2013/08/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2013

— a deaf dancer in TV dancing competition

Shaheem Sanchez, a deaf resident of Sacramento, California,
took part on the TV program – “Family Dance Off” aired on ABC
last week. He did not win.

 

 

— a very deaf-unfriendly restaurant in Las Vegas?

Is Capo’s Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas the nation’s
most deaf-unfriendly restaurant? Hearing people entering
the restaurant must knock on the door and speak through the
voice speaker with the restaurant manager to be allowed
to enter. Why the knock on the door? High crime everywhere?
No! The restaurant uses the pre-1933 prohibition era secret
underground speakeasy as a theme. Not very convenient for
the deaf that want to taste these famous steaks!

 

 

— what happens if too many deaf people watch a movie?

What is going to happen if too many deaf people watch a
movie at Regal Cinemas in Lancaster (Pennsylvania). The
theater office has eight Captioning glasses. What happens
if the 9th deaf person shows up, and all the glasses have
been taken? Regal would probably say “it has never happened
that all eight glasses were taken” but one can never know!

 

 

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2013/08/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2013

— Google Glass – is it ready for captions?

Is the Google Glass ready for captions right now?
No, but possibly in the future. Google Glass is so new
that it may require Google engineers more time to
make more improvements on it. Right now, the cost
is $1,500 – which is too expensive just to watch
captions.

 

 

— Reading and the deaf

A team of researchers from University of New Mexico said
the deaf people have a hard time reading because reading
itself is a “new language” – and not because deaf cannot
hear sounds. Is this correct? Don’t know! There are many
hearing people that love to read; also many hearing
people that hate to read; again also many hearing people
cannot read at all! The same goes for the deaf!

 

 

— The Ultimate Fighter – new Fox TV series

The Fox TV network is coming up with a new TV program – called
The Ultimate Fighter. There will be 32 fighters on the program.
One of the fighters is Lee Sandmeier. He is deaf and comes from
Knoxville, Iowa (not Tennessee). Before winning a spot on the TV
program, he had 9 fights and won them all in the Mixed Martial
Arts competition. The program starts on September 4th.

 

 

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2013/08/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2013

— a nice comment by a blue collar deaf man

William Hallada, Greenfield, WI, passed away at the age of 96
last week. He worked for nearly 40 years as a machinist for
a factory that built forklifts, trucks and loaders. While much
younger he was active hearing people – bowling, horse shoes,
fast pitch softball, and basketball in Port Washington.
He said – “I made many hearing friends through playing sports”.
Port Washington is a small town of about 10,000 people. For
him, sports was a way to mingle with and to know the hearing.
Growing up, he attended Wisconsin School for the Deaf.

 

 

— very easy to turn on open captioned movie!

We all love theater open captioned movies and we all hate
theater closed captioned movies (captioned glasses). It
is very easy to turn on open captioned movie. All it
needs is a special open caption option key from the
movie studio. That easy? Yes, but movie houses won’t do it.

 

 

— a hearing midwife tried to get a deaf midwife fired!

Louise Westwood, not deaf, and a midwife, filed a formal
complaint against a deaf midwife that worked at the Cotswold
Maternity Unit in Chipping Norton in Great Britain. Westwood
said the deaf midwife was careless in her work with the
mothers and newborn children. After hearing both sides in
a court room, the judge in favor of the deaf midwife, and she
kept her job. Westwood is very angry about it.

 

 

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