DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 9, 2013
— a job posting in Australia that we hate
An agency serving the deaf in an Australian city posted this
“Your experience should have some Hearing Loss matters, but this
is not important”
This agency is saying it does not matter if a hearing person
knows nothing about the deaf while being hired to work with the
deaf. How dumb!
— Netflix captions cannot be bookmarked
Are we happy with Netflix captions? Probably so, but we are not happy
with Netflix bookmarks. A hearing person can bookmark the video
which stays until he comes back. But Netflix does not bookmark
the captions. This means you must turn on the captions and try
to remember where you left off. Is it Netflix’s bad engineering
design or is it their revenge because we sued them?
— Actor Mark Harmon angry at Marlee Matlin
Chuck Lutz, not deaf, is retiring from his job as the manager of
the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner property. This site is the location
of many Hollywood movie scenes. Looking back on 23 years in his
job, Chuck remembers many incidents. One big incident was actor
Mark Harmon getting very angry at Marlee Matlin. Why? Because
her car was parked too close to his car on the property parking
lot! That was a long time ago, and both probably won’t remember it.
Anyway, how popular is Marlee Matlin? She just got her 250,000th
follower on her tweet account!
— Germany’s deaf banker
Robert Davis is deaf and works for the Commerzbank Dusseldorf
in Germany. He was born in England but lives in Germany. He
is a customer services consultant – discussing banking matters
with deaf – and – with hearing clients. He knows German Sign
Language and uses it to communicate with deaf clients. He handles
500 deaf and hearing clients. He started to lose his hearing
at age of 10, but became a stock broker as a young man. When
his hearing got worse, he had to leave his stock broker job.
That is why he became a banker.
— federal court twice supports eBay against a deaf person
Melissa Earll, a deaf woman, wanted to sell her collectibles
(coins, comics, watches, baseball cards, etc) on eBay. She
couldn’t because eBay requires voice verification to get the
pin number and would not accept relay service calls. She
twice filed lawsuits and lost each time. She is 47 years old
and eBay insulted her by asking for her mother or father to
make the voice call for her Not giving up, she will take the
case all the way to the Supreme Court if possible.
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