2015/09/26morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2015 morning

 
— a man of honor with a special sign language

not telling you what it is, but do click on:
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— Yahoo’s two deaf mysteries

Yahoo today ran a travel slide show titled – Hidden Secrets of
ten American Landmarks. There are two Deaf Secrets that even
many deaf people do not know about. The first was the Lincoln
statue in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It shows
Abraham Lincoln with his two fingerspelled letters – A and L.
The second was Deaf Smith fighting at The Alamo in San Antonio,
Texas.

 

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2015/09/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 25, 2015

— a student teaching an interpreter how to sign

Jessica Dunkley is a deaf physician in Canada,
currently serving as a resident at a hospital
in Albera. She overcame many barriers while
achieving her goal to become a doctor. One
big goal was interpreters trained in medical
signs. There was none. What did she do?
Taught her interpreters all these medical
signs so that she could follow the classroom
and lab lectures. There is a picture of her at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-physician-with-her-patient/

 

 

— deaf athlete, retired several times and coming back several times

We thought we saw the last of deaf Ultimate Fighter Matt
Hamill as he announced his retirement several times
only to come back each time. This time, he is being
scheduled to fight on October 17th. He was
affiliated with MMA, but not any more – he is now with
World Series of Fighting. Just hope his latest
comeback is a success.
— Angry FCC fines Sprint $1.2 million dollars

Sprint, along with two other relay providers have
been fined by FCC. What was their crime? For failing
to handle deaf 911 relay calls. Yet – what was the
strange thing? These three relay providers did not
know they were doing something wrong until FCC
told them so! FCC “tested” them last year with
“practice” 911 calls and these relay providers
messed up.

 

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2015/09/25morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 25, 2015 morning

— a Deaf Breakthrough on TV 24 years ago

It was a special moment 24 years ago. The NBC TV show
“Reasonable Doubts” featured Marlee Matlin as the
prosecutor. It was the first time a deaf person
was cast in a lead role in any TV program. She
was on the program for two years.

— India and Pakistan continue to squabble over a deaf woman

It was thought that Geeta, a young deaf girl, now a woman,
was finally able to return home to India after straying
across the India-Pakistan border. But this case is getting
more murky each day. Every other day there is a different
story as to what is really going on. The latest is that
Pakistan turned down Indian attorney’s reequest to
win custody of her – but that both nations are
“ccoperating” to resolve this case. Exactly what
does that mean?

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2015/09/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2015

 
— a real-deaf character on a popular TV program

Doctor Who is Great Britain’s most popular sci-fi TV program.
It is about a Time Machine alien that travels into all sorts
of adventures. It started in 1963 and continues to be popular.
This program will finally feature a deaf actress in a deaf
role – Sophie Stone. She has appeared in both deaf and
hearing productions. A picture of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-tv-actress/

 

 

— e-mail network in a surprise environment

In Yokohama, a big Japanese city, there will be a
series of tests to see if e-mail will work in –
elevators! This would be for emergency purposes,
such as an elevator that is trapped between floors.
It would be ideal for trapped deaf passengers.
Good idea? Well, many deaf people have mobile
devices and they could send emergency texts.

 

 

— sorry, captions not mandatory

Imagine, here in USA, the Super Bowl game is not
captioned. The Deaf Community will scream. What
about New Zealand, an advanced nation with one of
the world’s highest standard of living? These
New Zealanders love rugby – and coming up is
the Rugby World Cup. It is not being captioned
and deaf New Zealanders are very angry about it.
The government simply said “sorry, captions are
not mandatory!” Why? The explanation was that
captions were too expensive.

