2016/03/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 22, 2016

— Best Deaf Eyes or Bad Deaf Ears

Best Deaf Eyes or Bad Deaf Ears? Do deaf children
see things better than hearing children? Or do
deafness prevent the deaf from seeing things better?
Hard to say, but NTID researchers Matthew Dye and
Peter Hauser are trying to find out. They are
getting $450,000 from National Science Foundation
to study deaf children to see if they have Best Deaf
Eyes or Bad Deaf Ears! A picture of these two researchers
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/to-research-best-deaf-eyes-or-bad-deaf-ears/

 

— dancing is dangerous for a deaf person

Is dancing a dangerous activity? No, but for Nyle
DiMarco, he was sent to hospital for that reason!
During a rehearsal, partner Peta Murgatroyd
accidentally struck him on the face, causing
bleeding. After four stitches to his face, he
was rushed back to finish the rehearsal. They
performed very well – but there were tricks –
he watched her all the time; she tapped
him on the shoulder; she pushed him to
go to different direction; she used little
ASL. What was Nyle’s biggest fear? Being
hit on the head again? No! That he would feel
out of sync with her when music changes.
The judges, however, said he did very well.

 

— the Green Shirt

A deaf person went to a sub shop to order
a steak sub. The popular sub shop was crowded
during lunch hour. Hearing people, after
ordering their subs, were asked for their
first names. When sub is ready their names
are shouted out for them to pick up their
orders. Deaf customer? The sub shop
owner would not write on the bag “deaf”
or “deaf mute” or “can’t hear” etc.
Instead, he wrote down on the bag –
Green Shirt because the deaf person was
wearing a green shirt. When the
sub was ready, the owner pointed at
the Deaf Green Shirt to come and pick
up the bag! Pretty much avoids these
ugly name-insult lawsuits.

 

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2016/03/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 21, 2016

— an important rule in presidential debates

There is an important rule that was asked of
presidential candidates during a TV debate.
This rule is – only one candidate can talk
at the same time; no other candidates can
interrupt. Is it telling Donald Trump to
shut up and wait for his turn? No, it is
in the Philippines. The reason is that
the interpreter cannot interpret two
(or three) people at the same time!
The position of the interpreter on TV
looks neat, see it at:

http://deafdigest.com/tv-presidential-debate/

 

— a deaf vodka ad

A deaf vodka ad? In Great Britain, Smirnoff,
of the world’s better known vodka brands,
is running a series of TV commercials.
One such commercial will feature Chris
Fonseca, who is a deaf dance teacher
in London. His face will be seen on TV
and on outdoor video ads.

 

— deaf person beat up even if he told cop of deafness

A police officer beat up a deaf driver after
a traffic accident. The cop said the deaf driver
was not following orders. The deaf driver tried
to indicate his deafness, even showing a deaf
visor placard and even his driver’s license ID
indicating his deafness. He was still beaten up
anyway. Deaf driver not following orders?
How could he follow orders that he could not
understand and was never provided with an
intepreter. This ugly incident took place in
Oklahoma – and it is scary for all deaf drivers
everywhere!

 

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bad-deaf-handwriting

WORST DEAF-HEARING COMMUNICATIONS
What is worst Deaf-Hearing Communications?
It is a deaf man with terrible handwriting.
And also a hearing man with terrible
handwriting!
It has happened to DeafDigest editor several
times in the past.

deaf-nina-poetsch

TOO MUCH ME-DEAF ATTITUDE
Nina Poetsch, who is deaf, did not succeed
in the “Survivor” TV program.
Her big problem was – me, deaf, please
respect me deaf.
This turned off hearing people on the
program, even though people watching the
program loved her.

2016/03/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 18, 2016

 

— oldest advocacy organization in USA

There were claims by several national non-profit
organizations of being USA’s first advocacy
organization (NAACP, NRA, and others). Not
true, the oldest advocacy organization is
the National Association of the Deaf. It was
founded in 1880, years before other hearing
non-profit agencies came into being. For a
picture, take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/one-of-earliest-deaf-leaders/

 

— the nation’s #1 sportscaster refuses to caption

Bill Simmons is just about the nation’s #1 sportscaster,
working for the ESPN for years before he jumped into
his own start-up sportscasting company. A deaf
sports fan has, for years, begged him to caption
his broadcasts, but he refused, saying ESPN is
his boss. Now with his own start-up, he continues
to refuse. Arrogant attitude? Yes!

 
— deaf may be allowed to drive on one condition

India has always banned the deaf from driving cars.
After years of outcry by deaf advocates, the nation
may allow the deaf to drive – on one condition –
that the license tags have the word “deaf” to alert
hearing drivers behind them. Is that necesssary?
No, but a condition to drive is better than not
allowed to drive at all!

 

 

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2016/03/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 17, 2016

— former deaf pro athlete hopes to become internet whiz

Lance Allred, who is deaf, had a very short career in the
NBA, as the league’s only deaf player. He played for many
years in pro basketball overseas before retiring last year.
He has a dream – to become an internet whiz, establishing
a start-up company that will drastically change the way
web sites perform. Another Vint Cerf, a past deaf
internet whiz? See Allred’s most recent picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/possible-deaf-internet-whiz/

 
— a state trying to force state deaf commission

A state House of Representatives passed a bill to force
its state commission for the deaf and hard of hearing
to provide funds for services for the deaf-blind.
A deaf-blind activist explained that most state
commissions for the deaf would not provide funds
for deaf-blind, instead pointing to the state
commission for the blind as source of funding!

 

— very angry at CBS TV

A deaf person is very angry at CBS TV. Everyone
is excited about the Big NCAA national basketball
tournament. Who will win this year? Anyway, he
watches CBS and the captions, during basketball
games, are always in the middle of the screen,
impossible to follow the action. He has
complained for ten years with CBS and with the
FCC – no one listens to him. Remember FCC said
captions must be placed on the right spot on
the TV screen. Middle is not the right spot.
And CBS has hated captions in the past, wouldn’t
caption during the early years in the eighties!

 

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