DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 24, 2015
— a deaf US marshal
A past deaf magazine ran a story on a deaf man that
served as a US marshal. It is a very dangerous job in the
law enforcement field, dealing with violent criminals.
This deaf man served during the early part of 20th century
and it is not known how he got the job. Just recently,
a hard of hearing man, wanting to be a marshal, was turned
down by the feds. He filed a lawsuit but lost his case in
the 11th Circuit Court. He said his hearing aid would help
him hear everything, but the courts said no.
— deaf role removed from a great 1990 movie
one of the most famous movies ever shown was “Pretty Woman”
filmed in 1990 and starring Julie Roberts and Richard Gere.
The script asked for a deaf hotel manager; the hearing aid
was supposed to be shown during the filming. The director,
at the very last minute, killed that deaf character part.
— Subway accessibility for the deaf
finally, a Subway accessibility for the deaf. Not the
big city subway system, but the sandwich fast food
restaurant. At the Subway in St. Joseph, Missouri, there
is a touch-screen system at the drive in. No more
of the much-hated voice speeaker system. Hopefully
all Subway drive-ins in USA will have touch-screen
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