DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 16, 2012
– A big scandal among “deaf” teachers in India
Six hundred hearing teachers obtained medical certificates
of their “deafness”. They did not want to be transferred
to different school districts, wanting to teach in their
own districts. The law in India only says hearing teachers
can be transferred while deaf and disabled teachers can stay.
As a result, all of these 600 “deaf” teachers were fired
because of fraud!
– The Susan G. Komen Race and the deaf
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organizers asked a group
of interpreters for free interpreting services. Many interpreters
refused – because the Komen group collected $400 million dollars
in donations and race fees, but not a penny for interpreters!
– Biggest Loser won’t apologize
Margie Cummins, not deaf, won the 2012 British TV Biggest
Loser contest. During one of these Biggest Loser TV shows,
she laughed and insulted the deafness of contestant Selena
Brown. When Selena was upset about it, Margie refused to
apologize. She still refused when friends asked her to
apologize! Why? Margie does not care.
– Deaf chefs cannot hear the frying pan
We have several deaf chefs in USA that serve best meals.
Do they have to hear to cook these great dishes? A hearing
chef told a newspaper reporter that he listens for the
popping sound of hot olive oil in the frying pan. When he
hears it pop, he knows the pan is ready for frying. Hearing
chefs cook better than our deaf chefs? No! Deaf Chefs use
eyes; hearing chefs use ears – same results with great meals!
– You can buy a voice weather radio that alerts deaf
Last week DeafDigest mentioned a NOAA voice weather
radio that can help the deaf with alerting signal
device. It was learned that Harris Communications
sells this special radio.
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