DeafDigest Blue – July 21, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – July 21, 2013

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2013/07/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 19, 2013

— a deaf restaurant in Paris

DeafDigest editor is vacationing in Paris this week. He had lunch at
Cafe Signes, a deaf restaurant in the city. Six of nine employees
are deaf. Most patrons are hearing but no problems dealing with
the deaf staff. Deaf people come to restaurant for drinks and
company after they finish work.

Look at the picture of two deaf staffers. One is showing his sign
for his name. The second one is a quiet man.

http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-employees-at-cafe-signes-paris/

 

— a disappointing update from Deaf Olympian in Deaflympics

South Africa’s Terence Parkin, a past Olympics swimming
silver medalist, planned to compete in cycling in the
Deaflympics. While in training, he suffered a nasty spill
and hurt himself. He may have to withrdaw if his injury
does not heal quickly enough.

 

— must text in Verizon in Rochester

Rochester has one of the highest numbers of deaf residents in USA.
For emergency needs the deaf can use text to contact the 911
Center. The problem it must be with a Verizon text; other text
providers do not have this special 911 access. Not great news
for non-Verizon text users.

 

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2013/07/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 17, 2013

— Putin involved with Deaflympics?

Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia; he was a former Prime Minister.
He is one of the most powerful people in the world. Is he interested in
the deaf? Valery Rukhledev, a deaf Russian is running for election as
president of the Deaflympics group. What about Putin? He has endorsed
Rukhledev for the Deaflympics presidency! It was a big shock that
Putin would somehow get involved! Will Rukhledev win? Can’t say because
he is competing against a Briton and an American.

 

 

— a coffin and rubber ducks in Tucson

It was mentioned in DeafDigest several times that the Arizona State Schools
for the Deaf and the Blind is not a happy place right now. People
do not like the administration. Gov. Jan Brewer has asked for peace.
Things are quiet right now because it is summer. Things will not be
quiet when both schools re-open this coming fall. Rubber ducks? A
coffin? Rubber ducks means lame duck administration in which everyone
hopes it would be. A coffin means the disliked administration will
be buried in due time. This was what the students placed on the ground
during the protests. This story was mentioned recently in a newspaper.
We will see what happens when these schools re-open.

 

 

— H Street loves Gallaudet

H Street, NE is about a 15-minutes walk from the Gallaudet campus.
For many years Gallaudet students went to H Street to do their shopping
and to have fun. H Street became a dead area when the 1968 riots
destroyed everything. Times have changed. Many restaurants, many
night clubs, many bars, many stores, many shops as well as new
condos are in the H Street area. As with the past many years ago
Gallaudet students visit H Street – as a result, it has become
a neighborhood where hearing people know the deaf, and in fact,
hire them to work in these business establishments. The H Street-
Gallaudet boom was profiled in a newspaper story.

 

 

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2013/07/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 15, 2013

— New York deaf accuse Starbucks of discrimination!

It was a shock when a group of New York deaf filed
lawsuit against Starbucks for refusing to serve them.
Truth? Did deaf people stay in Starbucks all day
and not order much coffee? Was there communication
problem while ordering Starbucks drinks? We will
find out the truth about the lawsuit.

 
— non-fluent ASL signers are scared

Several deaf friends, some of them non-fluent ASL
signers, are scared. If there are no more internet
relay providers, they will be forced to use video relay
services. When that happens there may be language barrier
struggles between confused interpreters and non-fluent
ASL signers!

 
— A deaf man in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

We have had some deaf people in the past making it in the
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The latest is deaf rocker
Sean Forbes, saying he has been deaf all his life but is
a professional musican. First time in history? No, there
was Ripley’s Believe It or Not many years ago about
a deaf man working in a factory making musical instruments!

 

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