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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2013/07/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 26, 2013

— India’s national deaf tennis champion wins lawsuit

Parul Gupta won the national India deaf women’s tennis championship,
qualifying her for the Deaflympics. India would not allow her to
go to Deaflympics. Her angry father filed a lawsuit. The Delhi High
Court agreed with her, and allowed her to compete! Why did India say
no? India says no money to send her to Deaflympics!

 

 

— testing athletes’ deafness

over 3,000 deaf athletes are now at the Deaflympics. They must have
a hearing loss of 55dB or higher in the better ear. Do some athletes
cheat on their deafness? Yes, some do. There is a group of professional
audiologists that will randomnly test five percent of these athletes
(around 150 of them) for their deafness. When asked to be tested, these
athletes cannot avoid or run away or hide from audiologists!

 

 

— why no captions on one TV news program?

In Tulsa, a TV news program was not captioned. Why?
A bad storm wrecked the captioning equipment. This is what
the TV station manager told the deaf community. The TV
people have been trying to fix the captioning equipment but
it takes some time.

 

 

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2013/07/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 24, 2013

— a 13-year prison term for former Deaflympics official

Jaromir Ruda, former Slovak Deaflympics chairperson, was sentenced
to 13 years in prison. His crime? Pocketing $2.1 million dollars,
that was supposed to be used for 2008 Deaflympics, hosted by his
Slovak nation. Because the funds were missing, the Deaflympics
was cancelled – a black mark in the history of Deaf Sports.

 

— why Southwest Airlines does not caption their movies?

Few weeks ago Kenneth S Rothschild emailed Southwest Airlines
asking why their inflight movies are not captioned. Their response:

Currently Row 44, our inflight wi-fi provider, is working with the streaming
provider to find a solution to be able to caption movies and TV. Due to a
glitch, we are not yet there in providing captioning but hope to be able to
have it enabled soon

Glitch? DeafDigest does not believe Southwest Airlines

 

— Kentucky School for the Deaf owes Centre College $6,000

Someone from Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) checked out a book
from the Centre College library in 1828. The book was never returned.
Just this week someone found that book on the deaf school campus.
It was returned to the libary. The fine for the overdue book is $6.000.
Will KSD pay for it? Probably not because Centre College will probably
laugh it off.

 

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2013/07/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 22, 2013

 

— two deaf leaders in Renne, France (a photo)

http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-leaders-in-rennes-france/

 

 

— the deaf archives in a deaf school in Paris (some photos)

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-archives-in-a-deaf-school-in-paris-some-photos/

a deaf intern from Gallaudet; a long time volunteer archivst; the
street sign where the school is located

 

 

— the deaf of France

The deaf of France are the same as the deaf of USA! Only differences
between us are different languages, different sign languages, and
different cultures. Yet we share same interests and share same worries
and problems.

 

 

— The Clerc books; how to place your orders?

Laurent Clerc: The Story of His Early Years (English language)
http://tinyurl.com/mxs8ocz

Youth Laurent Clerc (same book, but in French language)
http://www.airelle-editions.fr/orderbook31pg.html

 

 

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