2014/04/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 30, 2014

 

 

— a fear about these new captioning rules

As we all know, FCC is pushing hard on captioning rules.
This should be great news for us – but there is a fear.
The FCC allows TV stations, cable operators and producers
to ask for permission NOT to caption. FCC may say “ok
not to caption” if they prove that captioning costs
will make them broke! Are these FCC captioning rules
sometimes a joke? Yes!

 

— a deaf video director for a big time hearing team

Hawick Rugby Football Club (hearing) is one of the best
rugby teams in Scotland. They play in a top rugby league.
This team has a video director who takes videos of all
games and practices. The players and coaches study these
videos to learn how to improve themselves in action.
This video director is Adam Easton. He is deaf, and knows
sign language.

 
— a successful deaf fake-singer

Many famous singers fake their songs by lip-synching
the music in the background. This is a scandal that everyone
laughs about. Well, Lindsey Diane Alton is deaf and she is a
disk jockey in the Syracuse, New York area. As a joke, she
did a fake-song. Much to her surprise, she received 85,000,000
youtube hits! Her real job is a newspaper reporter for the
Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper, and on the side she is the
disk jockey for local events. She does not use ASL.

 

 

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2014/04/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 29, 2014

 

— 2nd most powerful person in Illinois knows ASL

Ryan Croke is the second most powerful person in
Illinois. He is the chief of staff, serving under
Gov. Pat Quinn. He signs ASL fluently, as he is
a Coda. He was recently seen signing in ASL with
Janice Smith-Warshaw, the deaf superintendent of
Illinois School for the Deaf. DeafDigest hopes
he will use his power for the greater good of the
deaf in the state of Illinois.

 

 

— CI at airport scanners

Many deaf travelers with CI are nervous about airport
scanners, afraid these would ruin these sensitive
electronic devices. A veteran deaf traveler, that
wears CI, said it is not a problem because these
devices are strong enough to withstand these
scanners. This is good news for deaf travelers,
traveling for the first time with their new CI’s.
with these CI’s.

 

— a famous deaf person on a TV program

A famous deaf person will appear for a short time
on the Switched at Birth program on the June 30th
episode. It is Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks
player which won the Super Bowl. This announcement
was made by TVGuide. Travis (Ryan Lane) and
Mary Beth (B.K. Cannon) will also appear at the same
time with Derrick.

 

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2014/04/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 28, 2014

 
— a surprising job description for captioners

a college in California has been advertising for a
real-time captioner to work with deaf students.
This college posted a job description – and one
line in it is interesting – Required: General knowledge
of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing culture. Why?
The college does not want to hire a captioner that
has negative thoughts about the deaf.

 

 

— the ADA and the deaf that live in condominiums

Very often deaf people that own condominiums get into
clashes with their condo board on hiring interpreters
for meetings. These deaf people scream that ADA requires
interpreters for them. True? Well, the ADA requires
interpreters for employment, public facilities and
public transportation. Condos? The ADA does not cover it!
Instead of screaming about ADA, they need to scream about
Fair Housing Amendments Act, which involves the HUD. But
getting an interpreter, as encouraged by HUD, is tricky;
more of an a case by case basis!

 

 
— a deaf professional baseball player in big trouble

Tyson Gillies, who is deaf, and is a minor league baseball
player with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PA) has been
suspended for three games. He was so angry with his poor
performance in a game that he wrecked the hallway that
led to the team locker room. The IronPigs is a farm team
of the Philadelphia Phillies. Tyson, who began his pro
career in 2007, has been waiting for a long time to
play in a major league game. Will he play in the majors?
Good question.

 

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