DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2013
— sign language exam at age of 5
Evie Gavin, not deaf and age 5, passed her British Sign
Language exam. She is very happy about it. But why an
exam at age of 5? Her mother, Ayesha Gavin, is deaf.
Evie wants to be qualified to communicate with her.
The sign language people are saying Evie is the youngest
person in Great Britain to pass a sign language exam.
— do not mock the deaf for being deaf!
The city of Fremont, California has many deaf
residents. People living in Fremont know what
deafness is all about. But a group of young
hearing men was mocking a group of young
deaf men for their deafness. This took place
at the Fremont BART station. The angry deaf
men then attacked the hearing men, sending
them to the hospital. The Fremont police is
looking into this matter.
— wrong locations of deaf visual signaling alarms
The Tokyo Audit Secretary scolded the Tokyo
Metropolitan Central School for the Deaf
because of the “invisible” visual signaling
alarms. Invisible? In a way, yes because these
alarms were on the walls behind the students’
backs and some were hidden behind other walls.
The embarrassed school officials said they
will move the alarms so that every student
can see them!
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