DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 25, 2016

— claims to be first deaf person

Japanese deaf mountain climber Satoshi Tamura,
at the age of 50, said he has become the first
deaf person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
He said he already climbed countless mountains
in Japan, and Mont Blanc, Island Peak and
Cho Oyu, all of them towering up in the sky.
Did he actually climb Mount Everest or is he
lying? A picture is at:



— next thing for Nyle

What is next for Nyle? A big movie contract
with him in a starring role – and it will lead
to an Oscar win? Is DeafDigest joking? Never
say never. He already won the Top Model and
now Top Dancer awards, so the Oscar could be next!


— change of interpreters

Nyle had a change of interpreters between his
TV dances. What is going on? Details seem
to be murky. One story said that Nyle’s
intepreter had an accident and was sent
to a hospital. Another story said it was
an incident that prevented the interpreter
from showing up. At any rate, deaf people
normally do not like to change interpreters
especially if they’re comfortable with their
primary interpreter.



Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf-owned cable TV company

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:


— keep your voice down if arguing

A deaf man was arrested for disorderly conduct
in Michigan. He was arguing with a hearing woman
at a public park. Deaf people tend to talk loud
only because they can’t hear their own voices,
and so, this man was arguing loudly, disturbing
people at the park. Cops came over and arrested
him when he refused to calm down. So, it could
happen to any of us – if we are angry, just try
to keep voice down or not use voice at all!
A picture is at:



— another surprise

DeafDigest, a while ago, mentioned Nyle’s
Bag of Tricks – dancing without music;
dancing blindfolded. He came up with a
third trick – asking a band for permission
to use their music – The Sound Of Silence.
The band agreed; and last night’s dance
won the audience. Will he come up with
a fourth trick in his Bag of Tricks tonite?


— a scary public speaker

A deaf man, in Great Britain, gave a public
motivational speech, saying that trading in
Forex made him a success. He won over the
audience with this speech. Scary? Well,
Forex was pushed by a deaf man about eight
years ago, costing nearly 125 deaf investors
a total of 4 million dollars. The U.S. Commodity
Futures Trading Commission shut him down and
froze his assets. Do we have a way of knowing
if the British deaf man is honest or if it
just another scam? Forex is trading in
curriencies (dollars, Euros, pounds, etc)



Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf schools military training

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 23, 2016

— deaf Uber driver overcomes problems

Paul Dimiti, Stamford, CT, has been a driver with
Uber for over a year. He successfully overcame
his struggles as a rookie driver last year. His
first Uber client was so angry about being “stuck”
with a deaf driver that he slammed the door loudly
after arriving at the destination! Dimitri has
since then learned to explain, rather than to
surprise, the customers about his deafness and
on how to communicate. He also overcame bad
customer satisfaction ratings to become a
top-notch driver. So far he picked up 3,000
fares, one of them a blind customer and another
customer that wanted a ride to Pennsylvania.
It is not his primary job, as he works at the
New York School for the Deaf in White Plains.
A picture is at:



— immature student interpreter scolded by peers

An interpreting program student went out shopping
with a friend. She arrived just before the store
closed up for the night and was asked by the clerk
to please leave. She refused and played “deaf”
pretending not to understand what the clerk was
saying. Upon arriving at the college dorm, she
bragged to her deaf friends that she played
“deaf” and expected all of them to laugh with her.
She was shocked to find her deaf friends
scolding her for making the deaf people look bad!



— swallowing a hearing aid

All pediatricians share stories of children
swallowing stuff that is not food. A popular
tale is a hearing aid being swallowed. Always
wondering who swallowed the hearing aid. Was
it a deaf kid swallowing his hearing aid?
Was it a hearing kid swallowing his sibling’s
hearing aid? Or even was it a kid swallowing
parent’s hearing aid?



Latest deaf jobs:


Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— TV, longest continuing deaf TV host


05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:



What is something that the deaf people hate
the most?
That hearing people stand behind their backs
(elevators, line at fast food restaurant,
movie ticket windows, etc). Hearing people
try to talk to the deaf person without realizing
they are deaf!
Deaf people hate it the most.


What is a Dog Leash Vibration? A deaf person’s
dog would howl when he hears sirens from fire truck
or police car.
The howl causes the dog leash to vibrate! This
tells the deaf person that the dog howls for a


DeafDigest is puzzled. For many years he went
to Starbucks, McDonalds and other fast food
places. From time to time a hearing worker, knowing
sign language, would communicate with him.
No big deal! Yet, more and more newspaper
stories are written about Sign Language workers
at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A use sign language
with deaf customers.
Very amazing or no big deal?


A deaf member of a hearing college fraternity
was given a new-member hazing.
He, and new members of hearing college fraternity
were blindfolded and dumped at a park, a long
distance away from their college campus.
During the car ride to the secret location,
the hearing frat members could communicate with
each other by voice. The deaf Frat member was
stuck – alone, blind and abandoned!


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2016


— a very patient hearing customer

It was mentioned a while ago about a deaf cashier
at Whataburger in Denton, Texas, causing long
lines because of his deafness. It was just learned
that the deaf cashier did not lipread his customers’
orders – but had these customers write down on paper
their orders. This was the reason for the long line
of hungry customers. It also said that, hard to believe,
these hungry customers did not mind writing things down.
Will their patience last? See the picture at:




— system cannot change to captions on one TV

A deaf person went to a restaurant. After ordering food
from the menu, he asked the waitress to have the TV
captions turned on. The waitress then asked the bartender
to turn on the captions. The bartender said:

All TV sets are hooked up to one system and we cannot
caption just one TV only

Is the bartender telling the truth? Or is he just
ignorant on how the captioning system works? At many
other bars, there are captions on some TV sets and
no captions on other TV sets. Yet the bartender said
it cannot be done?



— easier start-ups for the deaf

A deaf businesswoman that promotes ASL products
has used the Title III of the JOBS Act to get
it going. Exactly what is Title III of the JOBS Act?
It is Crowdfunding that helps raise money through
internet contacts, and that it can be used to
buy and sell securities. Complicated? Yes
and no – and if you are thinking of your business
getting started this way, best is to get expert
advice first.




Latest deaf jobs:




Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf delegate in Maryland

05/15/16 Blue and Gold editions at: