2011/11/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 16, 2011

— Did Marlee Matlin break her own captioning rule?

Famous deaf actress Marlee Matlin requires captions
on all of her TV and movie performances. Well,
there was a YouTube presentation – “Hollywood
Laundry” that she had a role. And it was not
captioned!

 

— First living beings on earth were deaf!

A research team from the University of Southern
Denmark said that all hearing people on earth
came from the deaf! The first living being
on earth, 385 million years, ago was the deaf
lungfish. Since then, the lungfish evolved into
many different types of living beings, including
different animals, hearing human beings and
deaf human beings.

— Will sign language continue forever or will it die?

In 1880, people said Sign Language will die because of
the Milan Convention that did not allow it in the
classrooms. It never died. Yet there are two sides.
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is afraid sign
language will die. But China feels sign language
will never die. WFD hosted a 21-nation conference,
discussing how to protect sign language. China wants
to make sign language perfect for its deaf people!
So, will sign language continue or will it die?
DeafDigest says Sign Language will never die!



— A deaf woman cycling on the street

Anni Leigh, a deaf Australian woman, loves to go cycling
on the streets. Cars, however, have almost hit her
and her cycle several times. What did she do? She wrote
the word “deaf” in capital letters on the back of her vest.
As a result, these reckless drivers have respected her
and have been careful with her!



— RIT says Deaf Brain not same as Hearing Brain

Deaf Brain same or different from Hearing Brain?
Peter Hauser, RIT’s deaf neuropsychologist, wanted
to know. He experimented with over 1,000 people to
see if the brain adapts, or ignores, our deafness!
He said yes, there is a Deaf Brain and a Hearing Brain.

To take a look at Peter’s brain, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-brain/

DeafDigest Gold – November 13, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 13, 2011

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DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 2011

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2011/11/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 9, 2011


— Twitter comes to the rescue of the deaf in Australia

Twitter has many values, including helping the deaf
Australians! In USA, you watch a TV program that is
supposed to be captioned, But if captions disappear,
you need to make a relay call with the TV station to
tell them to turn it on. but with the TV station NBN
in Newcastle, New South Wales, it is different.
Deaf viewers can send a twitter message to tell the
TV station to turn on captions! The twitter is @nbntech.


— An embarrassing national emergency test!

The FCC told everyone, the deaf included, that a national
emergency test would be held last week. But two things
went wrong. First, people thought it was an actual
emergency, and not just a test message! Second, for us,
the deaf, the test emergency warning was NOT captioned
or even NOT texted.

Hmm, we know this famous phrase:
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry

 

— A confused hard of hearing judge can be a scary judge!

Judge Jamie Tabor, himself hard of hearing, of the
Gloucester Crown Court (United Kingdom), was questioning
a defendant, arrested because of a public incident with a
police officer.

The judge asked the defendant:
What is your job?

The defendant said something. The judge though the
defendant said:
I am a burglar

Not believing what the defendant said, the judge asked:
Did you say you were a burglar?

The defendant said:
No. I am a ground worker (same type of job as construction
subcontractor in USA).

Whew! The judge then gave the defendant a community
service sentence.

DeafDigest says the judge needs a CART!

 

— It is piracy if bad captioning quality is improved!

Yes, the FCC requires providers to caption their
programs. But what if the captioning is lousy? And
that the second provider removes first provider’s
bad captions and replaces it with better captions?
The FCC would call this – piracy! Why? These complicated
copyright laws.



— Comparing a Deaf House in USA and a Deaf House in Japan?

What is a Deaf House in USA? Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

What is a Deaf House in Japan? Look at:
http://www.dezeen.com/2011/09/28/room-room-by-takeshi-hosaka/

Many pictures; husband and wife are both deaf.

DeafDigest Gold – November 6, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 6, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
Continue reading …