2016/05/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 31, 2016

— comic strip for the disabled

A comic strip is coming out in Italy, designed
by students at the Academy L’arte nel cuore.
It features four comic strip characters – deaf
person, wheelchair person, Down syndrome person
and a person without a disability. The deaf
character’s name is Milko. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-character-in-comic-strip/

 

— a bad Xfinity joke

Xfinity, under Comcast, provides cable TV services.
One Xfinity feature is a bad joke – it has a voice
activated command. One can instruct by voice
for the TV to do what you want. It is a joke
because a hearing person can shout “closed
captions” on the remote and it will turn
on captions. A deaf person can’t – and has to
look for the “closed caption” option either
on the remote or on the TV set. A bad joke,
and a nightmare, it truly is!

 

— deaf colors in future cars

What is a deaf-friendly future car? The dashboard shows
different colors to tell deaf drivers that something
is wrong with their cars. Hearing drivers can listen
to vibrations and know what is wrong – while feeling
the vibrations can be tricky for deaf drivers. The
engineers at the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology are working on these deaf color warning
ideas.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Movies, first Oscar for deaf role
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/29/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2016/05/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 30, 2016

— TV news sign language interpreter fired

Leslie Grange was fired from her job as
BBC News sign language interpreter after
interpreting for seven years. Why? She
got bored with news and made up her own
news. Deaf people watching the news
program complained that what she signed
was not the actual news that was taking
place. Why was she bored? She said she
has personal problems. See the picture
at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-fired-interpreter/

 

— attorney says city was at fault

In 2014, during the Zombie Walk event at the
Comic-Con convention, a deaf driver, trapped
by the paraders, tried to get out and
hit a hearing woman, standing on the sidewalk.
This injured woman has filed a lawsuit against
San Diego. Her attorney said that the city
is at fault for creating a dangerous
environment where paraders were allowed to
block the stree traffic. The city says
it is not true. The annual parade was
cancelled last year for that reason.

 

— our Deaf Stamps

For years people thought there were few
deaf-connected stamps. A recent article
by the Linn’s Stamp News said are much
more connections than what was realized.
Examples were Gallaudet honoring President
James Garfield with a sculpture; horror
actor Lon Chaney’s parents were deaf,
and many other examples. The big
issue, not addressed in the article
is – where are the stamps of deaf
leaders that helped the deaf? We
don’t have any!

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— bank, deaf owned
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/29/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

many-deaf-cousins

BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OTHER DEAF PEOPLE
Many deaf people have so many deaf cousins that
they can’t remember which cousin is with which
mother and father, etc.
A deaf friend was saying bad things about
another deaf person. His friend told him that
this deaf person is his very distant cousin,
but could not remember if it was 4th or 5th or
6th cousin, etc!

2016/05/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2016

— steak sign language

The waitstaff at the fancy London steakhouse – Hawksmoor
are learning British Sign Language. The management
felt it was the best way for them to communicate with
each other in a very noisy environment – as well as
to communicate with deaf diners. The managment felt
that secret sign language is wrong and that the
British Sign Language is better. See picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/steak-sign-language/

 

— a deaf teacher wins after long battle

Richard Koenigsberg, who is deaf and teaches
Sociology and Film at East Brunswick High School
(New Jersey) finally won his battle with the
school districut to be provided with CART
services. He does not use sign language and
requested CART. The district said no. He filed
a complaint with the EEOC and won. He has no
problems with one-on-one sessions and with
staff meetings because the past administration
were helpful. But when the administration
changed, then he lost all the support he had.

 

— Nyle’s future plans

What is Nyle’s future plans? Not sure if it is
a joke or a fact but there is some talk of him
entering the The Bachelor TV series. Which
is better for him – The Bachelor or a big
movie starring role?

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a thriving deaf blacksmith
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2016/05/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2016

— deaf group going viral on social media

from time to time we see deaf sign-sing performers at
athletic events, but after the event, everything
is pretty much forgotten. Not that so with The
Phoenix Deaf Women Organization, consisting of
Jessica Mikolay Madsen, Melissa Yingst Huber,
Belinda Carroll and Dyan Sue Kovacs. The group’s
sign-singing before the start of the Phoenix Mercury
women’s basketball game went viral. This group
is hoping for an invitation to a repeat
performance. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-singing-before-basketball-game/

 

— Nyle’s 4th trick in his bag of tricks

What was Nyle’s fourth trick in his bag of
tricks (no music, blindfold, changed music)?
The fourth trick was no trick – just dancing
straightforward, possibly disappointing
the audience that expected a 4th trick!

 

— a state bill that respects the deaf

Michigan state Rep. Martin Howrylak was
successful in passing a bill that disallows
such words like – deaf and dumb, deaf-mute,
hearing-impaired from language in state
book of laws. These words are being
replaced with – deaf, hard of hearing
and deafness. He said he read through the
state book of laws and found six of these
bad words. All it needs right now is for
Gov. Rick Snyder to sign that bill into law.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf World War I volunteers
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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