2015/01/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 30, 2015

 

– two last minute stuff about deaf in Super Bowl

it happens every year!
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-superbowl/

also

A Bowl player named Chicklet is a deaf puppy.
She will be showing her football skills for
Team Fluff in the Puppy Bowl XI. How good
is she? Well, she is one of the starters
with the Fluff team! And she becomes the
second deaf puppy to play in the history
of the Puppy Bowl. And hopefully she will
drag the deflated (no pun intended) ball
across the goal line for a touchdown!

 

– deaf Pageant contestant kicked out

In Asia, Pageants are taken more seriously
than in USA. Anyway, Christine Balaguer,
a deaf Filipino woman was entered into the
National Pageant. Suddenly, she was kicked
out. Why? The Pageant organizers are not
saying anything and this deaf woman still
does not understand why she was kicked out!
It made the news in the Philippines media.
Yes, she’s very upset about it.

 

– a new word for Certified Deaf Interpreters

A growing field is Certified Deaf Interpreting
(CDI). More deaf individuals are becoming
CDIs, whereas there was no such a thing as
CDI in the past. A friend gave DeafDigest
editor a new word to describe CDI. It is
ASLizer, as their sign language is ASLized,
and they do ASLizing while interpreting
on the stage!

 

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2015/01/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 29, 2015

 

– a deaf-owned building is sold

From time to time DeafDigest mentions deaf social
clubs closing up. Well, some of these deaf clubs
own their buildings. This list is now one less.
The Wilmington Club for the Deaf in Delaware has
put their building up for sale. Same reason -
declining membership. The club will continue,
however.

 
– a corporate CEO’s big shock

Eddie V’s is a steak and seafood chain that serves
expensive dishes. There are 12 such restaurants in
Texas, California, Arizona, Illinois and Florida.
Every year this chain selects one of their chefs
as the Eddie V’s Chef of the Year. This year’s
winner is Charleston Wallace of Tampa, Florida.
He is deaf and the Eddie V’s CEO was shocked
about it as no one told him before!

 

 

– an interpreter accused of fakery

Few months ago, a deaf interpreter signed the
speech of a mayor, explaining what Ebola was
all about and how serious it is. Some deaf
people, watching the speech, thought the
interpreter was making up the story and
accused him of fakery. It was real and
not a fake – and this interpreter is the same
Jonathan Lamberton, who wowed the hearing
audience few days ago re the mayor’s NYC
blizzard speech!

 

 

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2015/01/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 28, 2015

 

– the invisible sign language

What is Invisible Sign Language? The February 2015
edition of Readers’ Digest ran a piece about
a TV character that worked in a forensics crime
lab. It said that character Abby Sciuto (played
by NCIS actress Pauley Perrette) is fluent in
sign language. Well, she has never used ASL in
any of these NCIS episodes. This is why it is
the Invisible Sign Language!

 

– a “star” interpreter

Are interpreters, both deaf and hearing, supposed to
be cast as “rock stars”? No, but last year newspapers
played up a woman who fascinated the hearing audience
with her interpreting at New York City political speeches.
And now this, the newspapers are also playing up
a deaf interpreter who wowed the audience with his
interpreting of the mayor’s speech. Maybe it is only
in New York where fascinating interpreters are called
rock stars by hearing people that know nothing about
sign language!

 
– a war in the Deaf Community

There was a posting on a web site about smartphones
and the deaf. It says that smartphones destroy
deaf clubs! Why? The writer said deaf people would
rather chat with each other through their smartphones
instead of face to face at deaf clubs. Sad to say,
the writer is probably correct – but with one
exception – deaf people love to chat with each
other at Starbucks!

 

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2015/01/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 27, 2015

– an amazing non-interpreter

Yesenia Diosdado saw an automobile accident near her
home in Kansas. She ran over and realized the trapped
driver was deaf. The paramedics couldn’t communicate
with the driver. She jumped in and volunteered to
interpret. Thanks to her, the paramedics got the
information and knew what to do with the injured driver.
Why is it amazing? Because she is just 10 years old!
She learned sign language from her hearing mother.

 

– a bank cruel to a deaf customer

A deaf customer went to the ATM machine to get some
cash. The machine “swallowed” her card. She tried to
reach the bank through a relay to get a replacement
card. The bank refused, saying she must use voice
telephone with the customer service representative.
She told the bank of her deafness. The bank still
refused. This went on for three weeks, until she
gave up and filed legal action with a city
ombudsman. He ruled in favor of the deaf customer
and fined the bank. It did not take place in USA,
but in Great Britain.

 
– a website comment about Marlee Matlin

The movienewsguide.com posted an article -
The Top 10 Oscar One Hit Wonders. It listed 10
movie stars that won an Oscar and never again
got another big movie role. Marlee was listed as
one of these stars. The article said – Marlee
is one of the most inspirational actresses to
ever won an Oscar, and that she never appeared
in movies that would have helped win another Oscar.

 

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2015/01/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 26, 2015

 
– most popular baseball player and a deaf fan

Baseball fans and sports fans all over the world
have mourned the death of Mr Cub – Ernie Banks.
He was much loved because he was humble and
was an outstanding citizen. A long time ago
a picture was taken of him and a deaf fan -
Vaughn Hallada (Wisconsin). Pictures are at:

http://deafdigest.com/great-baseball-player-and-deaf-fan/

 

 

 

– a deaf musician by the numbers

1 (first) – full time percussion musician
3 – Grammy awards
30 – solo recordings
50 – countries performed in
2,000 – collection of ancient musicial instruments
2.500 – concert performances

this busy musician is Evelyn Glennie, Great Britain, and she is deaf

 

 

– lipreading a movie

Could a movie be lipread? There was a showing of a famous
silent film (1927) in Rochester, NY. Several deaf people,
watching the film – Fly Low Jack and the Game – said they
could lipread without watching the silent captions.
That film, by the way, has been rated #2,405th best film
by a movie critic.

 

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