2016/07/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 26, 2016

— best TV series that represented the deaf

There was an article that praised the old Star Trek
series as the best for using deaf and disabled
actors. It mentioned deaf actor Howard Seago
as Riva, using telepathy to communicate with
his three interpreters. And that when Captain
Picard spoke to the interpreter, Riva scolded
him for bad manners. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/star-trek-riva/

 

— classroom clapping not permitted

Deaf people wave their hands instead of
clapping. At a school in Sydney, Australia,
classroom clapping is not permitted. Why?
The teacher is deaf and the school
administration wanted to show respect for
her deafness!

 

— Australia not allowing deaf jurors

There is a case in High Court right now in
Australia (equivalent to our Supreme Court)
concerning Gaye Lyon, a deaf woman, not
allowed to serve on jury. Well, there was
a big case in Pennsylvania during the
mid-eighties on the same thing. The
deaf woman won and was able to serve on
a jury. It came at a big price – $5,000
in legal fees. If it happened today,
it would be $15,000-$20,000.

 

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2016/07/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 25, 2016

— deaf may flunk out at old University of Salamanca

DeafDigeest editor is touring Portugal and
visited the University of Salamanca (in Spain,
but near Portugal). It was leearned that
lectures at old University of Salamanca campus
were in in total darkness. If a deaf student
took classes, then darkness may prevent him
from success. The new University of Salamanca
campus, however, is modern. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/dark-classroom-lectures/

 

— deaf shocked by bad news

The deaf people of Connecticut had interpreters
for years. Suddenly – no more. Governor Dannel
Malloy is trying to save money by laying off
interpreters. This sudden shutdown came with
no warning. DeafDigest hopes Malloy will realize
his error and restore full interpeting services
This shutdown has become a nightmare for
him because Deaf Community is fighting back.

 

— DC actors angry at Gallaudet University

People love watching plays at Fringe theaters
anywhere in USA, especially in Washington, DC.
For the first time, plays are being shown on
the Gallaudet campus – but it has created
problems. Gallaudet requires full accessibility,
something the Fringe people did not really
realize. If there is no solution, then
the Fringe groups may leave Gallaudet next year.

 

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