2018/05/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 23, 2018

 

— reasons why babies cry

When a baby cries, there is a reason – wet diapers,
hunger, seeking attention, etc. Hearing parents
may be able to figure out these cries. Deaf
parents may find this task difficult. There
is a new app which tells the deaf parents
why their babies are crying. A picture of
this app is at:

http://deafdigest.com/app-tells-deaf-parents-why-babies-cry/

Now, what about an app that tells dog lovers that
cannot hear or understand why their dogs cry!

 

— a scary police non-incident

Yesterday DeafDigest editor was walking in
downtown Washington, DC. All of a sudden
someone on a bicycle had to change directions
to avoid knocking down the DeafDigest editor.
It was a police officer. He was probably
screaming and yelling to “get out of the way”
but got no response. No one wants incidents
(or accidents) with police officers.

 

— blueblood in deaf family

Dummy Hoy started a blueblood family. He
was a famous major league player that
advocates nowadays push for his hall
of fame induction. One hearing son
became a judge; another hearing son
became a state legislator. His
nephew was the leading baker of
breads in Los Angeles. Hoy himself
never went to Gallaudet but has
baseball/softball fields named after
him. Before he became a baseball pro,
he owned a shoe repair business
in Ohio.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— three ADA words attorneys go to war over!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2018

— which is better – captions or subtitles

A deaf media person said, on a web site that
captions look faster but hard to follow,
while subtitles are easy to follow with
better positioning on the screen. But
captions will give background noise,
such as door knocking, phone ringing, etc.
The subtitles do not have it. Which is
best? Your choice! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/subtitles-vs-captions/

 

— trucker shortage an opportunity for the deaf

Today’s newspapers said:

America doesn’t have enough truckers

What this means is opportunity for more
deaf people to become truck drivers!
Hope this happens.

 

— very scary in Florida

Sinkholes are always scary; Florida has a number
of these sinkholes. There was a story today of
four sinkholes in a central Florida retirement
community. That community is The Villages, which
is where a good number of deaf retirees reside.
DeafDigest just hopes nothing happens to our
deaf friends at The Villages.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hypnotism and the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 21, 2018

— a very disappointing comment by a mayor

Gerard Landry, not deaf, is the mayor of Denham
Springs, Louisiana, a city of some 10,400 people.
In a newspaper interview, he said, in part:

my parents were deaf mutes

A son, in an important position, insulting his
parents as deaf-mutes! How so disappointing!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/badge-we-hate/

 

 

— confession by a deaf attorney

Attorney Spencer Kontnik, Denver, CO, is
deaf. He does not know ASL and communicates
via lipreading and speech. He said, in a
newspaper interview:

I have definitely been guilty of acting like
I understand what people are saying but I really
don’t know what they’re talking about.

This is the reason why deaf people are good
at smiling and nodding their heads and faking
their way through. DeafDigest editor is no better!

 

— 5th world’s most used sign language out of luck

There was an annoucement that the 2018 FIFA
World Cup Russia will broadcast four sign
language videos during the big event to keep
deaf fans updated on the game results. Soccer
is the most popular sport in the world, meaning
that the World Cup is equal to our Super Bowl.
Anyway, what are these four sign language vidoes?
Meaning the 5th sign language will not be taped
for the enjoyment of deaf fans!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update (another Gallaudet athletics position)
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf actors and casting directors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/