DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2015
— using SSL, not using ASL
What is SSL? Survival Sign Language, used by
clerks, police officers, firemen, nurses, and
others that have limited contact with the deaf.
SSL consists of simple signs such as hi, thank you,
good morning, welcome, etc. A SSL course is being
taught at Valdosta State University in Georgia.
— interpreter not showing up
DeafDigest editor had an appointment with a
doctor in a hospital clinic. An interpreter was
requested, but never showed up. That hospital
did not have a VRI. What to do? Sue the hospital?
Reschedule the appointment several weeks later?
Rely on lipreading? Use a note pad? The editor
asked the doctor to write notes, and fortunately
she explained things clearly with notes. The
hospital, however, promised interpreters with
follow up appointments. Of course, there are deaf
patients that prefer live interpreting. Each
person has own choice.
— these complaining models
Nyle DiMarco, slated to compete in reality TV’s
America’s Next Top Model show, said that
hearing models complain a lot about one thing –
the appearance of their hair! Does Kyle
complain about his deafness, while trying
to mingle with these models? No.
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