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One of Davideo’s projects is the comic strip, THE OLD FOGEYS. This strip focuses on tongue-in-cheek comedy, representing a revival of the old classic humor of days gone past combined with today’s Deaf Issues and Deaf Concerns. Email: DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com Web: http://www.davideo.tv
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2014/08/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2014

 
– 3D helping the deaf in one way

We have read all about 3D, but the question is – how
can it help the deaf? In the case of Brendon Borellini,
the deaf-blind photographer, mentioned in a past
DeafDigest edition, it has. With a picture that Brendon
cannot see but has shot, 3D creates lifted surfaces.
He can feel these surfaces to know the background and
the environment. Why did he take up photography? At
first, it was just a joke, but it became a strong
interest with him.

 

– sign language hooked up to the web

A group of German computer scientists is working
on a project – sign language avatars (cartoon-looking
characters). These sign language characters would
“listen” to audio sounds and translate them into
sign language. Will it work? Yes, according to a
deaf consultant that is on the sign language
avatar design team. DeafDigest editor is a bit
skeptical – because different American accents
may cause wrong gestures to be signed out in ASL.
Also there are different regional signs for the
same word. Just wait and see.

 

– deaf people had hearing aid problems in late 1880′s

The early hearing aids, in the late 19th century, were
heavy and had to be carried by hands. The batteries were
also big and heavy. It created problems for the deaf,
not because they had to concentrate while listening
to sounds, but because they couldn’t sign when carrying
the hearing aids! Fortunately, hearing aids got smaller
and smaller over the years.

 
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2014/08/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2014

 
– Did Switched at Birth TV fail the deaf?

The TV program Switched at Birth is considered
a success. But is it really a failure with us?
The program director, program writers, program
producer, program cameramen, program make up
artists, etc – are all hearing. The stars
are deaf but the crew are hearing. Success or
failure?

 
– Deaf Vibrations and Hearing Vibrations

Vibrations mean different things to different
people. Deaf percussionist Eve Glennie uses
vibrations to make a success out of her musical
performances. A physician that works with
tumors uses his own vibrations to help him
locate these danger spots. A sonic therapist
uses vibrations to help reduce pain and to
improve memory. Anyway this musician, physician
and therapist were guests in a recent British
TV show to explain their own versions of these
vibrations.

 

– Canada cruel to a deaf patient

A deaf man traveled 450 miles in the Newfoundland
between his home and the hospital for an
appointment for a heart surgery. This appointment
was made 8 months in advance. While Canada offers
free medical services, waiting lists can be long.
Upon arriving at the hospital, he was told the
operation cannot be scheduled because of lack of
beds! He had to return home with a wasted trip.
The Canadian newspapers made a big stink over
the way the hospital treated this deaf man.

 

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2014/08/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2014

 
– A name for the Bison, Gallaudet’s mascot

The Gallaudet Bison, for many years, never had
a name – just the Bison. Now it has a new name -
Wilma, and it is a real-live Bison roaming
the grounds of the National Zoo (DC). Why Wilma?
To honor past Gallaudet graduate and current
member of Board of Trustees Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen.
A resident of South Africa, she serves in her
nation’s Parliament. Is the Bison deaf? Very
much doubt so! Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-picture-deaf-politician-wilma-newhoudt-druchen/

 

 

– Burma army beats up a deaf person

Burma is an Asian nation, near Bangladesh, India,
China, Laos and Thailand. This country has a repuation
for suppressing the basic needs of its citizens. Recently,
during a public protest, the Army told the crowd to
scatter and go home. One person didn’t – and he was
brutally beaten up. That person is deaf and would not
know the military people were barking at him. As
usual, the government didn’t care what happened.

 
– a baseball rule that hurts the deaf!

A strange baseball rule – the umpire was not permitted
to shout a strike without telling the batter first
about it. A hearing batter would hear the strike first
before the umpire shouted it out. But a deaf batter would
cause communication problems with the umpire. What rule
is it? Where is it in the rule book? Relax – this was
the rule between 1858 and 1869, before Dummy Hoy
became famous.

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