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2015/05/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 29, 2015

 

— angry about deaf relay call hang ups by the hearing

We hate it when we use a relay service only to be hung up.
The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center is planning
to do something about it.

Their press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-relay-hang-up-survey/

 

 

— Sports Illustrated honors a Gallaudet athlete

Elena Ciccarelli, a recent graduate of Gallaudet University played
three sports for four seasons (soccer, basketball and softball).
She is the only Gallaudet athlete with this such 3-sport, 4-season
feat. She is being featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated
Faces in the Crowd.

 

 

— District of Columbia Cartoon/Animation headquarters at Gallaudet

Pigmental Studios, which develops cartoons and animation for film,
television, gaming, commercials and the web, will be setting up
its headquarters on the Gallaudet campus! It was made possible by
agreement with DC government, Pigmental officials and Gallaudet.
This studio is expected to employ 20 to 40 local people, hopefully
some of them deaf. Gallaudet was selected over several other cities
that wanted the studio! Where on the Gallaudet campus – same corner
spot where Stevens Chevrolet dealership was located (and which
had a deaf auto salesman!)

just take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/animation-studio-headquarters-on-gallaudet-campus/

 

 

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2015/05/29morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 29, 2015 morning

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— we have a new deaf rapper

Lal Daggy is a new rapper who is deaf. A story today said
he is quickly rising in the music industry. His performance
is unusual in that he does not use his voice. Instead he
uses face, hands, arms and body while synching with the
background music. The audience fell in love with his
performances. Not much is known of him, though, except
that he is 24 years old.

 
— deaf drivers with Uber

Uber has deaf drivers. This company has developed
a new app to help deaf drivers navigate the roads,
pick up and drop off passengers. It was the deaf
drivers that told Uber what they wanted in the new
app – and Uber listened to them. But is there
an irony – Uber has been accused of discriminating
against disabled passengers. There are several
law suits for that reason!

 
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2015/05/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 28, 2015

 
— a blog that misses the needs of the deaf

There is a blog that DeafDigest editor found out today –
TheDisabledFoodie.com – it covers restaurants in
New York City that is disabled-friendly or disabled-
unfriendly? Deaf? This blog addresses the needs of
hard of hearing, but makes no mention of the deaf!
Contact was made with the blog editor. His response
was this –

My goal is to learn more about other disabilities
so I can include those things in my reviews.

 

 

— a deaf leader loses his home in the terrible Texas flood

Ed Bosson, the nation’s #1 advocate of Video Relay
Service, lost his home in the Blanco River flood in
Texas. The family was rescued by the firemen, but
the house was lost. Friends are now trying to raise
funds to replace the lost house.

 
— waking up to the smell of coffee

many of us wake up to the smell of the coffee,
coming from the kitchen. Is this the “alarm clock”
that we use? Well, a French company is making
alarm clocks that will wake up the deaf to the
smell of – not just coffee, but espresso, hot
croissant, sweet peach, strawberry candy, ginger
and pepper mint. Your choice – or the good
old fashioned bed vibrator or bed flasher!

 

 

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2015/05/28morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 28, 2015 morning

 
— deaf voters in Canada are worried

The deaf voters in Canada are worried. There is
a possibility that televised political debatesĀ 
may not be captioned. The national elections
are coming up soon. Why? Reasons are vague!

 
— deaf users of iPhone must be careful

Many deaf people use iPhone. They must be careful.
It can crash if a deaf friend accidentally sends
text to another deaf friend with these strange
and crazy keyboard characters such as !@#$%^&, etc.
It is the same problem with hearing users of
the iPhone.

 

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2015/05/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2015

 
— An angry debate at Canada’s House of Commons

We have read that a deaf child, whose mother
works in Canada, was not allowed in the
country because of her deafness. Immigration
said deafness is a “medical condition” that
the country does not want. Yesterday, the
House of Commons had an angry discussion over
this issue. A newspaper ran this headline:

New hope for deaf girl who wants to join mother in Canada

 
— The deaf in The Whispers, a TV thriller

A new TV series – The Whispers – will be aired
next week on the ABC network. FBI Special Agent
Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe) is in charge of
investigating these mysteries. In one plot, a
deaf child is involved in an accident that
required FBI investigation. Again, not sure
if it is a real deaf child or a fake-deaf child!

 

— the Deaf Industry

Do we have a Deaf Industry that the Wall Street
takes seriously? CI’s, hearing aids, assistive
devices, etc? Well, today there was an announcement
that The Global Deaf Aid Industry Report 2015
is available to those that want to read this stuff.
It is the first that DeafDigest editor has heard
of it. The description of this report, however,
is extremely vague.

 

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2015/05/27morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2015 morning

 
— Signed TV News a failure

Is Signed TV news important or not important to the deaf?
A company that surveys TV ratings said that Signed TV
news do not really help the station’s ratings in
Great Britain. Not really surprising because not
every deaf person knows sign language, and they
prefer subtitles.

 

 

— while waiting for the interpreter to arrive

Deaf patients admitted to the emergency room at
the Erie County Medical Center (NY) will see
doctors and nurses carrying their sign language
books. It is to communicate with deaf patients,
while waiting for the interpreter to arrive.
It may be important because first few minutes
can be critical to the patient’s well being,
and the medical people just cannot wait.

 
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2015/05/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2015

 
— a confession of a deaf attorney

Robert Hunter is a deaf attorney in London. As a new
attorney 30 years ago, he was advised to specialize in
paperwork and documents and ignore courtroom lawsuits.
He refused because paperwork was boring and being
with people was fun. He faked his deafness, relying
on lipreading, and controlled the conversations.
The law firm didn’t know he was deaf. It was too
late because he was the law firm’s best attorney!
Would he do the same thing now if he was new?
He said no.

 

 

— a wrong person manages world’s best hotel

Roberto Wirth, who is deaf, and attended schools
in USA (American SD, Gallaudet and NTID) owns
one of the world’s best hotels in Rome – the
Hassler Roma Hotel. He has just written a book
that explains his deafness, a secret that not
too many people were aware of. He said while
growing up, the family considered him
“a wrong child”! He had to struggle for years
before finally becoming deaf (wrong) owner of
a luxury hotel popular with famous people.

A picture of his hotel, near Spanish Steps, is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hotel-hassler-rome-owned-by-dea/

A picture of him is at:
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-hotel-owner/

 

 

— a surprise with a state commission for the deaf and HOH

Many states have their own commissions for the deaf
and the hard of hearing. What is a big surprise with
the Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing? This agency does not have a full time
interpreter! When interpreters are needed then
the deaf executive director is forced to find one
at the last minute. As a result there have been
cancellations of meetings and appointments. Why
no interpreter? The state is broke!

 

 
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2015/05/26morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2015 morning

 
— good news for deaf TV viewers

It was just announced that “Switched at Birth” is coming
back again for its 5th season. The new series starts
on August 24th. This is good news because deaf viewers
wanted to know what will be happening because of so
much drama during the last show of the 4th season!

 
— a thin Deaf Smith

Many of us know that Deaf Smith, who was deaf, fought
in the Texas Revolution against Mexico and is considered
a hero. A county – Deaf Smith county – is named after
him. Was he skinny or strong? Don’t know but for the
TV series – Texas Rising, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
who is not deaf, had to lose 40 pounds so he could
look like Deaf Smith! Does Morgan’s role look so
fake? Yes.

 
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