2014/08/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 20, 2014

– unusual cell mate for a deaf prisoner

A deaf woman, sentenced to jail on a 120 day sentence
because of drunken driving, requested an unusual cell mate.
Her request was granted. It is her own hearing ear dog!
She argued that with the dog she is given equal accommodations
in the prison system.

 

– cost to convert movie house to a captioned system

What is the cost to convert an old fashioned movie house
to a captioned movie house? It is $650,000. This amount
was spent by a movie house owner in the Washington, DC
area. He could afford it; owners of small town movie
houses cannot afford it and as a consequence, close it
for good.

 

 

– a job interview at Google

Google is one of the world’s premier high technology firms.
Jobs there are in demand. What is a typical question asked
of job applicants by Google interviewers? How would you design
a phone for deaf people? Those that can successfully answer
are hired; those that are not are turned away

 

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2014/08/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 19, 2014

 
– a deaf man is one of nation’s longest serving football coaches

As a young man in the early sixties, Gary Klingensmith, who is
deaf, was a well known football player at Penn State. He turned
down a New York Jets contract to coach football at Gallaudet
(1965 thru 1967). He then became a coach at Juniata HS in Pennsylvania.
He is still at the same high school, his 46th year on the job. He
is so deaf that he relies on his eyes instead of earphones from
press box assistant coaches to keep up action on the field.
Penn State? Yes, in case you are asking, Joe Paterno was his
backfield coach! Did Gary like Joe? Gary hated Joe!

 

– loopholes can prevent captions at movie houses

The law says movie theaters must provide captions – no matter if
it is open captioned or rear window captions or Google Glass
captions, etc. There are two loopholes that can prevent captions.
If cost of movie captions causes a movie house to go broke, then
it is OK for them not to caption! If the movie house cannot be
adapted to show captions, then it is OK for them not to caption!
Scary for us? Yes!

 

– A deaf police officer with many honors

We have a deaf police officer – sheriff’s deputy Susie Cambre,
a small town officer in Southeast Louisiana. She has been
a police officer for many years. Some of the awards she has
won are – President’s Child Protection Award, Valley
Forge Freedom Foundation Award, National American Legion
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Kiwanis Club Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year and Neighborhood Knight Award.

 

 

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2014/08/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 18, 2014

– no captions on a nationally televised football game and FCC complaint

DeafDigest editor, in his hotel room in Lancaster, PA, was watching
the Baltimore Ravens-Dallas Cowboys football game. It was aired on
the ABC network – and it was not captioned. The local commercials
were captioned; the national commercials weren’t. A complaint was
posted on-line with the FCC. A simple no-captions complaint? No.
The on-line form was complicated with so many questions. Anyway,
hopefully the FCC will immediately respond to the complaint and
“punish” the ABC local station (Harrisburg, PA) for not turning
on the captions. In case you are curious about the on-line form,
it is at:
https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form2000.action?form_type=2000C

 

– EMTs’ communication kit

The deaf communication/information sheet is available in the
ambulances in the Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is for
EMTs that need to communicate with deaf patients. It lists
sign gestures, printed questions, instructions on getting
interpreters, etc. Do ambulances everywhere in the world
have this kind of information? What about ambulances in USA?

 

– chess is a dangerous sport

The World Chess Olympiad is an event where world’s best chess
players compete and try to win the championship. It is
dangerous for health of some players. On the last day of
the event, two players died! One of the two players was
Alisher Anarkulov of Uzbekistan. He is deaf. Why is
chess dangerous. Sitting down for seven hours a day
every day for two weeks – without rest is stressful.
For some players, their health cannot take it!

 

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2014/08/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 15, 2014

– good news on TV for the deaf

All TV sitcoms close after a number of years. This is the way
it is in the TV industry. The good news for us is that ABCFamily
has agreed to extend the run of “Switched at Birth” for another
year. This means the program will be 4 years old. This program
has won many awards.

 

– We don’t know of an active deaf taxi driver …..but

We don’t know of any active deaf taxi drivers … but we know of
one deaf Uber driver. It is Philip; his last name is not known,
but he has been an Uber driver for one month so far in the
Vancouver, Washington area. He said Uber gives him his choice
of work hours and that his customers are nice to him. Do keep
in mind, there are taxi cab-Uber wars in many cities and there
may be new laws that would put Uber drivers out of business.

 

 

– More about the deaf restaurant in Toronto

The Signs Restaurant is making many newspaper stories for its
all-deaf staff. The owner Anjan Manikumar is not deaf. But
what led him to establishing that new restaurant? He was a
manager of a pizza eatery. One of his regular customers was
deaf. The manager got to know the deaf customer better and
liked him as a person. This led Anjan to the idea of an
all-deaf restaurant!

 

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