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— Deaf woman, arrested on drunk driving, loses her case
DeafDigest mentioned a past case of deaf woman, arrested on
drunk driving, trying to get her case dismissed due to no
interpreter. The judge ruled against the deaf woman, saying
that communications by written notes was enough. The woman’s
attorney plans to appeal the judge’s ruling. This court
hearing took four hours, which is very long!
— Discrimination against deaf doctors
There is much discrimination against deaf patients in
doctors’ offices. What about deaf doctors? Yes, much
discrimination! Says who? Says Philip Zazove, a deaf
physician. The University of California Davis Health
System printed a special report about this issue. While
the report did not say how many deaf doctors do we have,
the estimate is between 75-100. And many of them said
they deal with discrimination while working with hearing
people in the medical profession.
— The deaf and the Red Bull
Red Bull is a famous energy drink company. Many of us know
about a famous deaf racer Ashley Fiolek. She is sponsored by
the Red Bull. But how many of us know that Red Bull is
sponsoring a team coached by a deaf man! Mick Fanning,
not deaf, is a two time world surfing champion and his
surf team is sponsored by the Red Bull. Fanning’s coach
is Andy King, an Australian, who is deaf.
— DEAF in India
In USA, many deaf people identify themselves as Capital D
Deaf. What about India? There is DEAF. Really deaf? No,
it is Depositor Education & Awareness Fund, which
explains how to make bank deposits. But many hearing
people laugh at DEAF. They say DEAF is deaf to the
real banking needs!
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— A deaf question in a Jeopardy program
Jeopardy had a deaf question, and the answer was “What
are Girl Scout cookies?” It was about Savannah, GA not
permitting Girl Scout cookies to be sold on the city
streets in 2011. After so many complaints, the city council
changed its mind and allowed cookie sales. How is it
deaf-related? Juliette Gordon Low, a deaf woman, founded
the Girl Scouts in 1912.
— These Super Bowl ads
We, the deaf, complain every year that not every Super Bowl
ad is captioned. Yet there was a big newspaper story about
some Super Bowl advertisers that go broke and go out of
business. Maybe this is the reason why some of them don’t
caption their ads. After paying millions of dollars on
an ad, there is no more money for captions! Hard to
— Dangerous for deaf to deliver mail?
Is it dangerous for a deaf person to deliver mail?
It should not be – but Graham Duff, a deaf mailman
in Fife, a small town in Scotland, was bitten by a
dog. He could not hear the dog barking and was bit.
The police has given the owner a ticket for allowing
dog to run loose. Duff, still upset, has not delivered
mail since then. We have heard many stories of dogs
chasing mailmen. But this one about the deaf is the
first DeafDigest has known about.
— A deaf person not allowed to race horses?
A deaf man from Ontario, Canada wants to become a
horse racing jockey. He enrolled at a horse racing
school to learn to become a jockey. The school said
deafness was not a problem, but later changed its
mind. The case is now with the Ontario human
rights commission. Rick Macomber, a deaf man,
races horses in Indiana but it is trotters,
not thoroughbreds, two different types of races.
— Forbes Magazine honors a person that works with the deaf
Forbes Magazine is a popular magazine for important
people in business and politics. Every year this
magazine announces top honors for business people and
politicians. In the past people that are deaf or
work with deaf have never been honored until this year.
Ohki Junto san, not deaf, is the president of ShuR Group
in Japan. This agency helps the deaf with their needs.
Forbes has honored him as one of the Top 30 people in
the world under age of 30.
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