2015/10/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 29, 2015

— talking to hearing person with captions

Please look at the picture and decide if you like it
or hate it?

http://deafdigest.com/captions-to-love-or-to-hate/

 

 

— Deaf Halloween

Halloween is an annual festival that many people,
both deaf and hearing, participate – all for just
fun and games. What about Deaf Halloween?
Freddy Krueger’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” has
one deaf theme. An enemy wanted to get rid of
Carlos. He was given a hearing aid, but instead
it was a “noise machine” that messed him up!

 
— A football coach given a bath

It is a tradition that the football team which
wins the game would give the winning coach a
Gatorade bath. All coaches know it and they
cannot avoid it. Well, the football coach
at Louisiana School for the Deaf is
Susan Gremillion. It is rare for a woman to
coach a football team. So, did her team
dunk her with Gatorade after each win?
Yes, they did!

 

 

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2015/10/29morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 29, 2015 morning

 

— to cancel SKY or to keep SKY

SKY is a British telecommunications company, which
offers “everything” – telephone, cable and
internet. Many British people hate SKY for one
reason – monthly costs are very expensive. But
for a hearing man, he is stuck! He said
his wife is deaf and watches a lot of SKY
programs that are subtitled. If he cancels
to save money, then his wife will be unhappy!

 
— body language during court trial

The Zombie Walk automobile accident trial
in San Diego is going on, involving a
deaf driver. An expert witness has been
called to the stand. He analyzed the body
language of the parade participants to
see if they were the reason for the
accident taking place! If the deaf driver
is guilty, he faces 3 years in jail. So,
the body langauge testimony may be
important.

 

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2015/10/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2015

 

— deaf landlady winning $750,000

Diana Williams is deaf and is a landlady in New York
City. She had a problem with a tenant and it
escalated. Police arrived and arrested her, and
placed her in jail overnight – without an
interpeter and without an explanation of why was
she arrested. Even though she was released next
morning with no charges, she was very upset about
this overnight ordeal, which happened in 2011.
She then filed a lawsuit – and won $750,000
as a settlement.

Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.net/diana-williams-vs-city-of-new-york/

 
— a last minute CART assignment

Kelly Burwell, a deaf resident of Urbana, Illinois,
was summoned for jury duty. An interpreter was
arranged for her, but never showed up! In such
cases, the deaf juror would be excused from duty
– but the judge did something interesting.
He asked Laurie Workman, a court reporter, to
become the last-minute CART operator! Normally
court reporting and CART are two different
things even though the computer keyboard is
the same. Luckily Laurie was able to an
acceptable job to the satisfaction of the
deaf juror.

 

 

— teaching the deaf to vote

The Singapore Association for the Deaf wanted
to teach the deaf how to vote in the national
elections. What did that organization do?
Produced 109 diffferent videos, each explaining
what to vote, how to vote and why to vote, etc!
Admittedly DeafDigest is surprised at that
many videos.

 

 

 

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2015/10/28morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2015 morning

— a trick Google question

when people apply for jobs at Google, this company only
wants to hire the best. To screen out applicants who don’t
qualify, the human resources people will ask trick questions.
One such trick question asked in the past is:

You want to design a phone for deaf people; how do you do it?

Would Robert Weitbrecht, the father of the TTY, be able to
answer that question?

 
— another India-Pakistan deaf trade

So much have been written up about Geeta, that overlooked
is the story of a deaf woman, held in India for many years,
wanting to go back to her home town in Pakistan. She is
42 years old and has serious mental illness issues.
Years ago, she was picked up by police and they
had her committed to a home in India. Now she wants
to come back home!

 

 

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2015/10/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 27, 2015

— a very shocking poster

this poster is self explanatory. You have to see it
for yourself!

http://deafdigest.com/shocking-poster/

 

— prosecutor says deaf driver was frustrated and impatient

The trial opened yesterday of a deaf driver accused of
driving through the San Diego’s Zombie Walk parade,
and hitting a woman. The prosecutor said the driver
was not threatened but was just frustrated and impatient.
He was at the Comic con convention to help the deaf
and then went to his car to drive home. But his car
was trapped when the Zombie Walk parade participants
blocked it. His attorney said the prosecutor is wrong.

 

— a deaf bribe between India and Pakistan

The Geeta tale never stops, always a different story
every day. The latest story was that India bribed
Pakistan’s EDHI Foundation $155,000 to release Geeta
after taking her of her for about 13-15 years!

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