2013/07/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 31, 2013

— Big money stolen from a deaf organization

Not the first time, and not the last time, that a deaf organization
would lose money because of a thief that is the treasurer or officer.
A state association of the deaf recently announced it has lost a lot of
money because of the theft. The association said services of an attorney
and a financial professional have been hired. DeafDigest is not mentioning
the identity of the thief nor of the state association, so as to prevent
embarrassment. But the sad thing is – it will happen again and again!

 

 

— Internet group supports E-Bay, says no ADA for deaf

eBay has required Melissa Earll, a deaf trader, to confirm her
identity on telephone. She sued on basis of discrimination but
lost the case. She appealed the case with the 9th Circuit Court
of Appeals. The Internet Trade Group made a friend-of-the-court brief
argument claiming ADA regulations, if strictly enforced, would
ruin them! This is may not be good news for deaf individuals that
want to make a living on the internet.

 

 

— a new country singer works with a deaf filmmaker

Tim Sweeney, a new country singer, is working with Jules Dameron,
a deaf filmmaker and a former Deaflympics participant on including
ASL signs into his future country songs. While Tim is new to the country
scene, he is interested in ASL because his son is disabled (Down syndrome
and autistic).

 

 

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2013/07/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 29, 2013

— Matt Hamill to fight on October 9th

Many fighters announce their retirement yet come back to fight again.
Matt Hamill is no different; he will fight against Thiago Silva
on October 9th in Brazil in his second comeback fight. How tough is
Thiago? Almost everyone thinks Thiago will win, but Matt is not afraid
of anyone!

 

 

— confusion over open captions and closed captions

Many people are still confused between open captions and closed
captions. Yes, both give us captions but both are different. With
open captions, we do not need special glasses. With closed captions
we require special glasses. Which is preferable? Hearing people hate
open captions. We, the deaf, prefer open captions, not closed captions.
Still, closed captions are better than no captions!

 

 

— a way for deaf club to raise money

Little Rock Association of the Deaf has been around for many years,
and is well known in the Arkansas deaf community – but like with many
other deaf clubs, it has been difficult to raise funds for club
operations. The club owns a 5 a.m. liquor license, and wants to
rent it out to a hearing club. A hearing is scheduled, and if
successful, the deaf club should see money coming in.

 

 

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