2017/02/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 22, 2017

— a trick by a deaf machinist

A deaf machinist has been employed by the same company
for fifty years. He said that the trick was to feel
the vibrations better than what hearing employees
would know by these sounds! As a result his machined
products were better than what they could produce!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/machine-sound-or-vibrations/

 

— confession of a deaf referee

A deaf referee. that functions as a hearing person
when using his hearing aid, had a confession. He
would remove his hearing aid while refereeing an
athletic contest. He said with hearing aid he would
hear abusive remarks by the players – and so, felt
better off not using it!

 

— notetaking vs CART

Many deaf people do not use sign language.
For them, they must rely on something else
to keep up with the discussions in the
classroom. This would mean CART, yet it
was surprising that a deaf student at
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
would not provide him with a notetaker.
As a result he has filed a discrimination
lawsuit. This is puzzling – why notetaking
and not CART?

 

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— do not use the word – deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/02/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 20, 2017

— ADA helps an invention become popular

     More shops and takeout places have kiosks,
which help the deaf with their orders.
     A newspaper story said that ADA is the
reason for these many kiosks everywhere. Business
owners, always afraid of these ADA lawsuits,
have been installing these kiosks.
     A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/typical-kiosk-at-typical-fast-food-outlet/

 

— many youtube captions

     It was announced that over one billion youtube
videos are now captioned. This is great.
     The hope is that quality of these captions will
continue to improve.
     But if the quality stays the same, it will be
a disappointment to all of us

 

— wasting the skills of a deaf immigrant

     Sushil (full name not known) lives in Colorado.
He is an immigrant from Nepal and has been in
USA for 9 years.
     In Nepal, he owned his computer business,
earning enough money to travel all over the world.
He knows much about technology, design and
     photography.
     Yet in USA he lost jobs because of communication
issues. No one wanted to hire him. And even one
social service placed him in a program with other
intellectually challenged cients!
     Are we wasting the skills of Sushil along
with many other highly skilled deaf immigrants?
    Yes!

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hearing aid, real cost
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/02/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 20, 2017

— deaf chef is boss chef

Not every chef is a real big boss. But Bruce Price,
who is deaf, is the real big boss. He has 45 different
hearing chefs working for him at six separate
restaurants with a hotel chain in Scotland. But
can he cook? He won the Scottish Chef of the Year
three times! Does he use sign language? No,
he communicates orally. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/real-boss-deaf-chef/

 

— a mystery with sign language

For a hearing person Sign language easy to learn
or difficult to learn? Many hearing people
attend ASL classes but still struggle with
sign language and never really have learned
it well enough. But for some other hearing
people, especially those that have never
attended classes, they learn fast! Said
a hearing person:

I just picked it up. I never went to a
class. I just threw myself into learning
it on my own.

 

– a simple voting suggestion

Because of communication at voting booths,
there are deaf people that struggle while
wanting to vote. A deaf man came up with
a simple suggestion – set up a white
writing board at voting places to make
written communications much easier.
Hearing people are always scrambling
around for a pen and a pad when a
deaf voter wants to communicate.

 

 

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

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

talking-to-self

SIGNING TO YOURSELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
you, thinking you are crazy!

suffering-deafness

SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS
Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.
A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.
Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?
This is why some headlines make no
sense!

principal-love-hate

HEARING LOVE – DEAF HATE
DeafDigest editor taught at a deaf school many
years ago.
The school had an assistant principal. He was
deaf.
Hearing people loved him. Deaf people hated him.
Deaf principal – but two different opinions
about him?
Interesting!

deaf-badge

BADGE THAT SAYS DEAF
Some deaf people wear badges that say
this word DEAF.
They want to warn hearing people that
they must communicate with notes or by
easy gestures.
Worth it? Many deaf people prefer to
be invisible!

2017/02/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 17, 2017

— successful self-teacher of ASL

A hearing basketball coach knew nothing about ASL
before he was hired to coach at Gallaudet University.
Knowing communications was important in coaching,
he taught himself ASL and before not too long,
he became fairly fluent. That coach is John
Becker. He coached Gallaudet basketball for
five years before moving on. He is now the
coach of the successful University of Vermont
basketball team. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/past-gallaudet-basketball-coach/

 

— unusual request for State Emergency Services

State Emergency Services (SES) is a national
Australian agency. It is like our own local EMT
services. Only recently SES was given a task
that they’ve never done before – to look for
6-year old deaf child’s lost CI. Searching
everywhere, the lost CI was found, making
this mission a success.

 

— a twist with the ZVRS purchase of Purple

DeafDigest announced few days ago that ZVRS
is purchasing Purple. And a twist has
surfaced. The FCC had been hot
after Purple to pay up a multi-million
dollar penalty because of illegal
billings. Just as when the ZVRS purchase
was announced, the FCC immediately
announced settlement of its case!
Was the settlement planned because of
the purchase or was the timing of
the settlement purely coincidental?
We may never knnow.

 

 

 

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2/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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— Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
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