DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 24, 2015
— deaf heights fear in Luxembourg?
DeafDigest editor is spending his last day
in Luxembourg before continuing on his travels.
Today he toured the Luxembourg fortress. One can
view it from the top or from the bottom – as the
fortress is located at the bottom of the hills
in middle of the city. Those with fear of heights
may find the view scary. Are deaf people afraid of
heights? Probably no more than the hearing,
but we have deaf people with Spinal Meningitis or
with vertigo or with Meniere’s disease. People with
these conditions may find heights scary. How
terrifying is the fortress heights? Take a look at:
— before Marlee Matlin, we had a great deaf actress
Audree Norton has departed us. Many young deaf people
do not know who she was. During the early days of
TV in the fifties, she had several acting roles.
She also was a TV model, appearing in Royal Crown
cola commercials. She drank so much cola during
these camera re-takes that she hated it for life.
And she was the only deaf actress to be blackballed
by Hollywood! She protested the wicked Hollywood
tradition of using hearing actors for deaf roles.
As a result, no one – directors and producers
would give her roles! She deserves thanks for
paving the way for our future deaf actors and
— a new Wells Fargo commercial on TV
Going on right now is a new Wells Fargo TV
commercial. It is about a deaf female couple
adopting a deaf girl. This deaf girl role is
played by a real deaf girl, not a hearing girl.
For that reason, DeafDigest applauds Wells Fargo.
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