2016/08/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2016

— deaf school saved by a miracle

In 1917, two ships had a collision on the waters
of Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada). The explosion
killed 2,000 people and injured 9,000 people.
The school for the deaf was located near the
explosion. While the explosion damaged the
school, only two students were hurt. All others
were safe. Why? Possibly because everyone
was kept inside due to blizzard and
freezing weather. Two deaf filmmakers are
making a film about this school surviving
the explosion as well as to introduce the
Maritimes Sign Language, currently dying
right now. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/halifax-deaf-school-survived-the-explosion/

 

— famous actor’s connection with the deaf

Everyone knows that Gene Wilder passed away and
that Karen Boyer was his wife. Did Wilder really
have a connection with the deaf? It was through
his wife. She was a speech pathologist with the
New York League for the Hard of Hearing. He
wanted to know more about the deaf because of
his role in the movie – Hear No Evil, See No Evil.
Not only she taught him lipreading and on what
deafness was all about, but she became his wife!

 

 

— home-made DVDs are hot sellers

Ayodele Maja is a deaf Nigerian man who is
an expert with electronics. He came up with
a low cost DVD player, much lower in cost
then any other DVDs sold in stores. Word
got around and he has made many sales.
He wishes to expand his business and to
employ factory workers – but said it is
impossible in Nigeria. For now he continues
with these home-made DVDs, built by hand
not by machines.

 

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2016/08/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 30, 2016

 

— Saying no to a deaf man that wants to be balloon pilot

In USA we have a known deaf balloon pilot. It is
Clinton Glancy, Goshen, Ohio. There may be others
but Glancy is the only known one. And even there
is a deaf crew that helps a hearing balloon pilot
on his air rides! Miyamoto Yasuhiro, who is deaf,
wants to become Japan’s first deaf balloon pilit.
The government says no, saying radio use is required.
Well, Ohio says yes, while Japan says no. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hopeful-deaf-balloon-pilot/

 

— deaf team defeats hearing impaired team

There was a newspaper story about a futsal game (indoor soccer)
in Bahrain. It said:

the Deaf Team won 10-2 over the Hearing Impaired Team

Deaf defeating Hearing Impaired? Deaf people are also
hearing impaired!

Not sure why the newspaper wrote it that way – unless
the hearing impoared team consists of players that
have hearing losses in the mild and moderate ranges
(very low decibels)?

 

— judge says discrimination is “nothing”

A deaf husband wanted an interpreter while
witnessing the childbirth of his hearing wife.
The hospital refused, saying husband is not
the patient while the wife (who does not need
an interpeter) is the patient. This case
went to the court. The judge ruled against the
deaf husband, saying his discrimination
complaint is “nothing”! The deaf husband
has filed an appeal. This case is in Australia,
not USA!

 

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2016/08/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2016

— tongue, not ears

For the deaf to use their tongue, not ears
(hearing aids, CI’s) to hear? Weird?
Not to researchers at Colorado State
University! They have come up with a
special mouthpiece that fits under
the tongue. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/tongue-hear-and-tongue-talk/

 

— hospital for deaf

Did we ever had a hospital only for deaf patients?
There was a short newspaper story in Knoxville,
TN, that mentons it, but with a different
wording. The paper said that in the late 19th
century, a medical facility for the deaf existed
in the Stair Building in downtown Knoxville.
Medical facility for the deaf same as deaf
hospital?

 

— local pizza chain thanks the deaf

A fast growing pizza chain in Washington,
area is &pizza (spelling is correct). The
&pizza founders established its first
outlet at a food court across the street
from Gallaudet Universiy. They selected
the location, not because of Gallaudet
but because they felt the demographics
was perfect. The first day the place
opened up for business, the first
eight customers were deaf! Thanks to
Gallaudet, this &pizza chain grew
fast right now, 20 outlets have opened
up in the Washington, DC area and it
is still growing.

 

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2016/08/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2016

 

— world’s most dangerous city to drive a cab

Are there licensed deaf cab drivers in New York
City? We are not talking about deaf Lyfft
and Uber drivers but of real cab drivers.
ThereĀ is one that is deaf – Yuriy Grinman.
To help with his work, he uses taxi-hailing
app for customers to pick their destinations.
He said – “I see the noise of New York – but
I don’t have to hear it”. His picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/licensed-new-york-deaf-cab-driver/

 

— high speed testing of deaf

Newly born babies now routinely go through hearing
tests. How long does a hearing test take? Just
12 seconds according to a testing center in
Australia.

 

— Marlee teaches deaf how to deal with police

There have been too many ugly deaf-police
incidents. The American Civil Liberties Union
has contracted with Marlee Matlin to produce
a video on how should a deaf person deal with
the police. This is important during traffic
stops and arrests. What does Marlee know about
the police? Her husband is a police officer!

 

 

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