2016/02/05

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 5, 2016

 
— deaf musician to perform at world’s most famous musical hall

Emily Bieker, a deaf 15-year old high school sophomore, from
Arkansas, is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall. She practices
with her violin seven hours a day. Carnegie Hall is where all the
musicians dream of performing. Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-musician-at-carnegie-hall/

 
— legislator introduces a deaf law

Florida legislator Victor Torres (of Orlando) wants to
introduce a bill to have a “deaf” symbol on the
deaf drivers’ licenses. Is it going to quickly
alert the cop to drivers’ deafness? Maybe not –
cops often do not get it when the deaf driver
points to his ear – before – he gives the cop
his driver’s license!

 

— hearing cost vs deaf cost

Super Bowl is coming up. May the best team win!
Cost of a 30 second Super Bowl ad? Just
five million bucks. It is cheap for these
super-rich corporations. They look on millions
as pennies! Cost of deaf captions? Maybe just
$100 for 30 seconds; maybe $200.00. These
super-rich corporations may scream that it is
SO EXPENSIVE!

 
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2016/02/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 4, 2016

— a gift with two big ironies

Flint, Michigan has a serious water lead problem.
The deaf school is located in Flint. The deaf girls’
basketball team had a game scheduled with
Owendale-Gagetown HS. The hearing girls donated
250 cases of water to help the deaf school.
First irony was that the lead problem at the
school was already fixed. Second irony was that
the basketball game was cancelled due to lack of
players on the deaf team. The water was still
delivered anyway! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/water-for-deaf-school/

 

 

— a surprise hearing aid discovery

The reflecting pond on the campus of Simon Fraser
University in British Columbia was emptied in 2008
to clean out stuff. The clearning crew discovered
a hearing aid! Did a student throw it away?

 

 
— an accidental deaf invention

Rubber was invented by an accident in the kitchen.
What about Deaf Inventions? Mateuz Mach, 18 years
old and not deaf, lives in Poland. He invented
an app for rap musicians to communicate with
their hand waves (hearing hand waves, not
deaf hand waves). Someone told him – why not
use the app for deaf sign language. Despite
knowing nothing about the deaf, he was able
to invent this sign language app!

 

 

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2016/02/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 3, 2016

— interesting sign in deaf taxi driver’s cab

the picture is self-explanatory, so please visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/sign-in-deaf-taxi-driver-cab/

 
— a very shocked deaf FedEx employee in Vermont

A deaf man from Vermont works for FedEx. He was shocked
upon learning that his company would not allow the deaf
to use barcode devices because one must hear the beeps.
He said:

Wow, I been using the barcode devices for a year now

Is FedEx so big that bosses on the left do not know
what the bosses on the right are doing?

 

 

— reason for delay in Marlee Matlin Super Bowl announcement

There is a reason for the delay in announcing Marlee
Matlin as the Super Bowl National Anthem ASL signer.
Lets’ look at this joke – how many electricians does
it take to change a lightbulb? Well, in the case of
Marlee, it took four separate organizations to make
this joint announcement, hence this delay! Not easy
to get two to make the announcement together, let
alone four of them. Anyway, for Marlee, it will
be her third such honor – past honors were at
the XXVII, XLI Super Bowls. Congrats, Marlee!

 

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2016/02/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 2, 2016

— a strange garden built by deaf

A deaf man built a garden. It looks strange.
A picture of this strange garden is at:

http://deafdigest.com/strange-garden/

 

 

— FedEx Ground says deaf must hear barcode scanner beeps

FedEx Ground has been accused of discrminating against
deaf employees, denied opportunities because they cannot
hear barcode scanner beeps. The federal judge told
FedEx Ground that court trial will proceed on behalf
of 17 deaf employees that have claimed discrimination.
For a long time, both groups have negotiated, discussed,
had conferences, and heavily persuaded each other – to
no avail – hence the court trial.

 

— football concussions are serious

A couple of weeks ago DeafDigest editor chatted with
a deaf assistant football coach of a hearing high
school team. He said that his team had a serious
issue with concussions – because seven players
suffered these head injuries in just one season.
DeafDigest is mentioning this because Derrick
Coleman’s attorney said he had a concussion
but continued to play football for the Seattle
Seahawks. This led to a bad autombile accident
that the cops are accusing him of vehicular
assault.

 
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2016/02/01

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 1, 2016

— captions, bottom or top or middle or everywhere

Always arguments on where to best place the captions –
bottom (blocks the weather streaming), top (blocks
basketball scoreboard) or middle (may block person’s
face, etc). Do you want captions that look like this:

http://deafdigest.com/strange-location-for-captions/

 

— zero Deaf Super Bowl plans

We have had ASL singers during the Star Spangled Banner
songs in past Super Bowls. Who is our next ASL signer?
Dunno. Will all TV commercials be captioned? Dunno.
Only thing about the deaf during the Super Bowl weekend
is the deaf puppy during the Puppy Bowl. What is
going on?

 

— it is up to FCC

DeafDigest announced last week that Gogo, the provider
of the airplane captions, promised to install captions
within a reasonable amount of time. DeafDigest was
disappointed that this agreement will not apply on
overseas flights, only in flights over American
airplace. What was overlooked was that it is up
to FCC to approve Gogo’s agreement. If for some
reason FCC says no, then the agreement is dead!

 

 
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deaf studies major

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DEAF STUDIES
What is Deaf Studies? Is it a class or a major
that a deaf student takes at Gallaudet?
Or is it just being a student at Gallaudet, different
major, but learning everything about deafness on campus.
DeafDigest editor knows of one person who left
Gallaudet years ago because it had no Deaf Studies
major and transferred to a hearing college because
it had a Deaf Studies major.
It is an irony!

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shy hearing person with deaf

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HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people knows that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!

 

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