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:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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/