2018/08/14

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 14, 2018

 

— state health insurance ombudsman for deaf

Lori Siedman has been appointed as the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Ombudsman to explain these 35 different
state insurance plans. It is just as confusing for
the deaf as much as it is for the hearing. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/insurance-ombudsman-for-deaf/

 

 

 

— a human resources office that flagrantly violates ADA

Deaf people are angry at the Corpus Christi (TX) Independent
School District. A deaf applicant was offered a job
as ASL instructor and as the school wrestling coach.
The human resourcs office blocked this appointment,
saying the deaf person would need an interpreter
to attend conferences. The deaf community is demanding
a Town hall Meeting.

 

 

— Very Important Person says something to a deaf person

In Saudi Arabia, a Very Important Person (VIP)
is the Crown Prince. He is the nation’s #2 most
important person, next to the King. Anyway
the Crown Prince was in a car. In another car
next to the Crown Prince’s car, a deaf man
was driving it. The Crown Prince said something
across the windows, that the deaf driver could
not understand! Something funny, or something
serious, or something “not important” – the
deaf driver will never know!

 

 

 

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

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

08/12/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer

go to:
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and scroll down until you see
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2018/08/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 13, 2018

 

— A deaf attorney hides two things

A deaf woman is an attorney. She is able to
function very well with her hearing aid
1n one ear and a CI in another ear. She
said discrimination against the deaf in
the legal profession is strong. As a result
she hides both devices in the courtroom.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hiding-two-things/

 

 

— Taxi company hires deaf drivers

A taxi company in Seoul is now hiring deaf
drivers. Communication between hearing passengers
and deaf taxi drivers was made possible because
of a smartphone app. The Seoul Metropolitan
Government has given approval for the deaf
to become taxi drivers. Uber? No. Lyft? No.
Just regular taxi cabs.

 

— no respect by the deaf young generation

An agency serving the deaf had a library
of great books about the deaf and of
deafness. It was a resource that served
deaf researchers in the local area. The
agency moved from one location to another
location. Much of these books were trashed.
It was the deaf leaders of the young
generation that decided to do the trashing.
A sad shame!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— auctions without interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/12/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest Gold – August 12, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – August 12, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
The editorial code in Great Britain is to avoid
making negative references to the deaf and the
disabled. This code has not always been followed,
according to a British critic.
The United Nations has declared September 23rd
as the International Day of Sign Languages.
Caravan Food Group, a chain which operates fast
food outlets in the Philippines, has made it a
priority to hire deaf for jobs in the field.
The old building that once housed the Metro Deaf
School (St Paul, MN) has been sold to a developer
for $2.68M.
Motorcyclists converge annually at the Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally. Deaf cyclists are no exception,
just that they get together with their own rallies
within one big Sturgis rally. And the Black Hills
Association of the Deaf has hosted an event for them.
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    Many dog trainers teach their dogs to follow
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    Which is easier to teach signs? A hearing dog
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    Most trainers say it is much easier to teach
a deaf dog than a hearing dog.
    Why? Because noises may bother a hearing dog
while noises never bother a deaf dog!
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A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
    A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
  deaf people using sign language to communicate with
  each other, he always stares at them.
    Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
  is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
  does not understand a word.
    It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
  by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
  musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
  enjoys watching the movement of the hands.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There are statistics about people who are employed and those that are
unemployed.
The information about DeafBlind employment status is shocking.
More than 83 percent of the DeafBlind population are unemployed.
Are the agencies who provide employment training and job placement helping?
Maybe we need to start advocating and get DeafBlind services as a priority.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services need to roll up their sleeves and give
DeafBlind people more support.
Did you know that each state is required to have a State Rehabilitation
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2018/08/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 10, 2018

 

— long wait for an interpreter

A deaf person enters the hospital waiting
room and requests an interpreter. The hospital
offers a VRI and the deaf person refuses it.
The wait gets longer – leaving the deaf person
with two choices – to continue to wait or
to text a family member to come over and do
a bad job of interpreting! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/long-hospital-wait/

 

— paying out of pockets

A teacher of the deaf complained that she spends
approximately $1,000 – $1,500 per year on school
supplies – out of her pockets, and not getting
reimbursed by the school system.

 

— a big reason for not filing discrimination complaints

There is a big reason why many deaf people do not file
discrimination complaints. A deaf woman, whose
English skills is the tops, had to spend four hours
on paperwork just to file a discrimination complaint!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— airplanes built by a deaf man
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/05/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/jobs1-2/

and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV