2018/01/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 22, 2018

 

— the magic black ring

In the MIT lab, there is a black ring design. It is
supposed to help the deaf by converting text into
voice to help the hearing understand what the
deaf person is trying to communicate. That black
ring has a hidden button that scans the text,
hence The Magic Black Ring! It is not known,
however if the ring can do the reverse – voice
to text? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/magic-black-ring/

 

— a Marlee Matlin twist

Marlee Matlin is appearing in the TV series Quantico,
but with a twist. She plays a late-deafened, ex-FBI
agent. The character “became” deaf because of an
explosion. Well, Marlee said years ago that a
good actress is supposed to play any role – even
a late-deafened role (for an actress who has been
deaf all her real life).

 

 

— Star Wars still discriminate against deaf

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a deaf
teenager wanted to watch Star Wars that was
advertised as captioned in Great Britain and
was frustrated when the manager would not
turn on the captions. It is happening
again when a deaf man with CI wanted to use
a CI-compatible headphone, but was only
given a regular headphone. The showing
just happened to be advertised as
captioned – and this man also requested
the captions to be turned on. Yes,
the manager refused! Star Wars hate
the deaf?

 

 

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

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

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

2018/01/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 19, 2018

 

— deaf construction worker mentioned in town vs state lawsuit

Oroville, CA, a small town, filed a lawsuit against the state
over poorly constructed dam that broke loose in 2013. While
the deaf construction worker was not part of the lawsuit,
it was mentioned that one of his job duties was to “listen”
for sounds inside the dam concrete to see if the job was
good or bad! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-listening/

 

— NAD seeks deaf employees in fast oil change shops

The NAD wants to get in touch with deaf employees
at fast oil change shops. If you know of any,
please email Marc Charmatz at marc.charmatz@nad.org

 

— Amazon wants to be good to the deaf

Amazon! Many people love it; many people hate it.
What about the deaf? Amazon said it is planning
to establish a business called Silent Delivery
Stations in Great Britain. Deaf people would be
hired to deliver Amazon packages. The story
did not mention if this idea will spread to
USA.

 

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/01/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 18, 2018

— railroad help for confused deaf passengers

Even with these digital displays that tell
passengers of the next railroad stops, there
are always confused passengers. Confused
deaf passengers could be helped by a new
idea. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/communications-assistance-in-railroads/

 

— hate crime and the deaf

Do deaf people report a hate crime? No, according to
a deaf activist in a speech he gave in Indiana!

 

— deaf father wins custody of triplets

A hearing surrogate mother gave birth to triplets.
She then accused the deaf man of being an unfit
father, and sued to gain custody. This case
was complicated because the surrogate mother
lived in California and the deaf father lived
in Georgia – two different sets of state laws
regarding surrogate babies. The father won
the lower court case and also in the appeals
court. The Supreme Court refused to listen
to this case.

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

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