2017/03/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 27, 2017

— possible HUD funding cuts could hurt the deaf

The President wants to cut funding to HUD.
If this happens, it could hurt some deaf people
that have been living in low cost homes.
We hope this never happens. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/budget-cuts-possibly-hurting-deaf/

 

— nation’s best school building maintenance person

Who will win the Cintas’s National Best Building
Maintenance Person contest? There are ten
finalists; nine of them are hearing, and
one of them is deaf – Michael Eldridge,
who watches over the maintenance of the
Deer Crossing Elementary School in
Frederick, MD. If he wins, he gets $5,000
and his school gets another $5,000 worth
of products and services for his school.
Good luck, Michael!

 

— always wondering about deaf appraiser

There was a mention in a newspaper that a deaf man
owns his own appraisal company in a small
town in New York. Just wondering. Is it a
one-man company, or does the company have
a number of employees with the deaf man
as the owner? There is a big difference
between one-man company and a bigger
company. Again, just wondering.

 

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf device illegally helping hearing
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3/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/03/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 24, 2017

— surviving in a competitive fashion design market

The fashion design market is extremely competitive.
Not easy for a hearing fashion designer to make it,
let alone a deaf fashion designer. Mona Thalheimer,
who is deaf, recently displayed her latest fashion
designs in New York. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/clothing-by-deaf-fashion-designer/

 

— a strange newspaper headline

A mother told a newspaper reporter:

I don’t want my child to be deaf again

Her comment became a newspaper headline.
Does the mother realize that when her
child takes off the CI, he becomes
deaf again. In fact he becomes hearing
and then deaf several times per day!

 

— feedback on Deaf ID

There was feedback on Deaf ID that was mentioned
in yesterday’s edition. A deaf woman said that
she has the DEAF word on her driver’s license
but would not have DEAF stickers and cards in
public view, not wanting robbers to follow
her home. A DeafBlind person said a similar
issue came up regarding the white cane.
Normally the cane bottom is red to identify the
person as DeafBlind. It was proposed to
change the color to candy stripes. It was
strongly opposed by the DeafBlind because of
safety concerns.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— 400 lightbulbs by Edison
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/03/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 23, 2017

— a most unusual police officer

Dana Fuller is a police officer with the Port
Authority. It is an agency, a partnership between
New York and New Jersey that oversees the
inter-state transportation system (bridges,
tunnels, airports, bus terminals, and seaports).
Dana is fluent with ASL, probably one of the
nation’s most fluent signing police officers.
He is a Coda. He is a RID member. He is a former
high school ASL instructor and is currently
a part-time university ASL instructor. We
probably may not find too many, if any,
police officers with an extensive ASL background.
His ASL skills came in handy one day when a
car of deaf passengers had an accident near
one of the tunnels!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/asl-fluent-port-authority-police-officer/

 

— last living graduate of a long-closed deaf school

The Northern New York School for the Deaf located
in Malone, NY, opened in 1890 and closed up for
good in 1943. During its peak years in the twenties
and early thirties, 130 students were enrolled.
Are any of these students still living? Myrtle
Herron Tellier, one of the last graduates,
passed away few days ago. It is believed she
was the last living graduate of the Malone school.
A bloc of these graduates lived in the Syracuse, NY
area right up to seventies and eighties.

 

— like Deaf ID card or hate it

Do deaf people like Deaf ID card or hate it?
There was a story of the Deaf Community in the
Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa,
and Rock Island and Moline in Illinois) about
these Deaf ID cards. Some deaf people love it.
Some deaf people hate it. DeafDigest editor
hates it, by the way!

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— better to be deaf or better to be criminal
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/03/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 22, 2017

— deaf children in yellow school buses

Deaf schools transport local deaf children to classes
in yellow school buses. It is always scary when
there are bus accidents. It happened to one deaf
school last week. Aand even worse – more scary when
such school buses pass red stop signs! An angry driver
took a video of a deaf school bus that passed a stop
sign! The video went viral. The deaf school is
looking into it. The school bus, however was
contracted to the deaf school by a local school
bus company. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/yellow-school-bus-accident/

 

— a comment from a national association on 911

The National Emergency Number Association made
this comment – that many local 911 systems are
very difficult for many deaf people to use.
This national association is fighting to improve
ease of 911 for use by the deaf during emergencies.

 

— Derrick Coleman signs a new NFL contract

Derrick Coleman, who won a Super Bowl with the
Seattle Seahawks, did not play football last
season because of legal and medical issues.
He is coming back, signing a contract to play
for the Atlanta Falccons. We will see if he
makes the final cut prior to the 2017 season-
opening kickoff. Oh, by the way, he is deaf.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— school for deaf, miraculous recovery
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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