2018/02/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 19, 2018

 

— deaf brewer in Glasgow

David Lannigan, who is deaf, is the head brewer
of a beer pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Because of
his deafness, he has made it a point to make
his pub fully accessible, not just for the
deaf but for people of all disabilities.
His pub is located above an old abandoned
railroad tracks!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/pub-above-railroad-tracks/

 

— deaf customer service person embarrasses a hearing customer

A deaf person, working in customer service communicates via
email with hearing customers. He got email from a hearing
customer who thought the customer service person just became
deaf. The response was this:

I was born deaf

The hearing customer was very embarrassed.

 

— subtitles/closed captions confusion

Deaf people can follow movies that are either subtitled
or closed captioned. Both the same thing? No. Example –
if a scene shows cell phone ringing, subtitles won’t
say the phone is ringing; captions will show it is
ringing. Captions better than subtitles? Not really.
Captions basically show English and Spanish. Subtitles
show many different languages; one has to click on
English as the language preference.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf person on the stock market trading floor
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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2018/02/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 16, 2018

— comment about deafness by Maine Highway Safety Director

Lauren Stewart, the Maine Highway Safety Director, said:

Hearing impaired people are able to obtain a driver’s license,
obviously we think they are able to drive. Those people might
not be able to hear emergency vehicle

Is she implying that deaf people should not drive?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-driver/

 

— captions during Broadway plays

It was learned that almost 20 Broadway theaters, in
Manhattan, are able to give deaf theatrical-lovers
play captions on their smartphones. Just a concern –
if the deaf person is busy watching the smartphone
captions, he may miss something exciting on the stage!

 

— full-time factory interpreter

A deaf employee in the Sikorsky Aircraft factory
in Connecticut wanted a full time interpreter. The
company said no. He filed a lawsuit. The judge is
thinking it over because the deaf employee does
not require an interpeter while he is on the job,
just for daily 10-minute staff meetings and for
occassional workshops and training sessions.
The company offered alternative solutions
such as texts, captions, note pads and
the deaf man said no.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— noisy highways
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/02/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 15, 2018

 

— job safety issue – a big irony

A deaf man was not able to get a factory job.
Employers said it was a safety issue; that he must
hear to avoid danger. He finally found a job at
a health and safety services company, which tests
electrical appliances and machine instruments to
ensure compliance with safety standards! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-safety-issues-irony/

 

— discrimination lawsuit – Federal court or state agency?

A deaf man faced discriminationa at a personal loan
agency. They refused to give him an interpreter.
He had two choices – go to a Federal court or go to
a state agency. He decided to go to a state agency
and he won! It only took him just 47 days to get
the win. With a federal court, it would take him much
longer than 47 days! He said that ADA laws are not
that always better than state regulations.

 

— a hearing boss encouraging a deaf employee to visit deaf club

Years way back , a deaf woman was employed
in a clothing factory. Her boss needed more employees,
and encouraged her to socialize and make new friends
at a nearby deaf club. She was able to spread the word
that a factory needed deaf employees. That was how
her new friends got jobs. And there was a bonus
for her – finding a husband for herself!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— professor, honest or insulting
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/