DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2014
— an overlooked TV star
A TV program that was popular in the United Kingdom before it was
cancelled last year was “Real Hustle.” It was about scams that
dishonest people play on innocent victims. One of the stars was
Jessica-Jane Stafford. She has been deaf all her life, but
functions as a hearing person. No one would know about her
deafness. While BBC Three cancelled the program, it seems that
truTV.com is showing these reruns.
— a deaf lawsuit against Redbox thrown out
In California, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter threw
out the lawsuit filed by a deaf man accusing Redbox of
discriminating against the deaf because of lack of captions on
its DVD movies. Why was it thrown out? The judge said Redbox
is just a distributor of rental DVDs and have no control over
the way the movies were made. The judge gave a June 13th
deadline to have the complaint amended or it would be thrown
out of court.
— the NASCAR and the deaf
In many parts of USA, NASCAR is a popular auto racing sport.
Many hearing fans follow NASCAR results. What about the
deaf? There is a group called “Deaf NASCAR Fans.” This group
met recently at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
Where do these deaf fans come from? Everywhere – Arizona,
Utah, Idaho, Florida, Michigan – a total of approximately
40 fans altogether. Interpreter? Yes! The group tries to meet
up at least once a year and they hope to expand the membership
base to reduce the burden of these traveling deaf fans.
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