2015/01/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 22, 2015

 
— a new deaf contestant on a TV show

In the TV program – Survivor: Worlds Apart — White Collar
vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar, there are 18 contestants.
One of the contestants is Nina Poersch. She is deaf. This
program starts on February 25th. At stake is one million
dollars prize money.

 

 

— a fancy London restaurant kicks out a wealthy patron

A deaf waitress, with her two hearing aids, was serving
a large table group at a fancy London restaurant. A
woman, in that group, thought the waitress was wearing
headphones, and complained about it with the restaurant
manager. He explained to her that these “headphones”
were actually hearing aids. The woman didn’t believe
it and continued to complain, much to the embarrassment
of her husband and friends in that table group. The
manager defended his waitress and kicked the woman
out of the restaurant. Her husband then gave the
deaf waitress a very big tip!

 

 

— Facebook wants to help the deaf

Facebook is testing something new with its Messenger
app. It will convert voice messages to text. Is
that good or bad for the deaf? Good, if text is
perfect with no spelling errors. Bad, if it has
many spelling errors.

 

 

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2015/01/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 21, 2015

 

 

— International Deaf Company

A group of fake-deaf people have been fooling
small town people that they work for the
International Deaf Company. They enter shops
and stores and steal stuff. The merchants
were fooled because they couldn’t tell the
difference between real deaf people and
fake-deaf people. The police is looking
these thieves.

 

 

— a deaf restaurant improves its services

Cafe Signes is a amall cafe in Paris; nearly all
of the employees are deaf; the few hearing
employees use sign language. This restaurant
just put in two new improvements. One is placing
different lights on each table. When hungry
patrons want to order more food, they wave these
special lights to get attention of the deaf waiters.
The other improvement is giving each waiter a
vibrating buzzer. This tells them that food
from the kitchen is ready to be served.

A picture of two of the deaf employees is at:
http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-employees-at-cafe-signes-paris/

 

 

— deaf marketing a big athletic event

Two big tennis tournaments are taking place – the
Australian Open and the Shanghai Rolex Masters. World’s
best tennis players compete in these tournaments.
Four top tennis players have been selected to help
market these big events. One of them is Lee Duck-hee,
a deaf tennis player from South Korea. He is rated
as one of the best young tennis players in the world.

 

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2015/01/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 20, 2015

 

 

— a deaf involvement in other New England Pats controversy

New England Patriots is in the Super Bowl but the team cannot
escape controversy. The latest one is the play clock behaving
funny in the 3rd quarter of the game with the Colts. The Pats
had the ball with 6:11 remaining, and with .05 seconds
remaining on the play clock. Suddenly with 6:10 remaining,
the play clock, which should have shown .04 seconds remaining,
suddenly shot up to 25 seconds! Well, what about it? The
fan who shot the video of this funny clock is a deaf person. He
had the video posted on his facebook, and already, probably
over 1,000,000 hits!

 

 
— most popular site in DC agrees to be accessible

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment, located in
Washington, DC, will now be accessible to the deaf,
under agreement with the Justice Department. How popular
is this museum? People visiting DC have rated this museum
as a must “visit” site along with the White House and
other sites.

 

— a popular person captions all of his videos

Who is Tyler Oakley? He is well known among youtube
followers for his comments on many issues – healthcare,
education, youth peer pressure, humor, etc. One of his
friends is Michelle Obama. He made an important
announcement – that all of his youtube videos are to be
captioned – captioned professionally, not from
these freebie captioning software (that leads to
so many errors). Many of us have our own favorite
web sites – and many, many of these videos are NOT
captioned!

 

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2015/01/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 19, 2015

 
— Tom Selleck movie insulting a famous deaf person

Tom Selleck starred in the movie “Twelve Mile Road” (2003). It was
shown on Saturday night on TV. The movie captions suddenly showed
a quote which said “…..imitating Marlee Matlin…..” It was so
quick that there was no time to write it down. If a quote imitates
a famous hearing person saying something funny, then it may be a
compliment. But if it imitates a famous deaf person using Deaf
Speech then it is an insult!

 

 

 

— Super Bowl has one thing in common with a deaf organization

The Super Bowl is coming up, and sorry, Derrick Coleman will not
play, as he is injured and out of season. He will receive his
second Super Bowl ring if Seattle wins. Anyway, many of us
are hoping that ALL Super Bowl ads will be captioned. It has
never happened in the past. The Super Bowl has one thing
in common with —- the National Association of the Deaf!
Why? Many advertisers save their best ads for the Super Bowl;
many deaf companies save their best products for the NAD
conference exhibit hall area.

 
— invisible deaf club

Hutchinson, Kansas is a town of 40,000 people. Is there a
deaf social club in that town? This was what one person
contacted a newspaper, wanting that information. That newspaper
reached a hearing aid dealer, an independent living center,
several disabled support groups, etc. No luck! It is a
surprise that this newspaper reporter did not do a google
search. These searches would show – Kansas School for the
Deaf, Kansas Association of the Deaf, Hutchison Association
of the Deaf, Kansas Deaf News, etc. Don’t know why the
reporter chose the wrong search path?

 

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