 

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2015/09/24morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2015 morning

— a funny remark during a high school reunion

A deaf man attended a high school reunion in Maryland.
He had not seen his hearing classmates in some 50 years.
Since he is living in Florida, he was shocked that the
reunion committee reached him via email. The conversation
at the reunion went like this:

Q. How did you find me?

A. I think we found you through your ex-wife.

Q. Which one?

 

 

— Alexander Graham Bell tried to invent something

We all know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the
telephone, but did he try to invent the hearing aid?
Don’t know. Googling his name with the hearing aid
invention brought no results. Yet there is a play
going on in Seattle featuring Bell’s efforts to
invent a hearing aid! Since the play was a
narrative, the hearing aid story may be false?

 

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2015/09/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2015

— a Princess using Sign Language

Like with United Kingdom, Japan has a royal family
– Emperor, Empress, Regent, Prince, Princess, etc.
Princess Mako attended classes in United Kingdom,
and got herself involved with the deaf community.
To see a picture of her using sign language, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/famous-person-using-british-sign-language/

 

— the deaf lost a big friend on the football field

Joe Juranitch, who was the motorcycle-riding Ragnar,
the Viking, lost his job as mascot because of
contract disputes with the Minnesota Vikings.
Many Viking fans are upset that he was fired and
they are demanding that the team rehire him.
He will be missed by the deaf fans – Joe knew
ASL and often communicated with them on the
sidelines!

 

— cops broke into a house because deaf couple was arguing

A deaf husband and wife couple got into a domestic argument
inside their house in Colorado. Someone called the cops and
they broke into the house and arrested the wife, without
asking for a certified interpreter, instead using the next-door
neighbor, already drinking, to interpret. That neighbor
only had limited knowledge of ASL. Because of this
ugly incident, the deaf couple have filed a lawsuit
against the county sheriff, saying their rights under
ADA were violated.

 

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2015/09/23morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2015 morning

 
— a well known deaf school changes its name

The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC), the school, has
changed its name, sort of! There is much more to TLC
than just the school that deaf students attend. TLC is
a sprawling complex of 14 separate departments –
meaning one school and 13 other departments, in
Framingham, MA, and a couple of other locations.
For sake of better identification, TLC, the school,
has changed its name to Marie Philip School (in honor
of the deaf leader that departed us few years ago).
TLC, the complex, however, retains its same name.

 
— Starbucks becoming much more deaf-friendly

Starbucks has always been popular in the Deaf
Community, but ordering something can be
quite an ordeal. DeafDigest editor has
personally witnessed a deaf person, with fair
speaking skills, struggle with the barista
over a specific order. Ordering something
like a Frappuccino with one shot of something,
and two shots of something else can lead to
misunderstandings and frustrations! Not any
more – with their upgrade on Mobile Order & Pay
app. A deaf person can key in the specific
order and it will be perfect when served.

 

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2015/09/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 22, 2015

 

— college admits anti-deaf professor was wrong

DeafDigest has mentioned a couple of times about
the Canadian professor that has refused to help
a deaf student, saying it was against her
religious principles. The Memorial University
president finally apologized to the deaf
student and said this deaf devices problem
should never have happened. And that the
agreement, made in 1996, to allow the
professor to avoid using a device to
help the deaf to hear, will be
reconsidered. Who is that professor?

Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/professor-would-not-help-deaf/

 

 

— 7-11 loses in anti-deaf discrimination case

Jim Soliday is deaf and was a former supervisor
of about 15 7-11 stores in Florida. He used
everything – faxes, texts and emails to communicate
with managers, consultants, market analysts and
corporate headquarters. Suddenly, he was fired;
the new supervisor did not want to deal with his
deafness. he filed a lawsuit, and won; 7-11 has
to pay him nearly one million dollars for lost
salary and for emotional pain and suffering.

 

 

— a deaf drone in Oregon

Drones are becoming more common, whether we
like it or hate it. But a Deaf Drone? Yes,
at the World Deaf Timberfest 2015 during
the Labor Day weekend in Stayton, Oregon,
a Deaf Drone flew over the timberfest
grounds. Would that mean future deaf
outdoor events will involve more
Deaf Drones?

 
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