DeafDigest Gold – March 27, 2016

DeafDigest Gold – March 27, 2016

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 25, 2016

— impossible, says a judge

Carrie Ann Inaba is one of the judges with the
Dancing with the Stars TV program. Impossible is what
she thought when she realized that Nyle is deaf, saying
music is required to dance perfectly. Nyle admitted that
his biggest fear was making a fool out of himself!
Nyle’s partner, Petra said she was scared to dance with
a deaf person! It must be remembered that Marlee Matlin
once competed on that program, finishing 7th, higher
than most of the contestants. A picture of the judge
is at:


— deaf computer security specialists

The world of computers can be scary – hacking, fraud,
spoofing, malware, spying, etc. Do we have any deaf
computer professionals that fight against these
computer crimes? Good question – but there is a special
class in computer security for deaf professionals that
are interested in joining the international fight. This
special class is taking place in Rochester, NY.
— a machine that lipreads

Is there such a thing as a lipreading machine?
This is not a joke. A group of researchers at
University of East Anglia (Norwich, Great
Britain) is working on a lipreading machine.
Without knowing too much about it, DeafDigest
waits and see how this idea develops.


Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 24, 2016


— a TV executive said a bad word about the deaf

Japan Broadcasting Company Chairperson Momii Katsuto,
during a meeting of board of directors, said a
bad word when someone brought up a matter about
the deaf. His comments leaked out, forcing him
to apologize. Yet, it is not the first time he
said the same thing about the deaf! Exactly
what word did he use? The newspapers just said
– derogatory. A picture is at:




— Lloyds not knowing difference between deaf and hearing

Lloyds, based in Great Britain, is one of the world’s
biggest and most famous financial and insurance services
company in the world. A deaf client contacted Lloyds,
informing them of his deafness and requested assistance
on a financial matter. What did Lloyd tell him? To just
call them instead of writing a letter. Lloyds, in fact,
said the same thing several times. It had to take an
inpendent ombudsman to straighten it all out!
— CI described as a simple operation

A newspaper story described a CI operation as a simple
procedure. Go in deaf and go out hearing. That so easy?
Operations of any kind is never a simple procedure.
What if the CI surgeon operated on the wrong ear!
Not funny!



Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 23, 2016

— interpreters that quit

About 25 percent of interpreters plan to quit
their jobs and seek different careers. Reason
given were – expensive training fees, no
encouragement from peers and mentors, lack of
appreciation from their clients, etc. It is
happening, not in USA, but in Great Britain!
Just be grateful that for all of the
interpreting problems in USA, we still have
interpreters! A picture of a signing British
interpreter at:


— a letter of apology

A letter of apology was sent to the family of Nyle
DiMarco. Why wasn’t the letter sent directly to
him, DeafDigest does not know. Anyway it was from
a speech teacher at one of the deaf schools he
attended in the past, apologizing for “forcing”
him to wear a hearing aid! DeafDigest does not know
who the teacher was or the school the teacher
taught speech.
— struggle between FCC and TV stations on captions

The FCC has a rule that captions be placed in the
right position on the screen. The captioners can
move the captions to the right position. But why
do captions go to wrong positions, after being
positioned correctly by the captioner? TV
stations often move the captions, without the
knowledge of FCC and of the captioner! A war
we do not know about.



Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at: