2013/11/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 26, 2013

 

— one of Kentucky’s best buildings

The Kentucky Educational Television asked Kentuckians
to vote for their best buildings. One of the winning
buildings is the Jacobs Hall Museum. What is so special
about that building? It is the most famous building
in the state, exhibiting Civil War history. Where is
that building? In Danville, on the campus of Kentucky
School for the Deaf! This museum is open to the public,
especially for those that are interested in Civil War.

 

— Our ASL interpreters joining an union?

DeafDigest editor received an email from an interpreter,
saying she is a member of the ASL Interpreters Union.
Interpreters complaining about working conditions
and talking about forming an union are not old issues.
These issues were discussed in the past – but ASL
Interpreters Union? A google search revealed that
Pacific Media Workers Guild represents a group of
interpreters, but not all interpreters.

 

— operation for a deaf child canceled because of cruel reason

A deaf child was scheduled for an operation at Seattle’s
Children’s Hospital. The child was born without ears and
without eardrums. The operation was supposed to fix it.
But it was canceled. Why? The family’s car was stolen.
After few days of waiting, the car could not be found.
The family needed the car to drive from Tacoma to Seattle
for that operation. DeafDigest feels bad about it and
hopes there is a way for the family to get the car and for
the operation to take place.

 

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2013/11/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2013

— two big career changes for an ASL interpreter

Deborah Gilboa was a former stage manager of Deaf West
Theater in Los Angeles. This was her first career.
Moving to Pittsburgh, she became ASL interpreter.
This was her 2nd career. She is now into her third
career – as ASL-signing physician! She works at the
Squirrel Hill Health Center in Pittsburgh and has
about 100 deaf patients. How important is interpreting
for deaf patients? She said that handwritten notes
is not sufficient!

 

 

— deaf person studying for MA in Cartoon Studies

A program in Cartoon Studies offering a MA for its
graduates! A joke? No. There is a Center for Cartoon
Studies in Hartford, Vermont (not Connecticut).
Carlisle Robinson, a Gallaudet graduate, is a MA
student at that program. Why Cartoon Studies?
Her goal is to work with comics, combining ASL
with English as a new way to help the deaf to
learn better.

 

 

— a lucky deaf criminal?

Peter Drinnan, a deaf criminal from Scotland, is
a lucky person! He was arrested for vandalism and
for sending abusive text messages. After two days
in the lock up, the judge had to release him,
and he is a free man! Why? Because a sign language
interpreter could not be found for him after two
days of looking around for one!

 

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2013/11/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 22, 2013

 

— a dream weekend for deaf NFL fans (with a group picture)

Deaf fans and hearing fans root for their favorite
NFL teams. A group of deaf fans had a dream weekend,
a stadium tour, visiting the team dressing room,
sitting in the team conference room, sitting in
the suite seats – all that with an interpreter!
Also a private luncheon with Mark Murphy, Green Bay
Packers’ CEO/President. It took place on September 15th
when Packers defeated Washington Redskins, 38-20 at
the Lambeau Field. Vaughn Hallada, a rabid Packers
fan and Woody Boxer, rabid Redskins fan, made this
possible. A group of 20 deaf fans from all over USA,
flew to Green Bay to enjoy the weekend. Included in
the group were four members of Gallaudet’s 1971
legendary Dirty Thirty football team.

 

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— a deaf opera singer learning to speak and hear at age 12?

There is a story that David Serero, a popular worldwide
opera singer, was born deaf. And that after so many
operations, he finally learned how to speak and to hear
at the age of 12. Do we believe it? Normally at age of 12,
it is too late for a deaf child to learn to hear and speak
perfectly. Maybe the writer was exaggerating this newspaper
story?

 
— finally – closed captions on airline flights!

Southwest Airlines will start showing closed captioned
video programs in early 2014. This announcement was made
in today’s news. It was felt that the aircraft people
were “waiting” for the first airline to show captions,
before they will “follow” with their own captions!
It is about time because FCC said in 2006 that all
airlines must show captions, yet all airlines gave
excuses for avoiding captions – until now – the
Southwest Airlines. Other airlines – Emirates,
Swiss, Lufthansa and Virgin Australia said they will
show captions on some, not all, flights.

 

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