DeafDigest Gold – November 30, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – November 30, 2014

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2014/11/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 28, 2014

 

— a city may hire deaf as a police officer

Bridgeport, CT, 145,000 people, will allow the police
department to hire deaf applicants – on one condition.
The hearing aid is required if it helps the deaf
applicant to function as a hearing person. But if the
hearing aid does not help, the deaf cannot be hired.

 
— a deaf hero’s bad luck

James Mester, a deaf resident of Waco, Texas,
has been praised as a hero. He smelled smoke in his
apartment building and got all 8 residents
out just in time. The bad luck is that the fire
destroyed his apartment, making him homeless.
He is now living at a shelter, while getting help
from family and friends on his future plans.

 

 

— clarification with interpreters and VRI in hospitals

DeafDigest mentioned that private hospitals can offer
VRI instead of interpreters. This is not always true.
There are two issues – Section 504 and ADA regulations.
And there are Medicare Part B patients. Throw all this
into one pot, and things can get complicated, different
explanations for different issues! And speaking
of VRI, there are doctors that prefer live interpreters
because communication is so much better! Who is right
and who is wrong? This is why we have attorneys and
we have courts!

 

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2014/11/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 27, 2014

 

— deaf man says he is successful stock market trader

A deaf man posted his article on the web today, saying he has
been making a great living, making a lot of money with his
full time stock trading business. And that he has been
giving a lot of financial advice with hearing clients.
His name is James DePorre. Personally, DeafDigest is
always wary, because people that make great money
normally don’t brag about it!

 

— Kevin Hall, the deaf professional golfer

What has become of Kevin Hall, the deaf professional
golfer? At Ohio State, he won the Big Ten golf
championship, and took part in five big PGA pro
tournaments in 2005 and 2006. He did not make the
cut in these pro tournaments. What has become of
him today? The ESPN said he is playing in minor league
mini-tours. He did take part in one deaf golf tournament,
and won it very easily by runaway scores. When he was
younger he attended St Rita School for the Deaf.
In golf he regularly shoots in the low seventies, but
in big time pro golf, one has to shoot mid-sixties
just to survive.

 

— is the FCC advisory committee a joke?

The FCC has announced it is setting up a special
advisory committee to discuss disability issues.
Is that a joke? When we tell FCC we want open
captions, are they going to listen to us? No. When
we tell the FCC that we want 911 text emergency
services at every single police station in USA, FCC
is not going to listen to us. And when we work with
hearing disabled representatives on that committee,
the hearing disabled people tend to push us out.
So, in other words, is that new committee a joke? Yes.

 

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