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2015/01/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 30, 2015

 

— two last minute stuff about deaf in Super Bowl

it happens every year!
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-superbowl/

also

A Bowl player named Chicklet is a deaf puppy.
She will be showing her football skills for
Team Fluff in the Puppy Bowl XI. How good
is she? Well, she is one of the starters
with the Fluff team! And she becomes the
second deaf puppy to play in the history
of the Puppy Bowl. And hopefully she will
drag the deflated (no pun intended) ball
across the goal line for a touchdown!

 

— deaf Pageant contestant kicked out

In Asia, Pageants are taken more seriously
than in USA. Anyway, Christine Balaguer,
a deaf Filipino woman was entered into the
National Pageant. Suddenly, she was kicked
out. Why? The Pageant organizers are not
saying anything and this deaf woman still
does not understand why she was kicked out!
It made the news in the Philippines media.
Yes, she’s very upset about it.

 

— a new word for Certified Deaf Interpreters

A growing field is Certified Deaf Interpreting
(CDI). More deaf individuals are becoming
CDIs, whereas there was no such a thing as
CDI in the past. A friend gave DeafDigest
editor a new word to describe CDI. It is
ASLizer, as their sign language is ASLized,
and they do ASLizing while interpreting
on the stage!

 

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2015/01/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 29, 2015

 

— a deaf-owned building is sold

From time to time DeafDigest mentions deaf social
clubs closing up. Well, some of these deaf clubs
own their buildings. This list is now one less.
The Wilmington Club for the Deaf in Delaware has
put their building up for sale. Same reason –
declining membership. The club will continue,
however.

 
— a corporate CEO’s big shock

Eddie V’s is a steak and seafood chain that serves
expensive dishes. There are 12 such restaurants in
Texas, California, Arizona, Illinois and Florida.
Every year this chain selects one of their chefs
as the Eddie V’s Chef of the Year. This year’s
winner is Charleston Wallace of Tampa, Florida.
He is deaf and the Eddie V’s CEO was shocked
about it as no one told him before!

 

 

— an interpreter accused of fakery

Few months ago, a deaf interpreter signed the
speech of a mayor, explaining what Ebola was
all about and how serious it is. Some deaf
people, watching the speech, thought the
interpreter was making up the story and
accused him of fakery. It was real and
not a fake – and this interpreter is the same
Jonathan Lamberton, who wowed the hearing
audience few days ago re the mayor’s NYC
blizzard speech!

 

 

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2015/01/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 28, 2015

 

— the invisible sign language

What is Invisible Sign Language? The February 2015
edition of Readers’ Digest ran a piece about
a TV character that worked in a forensics crime
lab. It said that character Abby Sciuto (played
by NCIS actress Pauley Perrette) is fluent in
sign language. Well, she has never used ASL in
any of these NCIS episodes. This is why it is
the Invisible Sign Language!

 

— a “star” interpreter

Are interpreters, both deaf and hearing, supposed to
be cast as “rock stars”? No, but last year newspapers
played up a woman who fascinated the hearing audience
with her interpreting at New York City political speeches.
And now this, the newspapers are also playing up
a deaf interpreter who wowed the audience with his
interpreting of the mayor’s speech. Maybe it is only
in New York where fascinating interpreters are called
rock stars by hearing people that know nothing about
sign language!

 
— a war in the Deaf Community

There was a posting on a web site about smartphones
and the deaf. It says that smartphones destroy
deaf clubs! Why? The writer said deaf people would
rather chat with each other through their smartphones
instead of face to face at deaf clubs. Sad to say,
the writer is probably correct – but with one
exception – deaf people love to chat with each
other at Starbucks!

 

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