2016/06/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 24, 2016

— a bear on deaf school campus

Bears are everywhere, and not just always in the
woods. One such bear strayed on the campus of
the Kentucky School for the Deaf. Danville people
were alarmed. Fortunately, the bear went back
to the woods. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife
said the bear was just looking for “free food” and
finding none, went back “home”! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bear-on-deaf-school-campus/

 

— Deaf British Brexit Fear

The Brits voted for Brexit. What is the Deaf
British Brexit Fear? That the new European
Accessibility Act will not apply to them.
This act promises full sign language rights
for the European deaf. What will the
British government do with it? Will
the government ignore it or support it?
We will not know for the next 2-3 years
until the British government makes up its
mind!

 

— Bad, bad Chicago law

Chicago had a law that banned disabled people
from walking on the city streets. This
law also included the deaf. A joke? No,
in 1881, alderman James Peevey proposed
this law and it passed. For 93 years this
law continued on the books – until it
was repealed in 1974! Did the cops
really enforce the law to block the
deaf from using the sidewalks? No.
At least one less law insulting the
deaf has been removed.

 

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2016/06/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 23, 2016

— Deaf Art: Deaf Hands

In the early eighties, the NAD commissioned deaf portrait
artist William Sparks to do a painting of late deaf leader
Frederick C. Schreiber. One of the first things Sparks asked
for were pictures of Schreiber’s hands, saying it was
the key to the planned portrait. Hands? Well, there was
a story today of Jennifer Nelson, Gallaudet professor of
English, who is doing a summer residence-in-training in
Deaf Art in Minnesota. She said the same thing that Sparks
said years ago – Hands are important to deaf people. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hands-important-to-deaf/

 

— the hearing car salesman was a jerk

This is a true story. A deaf man entered an automobile
dealership, looking to buy a new car. The deaf man
agreed on the price of the new car and was ready to
sign papers. The salesman led the deaf man to the
office of the sales manager. The salesman who liked
to joke around, said something innapropriate about
the deaf, thinking the deaf man wasn’t watching him.
The deaf man saw the sales manager’s weird body
language (in reaction to the inappropriate joke),
suddenly turned his head and lipread these words.
What happened? The deaf man walked out, without
signing papers – and the salesman lost his sale!

 

— hiring only the deaf

Todd Hubbard is a deaf architect in Louisiana,
owning his own archictural firm. He works
with metal structures in buildings and houses,
and is currently working on a restaurant building.
His policy is simple – hire the deaf. If they
want to work hard, he will hire them.

 

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2016/06/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 22, 2016

— making it big at a major Italian modeling event

Honors never stop coming Nyle’s way. He recently
modeled a line of Giorgio Armani clothes on a catwalk
in Milan, Italy. This modeling event is considered
to be one of the most important in the world. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/nyle-on-catwalk-in-milan/

 

— tricks with job application

A deaf person revealed his trick for filling out a
job application form. Instead of mentioning his
deafness, he wrote that he knew sign language.
Another one is to bring your own interpreter
instead of taking a risk with an inexperienced
interpreter that is a stranger to you. Another
trick is to never discuss “ADA requirements”
because these employers know it but may be
very defensive about it. Will these tricks
work? It worked for that deaf person, but
it may not work for others!

 

— a surprise with statistics

One state ran a set of employment statistics and
found out that it has 14 times more relay
operators as compared with other states. These
stats were based on 1,000 employees per job
description. This state is Utah and which is
where the world’s biggest relay operation is
located. Do statistics tell the truth or do
statistics lie? Possibly a bit of both!

 

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2016/06/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 21, 2016

— a deaf owned brewery

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned Richard Emerson, a
deaf owner of a restaurant in Dunedin, New Zealand.
He just opened doors to a new $25 million brewery.
While we have a list of deaf-owned restaurants,
a deaf-owned brewery is probably a first. Patrons
entering this place will be able to order meals
at the same time order beers straight out of
the brewery. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-owned-brewery/

 

— another deaf pharmacist

Samantha Hert, who is deaf but speaks orally, just
graduated from the South College’s School of Pharmacy
in Tennessee. We do not have that many deaf
pharmacists in the world – as discrimination is very
strong in the medical field. Hopefully Samantha will
find a job at a pharmacy and be able to serve deaf
patients, especially those that use ASL.

 

— Flashlight basketball

Flashlight basketball, as in playing basketball at
night without lights? No.

The referee uses the flashlight to tell deaf players
that play has stopped because of a foul.

Silly? Impossible? Weird?

Well, the referees in India used the flashlight
in a recent basketball game among deaf players.

It more or less is an experiment.

 

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06/19/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2016/06/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 20, 2016

— young deaf man wants a military career

During the Civil War, we had many deaf fighters
on both sides – the North and the South. Since then,
it became impossible for the deaf to serve in
the military. Trying to convince the Pentagon
that the deaf can fight is Cole Moore, who is deaf.
He served in his high school Naval JROTC program,
rising to the second in command. He has asked
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District (NC)
to use her political influence to help him enroll.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wants-to-serve-in-military/

 

— deaf banned as immigrants

In one nation, the immigration law, in part, says:

“bans the entry of any person who is deaf and dumb
or deaf and blind, or dumb and blind”

It is Belize, a small Central American nation.
Keep in mind Belize has deaf people, but they
are native-born, not naturalized citizens.

 

— federal judge turns down Indiana’s discrimination

Last week Indiana appealed the ruling which said the
state discriminated against a deaf person by refusing
to give him an interpreter during a child custody
case. Indiana appealed – and the federal judge ruled
against Indiana. Will Indiana go to the Supreme
Court, claiming that their judge that discriminated
was correct with it? This may be important, so lets’
hope Indiana gives up and goes away.

 

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