2016/10/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 31, 2016

 
— TV news anchor that knows sign language

A newspaper in Colorado Springs announced the hiring
of Scott Kilbury, a veteran newscaster, as the
weekend anchor of a local TV news program. The
story said that he is fluent in ASL. If he is
really that fluent, then why cannot he use
signs at the same time he voices out the
local news? Yes, the news is captioned but
there are deaf people that prefer signs, not
captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/newscaster-fluent-in-asl/

 

— skipping the 2017 Deaflympics

The USA national deaf women’s soccer team, which won the
Deaf World Soccer championship this past summer, will not
be taking part in the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey. Reason
is terrorism in parts of Turkey that has scared off
the players.

Will it lead to other American deaf sports groups also
skipping 2017 Deaflympics?

Stay tuned!

 

— carnivals and the deaf

Americans love carnivals and fairs. Great food,
Great rides, so much fun everywhere. But do
deaf people get as much out of these events
as much as hearing people do? This was the
issue raised by Bobbi Long of the William
Jessup University in Rocklin, California.
She said:

Most carnivals, deaf and hard of hearing do
not have access to be able to communicate
directly with the people that are running the booth

 

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2016/10/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2016

 

— EMTs without interpreters

When deaf victims are in life-threatening situations,
a matter of seconds, then EMTs cannot wait for
interpreters to arrive. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-interpreter-accident-situations/

 

— deaf job helping disabled job

A hearing man operated a successful one-man business,
selling and delivering supplies. He got into an
accident and lost his leg. Unable to get around that
easily with his customers, his business suffered.
The business prospered again after he hired a deaf
man to make deliveries for him! It can only happen
in Mumbai, India where oppression of the deaf and
the disabled is pretty much bad. The deaf man was
unemployed all his life until getting that job!

 

— bicyclists faking deafness

In Florida, it is possible that some bicyclists
are faking deafness! Florida law permits no
headphones or headset or other listening
devices. Only exception is hearing aids.
So, possibly some of these bicyclists
“wear” hearing aids that are actually
musical devices!

 

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2016/10/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 27, 2016

— deaf of one nation ignored

The governments of South Korea and North Korea
both hate each other. Do the deaf of both
nations hate each other? Don’t know – but
deaf groups of two nations met up with
each other in a special friendship event.
It wasn’t South Korea, as the deaf of Japan
visited the the deaf of North Korea for
five days recently. Helping arrange the
visit was the World Federation of the Deaf.
In the picture, one thing was interesting.
See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/group-picture-of-deaf-of-two-nations/

 

— “SSDI” in Canada turned down

A mother of a deaf child applied for disability
benefit in Canada (same as our SSDI) but
the government turned it down. How old is
the deaf child? Two years old! The mother,
however, won’t give up and has filed a
formal appeal.

 

— a deaf refugee in Calais

In Calais, there is a deaf child. His interpreter
is his adult brother. The United Kingdom does
not know what to do about it. If the deaf child
is allowed to join the rest of his family in
the United Kingdom, the hearing brother
(interpreter) will not be allowed to come,
and must stay in France. This may mean that
the deaf child has no one to interpret for
him and may be on his own.

 

 

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2016/10/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2016

 
— inventor thinks new invention will help the deaf

We have many Deaf Devices. Do we need another one?
An inventor has come up with a device that may
help the deaf, while they drive their cars.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/possible-invention-in-car-for-deaf-drivers/

 

— unusual location for a sign language workshop

We find sign language workshops at bookstores,
at libraries, at classrooms, even at Starbucks.
One location of a recent sign language workshop
is unusual. It took place at an ice cream shop
in Wilmington, NC! Not sure if it is easy learning
signs with an ice cream cone in one hand?

 

— easier to train: deaf dogs or hearing dogs

There are some dogs that are deaf. Are these
dogs more difficult to train than a hearing
dog? A dog trainer in Michigan said – deaf
dogs are no harder or no easier than hearing
dogs. The difference is that hearing dogs
are trained by voice. Deaf dogs are
trained by following the hand signals.

 

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