2016/10/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 25, 2016

— Wendy messes up at drive-in window

Please click on the picture, as it really
describes the Wendy mess-up at the drive-in
window:

http://deafdigest.com/wendy-bad-note/

 

— a former Gallaudet president was lucky

Past Gallaudet president Robert Davila,
himself deaf, was lucky. He was a presidential
appointee – serving as Assistant Secretary for
the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services of the US Department of Education from
1989 to 1993. The president who selected him was
George H.W. Bush. Why was he lucky? He did not
have to pay as much as $1,000 per hour for
attorney fees to make sure he came from a
clean and honest personal and professional
background! This is the advice a political
newspaper gave yesterday for individuals
that wish to be appointed to a high position
by the next president (either Clinton or Trump).

 

— captioning law in the Philippines is a joke

There is a new captioning law in Philippines,
but it may be a joke! TV producers do not have
to caption if the program is short or is
between 1:00 am and 6:00 am. A short program
may be a public service announcement. And
there are people that like to stay up at
night but cannot watch captioned programs!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Dummy Hoy closed his shop
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/23/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2016/10/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2016

— some hearing truckers hate deaf truckers

Truck driving is a growing employment opportunity
for the deaf. Our list of deaf truck drivers
is getting longer and longer. It is disappointing
that there are hearing truck drivers that hate
deaf truck drivers! They feel all truck drivers
must hear. They do not realize that deaf people
can see (and see much better than hearing).
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-truck-drivers/

 

— State supreme court says one place not a public accommodation

A deaf prisoner in Delaware filed a lawsuit, saying that his
lack of access to TTY is discrimination. He lost because
the Delaware Supreme Court said prisons are not public
accommodation and therefore not considered discrimination.
This is very surprising because other states have been
allowing the deaf to use TTY and video phones.

 

— a comment by deaf leader about Deaf Rally

Last week DeafDigest made a comment about Deaf Rally
and the low turnout. A deaf leader told DeafDigest
that the problem with Deaf Rally is too many
demands (jobs, interpreters, captions, etc).
He said – just one demand is enough. Legislators
will be overwhelmed if there are too many
demands thrown at them! Examples of past one
issue rallies are Gallaudet Deaf President Now
Rally and CBS Captions Rally.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— discrimination against deaf diplomat
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/23/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

angry-contract-officer

CONTRACT OFFICER THINKS ALL DEAF CAN LIPREAD
A new deaf employee joins a government agency.
He requests an interpreter.
The contracting officer is upset and confronts
the deaf employee, telling him that all deaf people
can lipread.
It is surprising that this contract officer never
heard of ADA!

deaf-deaf-deaf-shouting

DEAF, ONE TIME, THREE TIMES, FIVE TIMES
Many hearing people come to a deaf person and
say something, not knowing he is deaf.
A deaf person may say just once “deaf” and
the hearing person catches it.
A deaf person may say three times “deaf”
and it takes three times before hearing person
finally catches it.
Worst example is saying “deaf” five times
and hearing person still not catch it!
Why?

2016/10/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 21, 2016

— a 3-year old Deaf Supergirl

Kaylieann Steinbach, a three-year old deaf Australian
girl, did not want to wear her regular clothes for
her pre-school photo session, ignoring the
instructions of her father. Instead she dressed up
as a Supergirl. All of a sudden, a picture of her
went viral, generating many millions of hits.
Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/many-millions-of-hits-on-deaf-girl-picture/

 

— one national deaf-rally too many

Do we have too many National Deaf Rallies? Deaf people need
employment, interpreters, better educational opportunities,
etc – and have staged too many rallies. While these rallies
have attracted attention of newspapers and the TV media,
turnout at some of these rallies have been small. Is it
because deaf people get tired of these rallies? Certainly
there must be a better way to obtain our basic needs.

 

— a deaf mayoral candidate

Election time is coming up. May the best candidate
win (for all elected offices). And in Forest Lake,
a small town of some 19,000 people about 30 miles
away from St Paul, Minnesota, we have a deaf
candidate for town mayor. It is Brian Hile. He
uses interpreters to communicate with the public.
He took part, with other mayoral candidates in
a recent forum, discussing issues, answering
questions, etc.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Edison’s 400 lightbulbs
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/16/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2016/10/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 20, 2016

 

— a most embarrassing deaf poster shown on TV

During last night’s Clinton-Trump debate, a
deaf poster was shown on TV. Very embarrassing!
See it for yourself at:

http://deafdigest.com/national-deaf-embarrassment/

 

— a crazy act by deaf during a softball game

Deaf people tend to tap on the shoulders of
other deaf people to get attention. Deaf
people should never tap on the shoulders of
hearing people – because it is considered
assault and battery. Anyway, a deaf person
tried to get the attention of a hearing
umpire during a softball game and tapped
on his shoulder. Naturally the hearing
umpire physically hit back the deaf player!

 

— free in France, not free in USA

If deaf French people have problems
such as not getting government checks
or not being able to enroll a deaf
child in a school program, etc,
then legal assistance is free (for
the and the disabled). In USA, often
not free; there are some legal aid
services that are free but not easy
to get help. Too many clients and too
few legal aid attorneys – different
in France!

 

 

 

— Outreach Coordinator

State of Pennsylvania

POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of
Pennsylvania. Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent
presentation skills; experience in public relations activities; direct
work experience with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned
Telephone Relay Service helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and
benefits. Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to chiefbrink@pothos.us
Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— obnoxious hearing employee dealing with deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/16/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/