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2013/11/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 29, 2013

 
— Gallaudet says laws against drugs are not working

In a short newspaper story, Gallaudet said that laws against
drugs are not working. Who at Gallaudet University made that
comment? It is Denny Gallaudet, who does not work for
Gallaudet University, but is a retired school superintendent
and also a former president of a small town bank in Maine!
Is Denny Gallaudet related to the famous Gallaudet family?
Don’t know.

 

— a Boston University writer loves captioning errors

Rich Barlow, not deaf, is responsible for BU Today, which
is Boston University’s news website. He wrote that he loves
captioning errors. We hate captioning errors but he loves
it. He wrote “Why I Hope Closed Caption Typos Never Go Away
Completely.” Why? He said that errors tell us that we are
human beings, and not machines that function too perfectly.
And most important of all, we need something to laugh in
a world that makes us tense much of the time!
(DeafDigest editor, by the way, hates these errors).

 
— real estate value of CSD buildings, now for sale

The Communication Services for the Deaf more or less have
moved its headquarters to Austin, Texas. Its’ buildings
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, located next to the
campus of South Dakota School for the Deaf, are up for
sale. What is the asking price for its four buildings
and 2 1/2 acres of land? Just 5 million dollars!

 

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2013/11/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 28, 2013

— world’s toughest athletic event named after a deaf person

Gertrude Ederle became famous for being the first woman
to swim the English channel (1926). She had serious hearing
loss since childhood and later became deaf. She then taught
swimming at Lexington School for the Deaf. She passed away in
2003. Not wanting to forget her, the annual “from New York
City to New Jersey” 17.5 mile swimming race is named after her.
It is called “Ederle Swim” – there is a limit of 25 elite long
distance swimmers that could race in that event.

 

— many British physicians refuse to cooperate with CI people!

In Great Britain, the CI people are complaining that many
physicians are refusing to advise deaf patients to get an
implant. Why? These physicians do not really understand
what is a CI and the risks and dangers of these implants.
As a result, the CI people are pushing for these doctors
to learn more about the implants!

 

 

— making a full time living with these ADA lawsuits!

Who gets rich with these ADA lawsuits? Attorneys? Yes,
but there are a few disabled people trying to make
a living with these ADA lawsuits. Do keep in mind
that some of the New York deaf people involved with
the Starbucks lawsuit are in it, hoping to get money.
In Sacramento, California, a disabled man has filed
2,200 lawsuits in the past, including 59 this year.
He spends each day scouting stores and shops in the
city, hoping to find more ADA violations to sue them!

 

 

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2013/11/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 27, 2013

 

— a tale of a lost CI

a four-year old deaf girl, while playing with friends on the
streets, lost her CI. Her parents could not find it; the parents
asked friends to help look for it. They could not find it. As a
result, over 1,000 people, most of them strangers, joined in to
look for the lost CI. After a lot of searching, the lost CI
was found. Where in USA did that happen? No, it was in Yinchuan,
a city of 810,000 people in China!

 

— A double-deaf participant in a sporting event

What is a double-deaf participant? Deaf in both ears?
No. Joseph Lockwood, who is deaf, won the Louisiana
state championship in Hunter Jumper horse riding
competition. Why double deaf? Because his horse
is deaf! Hunter jumper? Horses, in riding competition,
jump over fences and the judges vote for the rider and
the horse that jumps the best.

 

— whose idea was the Phoenix TV Deaf and Hearing Network?

Last week DeafDigest mentioned the new Phoenix TV Deaf
and Hearing Network that would be aired in January 2014.
Whose idea was it? It was the idea and dream of Peyton
Gallovich, who is not deaf. She is a sophomore at
Arizona State University, and has dreamed of starting
her own television network. After taking sign language
courses at the university, she was inspired to create
the Deaf and Hearing Network. DeafDigest hopes it will
be successful because many deaf TV programs have closed
up after being aired for only a short time.

 

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