2017/11/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 23, 2017

— laser light in deaf person’s inner ear

Cochlear implant is old fashioned? Replacing it is
a laser light in deaf person’s inner ear! This is
what a group of European engineers is saying.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/very-tiny-laser-light/

 

— these costly workshop interpreters

at a recent deaf workshop, 20 interpreters
were hired for two full working days for
the benefit of participants. Cost? The
bill was $41,000, or in other words
nearly $1,414 per deaf workshop participant!
This is the reason why workshop organizers
can go broke because of these interpreters.

 

— hearing aid monthly payments or car monthly payments

A deaf man said that making monthly payments on
his hearing aid is equal to making car monthly
payments. Do you want a hearing aid or a new car?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf diplomat in Foreign Service
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 22, 2017

— no net neutrality for the deaf

It is not a surprise that FCC plans to remove
net neutrality. The FCC chairperson Ajit Pai
never liked net neutrality and removing it
was his #1 priority after being appointed by
the White House. Without net neutrality,
internet and cable costs may skyrocket,
placing low income deaf people at
disadvantage. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-net-neutrality/

 

— new text-911 system is the best but with a problem

People are saying that Next Generation 911 system
is the best. But there is a big problem. It is
very expensive – leading to a big question –
who pays for it?  State legislators are wrestling
with this issue.

 

— deaf on Impossible TV show

Impossible is a popular TV game show in Great Britain.
And for the first time, this program is having a
deaf participant. There are many TV game shows
on American TV – but rarely, if any, there have
been deaf participants.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 21, 2017

 

— iPads by deaf in hospitals are hated

Hospitals think iPad is best for deaf patients to
communicate with interpreters. But deaf patients
hate it. Some refuse hospital appointments just
to avoid iPad communicationss! iPads are not
human, and is cold to deaf patients as compared
to compassionate faces of interpreters. Also,
because of wi-fi problems, the iPad screens
freeze up. And by the time wi-fi is fixed,
the on-line interpreter is gone. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hating-ipads/

 

— wife of a congressman mocks a hearing aid

Monica Conyers, the wife of Michigan Congressman
John Conyers, was mentioned in a story today
for mocking the hearing aid worn by a local
Detroit council member. That attitude is
disappointing.

 

— bad “I Love You” design

Apple has come up with a new smiley that says
“I Love You” but people are saying it is not
I Love You, but devil’s horns!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— wrong about Marlee Matlin
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 20, 2017

— interesting wall in a restaurant

A restaurant has an interesting wall, and it
is deaf-related. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/restaurant-wall/

 

— deaf prisoner’s sentence reduced for a reason

A deaf prisoner’s sentence was reduced by a
judge for a reason. The TV shown in prison
cells is not captioned. Fellow prisoners
do not know sign language. For these
reasons, the judge granted the deaf prisoner’s
request. It is not in USA, and so, ADA regulations
do not apply!

 

— deaf photographer’s comment

A deaf photographer made this comment:

Not many deaf people are able to learn photography
because of the communication issues

Well, several deaf photographers have told
DeafDigest editor that they were self-taught.
Another deaf photographer said taking pictures
is just a matter of thinking when the big
scene is coming up soon. One of these
self-taught photographers has had his
pictures bought by big national magazines.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— champion world deaf traveler
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/