a picture of Grateful Deaf logo

Grateful Deaf is a Deaf Beer outfit operated by
Ken Fisher, the nation’s master deaf beer brewer.
He takes annual beer-making tours of Europe to
learn from European’s best beer brewers, and
at the same time allow Europeans to drink
the best deaf beer, ever! Here is the latest
picture of the Grateful Deaf logo

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— blood plasma company ordered to install alerting device for deaf

Kelly Osborne applied for a job as a blood plasma center
and was turned down because of her deafness. The company
felt working with blood from donors and separating them
into plasmas, and returning red cells to the donor, is
“too dangerous” for a deaf person. Reason is that these
machines have alarms that warn hearing workers that
something is wrong. She filed a lawsuit and won; the
judge in Cheyenne, WY ordered the company to install
alerting devices for her!

 
— Deaf Protest at White House

A group of deaf people is planning a Deaf Protest at
the White House on September 5th & 6th. What is
the protest all about – no employment opportunities,
discrimination issues, violation of civil rights
and langauge barrier issues. Who is organizing
the protest? No one is saying anything, yet!

 

 

 

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— deaf man in his 50th season as football coach

Head coaches of all sports normally do not last 50
years, especially 47 years at one school, but
we have one coach still at it for that so many years.
It is Gary Klingensmith, who is profoundly deaf.
He is now into his 47th season as head coach at
Juniata High School, Mifflintown, PA. He retired
as a teacher several years ago. Previously he
coached three seasons at Gallaudet, so adding
47 plus 3 equals 50 seasons!

 
— White House opposites attract

President Calvin Coolidge, the US president
(1923-1929), has a very strong deaf connection,
through his wife Grace. While he was dating
her she was a teacher at Clarke School
for the Deaf. They were exact opposites of
each other. Calvin was a cold person who
did not smile and was unfriendly. Grace was
a warm woman that loved people, especially
the deaf!

 

 

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2015/08/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 24, 2015

 

— a new Gallaudet look

Gallaudet has a new look. The magic words are: Connect. Discover. Influence.

This is not all. The Gallaudet web site and Gallaudet material are
both being redesigned. Why? To reflect today’s bilingual community
and worldwide trends.

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— NASCAR not deaf-friendly

NASCAR not deaf-friendly? There is a deaf NASCAR Fan Club.
About 55 members attended the big race at Bristol
Motor Speedway,coming from all parts of USA and Canada.
The difference is that they can’t hear the engine noise,
chatter from the fans, public announcements, get
updates on accidents and yellow flags. Scanners are
useless to them. Still, they love races and get together
once a year at rotating tracks. Will NASCAR listen to
them? Probably when we have our first deaf NASCAR driver
and he makes captioning demands on behalf of his deaf fans!

 

 
— interpreter shows up for nothing

DeafDigest mentioned that a deaf man, summoned to the
court, 80 miles from his home, showed up twice
but interpreter never did. And the third time the
court date was rescheduled, the interpreter finally
showed up but the deaf man stayed home, tired of
these 160 mile round trips. The city attorney
did three things – sent a letter of apology,
dismiss the charge, and ordered the insurance
company to compensate the deaf man for loss of
wages and mileage. And most important of all,
said that obeying the ADA is very important to
his city!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 24, 2015 morning

 

— deaf baseball banned in Japan

Baseball is a popular sport in Japan. For years the
deaf wanted to play baseball, but the government
would not allow them to play because of their
deafness. It didn’t matter to them that Dummy
Hoy has been a famous deaf baseball player in
USA. The government was afraid that the deaf
cannot hear the ball bouncing off the bats and
they would be badly hurt. It took years
of lobbying and persuading before the
government decided to allow the deaf to play!
Now, in Japan there have been a few deaf that
play professionally.

 
— lucky deaf shopper in a supermarket

A church in Martinsburg, WV wanted to distribute
money to help the low income people. A group
of church members, with cash in their hands,
looked for shoppers that were older and seemed
to be poor. One of them was a deaf woman.
She was so shocked with the cash given her
that she immediately flashed the ILY sign!

 
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