hard-to-describe-deaf

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WORDS HEARING PEOPLE AVOID
Many hearing people avoid using words about the
disabled.
For example, about the blind people, hearing people
say “he uses a service dog.”
About people that can’t walk, hearing people
say “he uses a wheelchair.”
About the deaf, hard to find a perfect word!

hearing-honor-deaf-but-no-job

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SAME OLD STORY: HONORING DEAF BUT NO JOB OFFER
DeafDigest editor hates this same old story –
that a deaf person would be honored by hearing
people – such as graduating from hearing college,
winning Deaflympics gold medal, saving somebody
in a house fire, etc.
But when the deaf person needs a job, the
hearing people don’t give it to him.

2015/10/31morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 31, 2015 morning

— deaf Lyft driver accused of kidnapping a hearing passenger

A deaf Lyft driver in San Francisco picked up the
hearing passenger, being instructed to do so by the
Lyft dispatcher. The passenger didn’t know the driver
was deaf, and attempted to give him instructions.
But when the driver took the “wrong” turn, the
passenger panicked and jumped out of the car, breaking
her ankle. The cops arrived and the passenger accused
the driver of kidnapping her. Cops investigated and
said it was a misunderstanding. The deaf driver was not
charged. In the meantime, the panicked passenger is now
limping with a broken ankle. Will she sue Lyft? Probably!

 

 

— America’s Next Top Model or Switched at Birth

Nyle DiMarco was faced with a choice, participating in
America’s Next Top Model or acting in Switched at Birth.
How did he make the decision? He didn’t; his dog did!
Was Nyle joking? This is the story he told a media
interviewer. Possibly it meant Nyle didn’t want to
leave his dog alone if he flew to the coast to do
the Switched at Birth filmings!

 

 

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2015/10/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 30, 2015

— deaf man said he felt threatened

Matthew Pocci, who is the defendant in the San Diego’s
infamous Zombie Parade automobile accident, testified
in the court case. He said he felt threatened when the
crowd jumped on his car and rocked it. A witness
told the court the crowd was theatening. Even
when he honked the horn, trying to move the car
slowly, the crowd wouldn’t move out of the way.

His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-driver-that-felt-threatened/

 

 

— lucky deaf immigrant

Manuel Ordonez-Quino, a deaf immigrant, is a lucky
person. He was sitting in his cell in El Paso, TX,
awaiting deportation to Guatemala. He reportedly
agreed to leave USA. The immigration attorneys
argued that he did not understand English, and
the only language he knew was Quiché, a language
spoken in Spanish-speaking Guatamela. He could
not understand the charges in English and just
nodded his head. The immigration officials
agreed and allowed him to stay in USA!

 
— a 7 Up TV commercial

Pretty soon, but not sure when, a 7 Up TV commercial
will feature deaf people enjoying the music at a
dance scene. The commercial shoot will be taking
place next week. So, if you catch a 7 Up commercial,
be on the alert.

 

 
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2015/10/30morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 30, 2015 morning

— homeless deaf woman wins interpreter rights

Grace Ihetu, a homeless deaf woman fought the New York
City system to obtain interpreters, not only for
herself, but for her other homeless deaf friends.
And as a huge reward, she was given a home, with
a roof over her head for her family.

 
— a possible special watch for deaf

A group of engineers at School of Engineering of
Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic have come up
with a special watch that is supposed to help
the deaf. It will vibrate during fire alarms, car
horns and police sirens.

 
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10/25/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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